Did you know that oils and balms are often considered better for treating eczema than creams? Or that calendula has been used for centuries, successfully, to treat the condition? Here is our guide to what to look out for in products you choose to soothe eczema.
We believe very much in the power of nature here at Made for Life by Spiezia Organics, but when it comes to treating conditions such as eczema, we also believe in taking notice of up to date research as well as listening to what our customers tell us about our products. We’ve put together this guide about key things to consider when treating eczema.
Common advice given to those with eczema who are considering what to put on their skin is to avoid known allergens. Eczema sufferers are also advised to avoid irritants such as perfumed soaps and detergents. Avoid shower gels which contain SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulphate) as this foaming agent strips the natural oils from the skin. Going certified organic -- which means authentic organic -- is a good way to avoid any chemicals or irritants which might aggravate the condition.
Consider oils and balms rather than creams
Opinion differs here but generally people who have eczema are producing less natural oil in their skin which causes it to become dry. We use oils and balms rather than creams and ointments, because we do not put any water into our products. Water based products can sometimes irritate sensitive skin and we believe that small amounts of the carefully selected oils we use can help the skin to create a natural balance of oil to moisturize and nourish the skin deep inside.Many of our customers have found our award winning Skin Solve with Calendula to be hugely beneficial.
Our Made for Wellbeing range has been created with the intention of harnessing the power of healing botanicals which have been used for centuries to treat particular conditions. Our Skin Solve Balm and Sore Skin Balm (with propolis) both contain calendula which has been used for centuries to soothe and calm skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Modern research confirms what our ancestors knew -- calendula does reduce inflammation in the skin. It also promotes healing and has antibacterial properties.