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What are alternative treatments for dry skin?

• Dry skin or Eczema is a general term for many types of skin inflammation, also known as dermatitis.
• The term dry skin or eczema is sometimes used interchangeably with atopic dermatitis which is the most common form of Dry skin or Eczema.
• Dry skin or Eczema is a result of a genetic defect that results in an abnormality of the skin’s barrier function.
• Dry skin or Eczema is most common in infants and young children.
• Triggers of Dry skin or Eczema outbreaks can be environmental irritants or allergens
• Substances like soaps, perfumes, or chemicals; food allergies; lifestyle stress; or changes in temperature or humidity can cause dry skin or Eczema.
• Treatment can include oral or topical corticosteroids, antihistamines, or immune-suppressing drugs known as calcineurin inhibitors.
• Dry skin or Eczema is not preventable.
• Self-care measures such as frequent hydration of skin and avoidance of extreme temperatures and known irritants can help manage symptoms.
• It is a group of skin disorders.
• Dry skin or Eczema causes the skin to be inflamed and irritated.

General Remedies for Dry Skin

• Wear cotton clothes, to allow your skin to breathe more easily.
• Some people have found mudpacks to be very effective in treating eczema.
• Another method sometimes used to heal eczema is light therapy.
• Taking a sun bath is another method.
• Moisturize your skin regularly.
• Use a good hypoallergenic moisturizer.
• Herbs are potent natural medicines that contain soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. They can reduce or eliminate your eczema symptoms.
Some of the herbs are:
– Turmeric
– Nutmeg
– Basil
– Aloe Vera
– Ginger

Cleansing and Detoxification
• Start by drinking more pure water.
• You drink half your body weight in ounces. Eg: That means if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water a day.
• Drink raw vegetable juices, made fresh in a juicer. This adds extra fiber to your diet.
• Drinking a simple mixture of apple cider vinegar, water and honey each day.
• Drink more water to cleanse and hydrate your body and keep your skin moist and supple.
• Take a steam bath to open pores and hydrate your skin.
• Be sure to moisturize afterwards.
• Use cold compresses to relieve the pain, stinging and itching of eczema inflammations.
• Wrap your skin in a cotton towel that is wet with cool water to help soothe arms or legs that have a lot of eczema inflammations.
Take a healing eczema bath using one of the following:
– Oatmeal
– Baking Soda
– Cider vinegar and a healing oil such as Cleure Emu Oil or jojoba

Different Types of Cleansing

Herbal Cleansing
• Using herbs to gently purify the digestive and elimination systems of the body.
Fasting
• This gives your body and digestion a chance to rest.
• Most people do a vegetable juice fast or a raw vegetable and fruit fast.
• Some people have done water fast but this is more intense and draining for the body.
• This will remove toxins and wastes from the body.
Colonics
• This is a procedure done by a trained professional.
• He irrigates the colon with water.
• This helps to release toxins and impurities that may be lodged in the walls of the colon.

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