Eczema. What is it? Commonly referred to as dermatitis, eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that affects about three percent of the world’s population. If you have eczema, then you know that definition doesn’t even begin to describe the burning and itching sensation you feel during flare-ups. Not only is it painful and uncomfortable, but it’s also unsightly and embarrassing. So what’s a person to do? If you prefer not to use doctor-prescribed topical creams, then you’ll definitely want to give these natural alternatives a try!
Virgin Hemp Oil
The oil from the hemp seed is highly nutritious and may be especially helpful for the skin.
The vitamins and fatty acids in this oil may help keep the skin healthy and prevent breakouts. A 2014 study looking at the lipid profile of hemp seed oil found that it is rich in healthful oils and fatty acids.
The abundance of fatty acids may make the oil an excellent choice for nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of aging.
The authors of a 2014 review note that the topical application of hemp seed oil strengthens the skin and makes it better able to resist infection. The authors also suggest that hemp seed oil may be a helpful treatment for a range of skin issues, including:
These benefits are likely to be due to the high quantity of beneficial fats and other helpful compounds in the oil. Hemp and Shea are our superstars in our Multi-Purpose Body Butter.
Black seed oil benefits have been shown to reducing inflamed, itchy skin. Due to its rich antioxidants and main three natural components, which many may refer to as a natural miracle chemical. These hugely beneficial components are thymol, thymoquinone, and thymohydroquinone. These components are responsible for the oil’s ability to fight viral, bacterial and even fungal infections. Scientific studies on NCBI shows the effectiveness of this perfect press black seed oil, not only as an anti-viral or anti-bacterial but even attacks cancer cells.
When talking about eczema and other skin conditions, they can worsen due to microbial infections. By curing the infections, black seed oil treats skin disease such as eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. The same components also have the ability to reduce inflammation of the skin and in the cleansing of the pores. This is why black seed oil is also effective as an acne treatment.
For thousands of years, aloe vera has been used to treat wounds, burns, and other skin conditions, such as eczema. To get the best results, make a trip to your local garden center and purchase an aloe vera plant. When you bring it home, be sure to wash it thoroughly, cut one of the leaves in half, squeeze out the gel-like substance that’s inside and spread evenly onto the irritated area. See Aloe Detox or Green Machine Cube here.
Sweet Almond Oil
Most cases of eczema tend to be caused by excessive dryness. Massaging sweet almond oil over your body before taking a warm shower or bath can prevent your skin from drying out too much. Why? Almond oil is rich in ursolic and oleic acids, which contain anti-inflammatory properties that also repair dry and irritated skin.
Adding a few drops of chamomile tea to your warm bath can help sooth itchiness and calm inflammation. If baths aren’t really your thing, you can also try pressing the tea bag (cooled slightly) directly onto the affected area for 10-15 minutes.
Evening Primrose Oil
Although there is no scientific evidence to support the effectiveness, many folks still hold onto the claim that evening primrose oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the Oenothera biennis plant, helps to relieve eczema, psoriasis and even acne. Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid, which nourishes your skin and increases skin lipid levels to help reduce inflammation. It’s usually consumed orally as a supplement. Be sure to consult your doctor first before purchasing or taking any new dietary supplement.
Some people develop allergic reactions to coconut oil, aloe vera, sweet almond oil, chamomile, and/or primrose oil, so be sure to test all of these on a small patch of your skin first.