Without a doubt, eczema is accompanied by dry skin. Dry, weak skin allows irritants to more easily penetrate the skin, triggering the dreaded itch-and-scratch cycle. Because there are so many ways to treat eczema and dry skin, it can be confusing to know what works or not and whether the methods are safe. Eczema treatment is mainly about finding a combination of several things that work, creating a daily routine out of them, and sticking to that routine. Dry brushing is a safe and natural remedy for eczema that can be included in this routine.
There are several benefits of dry brushing:
- It is inexpensive, it only requires a brush and your time.
- Eliminates dead skin cells.
- It is a great way to relax and relieve stress.
Even if you have eczema, you can still enjoy the benefits of dry brushing as long as you avoid brushing broken, sore, and oozing lesions. Many people with eczema have hardened scales on the skin that make it appear dull. Daily brushing will improve skin texture and help tighten skin by improving blood circulation.
The best dry brush is made from natural (not synthetic) bristles and preferably has a long handle so it can easily reach all areas of your body. It is available in health stores. Skin brushing should be done in the morning before bathing, but since some people with eczema may not like bathing, it is advisable to get into the habit of dry brushing anyway and wiping the body with a towel at the end. . A bath or shower can be added later.
Brushing can be head-to-toe or head-to-toe, as long as you brush towards the heart. Make small circular motions and gently rub your skin. Do not apply too much pressure or rub too hard as it will damage the skin.
Over time, you will find that dry brushing is a successful natural remedy for eczema that is also therapeutic. There is nothing like starting the day in absolute tranquility, paying attention and taking care of your skin.