How to Heal Eczema Naturally?

By Alpro Pharmacy

November 30, 2021

What is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is inflammation of the skin.  There are different types of eczema, and it can affect people differently and in different places on their skin.  But it is usually red, dry patches of skin that ITCH a lot!  Sometimes it can also cause fluid-filled blisters on your skin.  And the itching can cause you to scratch and scratch and break the skin open, adding to the pain.

How to Heal Eczema Naturally?

Eczema is an outward sign of an issue on the inside.  To heal eczema, you’ve got to heal the gut.  These tips will help you to heal your gut and, therefore, heal your eczema.  Read more about how eczema is related to the gut in this post.

  1. Stress Management

Stress has a big impact on eczema and other health conditions.  When you are stressed, your body is much more likely to get sick or increase inflammation.  Inflammation can show up in different places on and in the body.  It is the underlying cause of many diseases and conditions.

Your hormone cortisol goes up when you’re stressed.  When we have lots of cortisol, it can cause leaky gut.  Leaky gut, which I’ll share more about in a bit, is usually the underlying cause of eczema and many other diseases.

So, the first thing you need to do to heal your eczema is to relax and relieve some stress. Set your body up to be able to heal.  You can do all the other things I’ve listed here.  But if you’re living in a constant state of stress, your eczema will stay inflamed.  You’ve got to work on managing your stress first and foremost.

  1. Sleep

Working on your sleep goes right along with stress.  When you are stressed, you have an increase in hormones like cortisol, adrenaline, and epinephrine.  These can make falling asleep and staying asleep very difficult. Sleep is so important!  Your body heals and resets while you are sleeping.  When you don’t get enough sleep at night, you feel tired and MORE stressed the next day.  Being very tired can also weaken your judgment about your food choices.

It is important to get 7-9 hours of quality sleep a night.  Everyone’s sleep requirements are a little different.  But on average, shoot for getting 8 hours of sleep a night and no less than 7 hours.

Make sure you are sleeping in a dark room, without night lights or bright lights coming from your phone, alarm clock, oil diffuser, or humidifier.  Sleeping with lights in the room can throw off your circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) and cause you to get less quality sleep.

  1. Cut out Common Food Triggers

Foods can have a HUGE impact on leaky gut and eczema.  These foods contribute to leaky gut and can increase inflammation on/in the body:

  • Dairy
  • Processed Food
  • Corn
  • Soy
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Sugar
  • Sugar Substitutes
  • Grains
  • Alcohol
  • Omega 6 Fats (vegetable, corn, safflower, sunflower, grape seed, poppy seed, walnut, cottonseed, sesame, and soy oils)
  • Trans Fats

If you experience Eczema, don’t stop to self-diagnose. Get professional help!

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