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Natural remedies for eczema prone skin

19/01/2015

natural-remedies-for-eczema-prone-skin Eczema is a very common skin condition that affects 1 in 3 Australians at some stage in their life. In fact recent medical research shows that more and more people are affected by eczema every year, making it one of the most common skin conditions for the Australian population.

Eczema is caused by a combination of inherited and environmental factors that result in mild, moderate or severe skin rashes that can form anywhere on the body, but most commonly in areas where the skin creases, such as elbows, knees and eyelids. There are different forms of eczema that can result in some of the following symptoms:

  • Dry, sensitive and intensely itchy skin
  • Red, cracked and inflamed patches
  • Dry, rough, crusty or scaly areas
  • Swelling from broken skin

Despite the fact that it’s a very common ailment, eczema can cause great emotional and psychological distress to sufferers and have a serious impact on their quality of life.

There is no cure as such, but there are steps that eczema sufferers can take to reduce and manage its symptoms; although most will be familiar with the topical creams available on prescription from a GP, there are also natural alternatives readily available for mild conditions.

At Comvita, we believe in the power of natural remedies and take a holistic approach to managing eczema.

There are three areas of focus for managing eczema naturally; what you put into your body, what you put onto your skin, and what kind of physical and emotional environment you surround yourself with.

Environmentally, allergens like dust mites, pollen and animal fur; foods such as milk, soya, nuts and eggs; irritants like harsh soaps or cleaning chemicals; stress, and even something as simple as a change in the weather from dry to damp conditions, can all cause eczema to flare up.

Being aware of those triggers and managing your lifestyle to avoid them where possible can help, especially in tandem with a balanced diet that promotes healthy skin from the inside out.

A nutritious diet rich in Vitamins C, E, Zinc and essential fatty acids can help to prevent skin becoming dry and irritated. However, flare-ups will happen from time to time and to help manage external skin irritation, we also produce a range of Medihoney topical applications for eczema sufferers.

These products help to maintain healthy skin pH levels without steroids or synthetic ingredients, and will gently moisturise and rehydrate sensitive skin to prevent it from becoming dry and inflamed so that it feels cleansed and soothed.

To relieve the discomfort of eczema prone skin and help to prevent flare-ups, order your Comvita products online, today.


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