Updated: Feb 25
In order to eliminate any infections, it's important to wash your skin every day. With Eczema sufferers, the top layer of skin is broken and you can be prone to infections caused by toxins, dust, and other allergies in the atmosphere.
When you're washing, it's usually best to soak in the water for 15-20 minutes (no longer). You can also use dead sea salts because you're then intaking minerals to heal the skin as well. The water is being absorbed into the skin and once you come out of the bath, you simply dab the skin dry. Don't rub the area as this will dry the skin too quickly and it will start to itch and cause irritation. Just dab the skin and immediately apply moisture.
Make sure that moisture is nourishing - I would recommend a natural emollient like shea butter and coconut oil. The coconut oil hydrates and replenishes the skin cells, and it's also anti-inflammatory which is great for inflammation (a symptom of eczema) especially when you're having chronic flare-ups. The shea butter also acts as a layer of protection for the top level of the skin.
If you don't want to make your own skincare, feel free to visit the Carol's Organic Kitchen Shop for 100% pure plant-powered skincare.
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