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What is Eczema? Can Natural Soap Help?

What is Eczema? Can Natural soap help?

There are various types of eczema. If you suffer from eczema the first step would be to identify what type of eczema you may have and possibly to set up an appointment with your local doctor. This article focuses on how natural soap can help alleviate eczema and help in controlling it. Eczema is very common and in the United States alone there are over 30 million people who have some form of eczema.

What is eczema ?

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become inflamed , red , dry, and itchy. The word eczema comes from a Greek word that when translated means “to boil over”. This refers to the flare-ups on your skin that result from eczema. You could have flare ups really on any part of the body and they usually are very uncomfortable and can be painful.Eczema can range from mild- moderate - severe. Eczema is not contagious so another person cannot catch it from someone who has eczema.

What causes eczema ?

The exact cause of eczema is not really known but research has shown that people who get eczema do so because of genetics and environmental triggers. Certain allergens can also affect eczema , such as food allergies , and even stress can affect the condition.

What to avoid ?

Since eczema flare-ups leave your skin dry and flaky you must be careful what skin products you choose to use. You don’t want to use anything that dries out the skin. You want to use products that will leave your skin feeling moisturized. Avoid products high in perfume and fragrances since it can also irritate your skin. As always it’s best to stay as natural as possible and paraben free.

What can you do?

It’s always good to know what triggers your eczema , get yourself into a good bathing and moisturizing routine , and avoid products that dry out the skin. We recommend our Oatmeal & Bentonite Clay soap as well as our Charcoal & Oatmeal soap. Oatmeal is fantastic for eczema. We make these soaps with colloidal oatmeal which is oatmeal that is finely ground. Oatmeal helps protect the skin as well as soothe the itching and irritation caused from eczema, and also helps balance the pH levels of your skin. Oatmeal naturally soothes and moisturizes your skin so we recommend that along with this bar of soap you also look into taking warm oatmeal soak baths. Of course you probably don’t want to soak in an oat bath everyday, so our oatmeal soaps are great for you to use in the shower and also in your morning and night time facial wash routines. Paired with Bentonite Clay this soap bar is a power house for Eczema prone skin , the Oatmeal and the Bentonite Clay work together to moisturize and calm the skin that is flared up , red , dry, and itching.

Of course if your eczema is out of hand nothing should ever replace a visit to the doctors, but replacing chemically rich soaps and products with all natural nutrient rich soaps and products is a step in the right direction and you will see a huge difference in your skin.

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