Dealing With Summertime Eczema Flare Ups
Our company started back when we were trying to solve our sons’ eczema problems. When our son, Toluwa, was a baby he had eczema on the back of his knees, arms, and face — pretty much everywhere if I’m being completely honest. The doctors prescribed cortisone which is basically a steroid that relieves itching and reduces inflammation. While they do often work for controlling the occasional major outbreak, for us we knew it just wasn’t going to be a sustainable option long term. It wasn’t the way that we wanted to go at all. This is where our journey of mixing products to heal our sons’ eczema began.
Toluwa, who is 13 now, will still have the occasional eczema break out every now and then. He’s currently dealing with a breakout behind his legs and elbows. After narrowing out a few other factors, we were able to determine that he is experiencing a summertime eczema flareup. For the next few weeks, our regimen for getting rid of the eczema includes shorter hot showers, using a gentle cleanser with oatmeal, and moisturizing with a Shea Butter product. I know that these few simple steps should bring about great results in the coming weeks.
Now along with that, I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Shea Butter is my absolute favorite ingredient! It’s versatility just never gets old. Shea Butter has natural sterols within it that soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, and accelerate the healing of raw, itchy skin. Another favorite product of mine is Colloidal Oatmeal. It soothes dry skin and creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture. Finally, a food-based product that I enjoy adding into homemade remedies is Turmeric Powder. It does wonders for calming down inflammation in and outside of the body.
I recently made a video with my son creating a homemade formula for eczema relief that includes these 3 ingredients. It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up and it is all natural, safe, and most importantly — effective!
- A little bit of raw Shea Butter (about 2 tablespoons)
- Carrier Oil (One of my favorites: Kalahari Melon Seed Oil but you can use Jojoba Oil, Coconut, Oil, etc.)
- Colloidal Oatmeal (about 1 tablespoon)
- Turmeric Powder (a few dashes)
- Heat up your raw Shea Butter in the microwave — 30 sec. increments
- Add in a few drops of your favorite carrier oil
- Mix it up!
- Add in the colloidal oatmeal
- Mix it up again!
- Add in Turmeric Powder
- Mix it up once more!
- Apply topically to any eczema prone areas or dry patches of skin.
I will be reporting back soon with an update on my sons summer eczema. In the meantime, try out some of these tips and let us know how it works for you!