Oil Based Skincare. The Eczema Cure?

by PURE Branding

Today marks World Eczema Day, a time to raise awareness about the chronic skin condition that affects approximately 1-in-10 adults in the UK. Commonly known as Dermatitis, Eczema can cause discomfort, itchiness and pain, which canby proxycause sleeplessness, anxiety and in some cases, depression.

In recent years, there has been growing interest in natural, oil-based skincare as a potential remedy for eczema, and today, we’ll delve into the benefits of incorporating oil-based products into your daily self-care routine.

Understanding Eczema

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, and sometimes cracked or red patches of skin. The primary cause of eczema is still not fully understood but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Natural oils have long been used in skincare for their therapeutic properties, offering a multitude of benefits, including moisturising, nourishing and protecting the skin. When it comes to eczema, natural oils can help in several ways:

Moisturising Properties

Eczema-prone skin is often dry and lacking in moisture, which can worsen the symptoms. Natural oils like as coconut oil, jojoba oil and almond oil are rich in fatty acids helping lock in moisture, hydrating the skin and reducing dryness. We recommend PURE Coconut Oil as it’s cold pressed, helping nourish the skin and keeping it from drying out.

Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Effects

Many natural oils possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation. For example, Juniper berry contains antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, helping repair and strengthen the epidermis, allowing it to defend itself from impurities that can damage the skin and cause premature ageing.  

Skin Barrier Restoration

Eczema compromises the skin’s barrier function, making it more susceptible to irritants. Natural oils, such as rosehip seed oil and argan oil, contain essential fatty acids that nourish and strengthen the skin’s barrier, promoting healing and protecting it from external triggers.

Reduction of Itchiness and Irritation

The intense itching and irritation experienced by those with eczema can be alleviated with certain natural oils. Tea tree oil and neem oil, known for their antimicrobial and soothing properties, can provide relief and reduce the urge to scratch, thereby preventing further skin damage.

Gentle and Non-irritating

One of the advantages of natural, oil-based skincare is that it is generally well-tolerated by all skin types, including sensitive skin. Natural oils are free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances that can aggravate eczema and cause further irritation.

To experience the benefits of natural oils for eczema relief, it's crucial to use them correctly. Ensure that the oils you select are pure, organic, and cold-pressed to ensure they retain their beneficial properties. Oils like PURE Spa Skincare are suitable for all skin types including sensitive or eczema-prone skin.

For natural oils to be effective, it is important to use them consistently. Make them a part of your daily skincare routine and monitor the results over time.

While eczema cannot currently be cured, oil-based skincare can play a significant role in managing and alleviating its symptoms. These oils offer a range of benefits, including moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and protective properties. By incorporating these oils into your skincare routine and following proper guidelines, you can improve the health of your skin and find relief from eczema symptoms.

On World Eczema Day, let us celebrate the potential of natural oil-based skincare in promoting the well-being and comfort of those living with eczema.

About PURE Spa Skincare

Our range of natural skincare is 100% oil-based and enriched with antioxidant vitamins to feed and protect your skin.

Created sustainably in the UK, PURE Spa Skincare is vegan, cruelty-free and contains no harsh chemicals, parabens or skin-irritating foaming agents such as SLS - just pure plant-based goodness.   

We protect and strengthen your skin’s natural barrier, boosting your natural radiance with active extracts and antioxidants like Vitamin E, Retinyl, Kukui Nut Oil and Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9.

The entire range is gender-neutral and suitable for all skin types, so whatever your skin concern, you can face the world with PURE confidence.

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