Winter is a dreaded season for people who have eczema. It is a time of itching, peeling or blistering, flaking, soreness, and just being plain uncomfortable. Eczema is a skin condition which causes the skin to become inflammed and irritated. There are many forms of eczema, and it can range from mild to severe symptoms. Eczema often "errupts" during times of stress, or with seasonal changes. Winter is one of the worst, as it lacks moisture. Usually, people with eczema find relief during the summer months when the weather is humid and muggy. What is eczema? The term is used to classify a large range of skin conditions, and there are several types of it. Eczema includes dryness and recurring skin rashes that have one or more symptoms: redness, swelling, itching and dryness, flaking, blistering, cracking, and sometimes bleeding. If you think you or your child may have eczema, it is best to be diagnosed by a physician. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, they may be able to advise you or prescribe you a steroid to help take care of the more severe symptoms you are experiencing. If you or your child's eczema is "under control" and you are looking to avoid flare ups, try some of these home treatments to get your skin moist and healthy.
Well, I hope this has given you some useful tips to try for the coming cold months. Here's to a season of wonderful and healthy, glowing skin… Despite the chill.
Here are some great home treatments that you can make yourself or for a friend/loved one. These recipes are rich in Coconut Oils, perfect for dry skin!
Lavender & Green Tea Moisturizer, great for face and body creams! http://central-alberta.momstown.ca/recipe/diy-lavender-green-tea-moisturizer
Chocolate & Peppermint Body Scrub http://central-alberta.momstown.ca/recipe/diy-chocolate-peppermint-body-scrub