Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that results in irritated, itchy and dry skin. There are plentiful natural remedies that exist which could help in alleviating the dryness and itching associated with this condition. Along with these natural remedies, you can also try a couple of baths that would give your skin a dose of hydration and put you at ease. Read on to catch up with some simple bath solutions that would give you relief.
- Baking Soda Bath
Baking soda is one of the most popular remedies for dry skin as well as inflammatory and itchy skin conditions such as eczema. You can add about ½ a cup of baking soda to a bathtub filled with water at a temperature of your comfort zone. Using you hand, stir well to ensure that baking soda dissolves completely. Soak yourself for 15 minutes. Dab dry using a soft towel and follow-up with a little coconut oil.
- Glycerin Bath
Glycerin is a natural humectant that enables in locking the moisture onto the dry skin triggered due to eczema. This, on the other hand, eases the itching and putting you at ease. Dissolve about 1 cup of food grade glycerin in a bathtub filled with lukewarm water. Add a couple of drops of lavender oil also to the bath. Soak yourself for 20 minutes to ensure that the cracks on the skin absorbs glycerin, thereby moisturizing the cracks and easing the irritation and itching.
- Oatmeal Bath
Oatmeal is yet another ingredient from your kitchen that is quite often used as an antidote for a wide array of skin related issues. Studies suggest that the nutrients packed in this whole grain enables it to be used effectively to ease itchy dermatological conditions such as eczema. Grind 1 cup of oats to a fine powder and dissolve it in your bathtub filled with warm water until the water becomes milk and smooth. Add a couple of drops of your favorite bath essential oil to this soak and immerse yourself for 20 minutes. Step out and just dab dry, leaving beside oatmeal particles if any on the skin to enhance the healing.
- Magnesium Baths
Studies have proved the role of magnesium in easing eczema. However be very careful as it has been noticed that eczema worsens in certain people when they come into contact with water. For others, you can add 2 cups of Epsom salt along with 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 8 drops of mint oil. Soak for 20 minutes or more, if you can tolerate warm water.
- Gelatin Bath
You can prepare your own gelatin bath at home. Add 1 cup of non-flavored to ½ cup of boiling water. Stir slowly until gelatin dissolves completely. Allow the mixture to cool and add it to your warm water filled bathtub. Add about ½ a cup of baby shampoo and soak yourself in this fabulous bath to soothe and soften your skin.
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