I am a big fan of SafeMama, who is an expert in the green parenting community. If you remember, I spoke about her once before as she was one of the recipients of my Liebster Award. So, I was honored beyond words when she asked me to share my recommendations for natural skincare for eczema children with her followers.
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Expert Guest: Natural Skincare for Kids with Eczema
One of the most frequent questions I get from parents is “What can I use on my baby/child with eczema that’s safer?” So please welcome my guest expert Jennifer of It’s an Itchy Little World and founder of The Eczema Company. She has a child with eczema and shares her wisdom with us! Check out Jennifer’s tips and recommendations for testing new products and for finding the right skin care for your child:
“What works for one child’s skin, may not work for another.”
This is the phrase that plagues me as a mother of a child with eczema. I wish I could tell you this isn’t true. I know I am not the only one who has spent countless dollars on a closet full of half used products full of promise. Each product was sworn to be the eczema miracle because it worked for a friend’s child. It’s true, some children’s eczema is mild enough that once you do find the right moisturizer, their skin will vastly improve. But for many kids, cream is not enough. Finding the triggers is critical for these children, whether it’s food allergies, hot/cold temperatures, detergents, fragrances, environmental allergies, etc. Identify the trigger and find the best skincare treatment and your child will be well on their way to healthier skin.
There is a moisturizer that will work best for your child, but finding it may require patience. There are many great natural ingredients that have powerful eczema healing properties. Here is a list of those that have proven most beneficial. These ingredients are available in a variety of products to include in an eczema skin treatment program – gentle soaps/cleansers, creams, balms, salves, bath oils, bath soaks, etc.
…Continue reading here about natural ingredients for eczema, skincare products to try, and tips when trying a new skincare regime on delicate, baby eczema skin.