Eczema affects millions of people all over the world. Ranging from mild dryness and a bit of itching, to pain and discomfort from cracked skin, those affected often suffer in silence. Although there is no ‘cure’, there are steps those suffering from eczema can take to help control the problems and make sure they are able to live life to its fullest.
The best thing sufferers can do is think about what they’re putting onto their skin. As most eczema occurs from the skin not being able to hold onto moisture, it’s imperative that those who find themselves plagued by the skin condition to pay particular attention to what they’re using. It can be very tempting to keep piling on over the counter moisturizers to try and ease symptoms, but this isn’t always the best thing to do.
Natural products are undoubtedly the finest thing for our skin – regardless of whether or not you suffer from eczema. So, to make sure you keep your skin in tip top condition, try these all-natural ingredients to help banish that dry, red, flaky skin.
Coconut oil has become the go-to for a myriad of ailments. With more than a handful of uses – hello flavorsome food and shiny hair – coconut oil is also great for eczema. It contains anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties that help to reduce inflammation in the skin. It also contains caprylic and capric acid, and of course vitamins E and K, which have been proven to prevent itching, flaking, and keep infection at bay. All our natural organic soaps contain this fantastic oil!
Shea butter has developed a reputation as a miracle cream. Known for healing scars and restoring moisture, it’s used in a number of ways, but most commonly by eczema sufferers. Containing lots of fatty acids that moisturize the skin, it accelerates cell renewal and supports circulation – which are both vital for healing eczema. Our Sensitive Shea soap bar contains this wonderful ingredient!
Lavender is both antiseptic and anti-fungal, and boasts enhanced circulatory properties, so is often a go-to for those with inflamed skin. Not only does the super-moisturizing nature of the oil penetrate the skin to offer instant relief, but it also helps to encourage repair ofthe skin from
Nutmeg is ideal for treating any types of inflammation and irritation, so for eczema sufferers, it can make a huge difference. You can make your own soothing cream – with a little help from other, nourishing ingredients, to help control itching, redness, flakiness and pain.
Do you suffer from eczema?
How do you control your symptoms? Did you know our range of natural soaps contain many of the ingredients listed above, so could help keep your skin irritation under control?