Have synthetic skincare products done little to improve your eczema symptoms or even made them worse? With more and more eczema sufferers looking to natural solutions to manage their symptoms while avoiding harsh synthetic ingredients, we decided to put together a list of our top 4 natural treatment options!
1. Plant Based Hyaluronic Acid (Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide)
Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide is a water-binding sugar that deepy hydrates by holding moisture within the skin. It is found in the seeds of a flower native to India. With a structure similar to Hyaluronic Acid, it can bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water while also creating a barrier on the skin to lock in moisture. This natural ingredient brings all the hydrating power of Hyaluronic Acid, but most importantly for those with Eczema, it does so gently without harsh synthetics!
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is derived from the leaves of the aloe plant. People have used aloe vera gel for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments. One common use is to soothe eczema.
The antibacterial and antimicrobial effects can prevent skin infections, which are more likely to occur when a person has dry, cracked skin. Aloe’s wound-healing properties may soothe broken skin and promote healing.
3. Ocean Minerals and Algae
Ocean minerals and algae have been used to treat eczema symptoms since 300 B.C. as potent viral inactivators. The use of these ingredients can help prevent eczema flares, while also hydrating and restoring wellness to the skin.
4. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil derives from the jojoba plant, which is found in the Southwest USA and Northern Mexico. According to nutritionist Yuri Elkaim. “It acts similarly to sebum, which is the skin’s natural moisturizer, to lower your risk of dry skin. Jojoba is not actually an oil but a liquid wax that penetrates the skincells very deeply and has a similar structure to sebum. Jojoba oil is extremely rich in long chain fatty acids and other moisturizing agents.
A randomized clinical trial looked at the effects of applying jojoba oil to the skin in eczema patients. The results show that using the oil for 8 weeks improved the symptoms of eczema better than any other oil tested.1