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Eczema And Asthma: Hand in Hand

 



Asthma and its effects on Eczema


Asthma and eczema are both linked to inflammation. If you have one condition, research suggests you may be more likely than most people to have the other. Not everyone with asthma has eczema. But there's a strong link between having eczema as a child and developing asthma later on in life.


Being a victim of Eczema and having a son who has Persistent Asthma, we can vouch for the inconvenience it bears on our lives. So, needless to say it was an extra shock and burden to find out that my sons Asthma and Eczema were effecting each other. So after doing so research I have been able to gather some info that has helped along the way and I am here to present to you a curated list of websites that have helped me understand this so much better



Is Eczema in Kids Linked to Allergies and Asthma? - WebMD

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Winter battles with eczema

How to fight winter effects of Eczema


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Overview

By now we should all know that atopic dermatitis (eczema) really worsens in winter. With wind being drier and sucking the moisture right out of your skin, it seems the irritation and breakouts never end. 

So, in this Article we will attempt to bring to light three natural butters that can help to fend off the drastic effects of the blistering winter air. and now is the time to start preparing for it.


Why is winter so bad and what can I do to help fend off effects?


There are a lot of known factors that cause Eczema to flare up in the winter. for one in the Winter, people tend to turn their heaters on full blast. This alone will dry your skin to the point where dry, scaly patches that are red to brownish-gray can appear on the skin. This in turns causes people to use any moisturizer then can get their hands on, sometimes introducing chemicals that causes adverse reaction, worsening conditions.

When going out in the cold everyone likes to be snug and warm, so extra clothing and heavy coats are worn which can also irritate the skin from the excessive sweat. And, if the material of these clothes do not give the skin the ability to breathe, it causes the pores of the skin to clog, exhibiting breaks outs. As well as extra clothing, extra covers and sheets can do the same thing.

Hot baths dry the skin out more than anything. You'd think that water period delivered directly to the skin would hydrate it. But, with the cities water filtration system, the chemicals can turn natural spring water into hard water. Heat from the water causes the chemicals to activate drying your skin almost instantaneously. So, take cold baths. Besides, cold baths close the pores and makes you feel warmer when you get out the shower.

So, after all that what can help my skin stay moist?

In my years having eczema myself I've tried everything except Rx medications. I personally try to stay away man made chemicals simply because I'm a natural human being. We all are. I do not knock western sciences advancements, but everything man made is a variation , if not deviation, of Nature.

I have found three butters, that can also come in oil form, that has helped me fight off the detrimental effects of Eczema. Below I go into detail about them. Remember, with all natural ingredients you can blend Butters and Oils together in order to find the best combination specifically designed for your skin. just know what your allergies are.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter from Southside Beauty CareShea butter comes from the nut of a tree of West Africa.  This fatty substance is extremely hydrating and healing. Out of Africa explains:

Common names: Shea, karité
Scientific name: Vitellaria paradoxa (syn/INCI Butryospermum parkii)Shea butter is an all-natural product. It is a creamy-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees (Butyrospermum parkii or “butter seed”) that grow wild in the savannah regions of West and East Africa. While shea butter has a wide variety of applications, it is most well known for its exceptional dermatological and cosmetic healing properties.

Winter skin can be especially hard to sooth.  Shea butter penetrates deeply to relieve the conditions of redness and dryness.  In addition, regular use can prevent winter skin and other weather related skin problems like windburn.3).  It is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and even has sun protecting qualities.

Out of Africa explains why shea butter is so effective a moisturizer, healing, and treating winter skin:

Shea butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. They are particularly helpful for sun damaged skin and to help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. The Vitamin A in shea butter is important for improving skin conditions, including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis. Vitamin F acts as a protector and rejuvenator soothing rough dry or chapped skin and helps soften dry or damaged hair.Additionally, premium shea butter has properties that treat skin allergies, insect bites, sunburn and frostbite.4) 


Mango Butter

Mango Butter From Southside Beauty Care


Lightweight mango butter contains even higher levels of essential fatty acids than shea and cocoa butters, and is an especially good option for moisturizing sensitive skin. Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, it can even help reduce the appearance of dark spots for a brighter, more even looking complexion.

