If you have eczema, then your skin is likely to be dry. Dry skin also tends to worsen your eczema as you are prone to itching and scratching. Part of eczema treatment is therefore focused on keeping the skin hydrated. For this, you can try using plenty of oils to help replenish your skin with the moisture that it needs.
Many report beneficial results with using emollient oils for eczema treatment and for skin hydration. These oils can be put into the bath to help the skin get the moisture that it desperately needs to help keep your skin from becoming itchy, uncomfortable, scratch, and dry.
Here is how you use emollient oils for eczema treatment. When you take a bath, you can pour a liberal amount of the emollient oil under the running water. You cannot put too much in, but you should still use common sense. Emollient oils are all-natural, without any drugs or active chemicals, so you are helping your skin each time that you use them, no matter how often. It is important, however, to read your labels and try out different oils to see which ones are best for your skin.
Some people change out their oils so that they have one to use during a flare-up and one to use when their eczema is under control. Whatever it is, you should use the oils on a regular basis to keep your eczema under control. It is important that you treat your skin gently to prevent further irritation.
So which oils should you use? There are several that you can consider. One of them is emu oil.
Emu oil is one of the mildest oils available. It is an excellent eczema treatment due to its moisturizing properties and it works to decrease the redness and swelling which accompanies eczema. It is also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (won't clog your pores).
In addition, emu oil contains natural antioxidants and a natural mix of skin softening agents, which helps to keep your skin soft and moisturized. It absorbs quickly into the skin and gives long-lasting relief from itching and dryness. This antibacterial oil also helps to decrease your risk of viral or antibacterial infections getting into your skin through cracks or scratches.
Emu oil also helps with the regeneration of skin cells, which helps skin to heal quicker. Any cuts and cracks that are in your skin will heal very quickly and with a minimum of scarring when you apply Emu oil regularly.
Using oils for eczema treatment should only part of your overall strategy to getting your skin healed. It is by no means a cure. Other measures for eczema treatment that you can consider include avoiding food triggers, reducing your stress levels and drinking more water for hydration.