Anyone can develop eczema, no matter your age. It can start out as a red patch that is itchy, probably on your knees, neck, or elbows. Living with eczema can be a real challenge. Another name for eczema is atopic dermatitis. Symptoms include red patches or darker patches of skin, redness, itchiness, and more.
It turns out that aloe vera can be good and one of the best solutions for treating eczema and providing relief from symptoms. Massaging aloe vera on your skin can provide immediate relief. Aloe vera happens to be helpful where a lot of different skin disorders are concerned, and it is regularly recommended by holistic doctors.
About Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is an edible succulent plant often used as décor both indoors and out that produces a gel and latex underneath its skin that is yellowish in color. It can also be used for medicinal purposes, including to treat eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, and even frostbite! Latex from the aloe vera plant is a great laxative with no adverse side effects. You can also use aloe vera as a makeup remover and to treat minor burns.
How Does Aloe Vera Treat Eczema?
There is a gel inside the leaves of aloe vera that can be extracted to treat eczema and psoriasis and so much more. Eczema often causes skin inflammation that is itchy, but aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, so most people see relief in as little as 24 hours when using it.
Aloe vera has been used since ancient times as a great moisturizer because it prevents the skin from losing moisture and hydrates at the same time. Weather changes, eating a food you are allergic to, or coming into contact with certain materials can all cause a flare-up of eczema. But aloe vera can calm down that irritating flare-up almost immediately.
While aloe vera is not a cure for eczema or other skin disorders it can make living with these conditions more tolerable and lead to fewer symptoms and flare-ups.
How to Use Aloe Vera for Eczema
There are so many ways you can use aloe vera for eczema but below are some of our favorite methods.
Aloe Vera and Rosewater
You will need 1 tablespoon of rose water and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera. Mix the two ingredients together to form a type of paste before applying to the area of skin that is affected. Leave on the skin for ten minutes before washing it off with cold water. You can repeat this method twice a day for relief.
Aloe Vera and Fuller’s Earth
You will need 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth, and you can use 1 teaspoon of milk or rosewater. You mix the ingredients into a paste and slather it onto the affected skin. Leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and then use a clean, wet cloth to wipe it off. You can use this method daily.
Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, and Turmeric
You will need 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, and 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Mix the turmeric and aloe vera together well before adding liquid coconut oil. Apply the paste to the affected skin and let it stay there for 10 minutes before washing it off with cold water. This is a very effective method for treating eczema and psoriasis.
Aloe Vera and Banana
You will need one banana and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Mix the banana and aloe vera gel in a blender. Apply to the affected skin and leave for 10 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Do this daily to provide nourishment to your skin.
Aloe vera has many uses and one of the best uses is for eczema and other skin disorders. These methods are proven to improve life with eczema and provide relief from the symptoms.
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