Heres a list of characteristics that shows how effective this butter can be in the dead of cold weather
  • Expressed from the seeds of the mango tree
  • Moisturizing and offers minimal protection from the sun
  • May help ease dry skin conditions
  • May help slow down degeneration of skin cells
  • Softer than shea and cocoa butter at room temperature, but still solid
  • Creamy texture
  • Blends well with other oils
  • Little to no odor
  • Nutrient dense, contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
  • Makes an excellent hair conditioner because it absorbs quickly
  • Use in lip balms, body butters, creams, and soaps
  • Short shelf life, up to 4-6 months
  • Can be frozen for up to a year

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter from  Southside Beauty Care


Keep loving your skin and maintain your winter skin care regimen. 24-hour moisture treatments like Palmer's Cocoa Butter Concentrated Cream are good for applying to hands, elbows, and knees after time in the sun or exposing yourself to biting blustery weather. 

In the cold and dreary months, one product is guaranteed to save face—literally. And you don't even have to shell out big bucks for it! 


You can repair body tissue with the heavy amount of antioxidants. Cocoa Butter works from the inside out.

The product is especially helpful for flaky, peeling, or eczema-prone skin. (Related: Get more home remedies for eczema here.) It’s also a miracle worker when it comes to soothing itchy skin during pregnancy. Plus, it can ease rashes, fight wrinkles, and keep your skin looking younger. You can mix it with argan or coconut oil or melt it over the stove, should you want more of a lotion-y texture. Massage it into your skin after towel drying off from your shower so it locks in hydration.


My Personal Formula

Now, as you can see, these natural ingredients helps to protect your skin in more than just the blistering winter. But, I have come to find that they really work well together. So, after multiple tries and fails I was able to comeup with a formula that has never failed me and adapts to my skin type. 

With that being said I must warn of one thing. When it comes to melting these butters to blend, DO NOT use the microwave. The heat generated by these machines detracts from the fatty acids rendering them somewhat just a bland butter with little if no effects.

Instead my preferred method is a pot of not to hot water. Place your mixture or blend of butters and oils in a small but thick mixing bowl. Bring water to a boil and turn off heat. place mixing bowl in the steamy pot and cover with lid. This is the best way to obtain working results.

Also have final container you plan on storing in already sitting in ice for flash freezing. 

My mixture contains: 

  • 1/2 Oz of Shea Butter
  • 1/2 Oz of Mango butter
  • 1/4 oz of Cocoa Butter 
  • 1/4 oz of Jamaican castor oil
  • 1/2 Oz of any carrier oil such as Maracuja oil, Almond Oil, or even Shea Nut Oil for creamy texture and best Absorbability
After melting, either completely or slightly, mix contents completely together by flash freezing.


Conclusion



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Home Remedies to relieve the itching

For generations, people have been coming up with ways to relieve the itching they suffer from eczema, so don't feel like you're by yourself in this fight.

Parents often tell dermatologists that nothing they try seems to stop the itch. Studies show that controlling eczema is the best way to relieve itchy eczema. This can take time.

In the research, dermatologists recommend the following, which can bring some immediate — but temporary — relief from the itch.

This #EczemaAwarenessMonth find out how to control the itching burning sensation created by eczema.

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With either soap and oil, or soap and butter, or a combination of all three, heal your skin and keep it with a shine and healthy enough to withstand the sun. 

No matter what your skin needs, Southside Beauty Care will continue to help you thru those rough patches of skin to the smoothness of butter dripping off of your body.

Mix and match until you find a skincare regimen that's tailored for your skin and designed to obtain perfection.

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We all know that our skin is the best representation of you and the way it glows says alot about how you feel about yourself. And, when you feel good about yourself people genuinely feel good around you. So, taking care of your skin is more than just a physical cleanliness routine, but a washing of the soul, rejuvenating the spirit, and helping soothes the mind, all depending on what you bathe with.


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The use of Sugar Scrubs

 The Use of Sugar Scrubs





Want to Moisturize and Exfoliate your skin? Then sugar scrubs are right up your alley and Southside Beauty  Care has the answer to your questions on Sugar scrubs right here.

For just pennies on the dollar, a great working sugar scrub can be put together and lead you on the path to great skin. Along with Salt bathes, there is no more of a natural way to cleanse your skin. Learning about different Scrubs has opened my mind to the nearly infinite amount of ways that a person can keep healthy skin that absorbs the sun instead of being burnt up by  it. 

