Those who have eczema, usually also have very sensitive skin. This means that the treatment used to help the eczema should be mild but effective in the form of eczema natural treatment. Now, anyone with or without eczema should be careful about what comes into contact with their skin, however eczema sufferers need to be that bit more vigilant, due to the fragile high irritation levels.
So, what comes under the bracket of eczema natural treatment? Well, anything that is organic and does not contain chemicals, it really is as simple as that.
Most eczema sufferers will have gone down the route of steroid treatment which is effective in clearing severe eczema for a very short period of time but cannot be used long-term, due to it’s dangerous side-effects and the fact that it becomes ineffectual after prolonged use.
Eczema skin is usually very dry and cracked, so it requires consistent moisturization to keep the skin from cracking and letting in allergenic substances which facilitates an out-break of eczema. The best eczema cream is organic cream which uses only natural plant oils and extracts. Just make sure to read the ingredients in case there are any fruit, vegetable or nut extracts included in the ingredients that you have an allergy to!
Your next move in the eczema natural treatment plan is to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. Your skin requires certain nutrients to remain healthy and eczema sufferers require additional nutrients such as zinc for healing and lots of vitamin C to help the skin regenerate healthy skin cells. Foods containing zinc include seafood, beef, chicken, nuts and seeds. Foods containing vitamin C are fruits, vegetables, pulses and tubers.
Eczema also tends to break out when foods containing preservatives are eaten. Watch out for MSG (mono-sodium glutamate) and E numbers. Those are eczema sufferers’ greatest enemies and should be avoided at all times.
Finally, high levels of stress can also put a great deal of strain on the skin, especially for those with eczema. Although it may be difficult, try to stay calm and relaxed. Taking part in activities such as yoga and tai chi are excellent as they do not induce sweating (which can in turn lead to itchy skin), are great for keeping fitness levels high as well as toning muscles and are instrumental in keeping stress levels very low.
These types of fitness activities are ideal for those with eczema on many levels and have already vastly improved the quality of life for many.