Eczema is a skin condition that affects about 31.6 million Americans, as well as 20 percent of children and 3 percent of adults worldwide. With such prevalence, a lot of people are looking for ways to treat the symptoms of itchiness, redness, rashes and skin blemishes.
Although there’s no end-all cure for eczema, there are ways to manage it and reduce the symptoms of itchiness or rashes:
Frequent moisturization. Eczema causes the affected areas of your skin to dry out, so frequent moisturization is a must. Stick to all-natural lotions and creams that don’t have added chemicals or synthetic scents, since those ingredients may irritate your skin even more. Babassu and cupuaçu are some wonderful oils that come from Amazonian superfruits and offer far greater moisturization capacity than even coconut oil, and you can find them in many of our skincare products.
Environment with balanced temperature. Eczema can be caused by sudden changes in humidity or the temperature of your environment, as well as by personal overheating. If you suffer from eczema, try to avoid environments where conditions change abruptly. Take extra care around the time of seasonal changes, particularly when winter chills arrive, because heaters will dry out your skin.
Avoid harsh soaps and skincare products. As we mentioned earlier in this post, chemicals and scents (also referred to as ‘fragrances’ on ingredient labels) can aggravate the symptoms of eczema, so products containing synthetic ingredients should be avoided. The skin on different parts of your body has different levels of sensitivity as well, so make sure you’re using the right products on the right areas (for example, hand soaps may be too harsh to use on your face). If you struggle with eczema on your hands, protect them from dish soaps and cleaning products by wearing rubber gloves (best with cotton glove liners inside to absorb sweat). Be sure to moisturize afterward though, because rubber gloves can cause dryness. Andiroba is an excellent all-natural skin conditioner that helps prevent and treat the symptoms of eczema.
Consider your clothing. Apparel made from wool, tweed and other materials can be itchy and aggravate the discomfort caused by eczema. Avoid clothing made with these materials, at least around the affected areas. Don’t forget to check your laundry detergent as well, since detergents can leave residue on your clothes that can irritate your skin and fabric softeners often have fragrances that can make your skin itchy.
Reduce stress. Ongoing stress can affect your body in crazy ways, and one of them is eczema flare-ups. We can’t always control stressors, but minimize the ones you can and for the rest, do what you can to reduce its effect on your well being by meditating, spending time in nature, trying breathing exercises, doing yoga, or using a diffuser with essential oils.
Eczema is a frustrating condition, but there are ways to fight its symptoms. At Teadora, we have several all-natural, vegan skincare products to moisturize, refresh and revitalize your skin. Our Brazilian Glow Beauty Butter is an excellent cream to treat eczema symptoms anywhere on the body, and it contains that amazing superfruit andiroba in addition to other wonderful oils, butters and argan plant stem cells because it’s made with our special RainforestRestoration™ Elixir.
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