How to Manage Eczema Naturally

Tammy Fenner

Posted on July 02 2018

How to Manage Eczema Naturally

If you experience patches of itchy, cracked, irritated skin with flare-ups that are especially worse during the cold winter months, you may be suffering from eczema. As eczema can be triggered by everyday surroundings, it's no wonder that it is a common condition.

Anyone at any age can can suffer from a bout of eczema. A chemical or even a fragrance found in soap or shampoo can be all it takes to cause the skin to become red, scaly and even blister.

Some synthetic chemicals that can bring on a case of eczema include:

Isopropyl Alcohol is used in hand lotion, which may be something you're applying directly on top of your eczema, causing it more harm than good.  

Mineral oil, which can be the main ingredient in makeup remover. While it may sound soothing, it can cause a reaction that is anything but that.

Cocamidopropyl betaine, which is used to thicken shampoos (including baby shampoos), does not agree with everyone, especially those with delicate skin.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is the ingredient in soap that makes it foamy. It does a great job at cleaning your skin, but it also breaks down your skin’s natural oils, which can cause eczema flare-ups.

Trying to narrow down what’s causing you to have a bout of eczema can be hard enough. In the meantime, you’ll need to find a way to treat it. Since you're not sure what is causing your flare up, this is not an easy task.

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Avoiding any chemicals during this time is a good idea. Natural remedies are your best options when it comes to easing the itching and pain of a patch of eczema. We've discovered a few options that can help you get some relief.

Turmeric

If you haven't already added a teaspoon of turmeric to your daily diet, you now have another reason to. By adding turmeric to your food, you not only get a tasty meal - you also have the benefit of its anti-inflammatory properties, which helps your eczema heal faster.

Oatmeal Bath

An oatmeal bath works well for both adults and children. It is soothing and is a great option for larger patches of irritated skin.

Avocado Oil

When you apply avocado oil directly on the affected area, it helps to increase the number of fatty acids in your skin, which can keep it healthy and moisturised. It also helps affected areas to regenerate healthy skin in its place. The oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps keep eczema from being painful.

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