The first things that come to mind when people hear the words spring and summer are: flowers, picnics, and fun under the sun. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, this time of year signals allergy season.
If you suffer from hypersensitivity to these conditions, especially if you have eczema, you probably know this well. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple ways to combat allergies. The most effective solution would be to seek skin rash treatment, but there are also some easy natural treatments you can consider for milder symptoms. Get ready to prevent and relieve flare-ups with these natural eczema remedies.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can effectively ease redness and irritation, prevent infections, and protect skin from damage. This is ideal for itchy, dry, and irritated skin. There are several ingredients found in tea tree oil such as monoterpenes, hydrocarbons, and sesquiterpenes. These give tea tree oil its nourishing and health-giving properties. You can use it by diluting it with a carrier oil like olive oil, adding a bit of water, and applying the solution to your skin.
Natural coconut oil is a great moisturizer for extremely dry and cracked skin. Not only will it soothe itchiness and inflammation, but it can also prevent staph infection by limiting the presence of staph bacteria on the skin’s surface. This is especially helpful for people with scaly patches that crack and ooze, which makes it easy for bacteria to infect it. Cold-pressed or virgin coconut oil without any added chemicals in them are ideal for applying to the skin.
Aloe vera gel is taken directly from the leaves of an aloe plant. Aloe vera has natural soothing and cooling properties which make it great for relieving irritated and itchy skin. It also possesses wound-healing and antibacterial properties that prevent skin infections on extremely dry, cracked skin. You can purchase pre-packaged aloe vera gel from organic health stores or you can buy an aloe vera plant and take the gel out directly from its leaves yourself. When opting for aloe vera gel products, avoid those with alcohol, preservatives, and fragrances as these can further dry out your skin and irritate it.
Colloidal oatmeal comes from ground and boiled oats. This ingredient commonly comes in the form of lotion which can address issues of severe dryness, itchiness, and scaling. Besides slathering the lotion on your skin, the best way to maximize the healing and soothing effects of this ingredient is to prepare yourself an oatmeal bath. All you have to do is draw up a warm bath, add powdered colloidal oatmeal to it, and soak in the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes. Pat yourself dry after the bath and make sure to leave a little moisture on the skin, then apply a gentle, fragrance-free oatmeal lotion.
Honey is an organic anti-inflammatory and antibacterial solution. When applied directly to any cracked, rough spots on your skin, honey expedites the healing process and prevents infections from forming. It also has moisturizing properties that can help with dry skin to reduce itchiness and inflammation.
Don’t let your allergies stop you from having fun. Take a cue from nature and treat your eczema symptoms with these effective natural ingredients.