Do you or someone you know suffer from eczema or easily dry, irritated skin? I have spent hours upon hours researching every product out there for eczema. I, fortunately, do not suffer from it, but my husband, mom, sister, and nephews all do. As a result, I set out on a mission to find the best remedies available. My husband has been my guinea pig for this mission, as his Irish/German skin is extremely sensitive. Together, we have found that the more natural the ingredients a product has, the better the results for this stubborn rash. We try to avoid using the harsh steroid prescription creams which are so easily prescribed by doctors and dermatologists.
Something else that we have found useful is to use soap, sulfate, and alcohol-free body washes, detergents, hand soaps, and shampoos.
Check out my slideshow below for 6 amazing products and treatments to treat eczema.
Homemade Eczema Cream 1 of 6
This is one of my favorite finds we have discovered. It's a homemade eczema cream that I found on Pinterest, of course! It's a combination of oats, coconut oil, olive oil, and rosemary. One jar of this lasts my husband a few months. It's magic, I'm telling you, and 100% natural. Try using organic ingredients to make it 100% natural and organic!
Check out the recipe over at DIY Confessions.
Zoe Organics Skin Savior 2 of 6
I started using Skin Savior about a month ago as a moisturizer at night on my dry skin, and I fell in love with it instantly. I also found that I was going through it way quicker than I suspected. It turns out my husband also loved it and was secretly using it on his eczema patches (hence the mysterious disappearance of product in the bottle). He says it instantly soothes his skin, and his dry patches looked better overnight. Let's just say it's almost time for me to order a new bottle.
Get it at One Love Organics, $39-$68
Aveeno Daily Moisturizer Lotion 3 of 6
It's an oldie but goodie. The hubby keeps going back to Aveeno Daily Moisturizer Lotion for basic, everyday moisture. An important tip for eczema is to keep your skin hydrated, and this moisturizer is gentle yet effective.
Get it at Aveeno, $6.99-$10.99
Sarna Lotion 4 of 6
My mother-in-law has been a nurse for 30+ years, and she suggested Sarna to to my husband a few years ago. They often use Sarna in the hospitals to relieve irritated skin. The 0.5% menthol cools and soothes the skin instantly.
Get it at Drugstores, $10.79
Coconut Oil 5 of 6
Most moisturizers feel like they are hydrating your skin when they are truly made with mostly water. Pure coconut oil deeply hydrates the skin with real moisture. The benefits of coconut oil go beyond treating dry, irritated skin, as my fellow Babble beauty blogger Maegan Tintari mentions in her post on DIY Whipped Coconut Oil.
Get it at a grocery store near you!
Waxelene 6 of 6
The natural alternative to petroleum jelly. It's made with organic soy bean oil, 100% natural beeswax, 100% organic rosemary oil, and 100% natural vitamin E oil! Use it to soothe and hydrate dry/irritated skin and lips! This is a staple in our home!
Get it at Drugstores, $9.99
Disclaimer: This post is not intended to be medical advice. These are products that work for me and my family. Always consult your doctor before starting new treatments.