Recently, a friend pointed out that they’ve seen a huge increase in the promotion of eczema products.
Hallelujah, I thought to myself. It’s finally time that eczema received recognition and funding behind this serious skin condition. Especially
But then another thought occurred. Are we experiencing eczema overload?
Are we at a point where we’re so bombarded with new information, advertisements, and studies focused on eczema that we’ve associated it with some sort of sensory overload? Not to mention the advice from family and friends or the plethora of clickbait titles on “curing eczema.”
I’d be lying if I didn’t say, there have been many times I questioned whether something is truly beneficial for the eczema community. Or if it’s jumping on the eczema bandwagon because it’s trending.
To answer the question on eczema overload, I’d say no. Any product or information that helps towards treating and curing this awful condition will ALWAYS grab my attention.
But with that said, it is extremely important to do your own research on every single thing. I try to emphasize research a lot as you could potentially damage your skin or health if you’re not careful.
If you’re suffering and you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the options presented. Take a step back. Create a list and focus on the pros and cons of each treatment option. See what others who’ve gone down that road have said about the specific treatment. Or be open to trying new alternatives if what you’ve been doing hasn’t worked. But it’s important to understand what you’re getting yourself into. Like anything in life, managing a chronic skin condition is tough, but it’s not impossible. Do your research, trust your intuition and block out the unnecessary.
You have one life to live, and several layers of skin to give!