If you suffer from eczema, then our hearts go out to you because we know how painful and uncomfortable it can be. Not to mention the fact it can sap your self-confidence as you try to hide away exposed skin that is affected.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition that presents itself as red, inflamed patches of skin that is very itchy, and the inflamed skin may even contain fluid-filled bumps.
Scratching provides only temporary relief, in fact, the more you scratch the itchier it gets, and of course, you put yourself at risk of infection as you may tear the skin.
Eczema may have hereditary factors, and is definitely not contagious, however, your lifestyle factors determine whether or not your eczema manifests, no matter how rampant it may be in your family.
Eczema may be short-lived, a result of using a skincare product that is too harsh for your sensitive skin, or it may be more chronic, the result of constant stress or a poor diet.
While there is no definite cure, there are certainly many natural ways you can finally start to support the treatment of your eczema, because you have more important things to worry about than itchy skin!
Have a gentle soak in the tub
A warm bath can provide almost instant relief to inflamed skin, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind.
You want to avoid hot water, as this strips your skin of natural oils, the last thing you want when you are dealing with dry, inflamed skin.
You also want to avoid harsh chemicals that may further aggravate your eczema, especially sulfates!
Try adding a cup or two of dry oatmeal to your bath for beautiful soothing relief, and stick to all-natural soaps and shower gels, such as our Skin Rescue Shower Gelee.
Manage your stress
While stress can leave your mind frazzled, the stress response can also manifest physically in the form of rashes and other skin irritations.
Finding ways to manage your stress naturally, through deep breathing, yoga, and finding regular time for yourself is key to keeping flare-ups under control.
Cool yourself down
Heat can intensify and aggravate eczema, so be sure to keep your body cool. Stay away from radiators and dress accordingly for the weather.
We also recommend avoiding alcohol and spicy foods, as this may increase the likelihood of a flare-up, and can make itching worse.
Eat more anti-inflammatory foods
Since eczema is an inflammatory condition, you want to find ways to decrease inflammation, and the best way to do that is from the inside out.
Including more anti-inflammatory foods in your diet can go a long way in soothing eczema and helping you to heal naturally.
Use the right ingredients
Please do avoid harsh synthetic ingredients, and stick to natural ingredients designed to nourish and restore.
Our soothing, silky Skin Rescue Cream will help to combat dryness, enveloping your skin in a veil of hydrating comfort, while infusing your pores with nutrients to support medical treatments aimed at healing and managing inflammation.
Rich shea butter, jojoba oil, and aloe vera work together to hydrate and heal, while beautiful Neroli oil adds an irresistible, enchanting scent that also provides antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties!
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[This article is not presented as medical advice. We always recommend that you speak to your health care provider about treatment for eczema.]
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