When you have eczema, how you cleanse your skin is very important. Try taking a short, warm baths or a quick shower every day, and always avoiding hot water as that is known to dry out the skin. A gentle oatmeal exfoliate, or soak can help control itching, too. Use a gentle plant-based cleanser instead of harsh commercial brand soaps known to dry out the skin. Remember never to scrub your skin. Pat it slightly dry. While it’s still damp, apply a gentle oil-based moisturizer with no added alcohols or waters such as shea, cocoa, kokum or mango butter moisturizers within 3 minutes to seal in the hydration.
Avoid highly fragranced and over processed skincare products.
Each of my children were born with one form of eczema or another and that is one of the reasons that I am so passionate about clean, plant-based skincare products that actually benefit the entire family. I know the discomfort of dealing with dry itchy skin and going out to purchase over the counter overpriced and over processed lotions and products that promise to battle this skin issues and simply fall flat.
Next, you're headed off to see the Dr. who prescribes medications that may or may not work with ingredients such as steroids, that often come with side effects that can include a host of concerning issues such as
Stinging of skin
Skin and skin structure infection
Pruritus of skin
Treatment site sequelae
Acute pain at drug application site
These are only a few side effects of some of the top prescribed medications.
While I am no Dr. and no medical professional and make no medical claims as such and promise no magic potion or medical miracles for you or your loved ones, I can only tell you as a mother and a woman of great determination that I trust that nature provides a great deal of natural plant based healing and since the beginning of man nature has provided for the human race and continues to do so today.
I can only share with you my experience with natural homeopathic, quality, clean plant based herbal butters, salves and balms that have benefited my family and those who come to my boutique for a variety of natural products that support healthy skin. and clean living.
I only use ethically sourced organic all natural herbs, cold pressed organic oils and fair trade natural vegan butters. I stick to simple ingredients and use no unnatural preservatives and no alcohols or unnatural chemicals.