Eczema is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy.
It's common in children but can occur at any age.
Atopic dermatitis is long lasting and tends to flare periodically.
It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever.
Eczema is also referred to as Atopic dermatitis.
Symptoms of eczema often include:
Dry, sensitive skin
Inflamed, discolored skin
Rough, leathery or scaly skin, appearing as scaly patches
Oozing or crusting
Areas of swelling
Eczema can appear red in lighter skin, whereas people of color may experience eczema as ashen skin, grey skin, darker brown or purple in color.
Many common household items are also potential environmental irritants and can cause allergic reactions leading to an eczema flare. Additional common triggers of eczema may include:
extended exposure to dry air, extreme heat or cold
some types of soap, shampoo, bubble bath, body wash, facial cleansers
laundry detergents and fabric softeners with chemical additives
certain fabrics like wool or polyester in clothing and sheets
surface cleaners and disinfectants
natural liquids like the juice from fruit, vegetables and meats
fragrances in candles
metals, especially nickel, in jewelry or utensils
formaldehyde, which is found in household disinfectants, some vaccines, glues and adhesives
isothiazolinone, an antibacterial found in personal care products like baby wipes
cocamidopropyl betaine, which is used to thicken shampoos and lotions
paraphenylene-diamine, which is used in leather dyes and temporary tattoos
Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera gel comes from the leaves of the aloe plant. People have used aloe vera gel for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments. One common use includes soothing eczema. The antibacterial and antimicrobial effects can prevent skin infections, which are more likely to occur when a person has dry, cracked skin. Aloe’s wound-healing properties may soothe broken skin and promote healing.
Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for many conditions, including skin disorders.
The National Eczema Association (NEA) reports that apple cider vinegar could help with the condition. However, it recommends exercising caution, as the vinegar’s acids can damage soft tissue.
Bleach in the bath: Although it may sound dangerous, research indicates that a mild bleach bath can improve eczema symptoms due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
Bleach can kill the bacteria on the surface of the skin, including S. aureus, which causes staph infections. This may restore the microbiome of the skin’s surface.
Colloidal oatmeal: Colloidal oatmeal, also known as Avena sativa, comes from oats that have been ground and boiled to extract their skin-healing properties.
If your skin is All-good and free of Acne, eczema and other types of issues, BRAVO!!
However to keep your skin protected and pure due global warming and increase in pollution, I would recommend some daily use products,which I have tried and tested: