Natural therapies such as Ayurveda can manage existing skin conditions such as eczema for a great many people. Eczema is an extremely frustrating and painful condition, especially in children, and this guide will help you learn how to manage eczema by alleviating redness, as well as the itchy dry skin that accompanies it while preventing the likelihood of recurrence.
Do you have eczema?
Eczema is actually a group of related conditions believed to affect ~30 million Americans every year. Some of the most common forms of eczema are atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic dermatitis, hand eczema and neurodermatitis, each with its own range of specific symptoms. Here’s how you identify eczema in general:
- The appearance of intensely itchy, raised bumps just under the skin which often have the appearance of tiny, fluid-filled blisters.
- A recurring rash causing frequent, intense itching.
- Dry, cracked and scaly skin with skin redness.
- Red, brown or gray patches.
What causes eczema?
Nutritional deficiencies, heredity, and hypersensitivity are considered to be the primary causes of eczema. While research is still ongoing, the most widely accepted causes of eczema are genetically-induced dry & sensitive skin, immune system dysfunction, allergies to certain foods, cosmetics and beauty products, chronic stress and temperature changes.
Natural Treatments to Soothe and Manage Eczema
Here are some of the most effective and well-researched Ayurvedic Skincare Treatments to Manage Eczema:
Natural Remedies for Eczema at PuraVeda Organics are Child Safe, however, it’s always wise to consult your dermatologist/ doctor before using it on children.
Aloe Vera provides a soothing, cooling effect on burning itchy skin. The Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, immune boosting and antioxidant components of pure Aloe Vera, as well as the soothing effects of it’s natural Polysaccharides help repair the irritated and broken skin that accompanies eczema.
Burdock Root is rich in Vitamins and Minerals and is extremely beneficial for those suffering from skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, and Rosacea. With its high mucilage and inulin (a natural humectant) content, it helps lock-in moisture to prevent the skin from cracking.
Being rich in natural silicone and collagen, horsetail works as a ‘skin glue’ to repair the skin’s integrity and help regenerate healthy skin tissues. It also provides topical control over irritation and itching due to eczema, while improving circulation to tone down redness.
Essential oil of Chamomile contains a primary component called Bisbolol with high levels of Panthenol concentration which stimulates the skin’s healing process. It also increases permeability or the penetrating power of other calming antioxidant ingredients.
Rich in peptides, polysaccharides, and flavonoids, Chickweed exhibits extreme anti-inflammatory and anti-viral activity. This medicinal herb has been documented for centuries to help control intense itching, purify the blood and soothe skin conditions such as boils, psoriasis, and eczema.
Calendula is an all-in-one powerhouse botanical extract that can do many amazing things, such as improve spider & varicose veins, calm eczema, improve dry and aging skin, manage psoriasis and dermatitis, soothe sunburn and promote the healing of scars and insect bites. High levels of carotenoids (Vitamin A), flavonoids, mucilage, polysaccharides, saponins, glycosides, sterols, and aromatic acids contribute to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Nettle leaves are rich in Vitamin A, B, D, C, K, minerals, proteins, amino acids and tannins which help reduce the painful itchy symptoms caused by eczema. The ‘stinging nettle’ calms down over-active inflammatory responses in the body. It’s astringent properties are helpful in treating acne and dandruff.
For managing sensitive skin conditions such as Eczema, follow PuraVeda Organics Sensitive Skincare Regimen, an authentic Ayurvedic protocol containing these botanicals, for fast results, without the side-effects of hormone-disrupting steroids often prescribed in Allopathic medicine