Natural Remedies And Suggestions For Eczema
Eczema is a skin disease that causes dryness, itchiness and peeling on the surface of the skin. Eczema is the most common skin disease. Eczema, which is common in individuals with a genetic predisposition, may occur due to intense stress.
“Hand eczema is seen 3 times more in winter seasons”
Experts state that cold weather dry the exposed skin, dry, cold and windy weather increase eczema, which is seen in the form of itching, redness, and swelling, and therefore, hand eczema is seen 3 times more during winter seasons.
As the weather gets colder, cracks occur on the skin, which serves as a buffer zone for our bodies. Irritant detergents, soaps or other chemicals seize the skin through these cracks and cause dryness or winter eczema which is also known as xerotic eczema.
Well, what kind of precautions should be taken to prevent eczema?
“Apple cider vinegar provides relief for itching”
Eczema causes itching on the skin. Acid bacteria available in the apple cider vinegar can provide relief for this itching and therefore, you may apply it by soaking a piece of cotton in the apple cider vinegar and then applying on the area.
– Apart from this, instead of soaps, it will be better to clean your hands with an unscented and dye-free cleaner that is suitable for the pH levels of your skin.
– It will be better to wash your hands with warm water instead of hot or cold water.
– Moisturizers allow the skin to recover moisture lost especially for long-lasting eczema.
– Removing accessories such as rings will prevent the accumulation of irritants under these objects.
– Wearing gloves while shampooing your hair will reduce the negative effects of these irritants on the skin. However, it should be noted that prolonged use of the gloves may increase sweating in the hands.
– You should avoid contact with detergents while cleaning areas such as the bathroom.
– You should avoid direct contact with acidic foods such as tomatoes, oranges, and lemons.
Natural herbs used in the eczema treatments include:
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera protects the skin, relieves eczema symptoms and protects the skin from problems caused by eczema by creating a protective layer on the skin. In addition to lotions and shower gels including aloe vera, you can also directly and gently apply it to the skin.
Cucumber has high water content. In addition to this, its powerful anti-inflammatory properties are good for eczema treatment. Slice the cucumber and leave them in an ice-filled bowl for at least an hour. Then, remove the cucumbers and apply them to the eczema area 3-4 times at certain intervals.
Lotions containing chamomile is often recommended for eczema treatment since they reduce the itching and burning sensation. Chamomile lotions or chamomile oil as a more natural alternative is recommended to moisturize the skin since the skin should remain moist for eczema treatment.
Curcumin available in turmeric has anti-inflammation and antibacterial properties.
5. Tipson’s Weed
Tipson’s weed tea which has anti-inflammatory property is recommended for eczema treatment and you can also apply lotions containing Tipson’s weed to eczema areas.
As lavender oil can be directly applied to the skin, you can also use products containing lavender. However, you should note that lavender is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
6. Oat Powder
Finely grounded oat powder is good for eczema. In addition to this, you can include two cups of oat powder into your warm bath water and stay in the water for 15-20 minutes.
Also, exercise/sports is a must!
Regular sports, walking, and exercise for healthy skin and body is a must and such exercises, as well as meditation, will provide significant benefits in overcoming such diseases.