Getting Rid of Years Old Eczema --- Naturally, Safe and Fast!
Two Ingredients...One result! Love your skin again...
How Baking Soda and Cocoa Butter relieved my Eczema
One of my 'fondest' childhood memories would have to be standing in front of my mom, crying, as she zipped down some pretty, non-cotton dress to reveal my back filled with zillions of tiny, itchy bumps.
The bumps only appeared where the fabric was and itched like crazy. Goldbond powder was a girl's best friend and would provide some relief. Though my mom was a nurse she only referred to this phenomenon as an 'allergic reaction'. Technically, she was right but technically she meant she didn't know what it was. I don't blame her...and technically...
No one knew what it was
When I was about thirteen years old, this 'allergic reaction' broke out on the inside of my elbows --- and never went away. They were dry, dark patches that I unsuccessfully would try not to itch. Itching made it worse. It would get bruised, scarred, ooze and spread --- a horrible cycle.
Back in the day, we had doctors who somehow skipped this lesson and so no one could tell me what it was or how to cure it. I tried every hydrocortisone, BNT, blah blah blah cream there was, to no avail.
There's hope! Eczema doesn't have to be a losing battle.
Getting rid of Eczema can be as easy as using two ingredients --- no matter how long you've had it...
Got some relief at age 20
Anyways, it wasn't until I turned 20 that I got some relief. A friend of mine from Barbados suggested a certain steroid cream that worked like magic! Three days and it was gone! I loved it. It was amazing to see my skin normal again after so many years.
I thought this post was about natural stuff.
It is. Stay with me.
Finally! The Baking Soda/Cocoa Butter Remedy
When I got pregnant...everything changed.
My third pregnancy was not just bringing me a new son, but flareups like never before. Eczema in pregnancy is common and though I never had it my first two times...the third time was the charm.
It was down my arms, the back of my legs, on my face....pretty much every where.
And since I couldn't use steroids for the baby's safety, I turned to natural remedies.
I mixed Baking Soda and water to make a paste and rubbed the area, mainly to relieve the itching but soon after realized something more.
Baking Soda kills bacteria and can help heal wounds!
Baking Soda is antiseptic, anitmicrobial, antibacterial and can stop the itching, the bruising and the spreading of Eczema.
Cocoa Butter was the fatality move...
After seeing how Baking Soda did me good, I kept using it for about a week. My skin was healing nicely but there was one problem.
The Eczema had caused Hyperpigmentation in the area. My skin was a ghostly, pale tone rather than it's normal, healthy, dark chocolate colour.
That's where the Cocoa Butter came in...
I had no idea what to do about the discoloration and by then I had stopped the Baking Soda since it seemed to have done all it could. My husband, one day, brought home some organic Cocoa Butter from the The Chocolate Museum after our friend suggested we use some for my condition.
It worked like a charm!
In about a week, my skin was its normal colour again and the Eczema was completely gone!
Cocoa is one of Nature's best kept secret!
Cocoa is a very versatile bean. Many derivatives can come from Cocoa besides chocolate. One such item is the Cocoa Butter which is anti bacterial, fights free radicals, contains lots of vitamins and has skin repairing properties.
If you wanna try it out:
1. Mix about 2 teaspoons of Baking Soda with 1 teaspoon water to form a lightly runny paste.
2. Rub the area and leave on for about 5 - 10 mins. If you have bruises, this will sting a bit.
3. Wash off the area and pat dry. Do this at least twice a day for 4 to 5 days or a week depending on the severity.
4. Rub on Cocoa Butter after each time and in between Baking Soda scrub. You can do this at least 4 times a day or as I did, which was whenever the area got dry.
5. Enjoy your beautiful skin again!
Tips I used to keep Eczema away:
1. Notice what foods/drinks cause flareups/breakouts and minimize the consumption
2. Detox regularly. Our bodies function best in an alkaline state. A lot of the foods we
eat turn acidic after digestion. Our awesome bodies then try to get rid of the toxins
very often, through our skin resulting in Eczema and other conditions. Regular detoxing helps purge my system of all the undesirables and keep
my skin healthy.
3. Used Vitamins to increase skin health.
4. Did't use soap on the affected area. This may seem gross but hear me out. Even the mildest soaps contain ingredients that can be irritating to skin. It is also a sure way to dry out already dried out Eczema patch.
Instead, I used just plain water when washing the affected area or put Baking Soda into the rinsing water.
5. Gave the area lots of air. If you're self conscious about your skin condition, like I was,You'll be tempted to wear long sleeves and pants to avoid the stares.
But I tried my best to give the areas as much air as possible to decrease sweat which causes more itching.
So you made it to the end of this article!
Kudos to you! You made it to the end. Really hope this helps someone out there. If you have any questions, just let me know. By the way, what do you use to keep your skin healthy? Give a girl some tips in the comment section below!
This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
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