If you suffer from the irritating and often painful effects of eczema, you’re not alone. Worldwide, about 20 percent of children and up to 3 percent of the adult population have some form of eczema or atopic dermatitis.
Because eczema is caused by a combination of immune system activation, genetics, environmental triggers, and stress, getting to the root of what’s causing it is very difficult.
And in an effort to relieve the itch, you’ve probably tried lots of prescription creams, ointments, at-home remedies, and diet plans, but nothing seems to work for very long.
The problem with eczema is that there is no known cure. Which is why it is absolutely critical to choose the right topical skincare for your daily routine. Healthy, hydrated, robust skin is the goal, and there are a handful of hero ingredients you should look for to help you achieve this.
Tiger Grass is a sensitive skin super ingredient that has garnered an almost cult-like following by those seeking soothing relief for sensitised skin.
It is an antioxidant that calms inflammation, corrects scarring, and supports wound healing. As an eczema-relief ingredient, Tiger Grass works really well with glycerin, also present in Essentials products. They work together to calm inflammation, heal damaged skin, and soften rough skin to make it smooth and hydrated.
Tiger Grass also speeds up skin cell renewal, and as a chlorophyll-rich ingredient, it protects the skin barrier. This is why it is immensely beneficial in the treatment of conditions where the skin-barrier is compromised like rosacea, eczema, sensitive skin, and psoriasis.
A wonderful option as a natural remedy for eczema, shea butter absorbs into skin quickly and gets to work hydrating deep into the dermal layers.
A natural fat that is extracted from the kernels of the shea tree, shea butter is known to ease dry and itchy skin conditions due to its moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties.
In many regions, shea butter is a go-to when it comes to healing the skin. The pulp of the shea is rich in vitamin C which is why it is effective at boosting your skin’s collagen production resulting in plumper and more robust skin.
Colloidal oatmeal, or avena sativa, has been used for centuries as a balm for itchy, dry, or inflamed skin.
This nutrient-rich emollient ingredient is packed with proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals to soften and soothe the skin, making it the most powerful weapon against dry and itchy skin conditions.
Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe itchy and sensitive skin and it actually contains a type of antibiotic – called avenanthramides – which protects skin from environmental stressors.