With the pairing of the right Oil, such as Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, or other botanical and essential oils, and sugar,  each body part can have its own scrub. As the Sugar exfoliates, or removes the dead cells from the surface of your skin, opens the pores and allows for even deeper cleaning of the skin. The oil then goes into said pores to give it moisture from deep within.
All the while, The Oil will give a therapeutic Aromatherapy Benefits.
So, what do you need to make an awesome scrub?

Sugars

Regular Granulated Sugar:

 Like the stuff in your pantry the sugar in your coffee, the sugar in  your cheerios. Mostly used.

Superfine Sugar:

Better to use if you have sensitive skin or sensitive areas.

Brown Sugar:

Smell is so delicious but only use half because of the coarseness of the sugar

Himalayan Sea Salt:

Used for rough skins that have been badly damaged or healed improperly from neglect. The coarseness of this salt is heavy so apply with care.



Oils

Olive Oil:

Reduce the appearance of Stretch marks with this oil and its moisturizing effects. But, do not use on the face because the heaviness of the oil can clog up pores.

Grapeseed Oil:

Full of Antioxidants that helps skin disorders and rashes grapeseed is a lighter oil that doesn't clog up the pores because it absorbant.

Sweet Almond Oil:

Containing Vitamin E, this oil is a bit greasier than grapeseed oil, yet, very moisturizing. Do not use on oily skin nor if you have a nut allergy.

Virgin Coconut Oil:

Full of antioxidants to help with skin conditions, it is a heavy and greasy oil but does wionders on sun-damaged skin, antifungal and helps fight bacteria.

Add extra healing and scent to your scrubs with essential oils. It doesnt take much of these oils to change the whole feel of your body. Its concentrated nature makes it extremely potent.

Essential Oils

Lavender Oil:

keep your moisture levels balanced and get rid of inflammation in the skin. Great for sensitive skin.

Chamomile Oil:

known mostly as a tea Chamomile can be Very soothing. also an anti inflammatory oil, this oil will also reduce redness of the skin. Stay away if you have ragweed sensitivities

Geranium Oil:

Reduce Wrinkles and slow premature aging with a floral scent

Tea tree oil: 

acts as a natural astringent for acne prone skin.

Peppermint Oil:

Energizes while delivering a cool sensation. This has been recommended for a foot scrub.


Below is a playlist of videos that you can use, because like I said, limitless possibilities exist with Skincare. So learn and breed your own style specifically for 

LET US LOOK DEEPER INTO ECZEMA

As there are plenty of different theories as to what causes eczema, the main theory that sticks out to e the most is the fact that Vitamin A is responsible for reproduction and skin health according to a Healthline article Written by Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD on June 2, 2018.

But, what does this actually mean to take care of eczema and its symptoms? Well, the answer is quite simple yet complex. In your food there are to forms called preformed vitamin A and provitamin A. 




Retinol or performed Vitamin A can be found in meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. so Vegans miss out on alot of this Vitamin A. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? We will get to that next.

Vitamin A can also come from plants, fruits, and vegetables by converting red, green, yellow and orange carotenoids.

"Those at highest risk of deficiency are pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, infants and children. Cystic fibrosis and chronic diarrhea may also increase your risk of deficiency." Stated Lizzie in above article.
What does vitamin A mean? Vitamin A: Vitamin A is retinol. Carotene compounds (found, for example, in egg yolk, butter and cream) are gradually converted by the body to vitamin A (retinol).
Why Vitamin A is important? Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.
"Vitamin A is important for the creation and repair of skin cells. It also helps fight inflammation due to certain skin issues (3)" 


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What Balms A Headache?



Headaches and their annoyances


Ever sat in an cold dark room, maybe with an ice pack on your forehead trying to get rid of  Migraines that were seemingly blinding, even in a dark room. Or, maybe you were out with family and had to leave early because you felt the onset of a major migraine and knew the outcome was splitting pain. 

Then boom, Lights out. You wake up at 2 in the AM and don't know where the day went. How many days like this have you suffered. How many days have your child not have their parent. 

So, lets fix it. First thing you do is buy as much ibuprofen to kill  a cow. Then, you visit your favorite person in the world, the doctor. And, whats the first thing he wants to do is write a Rx. What is it Aimovg, Ubrelvy, maybe even Botox (yes Botox was originally made to fight migraines. Go figure.)



But, all of these medications are, if not expensive, very hard to get the insurance companies to cover. And when they do cover them who is to tell that these same medications will not have an adverse reaction. What do you then? Hide in your dark room. 

