For pregnant & breastfeeding Mamas, lil' tots and green-conscious beauties, finding natural solutions to this skin condition can be tough. Here are our best tips on how to relieve eczema!
Avoid eczema triggersThere are many triggers for eczema, which vary from person to person. To find out which triggers affect you, keep a diary of your flare-ups to keep track of similarities. Here are some common triggers:
- Cold weather: Cold weather leads to dry skin, which may cause skin to crack and become itchy. Be sure to moisturize frequently and use calming, natural ingredients.
- Dusty household & pet dander: Dust mites may cause eczema, so be sure to regularly clean your rugs, blinds and carpets. Same goes for linens, bed sheets and curtains.
- Harsh laundry detergent: Traditional laundry detergent can be chockful of harsh ingredients that can irritate skin. Opt for natural, fragrance-free cleansers.
- Rough or synthetic clothing: Wool and synthetic fabrics can trigger eczema. Opt for loose-fitting, natural cotton clothes that allow skin to breathe.
- Stress: Bouts of stress can cause eczema flare-ups. Keep stress at bay with helpful happiness boosters, like yoga, aromatherapy or (my favorite) YouTube videos of kittens playing.
Natural eczema treatmentsA common factor in many eczema triggers is the use of harsh, chemical-laden household, skin and cleaning products. For pregnant or breastfeeding moms and their babes, it should be a top priority to choose toxin-free and/or natural products. To detoxify your skincare regimen, we recommend:
- Cleanse with a pregnancy safe body wash like The Spoiled Mama's Luxe-Mama, a mild cleanser without sulfates or irritants. Safe for breastfeeding mothers and babies.
- Avoid chemical exfoliants, which may be too harsh for your sensitive skin. But keep skin naturally glowing and dewy with a natural body polish, like The Spoiled Mama's Indulge sugar scrub for stretch marks.
- When the inevitable eczema flareup comes 'round, reach for a toxin-free product that's safe for pregnant mothers and their babies. The Spoiled Mama's Nipstick sore nipple cream is an all-purpose cream that does wonders for mild eczema.
From Jennifer, Wisconsin:
- Moisturize daily with a rich moisturizer, especially if you live in a cold or windy place. For daytime use, The Spoiled Mama Bump Gloss stretch mark oil is a fast-drying, light oil blend that helps lock in moisture and protect skin from the elements. At night, we recommend a heavier cream like The Spoiled Mama's Tummy Butter. Apply before bedtime for a deeply hydrating experience.