No one should have to deal with the non-stop pain and irritation of eczema, so I’m here to share alternative eczema treatments that work wonders. The best part is that everything I’m sharing with you today can be administered at home, will bring you relief, and will help heal your red, cracked, itching skin.
If you’re not sure if you have eczema here’s a little run-down… Do any of these symptoms ring a bell?
• Dry skin
• Constant itching
If you’ve been exposed to harsh chemicals, or wash your hands frequently without moisturizing, or have patches on your body that resemble the above list, you may have eczema.
Now, don’t fret! Although eczema is a persistent skin condition, it is extremely common and so there is an unbelievable amount of information right at your fingertips! And I mean this quite literally because, I’m just about to tell you 7 natural remedies for eczema!
It all begins with nature!
When you start to trust natural remedies, the door to endless treatment possibilities will open up!
1. Colloidal oatmeal
Can you think of a better remedy than taking a nice relaxing bath? Didn’t think so! If you are suffering from a bad eczema outbreak, take a warm (not hot) bath with colloidal oatmeal. Simply poor 2-3 cups of the fine oats in your bath water and soak! Be careful when you get out of the bath, the oats make a slippery coating on your skin and tub!
Colloidal oatmeal has a positive impact on most skin irritations including bug bites, rashes, psoriasis, and even sunburns. When you are experiencing an “itching spell” your pH levels are raised and colloidal oatmeal helps to lower your pH level.
These healthy, crunchy snacks are jammed packed with water… they are 96% water to be exact! Cucumbers are excellent for hydrating your dry and cracked skin and their anti-inflammatory properties will help soothe an eczema flare-up.
Put a couple cucumber slices in a bowl of water and let them sit in the fridge for an hour, then place them on your irritated eczema patches.
3. Epsom salts
Epsom salts, which are also known as magnesium sulfate, have intense anti-inflammatory properties that can drastically reduce your swelling and redness, and in turn help your itching… and sanity!
Similar to oatmeal, add 1-2 cups to your warm bath, and relax. Always pat your skin dry and avoid any harsh rubbing or exfoliating.
4. Aloe Vera
I suggest getting aloe vera in plant form and extracting the juice from the leaves yourself; this ensures it is 100% natural! Topical all natural aloe vera lotions will also have excellent effects.
Aloe Vera has natural anti-inflammatory properties as well as antimicrobial agents. Sometimes you can’t fight the urge to itch and your skin becomes open and vulnerable to bacteria. The antimicrobial agents in aloe vera will help protect the open wounds on your skin from infection.
I would put aloe vera on the affected area twice daily to keep your swelling and pain at bay.
5. Coconut oil
With its antifungal, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, coconut oil should definitely be on your list of natural eczema remedies! Coconut oil also has vitamin E and lauric acid, which help mend your cracked skin.
You can apply your coconut oil topically (2-3 times a day) or eat it with meals! Both topical and oral doses of coconut oil will ease the pain brought on by eczema and help give you the nutrients that your body needs to heal.
Remember, make sure you buy organic, unrefined coconut oil!