Before you rush to a doctor, you may want to try healing eczema naturally. There are natural alternatives that work great and don’t require a prescription or the use of harsh chemicals on your skin.
Eczema is a skin condition marked by itchy, inflamed skin with irritated blisters and sometimes bleeding. It can affect small patches of skin or larger areas of the body, depending on the severity of your condition. In some cases, this condition is caused by an irritant making contact with the skin, but in many cases, the cause is unknown. If you’re suffering with this condition, you probably already know that many skin care products only make the problem worse.
The best way to care for skin irritated with eczema is with the use of natural skin care products and an effective bathing and moisturizing routine. It starts with limiting the affected skin’s exposure to heat and water. Water can strip the skin of natural oils designed to keep your pores hydrated, so you need to limit the amount of time you soak the affected skin. You do need to bathe and that requires exposure to water, but there are two things you can do to ensure that exposure doesn’t make your eczema worse:
Soaking in water can help hydrate your skin, but you don’t want to spend long periods of time sitting in the water. Keep it brief with as little heat in the water as possible, then immediate moisturize your skin. Your skin is better able to absorb and hold in moisture when it’s soft and moist from your shower, so it’s timing is important. Your choice in moisturizing products is also important, so look for our recommendations at the end of this page.
Pay attention to everything that makes contact with your skin. You don’t want to rub the affected skin with a rough towel, so invest in a soft towel made with natural fibers and gently pat the water away before applying your moisturizer. Depending on the area of skin affected by eczema, you may also need to wear clothing fabrics that don’t rub your skin harshly or change your cosmetics to eliminate harsh chemicals and unnatural ingredients.
If you have eczema on your hands or arms, you may also find that cleaning products and hand soaps irritate and cause flare ups of the condition. Look for gentle products with natural ingredients, such as a mineral soap which nourishes without stripping your skin of moisture.
It’s important to keep your skin as clean as possible when eczema is a problem. If you wear makeup, remove it as soon as you return home at the end of the day and leave it off as often as possible. If you workout or perform other vigorous activities that make you sweat, wash off immediately afterwards and apply your moisturizer. You can moisturize up to three times a day if that’s what’s necessary to keep the skin clean and moisturize after every exposure to water.
If you wash dishes or scrub your car by hand, make sure to wear gloves. This will protect your skin from water while eliminating exposure to chemical cleaning agents which can burn eczema on the hands or even dry the skin out even more.
The most important skin care product for healing eczema naturally is your moisturizer. If you have eczema on the face, we recommend a Moisturizing Facial Cream from Seacret. They have an Intensive Moisture Night Cream which will allow your pores to soak in the moisture overnight, and then you can use their Body Butter with milk and honey after you get out of the shower or bath each day. If the eczema is located on your body it is recommended that you use the Salt and Oil Scrub to remove the dead skin before moisturizing.
Seacret products use natural ingredients and are never tested on animals. They’re also free of parabens and include a lot of natural ingredients straight from the Dead Sea. This is the type of product that can gently moisturize your skin without causing further irritation of skin affected by eczema.
If your eczema continues to worsen or fails to clear up even a little after you follow a natural care routine for at least a month, you may need topical treatments prescribed by a doctor. Many people assume they will only get rid of eczema with those prescriptions, but that’s not true in most cases. Give these natural solutions a try, and the contact your doctor if your condition shows no improvement.