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How To Get Rid Of Eczema. 12 Natural Ways

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Eczema can be a minor inconvenience for some, but it can really affect the quality of life for others. A skin condition defined by dry patches on the skin, those patches can become inflamed with blisters, breaking open frequently, bleeding and itching. Although associated with "dry skin" it is something much more ominous. An immune reaction, the reason some people suffer with it, is medically unknown.

There are anti-inflammatory skin creams, and those which contain steroids. If you are someone who doesn’t want to pay the high price for pharmaceuticals, or is worried about the long-term consequences of using them, there are some natural cures that help to curb the symptoms of eczema. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, some of them may work, while others may not.

 

12 ways to get rid of eczema

 

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a plant that has been known for centuries for its ability to heal skin conditions. Containing natural soothing ingredients and helping to calm inflammation, aloe vera is an excellent way to help those who are suffering from eczema. Using a lotion that has the highest concentration of aloe vera is the best way to relieve the irritation of eczema. If possible, cut open an aloe leaf and apply it directly to the dry patches to prevent them from breaking open.

2. Avocado

Avocado is known for the oil that comes from it. A natural soothing balm, you can apply it directly to the skin to provide moisture to the affected areas. Either mash it up into cream or paste or cut it in half and allow it to sit on the areas that are experiencing eczema. It does a great job calming down the skin and keeping it moist to prevent it from itching, breaking open and bleeding.

3. Coconut oil

Although eczema is a condition that appears on the skin, it is what you do on the inside that affects the display of it. Instead of using olive or vegetable oil, use extra virgin coconut oil. Substituting it for your other oils will help your immune system strong and help combat eczema.

4. Cocoa butter

When you moisturize, use lotions that contain a good amount of cocoa oil. It helps to heal the skin because it contains Vitamin E that aids the skin’s ability to regrow cells. Choose a product that has no parabens that are a known carcinogen.

5. Almond oil

Almond oil is also rich in vitamin E, and it contains ursolic and oleic acids. Both known as anti-inflammatories, they help to calm the skin and heal the inflammation caused by eczema. Use it directly on the affected area to help soothe eczema sores and dryness.

6. Omega 3, 6 and 9

Supplementing with Omega 3, 6 and 9 may have the effect of curing eczema from the inside out. It aids your immune system from not working properly due to deficiencies. There has been some association made between eczema and vitamin deficiencies or not getting enough fatty acids in your diet. Fatty acids are the ingredients that help to keep the skin moist and to aid in inflammation.

7. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an immune booster. Eating foods that are rich in Vitamin C, or supplementing with Vitamin C, is a great way to improve the skin’s ability to repair and heal itself. It can also help with the production of collagen and protect the skin from free radical damage that can contribute to eczema.

8. Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps the skin to heal and repair itself. To keep your skin healthy, and to help with inflammation and irritation, eat foods that are rich in Vitamin E, or take Vitamin E supplements. You can also break open a Vitamin E caplet and apply it directly to the part of the skin that is causing you discomfort. A great salve, Vitamin E oil can help to heal any sore, or blister, caused by having eczema.

9. Stay away from milk

There are some studies that suggest that whole milk or pasteurized milk specifically, can irritate, or cause eczema. Babies with milk allergies have a higher preponderance of eczema. When you have a sensitivity to milk, it may show up on the skin as eczema. When possible, avoid products that have dairy or milk in them. Substitute instead goat's or sheep's milk. Staying away from other foods that can cause allergens such as gluten, soy and citrus fruits can also help to cut back on your experience of eczema.

10. Use natural detergents

If you have a hard time with breakouts, specifically during the winter months, it may help to change your laundry detergent. Laundry detergents can have perfumes or dyes that can be drying or irritating to the skin. When possible, use dye and perfume-free alternatives. There are also great lines of natural detergents that work just as well as their alternatives.

11. Natural fibers

Wear clothes that don’t have a lot of synthetic fibers. The fibers in clothes can be the cause of much irritation on the skin and can lead to making eczema worse. If you can, buy clothes that have natural fibers that won’t scratch, or be as irritating or caustic to the skin.

12. Use natural soaps

Using soaps that are both nondrying and don’t contain chemicals is a great way to cut back on allergic reactions on the skin that can lead to irritating eczema. Using soaps that don’t have any synthetic chemicals is not only healthier for your skin, but for your entire body. What goes on the skin gets absorbed into the body, so choose those soaps that don’t have ingredients such as parabens, or synthetic hormones. That will help make eczema better and to keep your overall body more healthy.

Eczema may seem like a skin problem, but it is a problem that starts from within. Taking care of yourself, eating right and getting enough sleep are all things that can help to curb the effects of eczema.

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