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    How To Treat Eczema on the Face Naturally

    • 3 min read
    Eczema in general can be uncomfortable, painful and incredibly itchy. But when the flare up appears on your face, it can be all the more infuriating. The skin condition causes red patches, small bumps, and flaking skin. This is often accompanied with stinging and pain on the skin. However, there is some good news for eczema sufferers. Although there is no cure for eczema, you can take actions to manage a flare up on your face. 

    What Are The Types of Facial Eczema?

    There are many different types of eczema. The type most likely to appear on the face are:

    • Atopic Dermatitis 

    This type of genetic auto-immune eczema is very common and usually appears at infancy or early childhood, and often found in families with a history of asthma or eczema. Atopic Dermatitis can appear on the face, but is very common the cheeks and chin, as well as around the eyes, eyelids, and around the mouth. 

    • Contact Dermatitis 

    Compared to Atopic Dermatitis, contact dermatitis is easier to treat as it is caused by the skin becoming into contact with a certain trigger. Such as strong detergent, chemicals, cosmetics or plant toxins. This type of eczema is often around the eyes, as well as hairline and areas that come in contact with jewelry and perfumes, like the neck and earlobes. 

    • Seborrheic Dermatitis 

    This type of eczema is more commonly called ‘dandruff’ or cradle cap for infants. It is caused by an overproduction and subsequent rapid shedding of skin cells, or in some cases, an overgrowth of yeast. 


    Why Should You Go Natural? 

    Products that are naturally formulated are free from the nasty side effects of medical treatments like steroids.Grahams Natural’s C+ Eczema and Dermatitis Cream contains various powerful natural ingredients including Manuka Honey, Calendula and Gotu Kola. 

    Manuka Honey

    Manuka Honey can help provide relief for eczema sufferers by providing several benefits: 

    • Reduces flare ups by keeping the skin moist

    • Reduces inflammation

    • Has antibacterial properties that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria commonly found in eczema prone skin 

    • Creates a barrier for the skin, which prevents infection 

    Calendula 

    Basically, calendula is a type of flower that contains a variety of powerful properties that aid in eczema relief. These properties include anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. 

    Gotu Kola

    Gotu Kola,also known as Centella asiatica and Asiatic pennywort, can be used to treat eczema by reducing itching, redness, pain, scaling and other common symptoms of eczema. 

    We recommend using the C+ Eczema and Dermatitis Cream with theNatural Body and Bath Oil for best results. 


    Follow a Gut-Health Focused Diet 


    Gut health plays an essential role in the well-being of the entire body by supporting a strong immune system, smooth (eczema-free skin!), improved digestion, and more energy. 
    Grahams Natural Alternatives have developed a product to help protect the gut from inflammation. It was quickly figured out that to treat eczema effectively you can’t just treat it topically you need to nourish it from the ‘inside, out’ as well.The Mega Oilcontains 100% natural oil ingredients including Omega 3, 6 and 9, our oil to treat gut issues that can contribute to skin disorders and overall health issues.
    Many eczema sufferers experience leaky gut syndrome, which makes it even more important to take care of your digestive tract.The intestinal wall becomes overly porous with this syndrome allowing toxins to pass into your bloodstream triggering an inflammatory response. Allergies and food reactions follow -- along with eczema. Unfortunately, this continuous cycle hinders the immune system.
    Mega Oil is easy to consume. It can either be consumed straight from the bottle, or added to your favourite pasta, vegetables, rice, salads, yoghurts and more. If you’d like some inspiration, here are afew recipes to get you started.