When you have a skin condition such as eczema, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the influx of available products out there claiming to help. While it’s great to have a plethora of options, sometimes it’s best (for your sanity, your skin, and your wallet) to go in the opposite direction. I’ve had eczema for years and I’ve learned a lot about DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects to soothe my skin.
Trying something at home is cost-efficient, allows you to acquire new skills, and sometimes produces better results than a store-bought product. Check out these 10 ways to alleviate your eczema itch.
1. Make your own laundry detergent.
Finding a suitable laundry detergent for eczema is an uphill battle. Even some fragrance-free, unscented detergents can be filled with toxins and be harsh on your skin. Not to mention, companies often change the formulas in their products, and one slight variation of ingredients can send your skin into a tailspin. By creating your own detergent, you’ll have control over the ingredients, making sure irritants and chemicals are not included. There are numerous ways to make detergent, but I tend to stick to a combination of these ingredients: super washing soda, baking soda, liquid castile soap (which you can also DIY with vegetable oils), and water. They’re completely non-toxic, so you won’t have to worry about your skin breaking out. There are many different variations out there, so play around and find one you like the best!
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