Skin is one of the most sensitive organs of human bodies. It not only reflects our beauty and appearance but also covers and protects our entire body. We often get affected with minor ailments and little pains that either achieve healing with the passage of time or by taking some pills. However, even a small irritation on any part of our skin immensely affects our mood. Uncontrollably we rub the skin part causing itching to alleviate the unpleasant sensation. However, the more we rub, the more itching spreads. Eczema is a skin condition in which patches of skin become red, inflamed, cracked, rough, and itchy, affecting a large number of the American population from a meager to a greater degree. Anyone suffering from the condition knows very well that life could be an unending battle to prevent certain triggers that are likely to cause unpleasant, itchy flare-ups.
Cold weather can be a problematic issue for people with sensitive skin as it dries the skin out, while scorching summer days burn up the skin cells. However, there are various ways you can manage and ease the effects of eczema woes this winter as follows:
1. Consume Juicy Fruits
Seasonal fruits are an excellent way to achieve glow on your skin and improve various bodily conditions. Drinking carrot juices is an excellent way to push toxins, causing eczema, out from the liver and other body parts. Also, bite berries and muskmelon, having high detoxifying effects of flushing out the elements responsible for various skins issues. You will observe a nourishing effect by consuming lots of juicy fruits in your daily diet.
2. Eat More Raw Vegetables
Eating healthy and fresh is the best way to take care of your skin. Green vegetables are loaded with various nutrients, antioxidant properties, and essential vitamins that heal and nourish our skin. Heating the vegetable items affects the food’s healing properties. That is why dermatologists recommend consuming raw vegetables for a healthy, bright and alluring skin. Furthermore, such a food is ideal for preventing eczema and various other health disorders.
3. Make the Most of Sprouts
Sprouts are dense nutrient food that helps lower the toxic load enabling your body to fight different kinds of skin allergies. Moong bean has a unique, tasty flavor which is easiest to sprout. Fenugreek sprouts add a spicy and slightly bitter taste to your food that is best known for curative properties. Gram sprouts enhance vigor and vitality, while Brussels sprouts improve hair health. Consumption of sprouts in your daily routine increases the healing and rejuvenation process of your skin. It helps heal the wounds and replace damaged tissues at a faster pace. The high level of omega 3 fatty acids tends to keep your skin smooth and younger by reducing inflammatory conditions like acne, pruritus, scaling, psoriasis, erythema, and eczema.
4. No dairy products
Dairy products such as cheese and curd may cause allergies, which is one of the leading triggers for eczema, especially in winter. Therefore, it is suggested to avoid milk and dairy items for some days until your condition gets improved.
5. Stay Away From All Forms of Caffeine
It is wise to reduce or stop consumption of caffeinated beverages including tea and coffee till your skin condition improves and gets healed up. Because, caffeine damages and wipes out B-complex vitamins, which help in the production of essential nutrients to protect your skin, indicating a direct correlation in healing eczema. Moreover, keep yourself away from junk food and items containing processed sugar as these lower nutritional uptake.
6. Massage with Coconut Oil and Salt
Coconut oil when gently applied on an affected area delivers effective relief. For instant relief, take a bowl of coconut oil with a pinch of pink salt mixed in it, and use it by massaging the inflamed and sensitive skin areas. Make sure not to rub it over your skin as salt crystals might damage or break the skin, further worsening the condition.
7. Bath in the Early Morning Sun
Early morning sun rays, when the sun has just begun to appear, are pleasant and nourishing that can serve as an effective therapeutic option and effective healer for eczema. When exposed to mild sunlight, it may kill bacteria and boost vitamin D level, thereby improving skin immunity and helping in fighting eczema. However, avoid direct exposure to the sun in the day by using sun-glasses, hats, socks, gloves and of course your clothes.
8. Wear Breathable Garments
During cold days, everyone covers their skins with excessive clothing that prevents your skin breathability and retains heat in the body, triggering eczema. Therefore, make sure that the affected area is exposed and free, especially in the night. Avoid itchy wool jumpers that are not good for an already irritated skin. So, stick to pleasant, smooth fabrics such as soft cotton.
9. Practice Yoga
Yoga postures and breathing exercises are the best ways to maintain your health and balance your mental stability. Practicing Pranayama (breathing yogic exercises) betters oxygen flow to the various parts of your body including the heart, mind, and skin cells, keeping your body refreshed, energetic, and healthy. Moreover, it aids in replacement of old cells with new ones. Therefore, take some time out from your busy schedule to enjoy the holistic benefits of Pranayama. Practicing yoga in the morning is ideal in all ways.
10. Avoid Excess Make-Up
In Christmas parties and New Year festival, it would be tempting for you to overload yourself with make-up to achieve a brighter and fashionable look. Glittery eyeshades can cause flecks of make-up in sensitive or cracked skin, triggering increasing irritation. Heavily pigmented colors and creams may also cause eczema. Therefore, keep it mild till your skin gets healed and nourished.
Eczema is a common skin condition that many people get caught by it, especially in cold days and winter season. However, it can be managed and prevented by consumption of juicy fruits, increasing intake of raw, green vegetables, and making sprouts the part of your daily diet. Moreover, avoid dairy products, excess make-up, and various forms of caffeine. Furthermore, massage using coconut oil with minor salt, expose yourself to early sun rays, wear breathable garments and practice yoga. This way you are destined to achieve a healthy, nourished, glowing skin.