Eczema (atopic dermatitis) may be caused by a combination of factors including immune system, genetics, environmental triggers and stress. If you have eczema, your immune system overreacts to small irritants or allergens, which can inflame your skin.
Eczema is a condition that causes your skin to become very dry, red, itchy and also create a bumpy skin texture. It’s one of many types of dermatitis that damages the skin barrier function (also known as the "glue" of your skin). This loss of skin barrier function makes your skin more sensitive and much more prone to infection and dryness.
Our natural and vegan ingredient treatments can help manage eczema symptoms. The first signs of eczema are itchiness and redness on the skin. Eczema can show up anywhere on your skin. In teens and adults, it’s typically found on your hands, neck, inner elbows, ankles, knees, feet and also around your eyes.
Eczema typically begins in childhood, but anyone at any age can get it, with the risk even higher in women, black people or African Americans, people with hay fever or asthma, or people with a history of dermatitis, hay fever or asthma.
Psoriasis and dermatitis can appear similar and they both cause patches of red skin. However, in psoriasis, the scales are thick and the edges of those scales are well-defined. Click here to read more about psoriasis and how we can treat this skin type.
Eczema can be treated with natural ingredients such as aloe vera and coconut oil, both of which are included in our 4-Step Kit and Body Kit.
Eczema Skincare for your Face
Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer that works to hydrate and soothe eczema-damaged skin. You can find this natural ingredient in multiple steps of our 4-Step Kit to soothe eczema inflamed skin.
Natural eczema treatments aim to keep the skin hydrated, reduce inflammation, and also prevent skin infections. The aloe vera plant’s skin, flowers, and gel are particularly rich in antioxidants that can speed up the regeneration of damaged skin. It also reduces inflammation and has antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties, which promote wound healing.
We use aloe vera juice in Stroke (double cleansing) and Fortify (toning), which should be used as part of the 4-Step Kit as a daily skincare routine.
Eczema Skincare for your Body
Our Body Kit comes with Polish scrub (turmeric & cane sugar), Raw (body bar cleansing) and Sustain (oil cleansing) which are all natural, vegan, organic and handmade.
Polish (body scrub) should be used every other day to treat eczema as it contains sweet almond oil with omega-3 fatty acids to decrease inflammation on the skin. It also contains avocado oil which contains vitamins, A, D and E to moisturise skin making this facial oil super nourishing, and therefore most suited to dry or sensitive skin types, as well as eczema.
Research also shows that turmeric can improve the symptoms of eczema, as it improves the production and strength of collagen, which is one of the building blocks of your skin. Using natural turmeric on your skin can help promote wound healing and help with the dry, scaly skin caused by eczema.
Our Body Kit contains Polish and Raw, which both contain turmeric, used for centuries as a healing spice in both Chinese and ayurvedic medicine. We also know that turmeric is thought to have powerful anti-inflammatory abilities that help to relieve eczema symptoms due to curcumin which is the active ingredient in turmeric, responsible for much of turmeric’s healing capabilities.
Raw contains coconut oil to help assist with the dryness caused by eczema trapping moisture into skin. Gently rubbing the affected areas with Raw (body bar cleansing), as you would any soap, can help soothe eczema.
One customer with eczema said, “Helped with my Discoid Eczema & scars, pigmentation all my body ! At first I wasn’t sure but few days after I could see a difference in skin tone and skin condition as I’ve been diagnosed with discoid eczema and it’s all over my body attacking me, my body & skin so badly. This cleansing [bar] is brilliant and has helped me so much & slowly & gently my scars & dark marks & very sensitive & now itchy skin is healing slowly as we are all different so just down to timing but I have started to use the cleansing bar everyday & will be now ordering more but two bars this time. Thank you so much."