What is eczema?
In most cases, eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes ones skin to be itchy, inflamed, and have rash-like qualities. There are numerous subtypes of eczema such as atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic dermatitis (hand eczema). Though this condition can be found in adults, it is most commonly found in children. Studies have shown that baby eczema affects up to 13% of children under the age of 18. Eczema may occur on the face. Baby face dermatitis in infants is characterized by redness and irritation on the facial skin.
How to treat eczema? Many children grow out of eczema as they enter adulthood, while others struggle with eczema throughout their life. Similarly to other chronic skin condition, such as rosacea, there is no absolute cure to eczema, however, with the right methods, care, and products, you will be able to soothe your baby's dry, itchy skin!
Here are some of the best treatments for eczema in babies:
Giving your eczema-prone baby a gentle bath will help to soothe their eczema, and may even prevent flare-ups. Dirt and sweat accumulated on the skin could trigger irritation or cause infection. But- not all bath will help. Studies have shown that many baby products contain harsh and skin sensitizing chemicals that could lead to irritation and skin sensitization for your baby's sensitive skin. Avoid products that contain SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate), fragrances, parabens, and essential oils.
LEMYKA's Gentle Shampoo and Body Wash is free of SLS, GMOs, fragrances, parabens, and petrochemicals, making it a safe and gentle product for your baby. It's 3-in-1 multifunctional purpose allows for it to be a shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath. It's gentle formulation allows a deep cleanse without stripping your skin and causing irritation. Packed with nature's bests: panthenol, argan oil, aloe vera, sea kelp, and calendula, it'll keeps your baby's skin moisturized, refreshed, and reduce red, itchy skin.
Keep Your Baby Moisturized
One of the main symptoms for baby eczema on face is red, dry, itchy skin. In order to minimize further aggravation, moisturize your baby's face and body to prevent eczema dryness. When looking for a moisturizer for your baby's sensitive and delicate skin, select products that excludes fragrances, steroids, parabens, and other harsh chemicals. Creams that include steroids have a higher chance of eczema relapse after discontinuing use and in some cases, could lead to side effects such as skin atrophy, acne, bone density loss, etc. In other cases, there might be serious steroid-withdrawal symptoms. Aim for products that have soothing ingredients such as aloe vera and calendula.
LEMYKA's Hydrating Cream is a long-lasting moisturizer that helps to hold moisture to the skin throughout the day. LEMYKA's advanced formula provides a 3-in-1 solution, acting as a natural moisturizer, skin barrier cream, and itch/irritation relief cream for your baby's skin needs. This natural eczema cream contains organic aloe vera, calendula, sunflower oils, and green tea extract to help calm irritation and redness. Its steroid-free formula is gentle to your baby's skin without any potential side effects. Our baby cream is also free of fragrances, parabens, and petrochemicals.
TIP: For first time users, apply a small amount of the cream to small areas for 1-2 days before regular use.
Natural remedies for eczema
Natural, at-home remedies are also a great option to help treat eczema on babies. Applying natural ingredients such as aloe vera or coconut oil may help to reduce and moisturize dried, inflamed, and red skin. You can also add apple cider vinegar into your baby's bath to calm irritated skin. Another great natural ingredient to add into your baby's bath is colloidal oatmeal. To soothe itchy skin, gently compress the area of focus with a cool, clean towel.
TIP: Carefully allergy test your baby with a small portion of the natural remedies to prevent any allergic reactions.
A baby's skin is sensitive and delicate, requiring great care and nutrients-packed products to help soothe and calm their eczema. Knowing what ingredients to look for and avoid will help to find great baby care products that'd help to treat your baby's skin. Try these natural remedies and tips to reduce redness, inflammation, and dry, rash-like skin.