Natural Cures for Eczema
There are many cures for eczema and many are usually told not to scratch and others are given steroid creams, however when the medication is finished, eczema has a tendency to come back.
Here are simple steps though that get to the root of eczema and cure it.
Change your Shampoo and Soaps
You should look at the ingredients of your shampoos, conditioners, moisturisers, shower gels and soaps. You should get rid of anything that has SLS in it. Anything that comes in contact with your skin needs to bescrutinized. You need to avoid parabens and other synthetic substances as these could be irritants.
You should opt for products that are organic and double check that they are indeed 100% natural.
A good rule is that if you don’t recognize the ingredients then you shouldn’t buy it.
Eczema is caused by dry skin so you should give it moisture but it needs to be the right kind. 100% pure products are usually the best.
Cocoa butter is great for your skin because of the Vitamin E contained in it. Cocoa butter will also make your skin soft and also smells wonderful. You should buy cocoa butter pure as this will guarantee that there are no parabens contained in it.
Sweet Almond Carrier Oils
Sweet almond carrier oil is rich in vitamins. It contains the plant derived compounds of ursolic acid and oleic acid which are known to have anti-inflammatory and skin barrier repair effects.
Aloe Vera is excellent for treating eczema. However many aloe vera creams contain other ingredients, so it is best to buy an aloe vera plant and cut off a leaf and keep it in your fridge and use it as and when you need it.
You should be able to get all the vitamins and minerals that you need from a balanced diet but having an extra boost can’t hurt. You should consult a nutritionist though before you take any supplements. There are cases where eczema can be caused by a fatty acid deficiency. Inflammation and dryness can be reduced with fatty acids so a supplement that contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 could help.
Antioxidant vitamins C, E and D can improve the skin’s texture, collagen production, protect from free radical and help with essential fatty acid metabolism.
Cow’s Milk Alternatives
One of the most common triggers for eczema is cow’s milk. Cow’s milk may not be the cause but it’s worth cutting it out for a while and see if it makes a difference.
Alternatives to cow’s milk include almond, hazelnut, and oat and rice milk. Creamery alternatives include goat and sheep milk.
You could also be sensitive to other foods like citrus, soya, gluten or nuts. It’s a good idea to consult a dietician or allergy specialist to see what you can do.