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What is Eczema?

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red, dry and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically.

No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis. But treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks.

Myths about Eczema

Myths #1: Is Eczema Contagious?

Myths #2: Eczema can be Cured?

While some babies will grow out, the majority will have the condition on and off throughout their lifetime. The goal in treating eczema is about preventing future flare-ups and controlling symptoms. However, if your type of eczema stems from allergic contact dermatitis, removing the irritant or allergen will solve your problem for good.

Treating Eczema

If you live with eczema, you know what it’s like to search for relief from red, itchy skin. You’ve probably already tried a variety of products. Unfortunately, some items can leave your skin feeling drier and even more irritated. When you have eczema, going natural is best.

There is no cure for eczema, but people can often manage their symptoms with home remedies, including natural gels and oils, medicated baths, and dietary changes.

If eczema is severe or does not respond to home treatments, it may be a good idea to see a doctor. Do so right away if a child or baby develops a new rash.

A doctor may prescribe steroid creams or other prescription medicines to treat the inflammation.

Popular Eczema Treatments:

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is derived 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 is to soothe eczema.

The researchers reported that the gel has the following types of properties:

  • antibacterial
  • antimicrobial
  • immune system-boosting
  • wound-healing

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.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains healthful fatty acids that can add moisture to the skin, which can help people with dry skin and eczema. Virgin coconut oil may protect the skin by helping combat inflammation and by improving the health of the skin barrier.

Honey

Honey is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent, and people have used it to heal wounds for centuries.

Honey can help heal wounds and boost immune system function, which means that it can help the body fight off infections.

Honey is useful for treating a variety of skin ailments, including burns and wounds, and that it has antibacterial capability.

Applied directly to eczema, honey could help prevent infections while moisturizing the skin and speeding healing.

​Tea tree oil

This oil is often used to help with skin problems, including eczema.

A 2013 review identifies anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and wound-healing properties in the oil. It may help relieve skin dryness and itching and help prevent infections.

 

PUREMae's Eczema Products

Both our Lavender & Chamomile Body Wash & Lotion are specially formulated for treating eczema.

What ingredients are used?

  1. Lavandula Angustifolio (Lavender) Flower Essential Oil
    Boosts potent anti-inflammatory properties. Soothing for skin with a therapeutic scent. Lavender oil not only moisturizes skin, but is also antibacterial and can kill bacteria that penetrate your pores. That makes lavender oil perfect for preventing and also healing acne.  Lavender has anti-fungal properties and reduces inflammation, it can help keep eczema at bay. Lavender oil can also be used to treat psoriasis, helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation.

  2. Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile Extract)
    Chamomile has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory abilities that help to decongest clogged pores, making chamomile one of the best herbal extracts for acne. Chamomile is also rich in flavonoids and antioxidants effective in protecting the skin against free radicals that cause aging.

  3. Saccharide Isomerate
    Boosts skin hydration to a level that wrinkles and lines are diminishing. Most importantly, as saccharide isomerate increases hyaluronic acid synthesis in the skin, the anti-wrinkle effects tend to be long-lasting. 

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  4. Organic Aloe Vera
    Has an antiseptic properties. Helps to promote skin hydration. 

  5. Trehalose
    Protects skin from dehydration and acts as an effective moisturizer.