Bath Time Eczema Relief

Posted by Ayelet Meshulam on

Many of us suffer from Eczema that causes irritation and inflammation of the skin let’s try to have a better understanding of what it is.

Eczema is widely believed to be an immune system disorder. It causes persistent inflammation of the skin.

Often called, "the itch that rashes," it can begin itching before the rash emerges.
The most common form of eczema is called atopic dermatitis. It is thought to be related to allergies such as hay fever and asthma.

Eczema is a genetic condition and tends to run in families with allergies. It is not contagious.

The number of eczemas (atopic dermatitis) sufferers is growing.
People of all ages can develop this skin condition.
Today, most incidences are seen with infants.

While many will grow out of baby eczema by the age of 2, others will go on to battle the skin condition on and off for their lifetimes.

Another common form of eczema is contact dermatitis. This is sometimes confused with atopic dermatitis. Although, this form of eczema flares when the skin makes contact with a substance that triggers inflammation.

Logical Bathing - Those who suffer from this skin disorder need to pay special attention to what is in their skincare and bath products.

Harsh detergents found in cleansers, shampoos, and even bubble baths can induce inflammations. In addition, products containing artificial fragrances and colors are often considered a common cause of eczema.

Turn your Bath Tube into a Spa Treatment - An oatmeal bath recipe is simple and a great home remedy for eczema and allergic dermatitis as the ground oats work to protect the skin and stop miserable itching.

Dead Sea Salts - are effective for bathing by helping you to relax while your skin absorbs its naturally-occurring minerals. Its efficiency is proven in helping to treat Eczema, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Muscular Pain, Psoriasis, and other skin ailments. Dead Sea Salts are wonderful for making your skin soft and smooth, and they wonderfully aid the skin in releasing toxins and impurities

Ground Oats – help to protect the skin and stop miserable itching.

2 cup of sea salt
1.5 cups of finely pulverized Oatmeal
1/4 ounce Lavender Essential oil
1/2 cup dried Lavender flowers

Preparation:1. Measure out the salt in a large glass bowl.
2. Grind the oatmeal finely in a food processor or spice grinder. You want it about the consistency of sugar or salt. Add it to the salts and mix well.
3. Add the essential oil - Lavender is soothing and relaxing.
4. Mix everything together well.

To use - Place about 1/3 cup or a handful of the mixture under warm running water, wait for the tub to fill up see that all the salts are dissolved, enjoy a soothing soak.

Once an oatmeal bath is finished, the person should pat dry with a towel, rather than vigorously rubbing to dry the skin. The act of gently patting the skin dry helps retain moisture, something that is crucial to maintaining skin health in those who suffer from allergic dermatitis and eczema.

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