Coconut oil is one of the excellent natural cure for eczema.
It is 100% chemical free treatment that will efficiently cure your eczema.
There're no harsh chemicals as well as any side effects for sure :)
Do You Feel Like This?
Honestly, I never got eczema in my life. However, as far as I know, it is like a chronic suffer.
The skin becomes itchy with a red flaky dry patch and rash.
You feel an intense itchy, and you can't help scratching on it.
Of course, the more you scratch, the more you hurt and the more it worsens.
Usually it becomes the flaky dry skin, or the oozing and bleeding blisters on a particular part of the body.
You even have low self esteem and feel embarrassed to other people. You don't want anyone to see such a redness rash skin so you hide it under your cloth.
You may be sick of taking so many medical treatments as they are good for a while. Still, the eczema does flare up from time to time.
With coconut oil, you can simply take it for eczema natural cure. And you will be eczema free for a longer period of time, if not for life.
What causes Eczema?
The most common cause of eczema is the Hereditary Allergy, as known as Atopic Eczema. However, the EXACT cause of eczema is still unknown.
Atopic Eczema could be possible from a 2-month infant to the adult. Irritant and/or allergic contact is usually a cause of this type of eczema.
Why Coconut Oil?
The reason why coconut oil is excellent for eczema natural cure is due to the following properties:
- Powerful Antioxidants
- Antimicrobial Agents
- Immune System Boost
But... Would it be better if you can speed up the immune system so you can heal eczema faster?
Lauric acid in coconut oil helps increase the immune system. It also helps improve a mal-digestive condition mostly found in the infant and toddler.
Did you know the fact?
Fact : Lauric acid in coconut oil is similar to the one in mother's breat milk used to feed the first 6-month infant. This is to start building the immune system as the body cannot produce by itself.
Mother's breast milk contains 18% of Lauric acid.
This amount is enough to start building the immune system for the first new born baby.
However, coconut oil contains 48%-53% of Lauric acid, which is much higher than mother's breast milk.
You can get the higher immune system just by simply taking coconut oil.
It means that the higher immune system, the better for eczema natural cure.
Moreover, Lauric acid is one the most powerful antibacterial agents. It fights against bacteria and other microbes that cause skin infection.
What a wonderful it is!
Vitamin E is the excellent coconut oil moisturizer. It keeps your skin moisturized and soft naturally.
If you have a flaky dry or an itchy rash skin, simply rub coconut oil on it. Sooner you will be getting better.
To prevent eczema from dry flaky skin, you want to keep moisturizing the skin until the eczema goes away.
Here's what Dr. Bruce Fife mentioned:
It's excellent for rashes and things. Put it on. It may not cure every type or form of rash but in many cases, you start putting it on a rash and it will go away.
And, lots of times these rashes are actual infections, usually fungal infections, and coconut oil is excellent for fungal infections.
So, if you have athlete's foot, or ringworm, or any of these types of things, you can put coconut oil on, rub it on and just keep doing it until it goes away, and usually within a few days it's gone.
If you have a little baby, most of the times you will see the diaper rash on his or her skin.
Candida infection is a cause of diaper rash. Again, coconut oil is excellent for candida infection as well ;-)
Skin Protective Layer
Coconut oil can be the excellent protective layer on the skin.
This is very helpful for eczema natural cure.
When you apply coconut oil on your skin, the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil will combine with sebum.
Sebum is an oily substance produced by sebaceous glands (or oil glands) under the skin.
And then, the good bacteria living on the skin will digest the lipid. This process goes under a slightly acidic condition.
At this stage, MCTs will break down into the free fatty acids, known as medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs).
MCFAs provide a chemical protective layer on the skin. This layer protects any type of skin infections, including one that might cause eczema.
In addition, applying coconut oil for skin helps relieve inflammation and restore the damage on the skin. The oil quickly absorbs into the connective tissues and goes nourishing the cells.
