When you have eczema you do not want to have dry skin too. Dry skin is more often than not itchy skin. It is when you pay attention to keeping your skin moist that you get rid of a lot of the problems associated with eczema. When your skin is moist it is more difficult for itching and eczema flare ups to begin. This article will tell you about 3 discoveries that rapidly improve skin moisture levels.
Soap is not good for use on skin that has eczema. Eczema flourishes under dry skin conditions, and soap by its very nature is drying. The skin contains barrier oils for protection purposes. It keeps the skin from drying out and it prevents the entrance of irritants into the skin. When these oils are removed, the skin is more vulnerable. Soap was invented for the purpose of stripping away oils and greases, and this is exactly what it harmfully does to the skin.
If you feel uncomfortable just using clean water, or if clean water does not get you clean enough, then you need to look for a mild soap. Look for one that is for people who have sensitive skin.
Milk is loaded with fats and irritants. As a dry skin reliever, we are looking to harness the fat that is contained in the milk to use as a skin moisturizer.
In harnessing the fat from milk, remember that you never want to drink milk if you have eczema. Milk is also loaded with irritants that can cause eczema related allergies. What you will do with the milk is add it to a tub of water and soak in it.
For this treatment, make sure that you are using whole milk that has all of the fat left inside it. Also make sure that the water in your bath is not hot.
The fats in the milk will penetrate deeply into the skin and moisturize the entire skin system.
Bath salts are known to stop itching in less than 7 minutes. Look for magnesium sulphate salts. Other types of salt may do the opposite work of what you are trying to do. For example table salt on your eczema is likely to strip moisture out of your skin. The salts you will want to use are Dead Sea salts and Epsom salts.
You can use these bath salts after an eczema flare up has already occurred, or you can use it to try and prevent the flare up from happening.
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Broyde McDonald is an experienced writer on the subject of Eczema Treatments .