how moringa oil can help with eczema
Dealing with any kind of skin condition -- be it acne, psoriasis, or rosacea -- can be tricky, frustrating, and just straight-up confusing. Each issue is often the result of a number of different causes and factors, which can make treating and caring for your skin feel overwhelming and, at times, almost impossible. Dealing with a skin condition like eczema is no different, especially if it's your face (so easily exposed to potentially provoking products and the environmental instigators) versus other parts of the body.
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, simply means inflammation of the skin, and can affect people at any age, though it typically develops in childhood and continues into adult life. While not linked to allergies, there are certain triggers that can cause it to flare up in people with especially sensitive skin, such as soaps, shower gels, washing powders, and animal hair. As a consequence, the skin ends up lacking fats and oils, becoming less able to retain moisture, and more prone to drying, redness, itchiness and cracking.
Whilst the help of a dermatologist is key to identify what type of eczema you might be suffering from -- the most common being atopic eczema -- and what specific treatment strategies might work best for you (generally non-aggressive steroids such as hydrocortisone 1% cream, to calm irritation) , Moringa oil can be an excellent remedy to reduce the condition’s intensity and frequency -- and give your skin a break in between steroid applications. For those seeking an all-natural alternative, it can even replace steroids completely.
How, you ask? Mostly thanks to the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidants and emollient properties of Moringa (which make it also a solid choice for applying to minor cuts, burns, and scrapes, by the way), but also its high content of Vitamin A, C and D and E, all of which have proven to be useful in treating wounds, inflammations and helminthiasis. Combined together, these elements draw out toxins from your skin, help fight secondary infections of your eczema and keep the skin around it, that’s not affected, vibrant and glowing, but also plenty moisturised. That goes for young children and babies, too!
What’s more, because Moringa oil is so similar to the oil naturally produced by our skin, it can help to balance and nourish all skin types without being greasy, which can restore the skin’s natural pH.
It sounds like the holy grail of skincare products, and it is. Both among our Moringa Project customers and online forums, a number of people have been sharing the skin-enhancing benefits of moringa in treating eczema, even in children and young babies, with improvements visible in as little as four days since using it.
So how do you apply moringa oil for eczema?