OMG, thank goodness for Olive Oil.
Cream after cream, lotion after lotion, my child has been suffering from the dryness of her delicate skin due to eczema. I’ve tried so many products that were recommended by her physician, in the beginning they seemed to work but over time it’s like her skin has gotten used to the steroid. Needless to say, it didn’t heal the ultimate problem for her skin that lies beyond the layer of skin in the dermis, it only provided a coated solution, which is very temporary.
We have been through many skincare products for eczema like Aveeno Eczema Wash, Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal Bath, and a few others and that can become very expensive. So after I purchased a few Aveeno Oatmeal Baths treatments for her, I decided to try using regular oats that you eat. I would grind them up in the blinder and pour them in her bath water. Following her oatmeal bath I would grease her down with pure petroleum jelly. At times, I would find that she may get a little dry especially as the season change, so her skin need extra TLC.
Recently, I explored with adding Olive Oil to her bath water alone with the oatmeal, which has done wonders. Olive Oil is great for the skin because of it’s natural antioxidant properties, it is designed to heal, it’s enriched with Vitamin A and E and it relieves skin inflammation and irritation (LivingStrong). The combination of oatmeal and olive oil is an all natural and inexpensive way to relieve and heal, dry, itchy skin. So there is no need to waste money on products you think may work, get what you know will work and heal the skin from inside out.