Q.Can Natural Oils Help Eczema And Provide Skin Hydration?

Yes, they can. Eczema is a skin condition that a significant number of people live with. It is essentially an inflammatory condition, where the skin is attacked by some of the immune system cells. The exact cause of eczema is not known, but it has been postulated that there are links to genetics. In addition to that, it has also been noted that there are some items which could cause the condition to worsen in some people. These include chemical irritants and even some types of clothing.

There are many guidelines for reducing the risk of an eczema flare up including avoiding known irritants. In addition to that, using natural oils has also been found to be useful. A selection of natural oils has specific effects on the skin and local immune system, and could slow down the process.

Some natural oils have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin once applied. These include thyme, eucalyptus, bergamot and many more. Application of compounds with these natural oils in them will help in reducing the inflammation on the skin without affecting the rest of your immune system.

In addition to reducing inflammation, some natural oils also keep the skin hydrated. This is an important aspect of care of eczematous skin. By keeping the skin hydrated, these oils also help in keeping it supple and soft.