HOW WE’RE WINNING ECZEMA

HOW WE’RE WINNING ECZEMA
Friday, May 26, 2017

Eczema? Now you see it now you don't! 

I’ve always had eczema, no thanks to my mother. She was left searching for alternatives, constantly trying new applications when steroids and creams failed her. She’s no skincare expert, but fortunately, there are some remedies that help beat that rash. And we are winning.



Seawater is a great disinfectant and may actually get rid of the itch for good. You might have to endure the first stings but it is definitely worth the try! All you’ve got to do is to take a dip in the water. Why not skip the medication and try this for a change?

While you’re at the beach, remember to stock up on sunscreen. Getting toasted is more than just shedding like a reptile, and you certainly wouldn’t want to look like one down the road. Applying Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ every two hours would do the trick.


 

Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E, give your wounds a much needed nourishment by applying avocado oil to soothe irritated areas or eat it on a regular basis.

A more cost-effective option would be olive oil, which is also a good source of vitamin E. An excellent natural moisturiser, you’ll definitely keep infections at bay and can look forward to bidding farewell to rough skin.



And if you’re a foodie like me, it’s good practice to keep in check on consuming foods that encourage angry flares. Some of the common triggers are dairy, gluten, nuts, and shellfish. But to each their own. Soaking in seawater treated my mum’s flares without having to change her diet, that is if you exclude her weight loss attempt. Sorry mum!

Finding the right kind of shower gel can be an arduous task. It’s best to avoid using scented soaps, as they usually leave me scratching myself sore. If you still can’t resist smelling fresh after a shower, I recommend using Dove Sensitive Body Wash.

So don’t despair. Keep looking around and you may soon find the best way to heal those blisters and rashes. Unless you have certain allergies, there is no harm in experimenting what the doctor can’t do for you!