Eczema is a very frustrating condition also known as atopic dermatitis. It presents itself as red, inflamed patches of skin that may contain fluid-filled bumps, and it is very itchy. Scratching, however, simply opens the skin, making it susceptible to infection, and it only provides temporary relief.
Eczema is not contagious, and may be a hereditary condition. Some people outgrow this inflammatory condition as they get older, whereas for others it sticks around. Eczema may be short lived from a reaction to a new detergent or soap, or exposure to poison ivy or nickel, or it may be chronic, staying for years without you ever really knowing what the cause is.
While there is no definite cure, there are definitely a few wonderful and all natural ways you can manage eczema, so you can bring a semblance of normalcy to your daily life.
Keep reading for ways you can enjoy some soothing relief almost instantly!
1. Keep Your Skin Moisturized, But Avoid Chemicals
Eczema sufferers lack important essential oils in their skin, and this dry skin simply makes the eczema worse. It’s very important with this condition to keep the skin hydrated at all times. Many drugstore products, however, contain harsh chemicals and drying ingredients that will irritate the skin further.
For a simple 2 step cleansing and moisturizing method, we highly recommend our Polishing Facial Cleanser followed by our Nourishing Face Cream for the face, or our Moisturizing Body Cream for the body. Soothing ingredients including aloe and shea butter provide emollient properties to lock moisture into the skin, while healing Sea Berry fights inflammation, helping to minimize that terrible itch.
2. Take A Supplement That Will Reduce Inflammation In The Body
Eczema may not always be a result of something that touches the skin. If your eczema is chronic, it may stem from inflammation inside the body. The best way to resolve this is to naturally reduce inflammation in the body through the use of a daily supplement that will fight inflammation and provide internal nutrients
Our Omega-7 Blend contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 to hydrate from the inside out, as well as the elusive Omega 7 to fight inflammation and nourish you from within
3. Use Lukewarm Water On Your Skin
Hot water strips the skin of essential oils, and with an already dry skin, this is the last thing you want to do. Always rinse your face, as well as your body, with lukewarm water to maintain your skin’s natural oils. The cooler water will also help to soothe the skin, and prevent it from flaring up. Also be sure to gently pat your skin dry, rather than rub it aggressively. Treat it with the utmost care and patience.
4. Try An All Natural Detergent
This is a big point, because we all wear clothes every day, and if it’s your detergent causing the issues, then no amount of healthy eating or using the right skin care products is going to help. Look for a gentle and chemical free detergent such as this one, and take note of how your skin feels.
Treating an inflammatory condition takes time and patience, but you will start to see results if you stick to it, don’t give up!
While SIBU is geared toward helping problematic skin, we’re consistently getting positive feedback from women all over the world who have discovered a secret benefit by taking SIBU Omega 7 Support capsules.
Michelle struggled with vaginal dryness…
Here’s her story and how SIBU Omega-7 Supplements worked for her (and her boyfriend)
We’ll let Michelle tell you all about it…
“I can’t rave enough about this product! One day while in my local nutrition shop, a sales woman saw me looking at the omega oils and asked me if had tried the omega-7 sea buckthorn oil… I hadn’t. I’m always all about the hair and skin products – but she said something else that really piqued my interest.
She mentioned it helps with vaginal dryness. As a young woman, you wouldn’t think I’d have any issues with that, but sadly I do!
Since my early/mid 20’s I’ve struggled with it, and have used lubricants – but sometimes it’s just embarrassing and some boyfriends haven’t understood or dealt with it well – I guess thinking they’re doing something wrong. I’m aware it could be a mental thing, but hell… this stuff really works!
I started using the New Chapter omega-7 gel tabs at first, but switched to SIBU after the first bottle and I believe it works much better! I take it daily… and have not used lubricant once since I started taking it consistently in February!
It’s truly liberating. I feel so much more confident, and sexy. I no longer have to stress about “am I ready to go.” My body was just not in the same place as my mind. I’m sure the stress was worsening the issue… so it’s nice to relieve that fear.
Sometimes I am truly shocked at how much moisture I’ve got going on now! So is my boyfriend, haha ? We are BOTH happy customers. Supplements obviously don’t work for everyone, but it works for me ? I’m 31 now, and I finally feel like a normal healthy woman.”
Whether catching the tail end of Dr.Oz or reading about it in the latest Marie Claire, chances are you’ve already heard about this thing called “collagen.”
Even though you recognize the word, and may even associate it with sagging skin (you’d be right!), do you really know what collagen is… how to get more of it, and why exactly you need it for your skin?
Let’s delve a bit deeper into this skin care mystery shall we?
What is collagen and what does it do?
Collagen is made up of strings of protein called amino acids which helps to keep the skin youthful, muscles and bones strong, and digestive system working in good shape. When it comes to amounts of this protein we have inside us, collagen is at it’s the highest when we are born and throughout our childhood, but naturally decreases as we age.
It’s this decrease in collagen that is responsible for visible signs of aging such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and even weakened bones.
Keep in mind however that even though we naturally lose collagen as the years go by, other lifestyle factors such as a diet high in sugar, extended sun exposure, and smoking, are all contributors to a decrease in as well.
So how do we increase the collagen in our bodies (namely our skin) and start to reverse this degenerative process? It’s a lot easier than you may think, and doesn’t take a visit to the fountain of youth…
How do I increase the collagen in my skin?
When we lose collagen in our skin, there are visible signs other than wrinkles.
Try this experiment: pinch the skin on your hand and see how quickly it bounces back… if it bounces back quickly, your collagen levels are strong. If it takes longer for your skin to bounce back, that may be a sign that you should start to increase the collagen in your skin right away.
However, it’s never too early to get ahead of it!
Boosting collagen production can be done in a few ways, namely: through diet and food, through supplements, through injections, and through applying topical collagen.
Since supplement recommendations and injections should come from your Doctor, we will take a look at diet and topical collagen production today.
Increasing collagen through diet
In order to get the most out of our diets when it comes to sources of collagen, the best foods to eat are those which are high in protein. This includes beef (bone broth), chicken (breast), fish, and even egg shell membranes!
Other plant based sources of collagen which will give you glowing skin include: spinach, kale, berries, garlic.
Why applying collagen topically as we age is important
Eating a healthy diet does benefit in many ways, however as our skin ages, the long strings of amino acids break down to form short strings, known as peptides.
When peptides are present in the body, this means that collagen has been lost and they in turn signal the body to produce more. However, as we age and lose more collagen, we lose those peptides, which is why applying them topically to the skin will signal your body to start producing more.
This then will start to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging.
Luckily, it’s not hard to find good skincare products that have natural peptides built into them!