Two Essential Methods for Getting Rid of Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
by Shari Azama |
When it comes to getting rid of eczema, there are two essential factors that you should consider: diet and skincare.
If you deal with eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis), you know just how hard it is to try thinking about anything else when you're experiencing a flare up of eczema, and we don't blame you — intense skin irritation, oozing blisters, and dry, itchy rashes would make it difficult for anyone to carry on with their daily activities.
Whether you're in the beginning of your journey to overcoming eczema or you've been working on it for some time, if you're serious about finding the right method for you, keep on reading.
The first essential factor to consider is diet. When it comes to managing and reducing the symptoms of eczema, maintaining an eczema-friendly diet is key. Below we'll share a couple of different diets that have helped some people overcome eczema. Please note that getting rid of eczema is a very personal journey, so these may not work for everyone. What's important is that you continue to experiment, trying different variations until you figure out what works for your body!
The first type of diet is called the Mediterranean Diet, which is a diet that focuses primarily on plant-based foods and fish, as well as fruits, whole grains, and legumes. When following this diet, you should generally avoid consuming:
Refined grains (i.e. bread and pasta)
Processed meat (i.e. sausages)
Highly processed foods (i.e. fast food)
The second type of diet is called the Ayurvedic Diet, which is very similar to the Mediterranean Diet, except that it also emphasizes spices like coriander, cumin, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon, which all act as anti-inflammatories.
Starting a whole new diet can be overwhelming, so if you're not ready to change your entire diet just yet, you can start more gently by gradually eliminating some of these following items from your diet instead and seeing what kind of effect it has on your eczema symptoms:
While not all of the foods on this list may necessarily cause eczema, they are known to contribute to eczema flareups.
In addition to reducing as much as possible the food items that cause eczema flareups, it's also important to couple that with consuming food items that will help decrease the painful symptoms of eczema. Here are a few examples:
Fatty fish, such as salmon and herring. Due to their high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory
Foods containing quercetin, which is a plant-based flavanoid that helps reduce inflammation and histamine levels. Some examples are apples, blueberries, cherries, broccoli, spinach, and kale
Foods containing probiotics. Probiotic foods (i.e. yogurt, naturally fermented pickles, miso soup) contain live cultures that help support a strong immune system and therefore may help reduce flare-ups or allergic reactions
Making internal changes, such as diet changes, is one of the most important factors to consider when working to reduce eczema flareups. However, applying topical creams can also greatly aid in your efforts and help bring you immediate relief so that you can carry out your day with more ease and comfort.
Depending on the severity of your case, you may want to consult a dermatologist for recommendations. However, if you have a more mild case and/or are already seeing improvement from changing your diet, then a cream like the Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream may be all you need to get over the final hump of your eczema flareup.
The Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream contains both an extremely high content of glycerin and camphor, which together work to deeply hydrate the skin while also alleviating any irritated, red, and itchy skin.
If you or a loved one is dealing with atopic dermatitis, try using the Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream and apply this healing cream daily to see if it will work for you. Here are just a few of the reviews left by customers that found results using the Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream for their eczema issues:
"I used the ointment for my eczema spots on my hands and they disappeared in 2-3 days." -Zimmal K.
"Great product that is super duper spreadable! In 2 weeks, this has made a huge difference in my son's eczema skin!" -Grace D.
"This moisturizer is amazing. I’ve been using it for years and it got rid of my eczema. I tried all sorts of products before trying Yu-Be and this is the best out there. Lifelong fan. :)" -Jessica Y.
"This cream is magic! I liked it so much that I tried it on my toddler’s eczema and it’s improved so much! It absorbs quickly without any sticky greasiness." -Mella T.
When you combine the Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream with a diet that helps to reduce and prevent eczema flareups, you're giving your skin the highest chance possible of returning to its naturally smooth, hydrated, and itch-free state.