Eczema is very common these days, and there are millions of suffers all over the world. It’s worse for some than others, some people don’t even know they have it, while others are living lives that are permanently altered because of it. You’ll find some tips below that will help you get some relief, no matter how badly you have the condition.
Use Coconut Oil-
Many people would have you believe these days that coconut oil is just about the healthiest thing in the whole world. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but there are certainly many benefits being reported by eczema sufferers. Coconut oil contains something called Lauric Acid, which is only found in one other place-human breast milk. The human and soothing qualities of this substance are pretty powerful-apply coconut oil to the areas affected by Eczema, and you will see exactly how powerful it can be.
If you suffer from Eczema, one of the most important things is to keep the area clean and free from bacteria, dust etc. Nothing does this better than bathing or showering regularly, some specialist recommend it as often as twice a day. This can work wonders, but you have to take extra care, as the constant washing away of the skin’s natural oils will result in drier skin, which is in turn prone to increased Eczema intensity. This leads to the next point…
As we said, drier skin is much more prone to Eczema, and this is because it is less flexible so will often crack and flake, especially areas around our joints. The key to avoiding and preventing this is to moisturize regularly. If you can do it after bathing, all the better. Applying the moisturizer to damp skin is excellent as it will allow some of the moisture to stay sealed into your skin.
You are what you eat. Sound familiar? The food we eat is the fuel our body uses for every single process, including healing and fixing skin. You can run your car on coca cola and beef burgers can you? Well your body struggles to run with that kind of fuel just as much. It’s thought that foods with very acidic content can cause an increase in Eczema symptoms, but this can create complications, as many very good foods are high in acid-fish, tomatoes etc. The best way to combat this is to see a dietician and get some meal plans custom made for you. You can also combat the acid by taking kelp supplements-these are very high in alkali, and can neutralize the acids in your system.
Eczema is truly a nightmare for many people, but it really doesn’t need to be. In most cases, if you take some time and apply some intelligence, you can see real benefits. Hopefully these guides will provide you with some benefit.