Eczema can be a major issue in your life; it can have severe effects and that can stop you from living your life to the fullest. Many people find that the treatments they receive will afford some relief but not be total. If this is the same for you, try out some of the following natural tips and to test if these age-old remedies can improve your skin condition. First check with your dermatologist to see if he sees any conflict with your current regiment.
Flaxseed oil not only will help reduce this skin disorder, it will also improve the overall health of your skin. Many say we get our omega six amounts in the foods we eat daily, but we skimp on the foods that provide omega three ingredients. The jury’s still out on the taste of flaxseed oil, but there can be little debate about the results it has on your skin. For those that don’t like the taste of the oil, there are capsules available. Some people enjoy the oil as part of a salad dressing.
Blueberry leaf extract has natural base ingredients that have excellent effects on your skin condition. They use a kind of acid called chlorogenic acid. This acid is a natural anti-inflammatory medication. That means that wherever you are feeling pain or inflammation, apply the extract in ointment or lotion form, and you should find the symptoms reduced. Your local health food store should supply blueberry extract in many forms. There are other anti-inflammatory agents such as tumeric which can be found in capsule form.
The more moisture you have in your skin, the less it will crack and tear; itch and peel. In an eczema sufferer, the further you can avoid these things the better. As a basic rule, the more you moisturize the better, but you should moisturize a minimum of two times a day. That should give you some real rewards. It’s best to moisturize right after bathing, pat yourself dry with a plush towel and apply the cream directly to damp skin. This can help you seal the moisturizer into the skin, and give you even wider benefits. Read the ingredients on any moisturizer you consider using to check for allergens.
Some people are sensitive to cosmetics and personal care items so this can be one of the triggers of flare-ups. Perfumes and fragrances are also important to avoid for dermatitis problems.