How to treat eczema naturally?

There is no doubt that you or your baby are prone to eczema and would like to know how to treat eczema naturally with simple steps? Eczema is the second most common skin disease in France. It affects 2.5 million people in France. And among babies, 15 to 20% are affected. What is atopic eczema? How to treat eczema ? We give you 5 solutions to treat eczema naturally .

Spoiler alert: we present to you our range of treatments to treat skin prone to atopic eczema and a great before/after with our emollient cream!

What is atopic eczema?

As said in the introduction, eczema is a disease that causes skin inflammation . It can result in different symptoms, but the most common are itching , irritation , very dry patches, oozing and redness . Most of the time, this disease is due to a barrier defect, contact allergies, genetic predispositions, an inappropriate immune reaction or simply very dry skin. Indeed, being devoid of hydrolipidic film , dry skin is more sensitive to external elements.

In infants, eczema will appear on the cheeks, forehead, neck, back, knees and hands. In older children and adults, the plaques will be located in the folds (elbows, knees, buttocks, wrists). On the other hand, the consequences are the same for everyone: the skin itches, it is uncomfortable and surrounded by red patches.

Can eczema be treated naturally?

In addition to specific treatments to treat eczema such as cortisone-based creams, there are natural solutions and simple actions to carry out on a daily basis to calm eczematous outbreaks . Cortisone-based treatments prescribed by the medical profession are not the long-term solution. They act instantly but do not really treat the cause of the eczema. In fact, eczema is mainly caused by a skin barrier defect genetically predisposed to clinical signs of eczema. By acting and reinforcing this barrier with a specific cream, effectiveness tests show convincing results. Supplemented by simple actions to reduce and calm seizures, your baby will be more soothed. We provide you with 5 solutions to treat eczema naturally to apply as quickly as possible in your daily life!

Five solutions to treat eczema naturally

1 - A cream to soothe and treat eczema naturally

Atopic eczema, in adults and children, can be soothed and limited using creams. On the other hand, if the outbreaks are regular and very violent, we advise you to go to your doctor or dermatologist.

In case of “classic” eczema, we recommend using an emollient cream every day, whether you are experiencing a flare-up or not. Unlike moisturizing cream, which hydrates the skin by providing it with moisturizing active ingredients, the emollient will soften , calm inflammation and help the tissues to relax . In addition to that, depending on its composition, it can also moisturize the skin. In all cases, it helps strengthen the skin barrier!

The certified organic emollient cream from Laboratoires Téane has been specifically formulated to treat skin prone to atopic eczema in babies and children. It contains a patented Cassia Alata extract which reduces redness, itching and inflammation in the long term. It repairs and strengthens the skin barrier. A natural and certified organic cream with proven effectiveness as a basic treatment to relieve eczema naturally .

Before/after of a client's baby's skin: Application of emollient cream to the face twice a day

before after eczema

2- A gentle bath to calm eczema

A moment of relaxation that can quickly turn into a nightmare for people suffering from very dry skin prone to atopic eczema. Indeed, have you noticed that water tends to rekindle inflammation and itching after getting out of the bath?

So, if possible, avoid passing water over the plaques so as not to activate inflammation . Prefer warm water and a short bath/shower (maximum 5 minutes).

If the crisis is severe, wash with a glove to avoid getting water on the affected areas.

For the cleaning product, avoid any product based on irritating or allergenic ingredients. Soap-based products should be banned. Indeed, even natural soap tends to dry out the skin and trigger new outbreaks. Use certified organic Gentle Cleansing from Laboratoires Téane to gently cleanse the skin. Without soap or irritant products, it leaves the skin soft and prevents tightness after getting out of the bath.

Hard water is an aggravating trigger. To protect the skin, the certified organic multi-care oil from Laboratoires Téane works wonders. Enriched with essential fatty acids, it creates a protective barrier between the skin and water. To reduce the hardness of the water, you can slip some oatmeal into the bath .

For that :

  • Infuse 200g of organic oat flakes in 1 liter of hot water
  • Filter then pour the milk obtained into the bath water

When you get out of the bath or shower, be sure to pat it all over your body and particularly in the folds to prevent moisture from stagnating.

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3- An anti-inflammatory diet to treat eczema

An anti-inflammatory diet can have positive effects in calming and space out eczematous outbreaks. Prefer homemade dishes to keep an eye on the list of ingredients. Fruits and vegetables are particularly recommended.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of inflammatory foods to reduce/limit on a daily basis:

  • Saturated fats of animal origin : beef, pork, poultry, butter, etc.
  • Dairy products : Babies and children suffering from atopic-prone skin are not systematically intolerant to cow's milk proteins. But, they are still more prone compared to those who do not suffer from skin problems. In this case and before changing your diet yourself, please consult an allergist doctor.
  • Fast sugars : sweet drinks, honey, candy...
  • White flour products
  • Trans fatty acids : these are polyunsaturated fatty acids and are partly responsible for "bad cholesterol": margarine, frying oils, ready meals, nuggets, pastries, etc.

On the contrary, choose anti-inflammatory foods to treat eczema:

  • Vegetables and fruits: red fruits are the least allergenic
  • Nuts and seeds: unsalted nuts not coated with chocolate or sugar (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds) can be gradually introduced to your baby from 4-6 months in the form of powder or puree (caution: no fruit whole shell before 5 years to reduce the risk of suffocation). They are rich in proteins, micronutrients, "good fats", fiber and vitamins B and E. If there is a history of allergies in the family, talk to your pediatrician or an allergist in advance to avoid an allergic reaction.
  • Oily fish : these fish are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids known to be “good fats”.
  • Foods rich in probiotics : these are live microorganisms found in food (yogurt, breast milk, etc.).

4- Natural and soft linen for better comfort

In cases of atopic eczema, there is no real allergy to clothing. This is what we call an intolerance because the friction and materials promote redness, itching and plaques.

To calm and treat eczema, you just need to apply a few simple actions every day. Dress your baby in natural materials such as cotton, linen, silk or fleece. Choose soft terry pajamas for quality sleep.
Avoid synthetic and treated materials and favor materials from organic farming. When clothes are new, put them all in the washing machine before wearing them.

For washing, use a hypoallergenic liquid detergent, preferably bearing the AC Controlled Allergens” label approved by allergists. Avoid the use of fabric softeners which contain a lot of synthetic fragrances, which are not very popular with atopic-prone skin. Do not add essential oils or white vinegar while washing. Despite their naturalness, they are very irritating and allergenic.

5- The logbook

The logbook is an essential tool for ensuring proper monitoring of eczema attacks. In this journal, you will be able to note:

  • The condition of your skin and the areas affected by the clinical signs of eczema
  • His diet
  • Taking medication or creams containing corticosteroids
  • Bath days
  • Outside temperature/season
  • Activities (indoor or outdoor)
  • Products applied to your skin
  • His emotions
  • Etc...

This data will be essential to get the big picture and better understand the factors that trigger (or not) your eczema attacks.

This journal can be presented to a general practitioner, a dermatologist, an allergist or even a pediatrician.

We hope that you will like these few actions to take on a daily basis to treat eczema naturally . Discover without further delay our range dedicated to atopic eczema on our e-shop!

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