As the Australian Summer heats up, many find that your eczema worsens. This is because heat and humidity will make you hot and sweaty, which irritates the skin causing you to scratch. Don't let eczema dry up your summer – heat-proof your skin with our top tips!

The easiest way to look after your skin this summer is to keep cool indoors and climate control wherever possible. Try to avoid going from one temperature extreme to another and let cotton fabrics inspire your summer wardrobe, keeping you cool at the same time. Synthetics fabrics will lock in heat and make you itchy, so swap them for flowing cotton silhouettes to help increase the air flow around your body and prevent your skin from feeling hot and sticky.

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The most important thing to remember in summer is to keep your skin hydrated from the inside and out. Aim to drink one to two litres of water each day, and keep your skin hydrated by reapplying moisturiser to avoid dryness. While multiple showers or a dip in the pool might seem like a quick cool down option, too much contact with water can actually have the opposite effect, drying out your skin.

It would be a crime to completely cut out a day at the pool or beach in summer, so make sure to rinse your skin from sweat, salt and chlorine, and lather on moisturiser afterwards – and don’t forget sunscreen… but we shouldn't have to tell you that!