Natural home remedies to help eczema
What is eczema?
Eczema is a skin condition usually caused by allergies or sensitivities to certain things or food. Be a detective and try to find out what causes or triggers your own attacks of eczema.
You could try foods first – cut out the food you suspect for a few weeks and keep an eye on your symptoms, if nothing changes, try something else. Keep going until you figure out which are the culprits.
Then start on the other things like dust mites, pollen, pets as examples – keep going until you find what is causing you flare-ups.
Prevention is better than the cure
The perfumes and other chemicals in most beauty/selfcare products can cause or irritate skin conditions making them worse – including eczema. Why not buy or make your own natural beauty products. Also the same goes for using chemical cleaning products and air fresheners, the perfumes and chemicals are in the air and can irritate the skin. Using natural cleaning products and air fresheners would be a better option all round for your health. I make my own natural air fresheners and sell them here in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Littlewildfcreations
- Scaly rash
- Dry skin
- Inflamed skin
Foods that help eczema
- Leafy greens
- colorful fruits
- Beans & Lentils
Remedies that may help
Camomile tea bath: prepare about 5 teabags in a jug, using hot water from the kettle – leave to stew for a good few mins. Then remove the teabags and use the remaining tea to add to your bath. Enjoy your relaxing soothing soak.
Tea tree oil: has antibacterial and antifungal qualities which helps to reduce inflammation and infections.
Sea salt: Well what an excellent excuse to go to the seaside and bathe in the sea. If you can’t go to the beach, why not have a bath in sea salt! At home. Just add sea salt or you could use Epson salts or Himalayan salts to your bath. Its so relaxing and will soothe itchy, irritated skin.
Aloe vera gel: is antibacterial, antimicrobial, immune boosting, and wound healing. You can buy the gel from health shops ( I would go for organic ) or you can buy a plant and use the gel directly from the leaves.
Coconut oil: contains healthy fatty acids that add moisture back in to the skin, calms inflammation. Apply directly to the skin after bathing. Can be applied several times a day.
Apple cider vinegar: is great for many skin conditions. Diluted and applied to the skin helps to balance the acidic levels and is antibacterial. * Do not use undiluted *
I do hope you enjoyed my post and found it useful. Let me know if you have any good home remedies that you use.
Love LittleWildfower x