How to get rid of irritating skin conditions
Have you ever suffered from eczema, rashes and other skin conditions? These are not the most skin irritations to have and can seriously debilitate you from wearing certain clothes or even being in public. These skin conditions are more common than you think.
Many topical cream do address the symptoms but they don’t address the cause.
The best way to treat any skin condition is to allow your body to heal itself through the assistance of dietary strategies and natural health therapies which work with your immune system to stimulate healing
1) BURDOCK ROOT
Burdock root is good for reducing inflammation and also destroys inulin which has been linked to eczema outbreaks. This herb root contains small quantities of many vital vitamins, including folic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, vitamin-E, and vitamin-C that is essential for optimum health. Both vitamin C and E are powerful natural antioxidants help the human body stave off infections. Furthermore, it also contains some valuable minerals such as iron, manganese, magnesium; and small amounts of zinc, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus. You can make a tea from this which is easy to make and drink.
2) BENTONITE CLAY INFUSED WATER
Bentonite is made up of tiny little platelets, each with a negative and positive charge. As the clay travels, it expands like a sponge as it absorbs water as it works its way through our bodies. It soaks up as many positively charged toxins in its path as it can hold. It helps treat skin conditions by removing toxins, increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation and absorbing excess oil.
Significant improvements can be seen after using it twice a week on problem areas. Please note that some skin conditions may seem to get worse because after treatment with bentonite clay as the toxins rise to the surface. This is normal and will subside in a week or two depending on the severity of your condition. It works really well if you mix the clay with pure apple cider vinegar or an herb infused vinegar and leave on overnight.
3) NEEM OIL
Neem oil, which comes from the neem tree, is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-viral and anti-microbial. So it kills any bacteria and disease promoting microorganisms on the skin while reducing redness and swelling which causes itching. It’s also high in vitamin E and fatty acids, so it will hydrate your skin and can help restore its natural elasticity.
Neem contains extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental damage. It also contains carotenoids (similar to carotene) which provide high antioxidant compounds that help defend the skin against free radicals. Once absorbed, these powerful properties work to rejuvenate the skin’s cells and restore elasticity.
4) COCONUT OIL
Consume Virgin Coconut Oil, which contains Medium Chain Fatty Acids or medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). Unlike trans fats, Virgin Coconut Oil provides good fats and nourishment to dry eczema skin. It also contains lauric acid, which makes up 50% of the fatty acids. Lauric acid has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Virgin coconut oil is very easy to apply with very little touching/rubbing. You should make sure to purchase coconut oil from sources which are organic and virgin, not refined, bleached or deodorized. Many people have found great success using coconut oil as a treatment to cure or heal their eczema or even their baby’s eczema without any medication.
Sea kelp, or seaweed, is a large brown algae found in ocean kelp forests. Kelp is used in many cultures both as medicine and food. For medicinal purposes, it can be found in both pill and capsule forms, as a concentrated liquid, and included in other products.
Sea kelp has a therapeutic effect on the skin and body, greatly enhancing the condition of skin. You can ingest it or apply a topical concentration of sea kelp directly to affected areas. Kelp can assist with the healing of skin cells, helping the eczema-affected skin cells rebuild and become healthier.
6) TRANSDERMAL MAGNESIUM
Transdermal magnesium is a powerful tool in the battle against magnesium deficiency and very effective against inflammatory conditions of the skin. Benefits reported by those who use transdermal applications of magnesium relate specifically to its therapeutic application on the skin and its direct absorption into the cells.
Though it is commonly prescribed as a treatment by holistic health practitioners, transdermal magnesium is applied easily and quickly in one’s own home, either by simply spraying directly on the skin, applying as a lotion or a gel, or even more effortlessly through the simple ritual of taking a bath.
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