Updated: May 22
Coconut oil will soothe and improve comfort whilst hydrating your skin. It has antimicrobial properties, which make it effective at killing bacteria and it's also good in terms of repair because it's anti-inflammatory. So, therefore, it takes down the inflammation when you have the flare-ups, which cause the soreness and the redness and the itching.
I use coconut oil as part of my Demazeam Skin Renewing Cream formulation, which I used to treat and heal my daughter's eczema.
Using these two natural ingredients with the therapeutic oils that I later added helped to heal the skin faster. However, it was also key to clean up her diet and eat healthy plantbased foods.
Coconut oil, repairs, hydrates, and soothes alongside the Shea butter, which is a great emollient for protecting the skin's outer layer.
The science behind coconut oil and eczema
An article published in January 2018 in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine found that coconut oil is effective at reducing the presence of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other pathogens.
Another 2018 study found that coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help protect the skin.
Although multiple disease types have been addressed in the research behind coconut oil, there was one study in particular that focused specifically on children with eczema.
Results of that study, published in the December 2013 issue of the International Journal of Dermatology, revealed that virgin coconut oil applied topically to the skin for eight weeks improved skin hydration for children with eczema.
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