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Treating eczema naturally: The power of holistic healing

by Tania Griffin
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Eczema, a chronic skin condition affecting millions worldwide, often proves stubborn to traditional treatments. However, a growing body of research suggests that a holistic approach focusing on plant-based skincare, superfood nutrition and mindful living can offer relief and rebalance the skin’s health.

The transformative potential of these natural remedies and lifestyle adjustments can make all the difference in the world– not just in relief of the condition but in constantly managing the condition until it no longer exists in your physical and mental energy fields. 

The skin-gut connection: Nourishing from within

Eczema isn’t merely a surface-level issue; its roots often extend deeper into our bodies. Emerging evidence underscores the profound connection between gut health and skin conditions like eczema. By opting for an anti-inflammatory diet rich in wholefoods and superfoods, individuals can tackle eczema at its source.

Anti-inflammatory superfoods such as turmeric, ginger and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and flaxseeds can work wonders in reducing inflammation, a key driver of eczema flare-ups. Likewise, prioritising fibre-rich fruits and vegetables, probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, and avoiding triggers like sugar, dairy and gluten can promote gut health and subsequently alleviate eczema symptoms.

The stress factor: Unravelling eczema’s emotional connection

Stress, often underestimated, can significantly exacerbate eczema symptoms. The intricate interplay between the mind and body means that managing stress levels is paramount in any eczema treatment plan. Incorporating mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga or deep breathing exercises can help individuals navigate stressors more effectively, thus preventing flare-ups and promoting healing from within.

I work with many eczema clients every day and find that the majority of flare-ups stems from emotional stress factors. If the individual learns daily de-stressing tools that can help them in an instant to calm their nerves, the skin reacts accordingly.

Clean skincare: A gentle approach to eczema management

Our skin absorbs much of what we apply to it, making the choice of skincare products crucial in managing eczema. Harsh chemicals commonly found in personal care items can irritate sensitive skin and worsen eczema symptoms. Opting for clean, natural alternatives devoid of sulphates, parabens and artificial fragrances can soothe inflamed skin and support its healing process.

Even more importantly is the nutrient density of the skincare and personal products, so they are not just for surface servicing but allow the nutrients to absorb and aid dramatically in the healing and balancing of eczema. 

From deodorants to shampoos, scrutinising ingredient labels and favouring gentle, nourishing formulations can make a world of difference for individuals battling eczema. Ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, baobab, superfood oils and calendula possess soothing properties that can provide relief and healing without exacerbating inflammation.

The balancing act: Consistency and persistence in eczema healing

Healing eczema naturally is not a quick fix, but rather a journey that requires diligence and patience and a fresh new consciousness in what you are choosing to buy for yourself, whether food or skincare. While it may involve trial and error to find the right combination of skincare products, dietary adjustments and stress management techniques, the journey toward healthier skin is entirely possible.

By embracing a holistic approach that encompasses clean skincare, superfood nutrition and mindful living, individuals can reclaim control over their eczema and cultivate skin health from the inside out. With consistency, persistence and a deep commitment to self-care, the path to eczema healing becomes not just a possibility but a tangible reality for many.

Nicole Sherwin

Founder: Eco Diva Natural

Image credit: Freepik

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