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Summer Sun and Eczema

When it comes to eczema it seems there are two types of people – those who find relief and soothing from the dry, light air, and those who find aggravation of their eczema symptoms due to sweating and heat. This can complicate things when it comes to finding a good all-around summer treatment for kids who deal with eczema because it’s hard to know what treatments and lifestyle changes to apply to which cases. The good news is that’s it’s relatively easy to figure out which camp your child is in and which methods of treatment during hot weather may Read More

Dry Brushing For Eczema

Dry brushing for eczema and other exfoliating techniques have become an essential piece of eczema care. We are finding that using this dry brush technique increases blood flow and circulation to the skin which can lead to easy detoxing, removal of dead skin cells, and better absorption of moisturizers. After more research, here’s what I’ve found. Skin Detox Keeping the skin clean, free from buildup, and healthy is essential to caring for eczema. The cleaner and more healthy the skin is, the better the body can handle eczema flare-ups. Gentle dry brushing creates cleaner, stronger, and more detoxified skin – so this is definitely Read More

DIY All-Natural Skin Moisturizers

When it comes to dry, itchy, flaking, or irritated skin, a deep moisturization can sometimes bring a huge amount of much needed relief. The problem is that applying common moisturizers and lotions can also bring chemicals, allergies, and flare-ups. This week I’d like to introduce you to some truly all-natural DIY home remedies for hydrating, protecting, and nourishing even the most sensitive of skin using items you probably already have on hand. As with all skin applications, don’t use anything you have an allergy to. Dry, Dead, or Flaking Skin This can be a real pain – both in how Read More

Cleaning Without Itching – Allergen Free Soaps & Detergents

Did you know that soaps and detergents play a huge role in the treatment of eczema and other skin conditions? It’s pretty much impossible to get through life without using soaps, so making the right choices can make the difference between soft and itch-free skin and skin that’s simply causing problems. Allergen free soaps are possible to find. Today, we’d like to explore a few things to consider when choosing hand and bath soaps as well as clothing detergent soaps for your family – you might just be surprised at the difference a good soap makes! The Skinny On Soaps Read More

What’s an elimination diet really like?

Elimination diets are hard. This is why most people don’t bother with them. Deep down they know they don’t feel as well as they should and they likely question food as the culprit, but they get too overwhelmed by the thought of such an extreme diet and the idea just washes away. That’s how I was for a long time. Elimination diets are challenging, but so very worth it. It is how we finally determined most of my son’s eczema triggers and food allergies, which were causing head-to-toe severe eczema. Eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and some tree nuts finally Read More