Being an eczema sufferer for as long as I can remember I have tried numerous products to try and ease the discomfort and unsightliness of this uncomfortable skin disorder. From topical steroids to oatmeal baths nothing truly seemed to work. I basically gave up until I began using coconut oil. In all honesty I did not begin using coconut oil because of it’s ability to clear up my eczema. In fact, I wasn’t even aware of this at the time and was using coconut oil to replace all of my body and face products with a 100% natural one.
What I did I notice after using coconut oil as an all over moisturizer for about two weeks besides my skin being ultra-nourished was my scaly and red eczema spots along my arms beginning to clear up and become less itchy. Being a Bio geek I quickly put two and two together. Could the anti fungal and anti inflammatory properties of coconut oil treat my eczema naturally? I began researching this topic and low and behold it was true. Being that there are more than 15 million Americans suffering from atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema, I wasn’t the only one out there that had stumbled across this. Thousands of accounts of personal stories of how coconut oil had cleared up their eczema flashed before my eyes on the computer screen.
So for all you eczema sufferers out there that are tired of your itchy and dry skin and products that don’t work, I challenge you to try out coconut oil. Start out slow, you may not notice results right away but in a few weeks you will likely notice some positive changes. Though some of the faint rash marks still remain on my arms from my eczema they appear far less red and itchy and as a reminder of the skin disorder I once suffered from before I began using coconut oil. Like any skin condition I am predisposed to eczema and if I do not continue to suppress it with my daily coconut oil treatments it’s likely to flair up again. That’s why I keep the larger jar of Nutiva’s Organic Coconut Oil in my bathroom. It lasts for months, depending on how many people are using it, and is the most cost-effective. So bring on the tank tops, this eczema is not going to stand in my way!