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Skin Care Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017 - 10:06:33 PM

Even with Eczema, You Can Still Head to the Pool

By Staff Editor
Jun 1, 2017 - 2:23:34 PM

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( - When you have eczema it seems like irritants and triggers are everywhere, especially during the summer months when you’re outdoors more and participating in activities such as swimming.


Chlorinated pools can often be a trigger for eczema sufferers; the high pH of a pool disrupts skin’s protective lipid barrier which exacerbates eczema causing irritation and itching. Proper skin care can allow those with sensitive skin conditions to enjoy swimming and water sports while minimizing symptoms.




That’s why a good barrier repair product like EpiCeram® is important.



EpiCeram® is packed with essential lipids to help repair the skin barrier. It’s also formulated with a pH of 5 to help normalize skin’s pH, which is naturally in the 5.0-6.0 range, and can act to balance the negative effects of swimming in chlorinated pools.


If you have eczema, here’s how to protect your skin before diving in:

  • Use a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide when outdoors. It sits on top of the skin rather than being absorbed.
  • Apply an Rx skin barrier repair product, like EpiCeram®, before going into a pool.
  • After swimming, shower and cleanse with a mild soap, and then immediately reapply EpiCeram®.

EpiCeram® is also safe for kids, so they don’t have to be sidelined from summer fun. Watch one little boy’s journey back to healthy skin here.


Epiceram® is a prescription product; consult your physician to make sure it’s right for you.


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