Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a skin disease that affects more than one in three people in France. Adults, adolescents, children and babies, everyone can have eczema one day. This chronic skin disease can be hereditary or occur after using irritating beauty products, overly aggressive laundry, or even be a reaction to an allergen. The reasons for eczema flare-ups can be difficult to spot because there are several triggers. As with the variety of factors, there are also many forms of eczema and they are not all treated the same.
We explain how to prevent and treat your eczema as naturally as possible.
The different forms and types of eczema
Several forms of eczema are now detected:
Atopic eczema, the most common. It is an inherited peculiarity of skin that follows affected people throughout their lives. Eczema flares can happen at any time and are most often caused by an allergen.
Contact eczema. Flare-ups are triggered after contact with an allergen (dust, mites, molds, allergenic foods).
Secondary eczema. This is a skin reaction that can occur after applying a cosmetic that contains an allergen, that does not match the type of skin, or that is expired.
Photosensitizing eczema. It's eczema related to the sun! Be careful not to apply photosensitizing products before exposure to the sun.
All forms of eczema have their little peculiarities:
Eczema can be dry. In this case the skin is very uncomfortable and itchy. Red patches appear on the body, indicating skin irritation.
We can also see small circles appearing on the skin: this is nummular eczema! Small circles, no bigger than coins, are red and scratchy.
Small cracks or blisters filled with transparent fluid are also types of atopic dermatitis.
Finally, it can be reflected on the skull through yellowish crusts.
Find out more about eczema and its symptoms.
Can eczema go away?
When you're prone to chronic eczema (atopic eczema), you never really get rid of it, it's a chronic disease like any other. However, and fortunately, the crises are not constant! You can go several months without having any flare-ups.
Symptoms of atopic dermatitis usually last for a week or two if treatments are started soon.
For milder forms, such as reactions to allergens or stress, the flare-ups will be momentary. The skin reacts to a specific element at a time T. Like when you eat a dairy product to which you are allergic for example. The first few times you can consult a specialist. This appointment will allow you to identify the allergy that concerns you and put aside what creates the skin reactions.
Not all forms of atopic dermatitis should be taken lightly. They all create great discomfort for those affected and can be very difficult for some. DMARDs or creams may be used to relieve eczema flare-ups.
How to treat eczema naturally and without cortisone?
For the more severe forms of eczema, medical cream treatments will be most effective in soothing the tightness and itching. Of course, a few everyday gestures or natural techniques can limit flare-ups or even attenuate them.
First of all, avoid conventional cosmetics as much as possible! We cannot say it enough, their formulas contain ingredients that can be very irritating to the skin ... And when we have chronic eczema, our skin is sensitive by nature. In order to avoid any inconvenience or to minimize crises, we are turning to more natural cosmetics with creams based on vegetable butter or organic oil. We trust nature to take care of us, she has nothing but good to offer us!
We also avoid too hot and too frequent baths! The water is often very hard and damages our skin. Besides, there is no point in bathing babies every day. Two or three baths per week are sufficient. Be careful though, if your baby has eczema and becomes infected (with skin lesions and pus), they can be bathed more often! After the shower, take the time to wipe it dry and moisturize your skin.
Treating eczema also means knowing how to identify what triggers it. You can go to an allergist to detect the triggers: dust, mites, crustaceans, cosmetic ingredients, synthetic fabrics, etc. There are quite a few. Once detected, we can pread easily avoid seizures.
We can also see patches of dryness appear that scratch us during stressful times in our lives. An exam, an interview, a pregnancy, a wedding to prepare,… The stress trigger is unique to everyone! The best way to relieve this stress is to let go and relax. A little yoga or meditation, a breath of fresh air or a massage, you have to release the pressure!
On a cosmetic level, focus on the essentials: moisturize your skin daily with natural products! Creams or treatments will relieve inflammation of the skin now, but they will not solve the problem in the long run. To take care of your skin and prevent eczema, we recommend that you use:
aloe vera gel: soothing, healing, hydrating, regenerating, .. everything you need to take care of all skin types.
soothing hydrosols: lavender, blueberry, chamomile, lime blossom, orange tree, .. Spray on your skin at any time of the day!
use mild cleansers when showering: cold saponified soaps or shower gels without sulfates.
moisturize your skin with vegetable oils: calendula, coconut, jojoba, ..
or with vegetable butters: coconut, shea, mango, cocoa, ...
Also try to dress in soft materials, live in a healthy and clean environment and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
How to treat eczema on the face, especially around the eyes?
To treat eczema on the face, you can apply any of the moisturizing ingredients mentioned above! Also, be careful not to apply makeup during the eczema flare-up. We also try not to scratch his face or even touch it.
For eczema around the eyes, there are several options! You should already know that the skin around the eyes is very fragile. Little supplied with sebaceous glands, it is very dry skin that must be moisturized morning and evening with specific care for the eye area.
The given method will only work on mild eczema, if it persists for more than a week consult a doctor.
To soothe mild eye irritations, you can soak a cotton ball in cornflower water! Blueberry water is soothing but also decongesting. Leave the cotton on for about twenty minutes for tenfold effects. You can then apply a soothing treatment: your eye area or a quantity of calendula oil and massage to make the treatment penetrate deeply.
To start again a few days later!
What effective beauty routine should you adopt to relieve and prevent eczema?
The most natural routine possible! Of course, we wash and remove make-up from our face every day. We hydrate it with natural care that meets our needs. You dry your skin gently, patting it and changing your shower towel regularly. We nourish our skin with natural care.
We try to avoid stressful blows and we make sure we have a healthy lifestyle, that goes without saying.
Bananas have soothing anti-inflammatory molecules that help relieve irritation naturally and prevent their appearance. In the Kadalys ranges, the products formulated with our Active Yellow Banana Complex, are the most suitable to help relieve and nourish the affected areas. The ideal day and night routine, after removing make-up and cleansing the skin, is to combine the Precious Radiance Oil or the Precious Nutritive Oil (drier) as a serum with nourishing and repairing active ingredients, then to perfect by applying twice. - Daily Hydramuse Comforting Cream with soothing and moisturizing active ingredients.
duo green banana oil and yellow banana
In some cases, eczema flare-ups can be prevented or relieved with small, natural, simple steps. Test our different ideas and feel free to give us yours in the comments.