Do you have trouble falling asleep at night because the urge to itch is so intense? Have you ever subconsciously scratched at your skin while you were sleeping, so much that it bled? Is it difficult to get through the day without constantly scratching your eczema and further irritating your condition?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, keep reading to discover the best gloves to prevent scratching for adults.
Please keep in mind that although these treatments can relieve eczema, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe eczema symptoms like an infection, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.
Protecting your Skin From Infection
Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition. Caused by a leaky skin barrier, it’s often triggered by a variety of factors including airborne allergens, fabric and chemical irritants, extreme weather conditions, and even food or stress.
With itchiness being one of its key characteristics, many sufferers fall victim to the infamous “itch-scratch” cycle. This makes the skin more vulnerable to infection as intense scratching can cause the skin to crack or bleed, making it easier for a virus or bacteria to enter.
The Importance of Gloves to Prevent Scratching
Wearing gloves not only protects your skin from scratching – especially during the night when you have less control over your actions – but they can also promote faster healing by locking in the moisture. While natural moisturizers, such as this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream, are great for keeping your skin hydrated for the short term, sometimes your skin needs an extra boost.
To treat more advanced flare-ups and find quicker relief, try dry or wet wrap therapy. This involves applying a natural moisturizer and then wearing the eczema gloves at night. When you remove the gloves in the morning, reapply the moisturizer and continue to wear the gloves. You should start to see a difference within 24-48 hours.
Best Gloves for Eczema
Unfortunately, 100% cotton gloves can lose their shape over time and stretch out. That’s why materials such as bamboo and TENCEL are best. Not only are they soft, breathable and durable, but they are also hypoallergenic.
You should also look for gloves that have a bit of a stretch. For example, gloves that contain elastane or latex will maintain a nice fitted shape and last longer than regular cotton gloves. If you have a latex allergy, be sure to look for latex-free elastane, as latex can be a top irritant for sensitive skin.
Learn more about the importance of TENCEL in our post: Eczema Dry and Wet Wrapping: Why Tencel Fabric is Effective.
Remedywear™ Gloves for Eczema
We love these unisex Eczema Gloves because they’re great at soothing dry or itchy skin. Made with eco-friendly TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc – with a bit of latex free elastic for stretch – they’re ideal for treating cracked skin from eczema or psoriasis. Wear these gloves to prevent scratching for adults during day or night.
These Bamboo Eczema Gloves are the perfect gloves to prevent scratching for adults. Super soft and offering a tailored fit, they are made from biodegradable bamboo and are excellent for treating eczema, psoriasis, allergic contact dermatitis, and dermatomyositis. For faster healing, try using them as wet therapy eczema gloves at night.
Have you found relief with our Remedywear™ Gloves for Adults? Let us know in the comments!
Laura is a contributor and content developer for It’s An Itchy Little World. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes. Please see It’s An Itchy Little World’s disclaimer for information about affiliate links and more.