When a person suffers from eczema, the only thing they want is some form of effective relief. While it’s widely known that eczema has no cure, there are a number of ways to manage, reduce and relieve the pain, itch and redness that comes from eczema. The best part? You don’t need to rely on harsh treatments that contain nasty chemicals and don’t work effectively. Spending lots of money on lotions and oils can get very tiring when they don’t work effectively, and that’s why we’ve put together some simple home remedies that can help ease your pain.
Coconut oil is long regarded as a skin favourite, and is great for combating dry, itchy skin. It thoroughly moisturises the top layer of dry skin, making it stronger and more resistant to flare-ups. Coconut oil can be used in place of a daily body moisturiser, or as a treatment for your eczema rash. We recommend using the oil on slightly damp skin, for example, after a shower, to reap the full benefits of this nourishing oil.
Warm (not hot) showers
While we all love a hot shower, particularly in winter, using water that is too hot can irritate the skin. Hot water can draw the moisture out of the skin, which makes it more vulnerable to flare-ups. Try lukewarm showers instead and enjoy the soothing power of water without the breakouts that follow.
Take an oil bath
When you feel your body needs deeper hydration, an oil bath is one of the best options to consider. An oil-based bath will give the oil time to penetrate the layers of the skin and keep your skin hydrated and protected. Once you’ve finished your bath, don’t forget to moisturise to completely seal the skin and lock in all of that moisture!
While sweating often makes it feel as though you are making your eczema flare-up worse, exercise can help to alleviate the pain. When you exercise and sweat, you are releasing the toxins and bad bacteria in your skin. For a person with eczema, this can have a massive impact on their physical and mental health. The key to a successful sweat session is ensuring you shower afterwards. This will cleanse the skin and prevent a reaction on your skin.
Reduce alcohol intake
We all love a nice drink or two, but if you drink excessively, it can negatively impact your skin. Alcohol has a dehydrating effect on the body, and will dry out your skin, worsening any flare-ups you’re currently experiencing. Try to moderate your alcohol intake, especially when your skin is already suffering.
Many eczema flare-ups are triggered by stress, so it makes sense that one way to manage eczema is to reduce your stress levels. Meditation is a popular and effective way to relieve stress and introduce calm into your life. If you feel that stress is an issue for you and you notice a connection between stress and your eczema flare-ups, try daily meditation. Just taking 5 minutes out of your day to practice mindfulness and focus on your mental health could have a massive impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
Wear the right clothing
Do you ever notice an eczema flare after wearing particular items of clothing? Certain fabrics such as wool can irritate your skin and trigger your eczema. Try to avoid scratchy fabrics and focus on breathable material such as cotton, which will feel smooth and comfortable on your skin.
Try an oil supplement
Although eczema shows on the outside of our bodies, it’s important to consider how it can be treated internally. We recommend taking an internal oil supplement that is full of essential fatty acids and omegas, helping treat your eczema from the inside out.
Use a natural emollient cream
Last but not least, using the right lotion or cream is essential for combating the dreaded itch! When it comes to eczema, we know that one cream may not fix it all, which is why we suggest using a combination of an oil and a cream. Our Natural Eczema Therapeutic Pack combines our popular C+ Eczema Cream and our Body and Bath Oil to repair and hydrate the skin.
Everyone is different, so we suggest trying each of these methods to see what works best for you. By incorporating all these simple actions into your daily life while also maintaining a healthy diet and skin care routine, you will be able to better manage your eczema.Shop eczema products >