This is what I learned from a brochure in one of the health stores. I found it quite effective. The dryness and itchiness have somewhat subsided a fair bit after a couple of days.
I made a lotion with pure oil and Vitamin E. Pure almond oil is easily available. However, if you are willing to spend a little more, you can opt for apricot kennel oil. Basically any natural oil will do so long they moisturize your skin.
There are 2 ways to get Vitamin E. Option 1 is to use pure Vitamin E oil sold in bottles. Option 2 is to get Vitamin E capsules from your local health shop. Pure Vitamin E oil is much more costlier but you can’t argue about the richness or the quality. Vitamin E capsules are a lot more affordable. Use a pin to prick open one of the capsules and add to the pure almond oil. The proportion is up to you but I generally add 2 – 3 thick drops to a teaspoon of oil.
You can also add some oats to the Vitamin E-Oil lotion to thicken it up and apply it like a paste. It is a little messy and you might want to use a gauze or something airy to cover the paste. Otherwise, do it my way – Apply the mixture and then relax in front of the TV or with a good book for a good 60-90 minutes. By the time, your skin is nourished by the time you clean the oat residue off.
Additional Reading on Experts’ Views on Eczema
- Eczema Free Forever by Rachel Anderson
- Beat Eczema Now by Susan Clark
- Cure Child Eczema by Audrey Lyn
Additional Reading on “Homemade Eczema Treatment” by Vivienne Quek
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (10) Milk
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (9) Almond Oil with Vitamin E
- Homemade Eczema with Oolong Tea
- Homemade Eczema Treatment 8: Cure Eczema Eyes with Aloe Vera
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (7): Butter
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (6): Mango Peels
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (5) – Wheatgrass
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (4) – Watermelon & Coconut Oil
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (3) – Crisco
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (2) – Ice Therapy
- Homemade Eczema Treatment (1) – Oatmeal