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​A Natural Remedy For Eczema: Active Ingredients That Work

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By Laura Dolgy (see bio below)

It seems today that there are various treatments on the market that claim to heal or reduce the severity of eczema. Unfortunately, many of these treatments can be filled with synthetic ingredients and chemicals that can wreak havoc on sensitive skin.

Finding a natural remedy for eczema has become increasingly popular, as many eczema sufferers are turning towards more holistic treatment plans to heal their inflamed and irritated skin.

Have you ever thought about which natural remedies can help heal eczema? Discover some of the most effective active ingredients, how they help your skin, and where to find them.

As always, please remember that we are in no way medical professionals. If you are suffering from severe eczema, please reach out to a medical professional for help. 

These recommendations are simply suggested eczema herbal alternatives that can be used to nourish and soothe irritated, inflamed skin. As with any other product, we always suggest patch testing in order to determine allergies to a certain ingredient.

Herbs For Eczema

Calendula

Calendula is pulled from marigold flowers and contains anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-septic properties.

Calendula products have been known to help with skin conditions like acne, dermatitis and diaper rash. Not only does it help accelerate healing and soothe inflamed or irritated skin, but it has also shown to reduce redness and intensity of flare ups.

Calendula is amazingly gentle on skin, so it is perfect for use on super sensitive skin like the face.

Both this Calendula Face Wash and Calendula Face Cream help reduce inflammation with calendula properties, as well as natural oils. The cream also contains DMAE, a compound that is natural anti-inflammatory and also prevents aging.

For moisturizing and protecting outside the face, check out this Organic Calendula Oil and Organic Calendula Salve. They are great for repairing cracked, sensitive skin, especially on hands and feet.

Chinese Herbs

Not every combination of Chinese herbs is treated the same. Each formula varies between products depending on what condition is being treated. Chinese herbs for eczema are combined according to Traditional Chinese Medicine principals that focus on treating the root cause as well as the symptoms of the condition.

Today, you can find various natural treatments that use Chinese herbs to relieve itchy, red and weeping forms of eczema. For example, this Eczeherbal Colloid Oatmeal Cream combines Chinese herbs with colloid oatmeal and aloe vera to eliminate inflammation and reduce itching. The cream also protects skin long term and softens it too.

Additionally, this Eczeherbal Trial 3-Pack is designed to fight various forms of eczema like weeping, red and itchy, and dry. This product is the perfect choice for anyone suffering from various or changing symptoms.

Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is known for its natural ability to provide moisture and healing. It is also known to provide cooling effects for conditions like sunburns, rosacea, and acne.

Aloe vera is also a wonderful natural remedy for eczema, as it help treat inflammation while reducing itching. It can also provide cooling effects on red, angry sensitive skin.

This Organic Aloe Vera Skin Soothing Spray allows eczema sufferers calm any eczema flare-up on the go. Not only is bottle small enough to fit in a purse or diaper bag, but it can be used anywhere on the body. For an extra cooling effect, pop it in your fridge before spraying on irritated skin.

This PsorXma – Remedy for Itchy Skin also uses aloe vera as well as bitter melon root to soothe and heal flare-ups. This formula made for psoriasis and eczema replenishes skin's moisture and provides long lasting relief.

Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is a super-effective moisturizer that has wonderful anti-bacterial properties. In a cream, it becomes a nourishing and gentle ingredient that is strong enough to fight infection, but is gentle enough for the most irritated skin.

Creams like this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream are perfect for those fighting any form of dermatitis. Not only is it oil-based, so it lasts longer but it offers a super thick, nourishing consistency as well. 

Manuka honey is not only a natural preservative, but it is also has1,000x more methylglyoxal (an anti-bacterial compound) than regular forms of honey. 

Beeswax

Similarly to honey, beeswax also contains anti-inflammatory properties. 

Eating pure and raw forms of honey can actually help reduce inflammation of the gut. This is why eczema treatments lean on beeswax so heavily for topical treatments.

The Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream contains manuka honey and beeswax, making it an excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial emollient for a variety of skin conditions. This Conqueror Soothing Eczema Balm also uses beeswax, aloe vera and calendula to restore skin's moisture and prevent further flare-ups.

Lastly, this Emily Skin Soothers Itchy Skin Cream provides exceptional itch relief with its combination of beeswax and Chinese herbs. Not only can it help reduce irritation and inflammation from eczema, but it also works for keratosis pilaris and rosacea-like redness.

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Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.


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