The exact cause of what causes eczema is not really known, however, it is suggested that the causes could be a mix of genetics and response of the immune system to the environment, which causes an inflammatory reaction of the skin and surfaces as eczema.
A few unusual causes that could trigger eczema include asthma and hay fever, food allergies, stress, chemical and environmental irritants and hormones could play a role as well.
There are several natural ways in which you could look at treating this condition naturally and a few of them are listed below:
Temperature plays a very important role in making the condition severe. Simple plain water can cause extreme dryness and irritate the skin further. Choose to bathe in lukewarm water instead of hot water, don’t expose yourself to extreme temperatures to avoid triggering a situation of eczema flare up.
Adding tanning ingredients or a calming nutritive to your bath such as apple cider vinegar, oatmeal, salts, and even baking soda can help relieve inflamed skin.
Acupressure and Massage
Stress can play a big role in causing inflammation. Relieve these triggers with the help of acupressure, acupuncture, a massage or even some medication.
Read up on and indulge in diets that are anti-inflammatory. When your gut is weak and your immune system is over reactive, your digestion tends to becomes weak and the reaction to allergens leads to a flare up in eczema. Avoid foods like nuts and seeds, soy, dairy, processed foods, fried foods, gluten and other foods you may be allergic to. Include foods that are anti-inflammatory in nature and are nutrient rich like healthy fats, probiotic-rich foods, fresh produce and bone broths to help avoid triggering an inflammatory and immune reaction.
Include healthy fats in your diet. These help providing lubrication as well as nutrition externally as well as internally. Coconut oil is great to provide a smoothness to the skin and has great antibacterial properties as well. Jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin, sesame oil, castor oil, argan oils, are great for soothing skin from the inside and outside as well.
Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how you can include more natural methods to steer clear of this annoying skin condition.