Are you looking for eczema treatments to try at home? Do you have dry, itchy skin and you just wish you could find some way to feel better? Learn simple home remedies to relieve the itchy, dryness you feel today.
Stop Using Scalding Water
Do you take baths or showers that are really hot? Do you love the feel of hot water running down your skin or enjoy a hot bubble bath after a long day? Well, stop it. Although it might feel good at the time, hot water is actually an irritant to your skin. Try to take warm baths and warm showers. I understand this can be an adjustment, but it is an adjustment your skin will thank you for later!
Invest in Moisturizer
If moisturizing is not already a part of your skincare routine, add it in now. You are going to want to use a good moisturizer 2 – 3 times a day. This will help lock moisture in, which in the long run will allow you to experience dry, itchy skin less and less as time goes by. Make sure you at least apply it after you shower or bathe daily.
Use Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. You can either use coconut oil as your moisturizer or in addition to your moisturizer. I would suggest to use it in addition, and once a day. One of the best things about coconut oil is that it has natural antibiotic properties that fight against staph infections. People with eczema tend to have more bacteria on their skin and when they have a breakout or flare-up they are prone to infections.
By using coconut oil you will be able to moisturize your skin while protecting yourself from infection at the same time. This is a win-win.
Use a Humidifier
If you are in a dry air environment, your skin will also be dry and irritated. Many homes are drying in the colder months of the year. If you do not already have a humidifier and use it regularly I would highly suggest purchasing one or two now.
It would be a good idea to use one in your bedroom while you sleep and another in whatever room of your house you spend the most time in – such as your living room, family room or home office. Instead of this just being an eczema treatment, it also works as prevention.
Use Gentle and Skin-Friendly Products
One of the best ways to prevent your skin from drying out is to be more conscious about what you put on it. There are many things you use directly on your skin daily such as soaps, moisturizers, perfumes, deodorants, body sprays, and skincare products. You also put clothes on your body as well as cover yourself up with sheets and blankets.
When purchasing the type of things that are coming directly in contact with your body as well as the types of detergents that you wash the fabrics in, you should consider using more gentle and natural alternatives to ensure that you do not face additional breakouts.