Eczema can be an exhausting cycle for parents and child (we've been there!) and unfortunately the one thing which is needed most is also probably the hardest to find in situations like this - patience! Taking the natural route may not have the dramatic short-term results that steroid creams do but the long-term advantages definitely outweigh the wait.
Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca alternifolia) is one of the most powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial natural ingredients known. The oral history of aboriginal Australians tells of healing lakes into which the leaves of the tea tree plant had fallen and decayed over time. And it seems Captain Cook and his men enjoyed tea made from the leaves (hence the name) and noticed its effects. But it was only in the 1920s when the power of the tea tree plant began to be scientifically recognised and studied and since then, a whole host of studies has verified the amazing power of the plant to heal and soothe all sorts of skin conditions.
Our skin is a living, breathing thing. That’s something that’s easy to forget when there are so many skincare products out there trying to zap it, strip it and transform it into the pictures you see in magazines and blogs. We get so many emails from customers who’ve suddenly discovered skin issues they’ve never had before and very often, the cause is our tendency to overdo it when it comes to skincare.
It’s spring! It might not feel that way right now but warmer days are definitely on their way. There’s no better time than now to give the skin a refreshing re-start after the cold, dry days of winter. And there’s no better way to do so than with a homemade scrub, where you know exactly where its ingredients come from.
Gotu Kola is a beautiful heart-shaped herb that has pride of place in Nanna’s garden and is at the heart of one of our favourite salves, ourGotu Kola & Calendula Rich Cream Salve. During winter, it’s one of our best-sellers for keeping dry and sensitive skin luxuriously nourished and protected.
We all know that drier air and colder temperatures mean that skin loses moisture more quickly. And for eczema affected skin, which finds it challenging to hold onto its own moisture, it means that reminder to ‘moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!’ is more important than ever! But did you know that there are other triggers that can cause eczema to worsen in winter? Keep an eye on these five to ensure you keep eczema at bay during the colder weather.
Are you feeling as if your skin is becoming more sensitive and you’re not quite sure why? We often hear from customers who’ve started reacting to products they’ve never reacted to before, or getting dry or red spots on skin which never used to have a reaction. Here’s what we hope is a helpful guide to what might be causing the problem...
Winter’s suddenly arrived and made its presence felt! There’s a chill in the air and this change in weather can have a big impact on your skin. Colder air along with the wind and lower humidity levels can carry away precious moisture just when your skin needs it most.
It's well known that atopic eczema is often triggered by allergens in the environment (dust mites, certain fibres, pollen, mold) and in the diet (dairy, shellfish, eggs, nuts). But if you have atopic eczema or know someone who does, you might have noticed that there are other strange triggers of the itch-scratch cycle.