What is eczema?
Eczema is one of the most common skin disorders and can be simply described as the irritation. That is, it is the response of the body to some external irritant, which is manifested as the inflammatory process of the skin. It is, therefore, marked by the patches which are reddish and itchy, and, additionally, the blister-like formations with the enclosed fluid. These blemishes, besides being protuberant from the skin, are as well likely to become crusty and the scaling may occur on the mostly affected spots.
How to deal with this problem the natural way?
So, as already explained, most commonly eczema starts as the result of the irritation of some allergen. Luckily, there are a lot of the cosmetic products intended for dealing with eczema, available on the market, but, unfortunately, the majority of them are based on the artificial substances which may easily trigger an allergic response. Not to mention that the majority of the soaps contain the drying agents which are very harmful for the skin in general, and which, in the case of suffering from eczema, can only aggravate the condition.
So, the best solution is to treat this condition with the natural remedies which can be made at home. The smartest thing to do is to make the beneficial remedy which is in the everyday use, and it is the soap. The key to the successful treatment is in realizing that one of the provokers of this condition is the depletion of the necessary oils in the skin.
So, apart from the basis of the soap, lye, which should be melted firstly in order to make the mixture, the beneficial oils extracted from the plants and herbs which nourish the skin, should be added. Such the oils are the following: jojoba oil, almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and palm oil. According to the most popular recipe, the mixture must contain one part of the avocado oil, jojoba oil and the shea butter (in the same proportion) in the amounts the same as the half of the avocado oil, three parts of the coconut oil and the two parts of the palm oil. All that mixture should be cooked on the low heat until it becomes homogenous. After it is set into the mold end hardened, it can be used for washing the sensitive and skin affected by eczema.
However, besides the soap, there are some other beneficial remedies based on the herbs, such as camphor, neem, spearmint, the seeds from papaya and so on.