Have you tried many home remedies for eczema and found that they don’t work? Or that they actually make your eczema worse?
Many people with skin problems turn to natural eczema remedies because they have developed side effects from using eczema medications, or because the medications that used to work for them become less and less effective over time.
The problem with some eczema home remedies is that they may be too intense for sensitive skin, and they actually will make your rash worse! When your skin is inflamed, the last thing you want to do is add more irritation to your body.
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal themselves when we give them the right support. I will show you how to create home remedies for eczema are very gentle and are less likely to cause a reaction or skin irritation.
The main thing to keep in mind is to use natural eczema remedies that contain only a few ingredients. That way you are less likely to react to one of the ingredients in your remedy.
When you have sensitive skin, it is always best to do a skin test first with any substance you are going to be putting on your face or your body. Dab a little of your chosen eczema home remedy on the inside of your arm or behind your ear. Generally if you don’t see a reaction within one day, the remedy is likely safe for your skin.
Creating Natural Eczema Remedies – Use Gentle, Healing Oils
One of the problems many people with eczema face is dry skin. Moisturizing regularly will help keep your skin supple and healthy, and make it less likely to break out.
Some people with eczema break out in response to irritants, fragrances, artificial colorings or chemicals in skin care products. Some people with very sensitive skin also find they are allergic to some herbs or plants. It can be difficult to find a good quality hypoallergenic product line that will not irritate eczema.
A simple and natural solution is to moisturize your skin using natural oils. Once you do a skin test to determine if your skin can tolerate them, these can be a gentle and simple solution.
Some oils tend to be greasy and so do not work well on your face. If your skin can tolerate these oils individually, you can try rotating them by using one in the morning, another at night.
Here is a summary of the oils that have been helpful for eczema.
Emu Oil has shown the most promise for people suffering with eczema. This oil has natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, is not greasy and will not clog pores. Some people find that this completely clears up their eczema. It is one of the few oils that will work on facial skin because it is easily absorbed and doesn’t leave a shine.
Jojoba Oil is another non-greasy oil that works well for facial skin and can provide nourishment for the skin without making it greasy.
Coconut Oil works well on the scalp or the body to nourish your skin and help reduce the irritation of eczema. Coconut oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and has many additional health benefits that you can absorb through your skin. The virgin, unrefined coconut oil smells delicious and contains the highest levels of healing properties.
Olive Oil has been used successfully on scalp eczema to loosen scales which can then be washed away with a hypoallergenic shampoo.
Castor Oil has many cleansing and healing properties and can work well to soothe eczema, but it tends to be very thick and will not work well on facial skin.
One of the Safest and Most Effective Home Remedies for Eczema
When you have sensitive skin, sometimes it is very difficult to find safe, natural eczema remedies that will work AND also will not irritate your skin further.
One of the safest and gentlest and most effective home remedies for eczema is so simple we often overlook it …
Water can help to control your eczema symptoms naturally in several different ways.
Drinking more water will help cleanse your body from the inside out, and will ensure that your skin says moist.
Using a cold compress with water and a cotton towel on your eczema breakouts will provide gentle, soothing relief for the terrible itching and stinging sensations on your skin.
Using a humidifier to keep your home environment moist will help your skin and your whole body to more easily heal the eczema rashes.
Use a water filter for not only your drinking water, but your shower and bath water. Toxins such as chlorine and fluoride that exists in our water supplies cause skin irritation and can aggravate eczema.
A short steam bath can help open your pores, hydrate your skin and release toxins from your body. Be sure to drink plenty of water when you are in the steam bath.
Healing baths in water can provide moisture and relief to eczema inflammations. Some people use tepid water, but room temperature or slightly warm water will work too. You can also add some ingredients to the bath such as healing oils that may increase the benefits to your skin. Some additional home remedies for eczema that work well in the bath include:
Dead Sea Minerals
An important tip to remember if you use natural water cures for eczema is to gently pat your skin dry without rubbing, and then moisturize right away. If you live in a very dry climate or your skin is extremely dry, then add ANOTHER layer of moisture five minutes later, once the first layer of moisturizer has dried.
There are many additional home remedies for eczema which can help to reduce or completely eliminate your eczema symptoms, and that can address the root causes of why your body developed eczema.
M Rochell has over 30 years of first hand experience discovering natural solutions to sensitive skin care. Please visit for more home remedies for eczema, and to receive our free e-course with five Natural Beauty Secrets that can completely eliminate eczema and other skin symptoms, at http://www.MySensitiveSkinCare.com/natural-beauty-secrets.html.