Eczema and Psoriasis seem to be one issue that just isn’t going away. I’ve watched clients, family members, and friends struggle with these skin issues for decades. While many doctors say that food allergies play a part; others will tell you that food elimination diets didn’t always rid them of the issue. Recently, new drugs have been released to help combat “break outs” and control the immune system. While these drugs could help to control the issue, they come with some pretty horrible side affects. This article will show you how to treat eczema naturally.
*Note: some of the information in this article is based on my views and observations over the decades.
There is no shortage of creams, steroids, and natural aids to help with eczema and psoriasis. But do they work? The consensus from friends and family is that they may stop it from getting worse but it doesn’t “fix” the issue. I’ve created the “Healing Matrix (TM).” Which addresses the main issues associated with skin recovery and eczema.
How to Treat Eczema Naturally
1.) Moisture – Keep the skin the flexible using natural oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter.
2.) Irritation – Fight bacteria and fungus with essential oils such as lavender.
3.) Skin Renewal – Recover and rebuild – calendula oil, has the ability to speed up healing, boost collagen levels, and seal the surface of the skin to lock out germs and bacteria.
4.) Inflamation – Allow the body to recover without re-injuring the skin. Symphytum Officinale can combat inflamation at a fast rate! It also helps to stimulate cell growth so that skin can heal faster.
You will never lose if you treat all of these at once! Be patient with the natural process. In most cases, irritation on a joint such as the knees and elbows will take longer to heal. Chances are that’s a thicker, rougher patch of skin with more healing to do.
Irritation on the face, head, and neck areas tends to heal much quicker.
Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize
Sound simple right? Wrong. Most people are moisturizing with things that are packed full of chemicals. Ditch the fake body butters and creams and switch to all natural sources. Shea butter, Coconut oil, and even Olive oil can be great ways to get the moisture back into the skin.
Apply your choice of moisturizers right out of the shower. Allow them to sink into the skin, then dab off the excess with a paper towel.
Natural Antibacterial Options
Coconut oil and olive oil are two great options for skin issues because they contain natural antibacterial fighting properties.
Other options relate to natural essential oils.
- Citrus Essential Oils
Are all good options to naturally fight bacterial that can cause redness, itching, and irritation on the surface of the skin.
Fit Tip: These oils also work well for acne and blemishes. My personal favorite for healing and antibacterial properties is lavender.
Avoid the Itch!
It’s easy to say, hard to do. Eczema treatments always have an “anti itch” ingredient added because the companies know it’s one of the most irritating issues associated with this skin.
Calming oils such as peppermint help to cool the heat of the skin while an herb such as chickweed can keep the irritation levels low. Chickweed without alcohol is the best option, since alcohol leads to access drying.
Can eczema be treated naturally? The answer is an astounding YES. We’ve spent hours creating a powerful organic eczema cream to address all of the issue listed above. Our powerful natural eczema cream comes in two formulas, our original Skin Therapy and our Skin Therapy Silver. The silver formula is our colloidal silver eczema cream. Both have powerful antibacterial properties, moisturizing oils, herb combinations to fight itch and sooth skin, and healing herbs to boost collagen.
Ditch the drugs, the steroids, the smelly creams and trade up for a natural combination that addresses all of the main points in the healing matrix. Nature takes time, but it’s worth it!
As the public learns about the dangers of standard deodorants, more and more people are making an educated switch to natural deodorants. While many have tried in the past, the general consensus was that they “don’t work.” There’s a very evident process that comes with changing from aluminum based deodorants. It’s a REAL detox. And it’s a detox that could potentially save your life! I’m not talking about that vegetable soup diet that you went on for a week or the cayenne pepper water detox. This is one that will clear out one of the most absorbent glands in your body, your lymph glads!
How misinformed are we, that the world believes that it’s healthy to NOT sweat? Perspiring is the bodies natural way of detoxing, cleansing, and pushing out toxins. Decades of aluminum based deodorant fill the body with heavy metals, toxic chemicals, and artificial dyes and perfumes. Sweating is a natural result of cleansing but it doesn’t mean you will stink. With the right product, you will be able to cleanse the body with little to no odor.
What to expect – When Switching to Natural Deodorant
1.) You will push out toxins – If you’re like me, you’ve use aluminum based deodorants for several decades. Knowing that, there may be excess sweating as your body takes a deep sigh of relief and begins to release toxins out of your glands, and pores. There could be extra odor that comes with this phase.
2.) You may have to apply natural deodorant more then once a day – Have faith in the process during this short period and carry an extra supply in your bag or purse. It’s not the end of the world and it is temporary.
3.) The lymph glands may swell, or become sensitive – It’s not uncommon to have some swelling and even a little bit of pain during this process. Hang in there, it’s worth it!
How To Make The Switch As Easy As Possible
1.) Detox You Arm Pits – Yes, you read that correctly, a simple at home recipe can help you pull the toxins from your system quicker to make the detox process faster! Here’s the recipe from Fit Tip Daily.
2.) Drink A LOT Of Water – As with any detoxing phase, drinking water will help you to flush the toxins out of your system faster.
3.) Avoid Strong Smelling Foods For The First Week – This includes things such as garlic, onions, and curry.
4.) Avoid Excessive Amounts Of Alcohol and Tobacco – These can slow down the detoxing process since your body has to compete with other substances.
5.) Use Arm Pit Pads (if you’re worried) – These are a real thing! They are used by actors and actresses on set while they are under the hot lights of filming. They can easily be purchased on Amazon for a minimal cost and give you a little extra insurance while you make the switch!
6.) Wear Clothes That Breathe – Fabrics such as linen and cotton are great choices. Not so great choices are fabrics that are more “plastic” in nature such as rayon, nylon, and combinations of these types of fabrics.
7.) Exfoliate Your Underarms – Exfoliating your arm pits on a daily bases helps to rid your body of stubborn skin cells that may be trapping bacteria, and residual toxins from your body.
It’s Worth It!
While the tips from above may sound daunting, they are well worth the effort.
Chemicals and additives in conventional deodorants.
Aluminum (which has been liked to Alzheimer’s)
Phthalates (may cause cancer)
Parabens (may cause cancer)
Antibacterial substances (which can affect the immune system)
Pit Facts: Shaving your under arms actually makes your skin even more permeable. Meaning, that by removing the hair and a layer of skin with it, you are allowing even more toxins to enter your body. Since the underarms are filled with lymph nodes, this sensitive area can act as a magnet for drawing chemicals and metals into the body (source).
Detoxing Can Actually DECREASE Odor Over Time
It can also help your body restore the immune system, decreasing your chances for breast cancer, and fight other common diseases linked to the chemicals and heavy metals in the deodorants themselves.
Side Note: I originally started the natural deodorant switch because I wanted to reduce water weight in my arms. I had read about the lymph glands of the under arms getting backed up and causing issues with water retention in the upper body. I’m happy to report that I was right! I lost a significant amount of water weight in my arms and have been able to keep it away since changing to natural deodorant.
Don’t let this information scare you. This is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do for you body. Using the right products can also make this process as “painless” as possible. I created Everyday Essence Natural Deodorant with all of these issues in mind. Ingrediants such as clay and charcoal were added (in just the right amounts), to help the consumer detox on a daily basis while ridding themselves excess odor. Natural starches such as arrow root pull moisture from the body to keep you drier without the use of talc. Organic oils moisturize the underarms and act as a wonderful glue, while the essential oils work their magic with a refreshing smell, antibacterial properties (to keep the odor away), and anti-fungal to restore a healthy environment and positive skin tone.
While you don’t have to buy our brand ….. we hope you do!
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