NO!!! You find what Mother Nature has for you. Because, she has grown the  necessary ingredients needed to maintain your biological balance . Such as the following:

  • Lavender oil. Lavender is often used to help people get to sleep and to reduce stress, anxiety, or depression. ...
  • Rosemary oil. Rosemary oil is traditionally used to treat headaches and improve circulation. ...
  • Peppermint oil. ...
  • Chamomile oil. ...
  • Eucalyptus oil.

Hemp is a rich source of plant- based protein, and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp is also an excellent good source of GLA (gamma linoleic acid) and it is an ideal to decrease the inflammation of depression, autoimmune disorders and hormonal imbalances, that can occur with peri menopause, menopause and andropause.

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Plot on Psoriasis With these Natural Remedies

Put Psoriasis In Its Place: Not on your skin



A look at eczema: Eczema is a group of skin care conditions which affects all age groups. The severity of the disease varies. In mild forms the skin is dry, itchy and hot, while in more severe forms the skin can become broken, raw and bleeding. Eczema is not contagious, although it is a very troubling disease for the person who has the condition. With treatment the effects of eczema can be reduced, though skin will always be sensitive and need special care.

#1 Cleanse The African Solution: Dudu-Osun Black Soap Natural Black Soap 
Both of these soaps are completely natural and contain herbs and honeys from the rain forest and Savannah regions of Africa. Dudu-Osun contains a healing blend of honey, shea butter and aloe vera to nourish the skin, moisturize, and alleviate the itching and inflammation so common with eczema. Natural black soap contains a blend of plantain skins, palm kernel oil, and natural sodium. Plantain skins are rich in Vitamin E which help to reduce scarring and soothe eczema-prone skin.


#2 Moisturize The African Solution: Shea Butter Jojoba Oil Mango Butter


 People with eczema suffer from very dry, itchy skin. One of the best ways to alleviate symptoms is by using an intense moisturizer. Each of these natural butters or oils is filled with vitamins and essential fatty acids that reduce the appearance of eczema, soothe away itching, and moisturize without clogging the pores.
 

#3 Condition After cleansing and moisturizing, it’s good to take an extra step to protect your skin. Here are a few options for you: The neem solution: Neem oil is one of the best ways to treat psoriasis. It moisturizes and protects the skin, while it helps to heal the lesions, scaling and irritation. Simply apply to all areas of irritation. Take a dead sea bath: Relax and kick back in a dead sea bath. Dead sea salts are famous for their healing mineral content. People from across the globe travel to the dead sea to bathe in its healing waters. We recommend dissolving 1-2 cups of dead sea salts in a warm bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. The healing minerals will penetrate the skin and heal from the inside out. Alternate remedies: Add apple cider vinegar to your bath or apply topically for relief from psoriasis. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your daily lotion. Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities which help to keep your skin pure, clean, and soothed. Many people with psoriasis report skin improvement with daily use of tea tree oil.


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Conditioning Eczema


Now To Keep The Eczema Away... (well as much as possible)


For those who have severe symptoms of eczema, taking a little extra step towards healing can go a long way. Below are several ways to treat your eczema that give you the relief you need:

 Dead sea bath: Relax and kick back in a dead sea bath. Dead sea salts are famous for their healing mineral content. People from across the globe travel to the dead sea to bathe in its healing waters. We recommend dissolving 1-2 cups of dead sea salts in a warm bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. The healing minerals will penetrate the skin and heal from the inside out.
The neem solution: Neem oil is a natural oil that is famous for its healing effects on eczema. Add 2-3 tablespoons of neem oil to warm bath water, and soak for 20 minutes. You can add the neem oil to your dead sea bath for maximum results. Neem contains a powerful analgesic and relief from itching and general soreness. Neem oil makes eczema more manageable and gives skin a more normal appearance. The effects become obvious normally within 4-7 days. Cousins to the Neem Oil are Karanja Oil and Black Seed Oil
 


Other African Solutions: Virgin coconut oil (for moisture), black seed oil (for healing), tea tree oil (relieves itching and rash), dead sea ex-foliating gel (for cleansing). Alternate remedies: • Take 30 mg of zinc twice daily. • Apply a paste made of nutmeg and water to the affected areas. • Add chamomile, lavender, or geranium essential oil to your bath.