Eczema can be very difficult to manage and often sufferers find that a tried and tested moisturiser becomes less effective over time. Eczema sufferers almost always find that care taken in choosing washing powders and keeping triggers such as pollens and pet dander to a minimum as much as possible can help a lot, but for flare-ups or as a treatment when creams and special moisturisers don’t seem to be helping there are all kinds of home remedies which work for some people.
The trick is to find the one which works for you and this isn’t always an easy task – patience is essential; trying something once and discarding is not a proper test. If there is an obvious adverse reaction it is commonsense to stop using it at once, but other than that, ten days is a reasonable length of time to persevere.
Treating the skin is usually the first port of call and many of the home remedies involve laying dampened gauze on the skin. It may be that water alone would do the trick, but suggestions include cold chamomile tea or cucumber juice.
Aloe vera gel is very efficacious in some eczema cases, but if you can get hold of an aloe plant, the juice from a cut leaf is even better, especially if mixed with a little vitamin E oil, which you can get in capsules from any chemist or supermarket.
A rather messy option is boiled and mashed carrots, but people who have tried it say it does give relief – again, there is no way of telling whether it is just the cooling effect which helps or a component of the carrot. Going out covered in mashed carrot is not very convenient, but extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil has been proved to be helpful in many cases, and soaks into the skin easily so isn’t a problem under clothes.
Of course, home remedies are all well and good if you want to go by hearsay, but for tried and tested treatments, there are certainly more proven options available. Take a look through our range of products and plans to help deal with your eczema problem.
Years of experience and feedback from our valued customers has confirmed that combining regular use of our natural laundry powder and Dermasalve Baby and infant cream can effectively combat children’s eczema.
Independent clinical research, completed by Clemson University School of Textiles and Polymer Science found that washing in regular washing powders and detergents adds a measurable amount of weight (irritating contamination) to your children’s clothes.
Within ten washes, washing with regular detergents can add up to 2% to the weight of the clothes.
This means that after ten washes, you are effectively adding one whole scoop of washing powder to your child’s clothes.
Many well known washing powder brands include a number of irritants, such as chlorine, benzene and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs). APEs are bioaccumulative whichs means that once they enter a living organism they can accumulate in tissue over time – APEs have been detected in human blood and breast milk.
For children who suffer eczema and other dry skin conditions, the presence of these chemicals (up to 2% of the weight of the clothing) can cause a reaction to take place further aggravating their condition causing severe flare ups, damaging already vunerable young skin.
Tests were undertaken to create a natural cleanser that would effectively and hygienically clean clothes, but without the use of harsh chemicals that damage your skin.
Skin Salveation’s natural laundry powder designed by Dr Mark Randle a skin specialist, has been sold worldwide for over 20 years and is known to beat eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions by reducing to an absolute minimum the daily exposure to harmful chemicals.
Young sensitive skin can then be further protected and treated for skin damage using Dermasalve baby and infant cream.
The unique range of natural creams are the only moisturisers with ‘no known sensitisers’ under the guidelines specified of The European Cosmetics directive.
‘’Dermasalve creams represent a whole new approach to the treatment of dry… and sensitive skin. No other specialist moisturising cream is as compositionally ‘pure’, and therefore minimises the risk of skin irritation to such a degree’’.
Dermasalve reviewed by Dr Chris Steele, qualified GP and featured on ITV’s ‘This Morning’
‘Treating sensitive skin should not come at the cost of our environment’
Palm oil is used in many of the best skin care products world-wide.
It moisturizes itchy, sore skin and is used to treat eczema, psoriasis and other difficult sensitive skin problems.
Palm oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants.
It is able to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to protect and heal, and is a highly effective moisturizer known for its effectiveness in treating sensitive skin naturally.
Skin Salveation,s unique soap and laundry products are manufactured using responsibly sourced palm oil.
We work with manufacturers who are part of a global network who develop, implement, verify, assure and periodically review credible global standards for the entire supply chain of sustainable palm oil.
