Many people suffer from eczema and this skin condition is very itchy. Itchy enough to derail you from doing your daily activities. Believe me as I have eczema myself. Eczema is characterised by red rashes. These red rashes can appear all over the body and most commonly on the elbows, at the back of the knees. I had mine on my palms. Babies also suffer from eczema. Usually babies have eczema on their faces most especially the cheeks and the chin. However some babies do have eczema on their scalp, trunk, arms as well as legs.
It’s Not Contagious!
Let us get an important fact out first. Eczema is not contagious! You won’t get it from simply touching someone with eczema or sharing the same room with someone suffering from this skin condition.
Before we discuss treatments for eczema it is best to understand first this skin condition. Eczema takes on various forms and are caused by many things. Generally eczema is classified into 2 groups. The two groups being externally triggered eczema and internally triggered eczema.
Two Classifications of Eczema
- Externally Trigerred Eczema – This type of eczema happens generally when you get in contact directly with a substance that caused your skin to react. The eczema outbreak or red rashes will only be isolated on the surface of the skin.
- Internally Triggered Eczema – This type of eczema happens when the immune system reacts to certain triggers which causes a skin reaction at a cellular level. Usually there are two internal triggers involved occuring at the same time such as an allergen plus an imbalance on the hormones.
Treatments for Eczema
In treating eczema, the goal is to prevent itching, inflammation and overall worsening of the skin condition. It is best to consult a skin doctor for diagnosis and treatment of this skin condition. There are prescribed medications and creams to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of eczema.
Moroccan Argan Oil to Treat Eczema
The Moroccan Argan oil is effective in controlling the itchiness and red rashes on the skin. The oil can greatly reduce instances of flare-ups and also a great alternative remedy. Moisturising the skin is an essential treatment for eczema and other sensitive skin conditions. A skin that is well hydrated can perform its barrier function better. The Moroccan Argan oil is brimming with moisturising properties. It gets this potent moisturising properties from its components. The oil is packed with Omega 6 fatty acids which is a potent skin moisturiser, Vit E which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, Sterols which is as well an anti-inflammatory and also locks in moisture in the skin, Polyphenols which gives the skin relief from allergies and other nutrients that benefit the skin.