Eczema often shows in skin dryness, irritation, and inflammation from direct contact with certain substances. As a pathologic skin condition, eczema is originally caused by overly dynamic cell activity from allergic and inflammatory reaction to environmental toxins. Eczema comes in the appearance of red, itchy, scaly, and blistered patches. The eczema is also called “dermatitis”, more commonly known as “inflamed skin”.
Having eczema in most cases means our skin stops producing fats and oils like usual and its water retaining ability is diminished in the process. The widened space between cells from lost moisture makes the skin more vulnerable to irritants and bacteria. That’s why soaps and detergents will make eczema worse, since it drains the water in the skin.
Packed with Vitamins A, E, and F, African shea butter can keep skin clear and healthy-looking, while relieving dry, rough, and chapped skin. Thus it can substantially lessen the itchiness and soreness of eczema. Meanwhile, the high content of non-saponifiable fatty acids in shea butter are crucial for hydrating and rejuvenating inflamed skin. Non-saponifiable means it won’t be saponified, hydrolyzed, and converted into soap, hence more easily to penetrate through our skin without clogging. The major healing benefits of shea butter arise from these fatty acids and their outstanding ability in restoring skin elasticity and retaining moisture, making it the best treatment to eczema.
For more immediate cure, prepare the super butter recipe with shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and beewax to benefit from the wonderful healing power of these 4 ingredients. Beeswax functions as the medium for thickening this butter while helping to protect and soften our skin. Jojoba oil has a molecular structure most similar to our skin sebum that can penetrate deep in the skin. Coconut oil sinks in our skin to fill up the intercellular space of dry and irritated skin. The blends of these remedies heighten the moisturizing effects and more thoroughly prevent affection.
To make this super butter recipe, you need…
-2 tablespoons shea butter
-2 tablespoons beeswax
-6 tablespoons of coconut oil
-4 tablespoons of jojoba oil
-Lavender essential oil (optional)
-Airtight tins or glass jars
Melt the beeswax and jojoba oil completely in a double boiler. Then add in coconut oil and stir until it thoroughly melts and mixes. Lower the stove heat, and add the shea butter, stir until it dissolves. Remember to add shea butter last for it is more heat sensitive. Pour the mixture into a glass jar. For a better smell, you can add a drop or two of lavender essential oil. Let it cool down on the room temperature. Apply daily and liberally to affected areas as needed.
As shea butter goes viral in skin care department for its natural power in treating damaged skins, more and more eczema victims are benefiting from African shea butter. Apply directly on your skin or DIY our own recipe, just make sure what you use is pure and natural.
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