Are you looking for natural skin care tips for your dry and itchy skin? I have some suggestions for you that can help. Itchy and red skin is most often a symptom of eczema. It can be triggered by environmental factors, but also by allergies and stress. It is very helpful to figure out and eliminate those triggers to prevent eczema breakouts.
During breakouts there are some natural skin care products you can use to manage those symptoms. It’s very important to use natural, gentle products free of harsh chemicals that will irritate and dry your skin.
Using natural ingredients like aloe vera gel will sooth your skin. You can also try mixing plain yogurt with some oatmeal to make a paste. Apply to the affected areas and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off, pat dry and apply a natural moisturizer like coconut oil which is great for dry skin problems.
Read on to learn other suggestions from Kamila Fiore, ARNP, NP-C.
Eczema is an itchy, inflamed skin condition that affects more than 15 million Americans. Unfortunately, the cause of eczema is still unknown, but factors like the environment, genetics, allergies, stress, and skin sensitivities can trigger the condition. What does eczema look and feel like? Eczema sufferers struggle with dry, cracking, and itchy skin. They also commonly have rashes on the arms, legs, and cheeks, as well as red bumps on the skin. What’s even worse is that eczema flares up in colder weather when there’s less humidity in the air, causing the skin to naturally become drier and more irritated. Clearly, eczema is no laughing matter.
Whether you’ve been clinically diagnosed with eczema or are experiencing the majority of the symptoms listed above, there is still hope for you. The key to treating a chronic condition like eczema is to nourish and soothe your skin so that it’s less likely to become red and irritated.
While that may sound like a simple concept, eczema sufferers know full well how easily their skin can flare up at the drop of a hat. So what can you do to protect your sensitive skin and minimize eczema reactions?
1. Use natural skin care products exclusively. The types of products that you use on your skin make a world of difference when it comes to managing eczema. An antibacterial ingredient like tea tree oil can help to kill bacteria and prevent infection in vulnerable skin inflamed by eczema. This is the first step to take to prevent infection in your skin and start the healing process.
Another great natural skin care product that I have used successfully before is green tea extract. It stops itching quickly and will help heal the breakout in about a week and with no side effects. Just apply to the affected area few times a day.