When your skin becomes oversensitive to any number of things you may develop a dermatitis. It can be very hard to discover what is causing this itchy, dry, red and raw skin condition.
Allergies, psychological troubles (such as stress), fatigue, weather, chemicals - such as washing your hands or even working on projects which may expose your skin to harsh oils and grease, coarse clothing, even fragranced lotions can cause dermatitis.
Often times it will be trial and error to find combinations of things you will need to do to heal your skin. There are essential oils that might help with both itching and inflammation - Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Bergamot.
Others will help you deal with stress or other psychological reasons that might be causing the skin to react Lavender and Bergamot. Avoiding harsh chemicals and cleaners, would be the easiest to eliminate. Using common sense for weather changes is simple too.
Finding out if the cause is an allergy, (food or contact), may be a little more difficult. Try to avoid synthetically fragranced cosmetics and perfumes.
Using a healing oil, cream or lotion may give you the most relief. We suggest you try using an unscented lotion or base cream and add a few drops of essential oil and apply several times a day.
Excellent oils for eczema include Lavender, Helichrysm, Tea tree, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Ylang ylang, Jasmine, Patchouli and Rosewood.
All of these oils have wonderful healing properties and might also help with secondary infections (bacterial and fungal) that can develop due to the itching and raw skin. All of these oils could also help deal with stressful situations to relax and calm.
Be sure to mix your essential oils with lotions, cream or carrier oils. The carrier oils of choice include Rosehip seed oil and Hazelnut oil with a touch of Jojoba added.
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