All in all, coconut oil can be the excellent eczema natural cure for any cases possible.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Eczema?
The most effective way for eczema natural cure is to apply virgin coconut oil on the skin.
However, it may not work for some people because the symptoms vary from one to another.
Still, it DOES work for most people with eczema.
Using coconut oil as eczema natural cure is very simple.
All you need to do is simply take a little of the oil and gently rub it on the dry red inflamed patches.
Keep rubbing the skin 3 to 4 times a day, especially after bath. The reason is to keep the skin moisturized and treated all the time.
I am certain that you can see the positive result within a couple of days.
For facial eczema, you'll need a mask which is the mixture of 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of honey.
Simply put it on your face with a thin layer. Leave it for an hour or two.
Wash it out with normal water (not too hot or cold), and wipe it dry.
Gently massage your face with a little of coconut oil. This is to keep your face moisturized and soft during the day.
Cure It from Inside Out
Another way for eczema natural cure is to take coconut oil orally. You can eat coconut oil purely to improve the eczema conditions from inside out.
This is another efficient way to cure eczema naturally.
How to do?
Easy. Just take a full tablespoon of coconut oil and eat it purely.
The best time to do is 20 minutes before each meal. You may follow with a glass of warm water to remove some oily taste if you want.
If you cannot eat coconut oil purely, you can put it in the diet such as vegetable salad, soup, tea, ice-cream, smoothie, etc.
Here is the example recipe for coconut smoothie:
- 2 cups of cold coconut milk
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of crushed ice
- 1/2 a cup of chocolate syrup
- 1/2 a cup of shreded coconut.
Using coconut oil as cooking oil is another way you can do. It's best for deep-frying. For example: french fries, omelette, fried egg, etc.
You see... With coconut oil, it is very simple for eczema natural cure.
Thing to Do & Don't
Apart of eczema natural cure, the best way to avoid the eczema in the long run is to find out the things that may cause eczema, and avoid it.
Perhaps, you may touch something that causes irritant or allergic without even knowing.
Just think about it and try to avoid it as much as you possibly can.
Here's the general guideline to avoid the flare-up of eczema.
Things to Do:
- Use natural mild and soft skin care products such as soap, detergent, lotion and shampoo. Avoid any harsh chemical additives such as fragrance, perfume, scent and preservation.
- Control your living environment under a moderate temperature, not too hot or too cold. Living in a natural fresh and clean air could be a plus to eczema natural cure.
- Keep your finger nail cut short (as well as your little baby if he/she gets eczema). The reason is to avoid bacterial infection from scratching on the itchy red patches. Long finger nail is a good place for numerous bacteria to live in.
- Always keep your skin moist and soft. Coconut oil is an excellent natural moisturizer you should try it.
- Drink enough water everyday.
- Take the multivitamin diets daily. Organic or unrefined virgin coconut oil is highly recommended.
- Detoxify your body. Oil pulling is one of the simpliest detox method you could do. It works effectively.
Things to Avoid:
- Do not spend too much time for bath or shower. Take a bath once a day if possible.
- Do not shower or bath with hot water as it could make your eczema skin even more itchy. Stay with moderate temperature.
- Avoid any harsh chemical additives such as fragrance, perfume, scent and preservation.
- Avoid wearing the clothes that are rough, coarse, scratchy, or tight. Do not wear the wool clothes. Stay with the cotton clothes.
- Avoid foods that trigger your eczema. Cow milk and dairy products, eggs, prawn and other seafood are what you may want to avoid.
- Avoid a high level of mental stress.
And it keeps working until today.
You should try it.
You have nothing to lose. It is all natural so it will not harm your skin like over-the-counter cream which is usually a chemical-laden product.
Those eczema lotions may cause negative effects to the babies, teenagers or even adults if over used.
Anyway, what do you do if coconut oil doesn't help relieve eczema?
You need to see a dermatologist and seek the advice.
However, why don't you try coconut oil as the eczema natural cure first?