In addition R.S.P.O. , ‘The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’ monitor and evaluate the economic, environmental and social impacts of the uptake of sustainable palm oil in the global market
It is Skin Salveation’ s policy to work with business partners who feel a strong sense of responsibility to our environment now, and for future generations.
Just noticed the changes to the Skin Salveation site. It looks fab! and it seems much easier to navigate around.
I must admit I think you overlooked the number of people who buy Dermasalve as a beauty treatment, not simply as an eczema treatment.
Anyway not a criticism just looks great!
Dear Skin Salveation,
I have just ordered another bottle of the body wash. It’s excellant! I have been using all your other skin care products for, on and off, several years now for my recurring eczema problems, but this is a welcome addition to your range and so conveniant for the shower!.
Have you any plans to do it in a smaller dispenser for holidays and travelling generally? Also are there any plans for a natural lip balm with the winter windy months coming?
Keep up the good work!
I just wanted to drop you a line of thanks for your great help and fantastic products!
I rang your office a couple of weeks ago and spoke to a very helpful young man who gave a very full explanation of how the eczema program works.
He wasn’t pushy, trying to oversell the products just very clear on how it could benefit in combatting my eczema. I was particularly interested and alarmed at his full description of the ingrediants found in off the shelf laundry products which I have been using.
I might add I am 53 and have suffered from eczema on and off all my life but it seems I may have at last discovered products that clearly treat eczema and work for me, as my sudden flare up has completely disappeared!
The body wash is brilliant and using the Dermasalve body cream frequently seems to be making my skin look the healthiest it ever has!.
I will be telling my Doctor and my daughters about these products as both they and their young children have dry skin problems.
Anyway thanks again and please pass my particular thanks to the young man who answered the phone, I didn’t get his name, he was so professional and very patient listening to my concerns and history of trying every skin cream on the shelves,
Mrs June Reed
PS The delivery service is great, ordered Monday afternoon, parcel with me following morning! A first class experiance overall!
After years of research Skin Salveation has finally formulated a new natural non-sensitising body wash.
Skin Salveation’s new organic body wash is free from SLS, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances and propylene glycol.
Most everyday shower products use a cheap foaming agent called SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) to create their bubbles. SLS does produce a great deal of foam, but research has proven that continuous exposure carries health risks.
It can be harsh and drying on the skin. People with sensitive skin and eczema often find it very irritating causing immediate, painful flare ups.
Our SLS free organic body wash eliminates your body’s absorption of SLS and other undesirable ingredients, including paraben preservatives and synthetic fragrances.
It is formulated using pure natural ingredients to nourish and care for sensitive skin while you shower, and works equally well on hair.
It includes pure essential oils which have therapeutic properties and are naturally moisturising assisting in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.
Any Dermasalve or Skin Salveation orders for delivery in the U.K mainland placed before 3.00 p.m Monday to Friday will despatched same day by Royal Mail first class subject to service.
Experiance has indicated these are delivered next day in almost all cases.
During August we will be sending out a sample of a new sunscreen range suitable for sensitive skin we have been evaluating. Ideal for itchy skin sufferers the main features are:-
- Ideal sea and city sunscreens that provide extra long high protection with exclusive natural filters.
- They can be used safely every day to secure high protection throughout the year.
- They are suitable to all skin types, from very fair to dark complexions.
- Hypoallergenic and waterproof, they stay on, even when swimming or sweating!
With every order during August of any product line we will,while stocks last send a sachet of Covermax Rayblock,or skin repair.
Hurry to place your regular order in August to get your free sample
The winners are…
- Ali Thorpe
- Andrew Doe
- Ann Weir
- Anni Ezmerelda Large (Eight week pack+Dermasalve cream winner)
- Caroline Robinson
- Cathy Gordon
- Christine Ann Wilson
- Gary Topley
- Gina Butterworth
- Heather May Cain
- Helen Atkins
- Jessica M Walker
- Jo Welsh
- Kerry A Chaston
- Lee Davis
- Marcus Cunninngham
- Natalie Crossan
- Rob Beale
- Sally Annie
- Scott Holloway
- Sofia Smol
- Sonia Green
- Sue Smith
- Yvonne Owen
- Zoe Fields