Atopic eczema is extremely common, causing chronically itchy, red and dry skin. It often occurs in those who also have coexisting allergies, hay fever or asthma, and some people find that patches of eczema appear in response to specific triggers (such as particular detergents, or even weather changes). Your doctor or dermatologist can provide you with moisturizing creams and topical corticosteroids to treat the dryness and itching, but it’s also well worth trying the following ten home remedies.
1. Jojoba oil
Actually a liquid wax in spite of its name, jojoba oil is structurally similar to sebum, which is your skin’s natural oil. Jojoba oil is a rich moisturizer that is excellent at combatting dehydrated patches of skin and soothing the irritation associated with eczema. Try massaging jojoba into your skin using gentle circular motions two or three times a day.