Hey there, Kiya Beauties!
This week, we're diving into some simple and natural ways to manage eczema right at home.
Eczema can be a real hassle, causing chapped and red skin. And for our beautiful friends with darker skin tones, it may even appear as brown, purple, or grey patches. But don't worry – we've got your back with some helpful tips!
Now, before we jump in, it's important to note that natural remedies won't cure eczema completely. However, they can definitely help soothe that dry and itchy skin while preventing those pesky flares.
1. Start with warm water when bathing
Long hot showers? Not the best idea for eczema-prone skin. They can strip away the natural oils and moisture your skin needs. So opt for shorter showers or baths with warm (not hot!) water instead.
2. Moisturize like a boss – twice a day!
Managing eczema means taking care of that weakened skin barrier. Cold and dry air can make things worse! That's why moisturizing is an absolute must.
After bathing (within 3 minutes), gently pat your skin dry with a towel and apply an oil-based moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp. This helps seal in all that hydration from the shower before it evaporates into thin air.
Shea butter is one fantastic option as a natural remedy for eczema because it absorbs quickly while keeping your precious skin moisturized. It acts like a protective layer on the surface while deeply hydrating those deeper layers too!
Oh! And don't forget to apply moisturizer after washing those hands to prevent any sneaky eczema flares.
3. Be gentle with soap
Handwashing is essential but can also strip away moisture from sensitive eczema-prone skin faster than you'd think! Instead of harsh antibacterial soaps, opt for gentle cleansers that contain moisturizing ingredients. They'll keep your skin clean without stripping away those precious natural oils.
4. Make some dietary changes
Eczema is an inflammatory condition, causing red and sore skin. Certain foods can either trigger or reduce inflammation in the body, so a few dietary tweaks might just help you manage those eczema flare-ups.
Consider incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet like fish, leafy greens, beans and lentils, colorful fruits and veggies, as well as spices like turmeric and cinnamon. Yum!
5. Embrace the humidifier life
Last but not least – let's talk about avoiding cold and dry air as much as possible! One way to combat this is by having a trusty humidifier at home. Keep one in your bedroom to keep the air moist while you sleep peacefully through the night – it'll help prevent dehydration in your precious skin.
And there you have it – our top 5 tips on managing eczema naturally!
We'd love to hear from you too! If there are any tips or tricks we missed out on, drop them below in the comments section. Let's share our knowledge and support each other on this beautiful journey towards healthier skin!