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Top 10 Natural Ways to Treat This Common Skin Condition
4. Fermented cod liver oil
OK, so it doesn’t taste good. However, fermented cod liver oil is probably one of the best supplements you can take on a daily basis for good health, and for those with eczema. This is a great source of healthy fats that can help reduce inflammation in the body while leading to healthy hormones, brain development, and healthy cells. Cod liver oil is a great source of vitamins D, E, K, and A, all of which are important to hundreds of processes in our bodies. Supplements can be a bit expensive, but they will heal your skin like nothing else.
5. Manage stress
Too many Americans live stress filled lives that we do not know how to deal with. Although stress alone is not enough to cause eczema on its own, but it can cause flare ups. Practice deep breathing. This sounds overly simple, but this practice alone can work like a charm and you and you can do this anywhere, even in the car. You can also try exercise, yoga (see best yoga poses for stress), and meditation. Also, be sure you are getting enough sleep every night.
6. Use a homemade salve
Mix up the following recipe to help ease the pain of eczema. It can also help to speed healing. You might want to avoid creams like Neosporin, as they contain petroleum.
- 2 Cups almond or olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons of comfrey leaf
- 2 Tablespoon plantain leaf ( not banana leafs)
- 1 Teaspoon Echinacea root
- 1 Tablespoon calendula flowers
- 1 Teaspoon yarrow flowers
- 1 Teaspoon rosemary leafs
- ¼ Cup of beeswax pastilles
- ½ Teaspoon vitamin E oil
Infuse all the herbs into the olive/almond oil. (Put the herbs and oil in a jar for 4 weeks, shaking every few days) Strain the herbs by pouring the oil through cheesecloth. Let all the oil drain out and then squeeze the cloth well to get out the remaining oil. Throw the herbs away. Now heat the oil in double boiler, along with the beeswax, until melted and well combined. Pour into small containers such as old lip balm tubes, small tins, or glass jars. This works well on bug bites, stings, cuts, diaper rash, and eczema.
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7. Eat more probiotics
Probiotics are another supplement that makes a big difference in your skin health. Since your gut bacteria is so important (and important if you want to cure eczema) probiotic rich foods, or supplements, are the way to go. Try to eat more foods such as kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi.
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