First, what IS eczema? If you're looking for solutions to eczema, you may already know but if you're still learning, we've got you!
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes inflammation, itching, and dryness. It can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in children. Which can be SO difficult because as parents or guardians of any kind, we want our children to be comfortable and ease the symptoms.
So! Let's talk about how sea moss can help! One study found that sea moss can help to reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of eczema-affected skin. Another study found that sea moss can help to increase the production of collagen, which can help to improve the skin's barrier function and reduce the risk of eczema flare-ups.
If you are considering using sea moss for eczema, it is important to talk to your doctor first. Sea moss is not a cure for eczema, but it may be able to help to relieve the symptoms.
Here are some ways to use sea moss for eczema:
- Take it as a supplement. We have sea moss supplements available in capsules, syrups and gel format to make it easy for everyone to try!
- Make a sea moss gel. To make a sea moss gel, try our raw sea moss (it comes with instructions) OR you can buy one of our already prepared sea moss gels. Apply the gel to the affected area and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
- Add it to your bath. Add 1-2 cups of sea moss to your bath water. Soak for 20-30 minutes.
Want to see before and after photos of our Mossy Mob baby giving sea moss a try?
Here are some additional tips for managing eczema:
- Avoid harsh soaps and detergents. Use mild, fragrance-free soaps and detergents.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing made from natural fabrics. Avoid synthetic fabrics, which can irritate the skin.
- Keep your skin moisturized. Use a moisturizer that is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic (will not clog pores).
- Avoid scratching. Scratching will only make the itch worse. Now, this may be hard for the kiddos, so putting gloves on their hands or long sleeved clothing may help them.
- Get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep can help to reduce stress, which can trigger eczema flare-ups.
- Manage stress. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, yoga, or meditation.
If you have severe eczema, you may need to see a doctor for treatment. There are a number of prescription medications that can help to control eczema symptoms AND there's also sea moss as a natural remedy to provide additional support.