Eczema: natural cures to soothe your skin

Eczéma : remèdes naturels

Whether it is atopic eczema or contact eczema, the itching can have harmful effects on the skin, besides being unpleasant. The more it itches, the more we scratch, the more the skin is attacked, and the more lesions can appear. It is an infernal cycle!

After having tried everything, one can be tempted to look at chemical products to cure eczema. However, there are many natural tricks to soothe it and reduce its intensity.

What is the cause of eczema?

Eczema can be genetic or can depend on external factors such as allergies or stress. Eczema manifests itself in the form of red patches, dry skin, intensely peeling & itching skin. Eczematous skin is sensitive and is easily attacked by external elements. So it is necessary to take care of it much more gently and patiently. It can affect adults, children and even newborns.

Soothe the skin and eczema

Luckily, there are some natural tricks to soothe itchy skin, starting with the so-called emollient ingredients. An emollient ingredient will soften and smooth the skin, making it much more comfortable. In natural cosmetics, you can count on the following emollients:

  • Aloe vera gel: soothing, repairing, hydrating & regenerating. It gently moisturizes, calms itching and soothes the skin thanks to its freshness.

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organic aloe vera gel

  • Oat: and more specifically oatmeal. Perhaps you have already seen “green moms” putting oatmeal in their babies’ bath to soothe their eczema? It is a very gentle ingredient that is suitable for babies, but also for adults to gently soothe their eczema. To use it, you just have to pour it in the bath (in powder if possible) or to leave it for 10 minutes in boiling water to obtain a kind of cream to apply on the skin once cooled.

  • True lavender hydrosol: soothing and healing, this hydrosol is known to calm and accelerate the regeneration of skin cells.

  • Roman chamomile hydrosol: soothing, it relieves the delicate skins without attacking them.

Nourish and strengthen the skin

Your skin also needs good nutrition. And for that, nothing better than plant-based butters and oils:

  • Calendula macerate: soothing, regenerating and healing, it repairs the skin and helps it heal deeply. Anti-inflammatory, it durably soothes sensitive & eczematous skins.

  • Prickly pear seed oil *: rich in essential fatty acids, it also contains omega 6 which helps skin repair and fights against dehydration, one of the enemies of eczematous skin.

  • Shea butter: known to relieve irritation and tightness, it can be a good alternative for soothing eczema. However, it may not be suitable for people allergic to latex because it contains a small amount.

  • Cupuaçu butter: perfect for dehydrated skin, it is helpful if you are allergic to shea butter since it does not contain latex.

  • Sweet almond oil: soothing and anti-inflammatory, sweet almond oil is one of the gentlest oils for skincare. It is also the oil that is recommended for taking care of babies skin, that’s how soft it is!

* Many of our clients have told us that their eczema has decreased after using our prickly pear oil. In addition to the omega 6, we note the presence of sterols that help preserve the hydrolipidic film of the skin. It is therefore not surprising that its use also has a beneficial effect at this level!

Eczéma : remèdes naturels

Adopt a softer hygiene

Eczematous skin does not need more aggression… It already has enough reasons to get inflamed!

Therefore, prefer a cold-saponified soap, enriched with vegetable butters, vegetable oils and natural vegetable glycerin. Choose superfatted soaps (8 to 10% of superfatting). Forget shower gels because they tend to dry out the skin. Favor lukewarm showers to avoid drying and damaging the skin. And above all, space out your showers, the more you wash yourself, the more your skin is “attacked”.

For laundry, choose a perfume-free washing powder, as natural as possible. If you regularly have eczema on your hands, it may be due to the use of chemical household products. Therefore, choose natural cleaning products!

When it comes to food, it is better to limit dairy and to drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Avoid inflammatory foods (sugar in general, processed foods, gluten, saturated fatty acids, coffee).

Calm your mind

While eczema can be genetic, or due to the skin that is very sensitive to external aggressions, eczema can also come from within. Try to adopt routines that calm your mind. Stress, fatigue, lack of sleep & frustration are not your friends. You must therefore try to calm your mind permanently. You can help yourself with essential oils by diffusing it in the air or breathing it in from the bottle.