Top 6 Eczema Home Remedies
23 Jan 2018
Top 6 Eczema Home Remedies
How can Eczema be Managed?
Eczema is a very common skin condition where itchy and dry patches can form on any parts of the body. People with eczema often suffer discomfort but there are ways to help get rid of severity of symptoms naturally. Itchy skin, elephant skin, dry patches, pinkish discolorations there are ways this can be managed Not to worry!
Living with eczema doesn’t have to be hard. Read on for our top tips on easing dry, itchy skin and advice on what natural home remedies work best towards treating eczema.
Papaya is good for sensitive skin, moisturizing dry skin (the pulp of ripe papaya fruit providing hydration and nutrition to the skin owing to its water, carbohydrate, and fat content. Please note for hydration of the skin, use the pulp of ripe papaya instead of the peel of unripe papaya), exfoliating dead skin (Papain enzyme magically restores the even-toned look of your skin by accelerating the shedding of dead skin cells.) and many other uses which benefit skin health.
• Apply the papaya in the morning before you head out, after a shower or when your skin feels dry.
• Rub a light coat of papaya onto your open dry patches of skin
• This helps to retain moisture and prevent bacterial infections
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil does a great job of sinking into the skin and filling in that intercellular space that’s opened up and caused you to lose moisture. It’s a lipid, of course, and fats and oils are what you need to prevent your skin from drying out and becoming more irritated. Coconut oil is great for both dietary and topical use.
• Rinse your hands with water and pat them dry.
• Rub the coconut oil onto the affected areas, and let it dry.
• Apply throughout the day as needed.
• It can be used alone, or as mixture with other essential oils and waxes for a multi-ingredient natural body skin cream.
Vaseline has many health benefits on the skin including healing minor scrapes and burns, moisturiser for your face, hands, body, preventing dry skin from occurring frequently. There are also many other health benefits which Vaseline has on your body.
• Easy way to coat the skin surface to retain moisture.
• Rub the Vaseline on your affected skin area
• Do this when you wake up, after a shower and before sleep
• Repeat this home remedy regularly 3 times a day until you notice a significant improvement in eczema symptoms relief.
4. Soak in Oats
When everything else is failing you and managing your eczema is getting so complicated your head spins, go back to the basics. A plain old oatmeal bath (rarely) hurts anyone, and it noticeably moisturizes and soothes the skin. Chemical constituents in oatmeal have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve discomfort brought on by inflammation associated with eczema. It also seems to work a treat when it comes to reducing itchiness.
• Use around a cup of ground oatmeal and add to a warm water bath until consistency is observed.
• Soak for 15-30 minutes.
• Optional but adding essential oils can be a bonus.
5. Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil has many health benefits on the skin it is well known for having powerful, antiseptic, wound healing and fungal killer effects. It is stronger than standard moisturisers due to its completely natural elements.
• Combine 10 drops of tea tree oil with one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and one tablespoon of melted coconut oil
• Mix well, store in a sealed container
• Apply to the affected area up to twice a day until symptoms resolve.
6. Shea Butter
Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer used for cosmetic purposes as well as it is great as a lip balm and applying to dry skin patches.
• You can apply shea butter directly to the affected skin patches with eczema.
• Have some in your bath mixture to add an extra layer of oil to moisten your skin.
• Repeat this until eczema symptoms improve.
If you are experiencing symptoms of eczema then feel free to fill out our free eczema online diagnostic consultation