Eczema is a rash like condition that often appears in red, thick and patchy areas that are quite itchy. Sometimes even blisters appear. According to the American Academy of Dermatology it appears in up to 20 percent of children and 1-3 percent of adults.
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To help soothe the irritation and prevent you from making it worse by itching it apply some olive oil to the area directly. As per Christopher Dannaker, assistant professor of dermatology, the olive is packed with antioxidants that will help reduce the inflammation associated with Eczema.
In fact, if you look at the ingredient list of a lot of your personal body creams, you may see that olive oil is a main ingredient. The advantage of just using the olive versus the creams is that there will not be other irritating factors such as chemicals, scents, etc that may actually make your eczema worse.
Need more reason to apply the olive oil to your body – well here you go:
- Soothes chapped lips, which for me is fabulous in cold western Canada where we got snow the first week of September…yes you read that right!
- Helps promote skin elasticity
- Helps prevent wrinkles
- Can be used as a gentle eye makeup remover