Eczema is a chronic inflammation of skin aggravated by stress, allergies and hormonal changes. It can also flare up by chemical irritants, microbes and changing weather conditions. There are many other conditions that can increase eczema but the real cause of eczema is still not clearly known.
Your skin may become dry and itchy eczema. Other symptoms include redness, rashes and dark patches . It can appear anywhere in the body and leaves scars that are hard to get rid of quickly as they take a long time to disappear.
You must deal with your eczema carefully, so that it doesn't leave any scars on your skin. There are numerous natural remedies that can help you to heal your eczema scars on your legs and neck where then commonly appear and look ugly.
Following are the 5 most powerful home remedies for eczema scars:
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice quickly reduces the darkness. Apply lemon juice directly on the eczema scars . leave it there for 15 minutes. Wash and rinse the skin. Do it 3 times a day for a week and you will begin to see the results. Get encouraged by the early success and keep applying it 3 times a day until the eczema scar is completely removed.
If you have eczema on lower legs, then cut the lemon in slices. Put a slice on the scar and wrap it with a bandage. keep it there for 15 minutes, remove the bandage, and wash and clean the area. This method will remove the eczema scars even faster.
Honey is good to get rid of eczema scars. You can add fine crystals of sugar in equal quantity of honey. Wash clean and dry the scar. Apply the honey sugar mixture by rubbing on the scar. The crystalline sugar will act as an abrasive agent to remove the dead skin from the scar and honey will act as an antiseptic to ensure protection. Make sure that you do rub the skin gently to avoid any skin irritation.
3. Onion Extract
External application of onion extract works very well for removal of eczema scars. A research study in Poland has shown encouraging results of scar removal. The skin slowly loses the acquired darkness of the scar by consistent use of onion extract for a long term. You can use any natural skin care cream as a carrier to apply on the eczema affected area.
- Cut two large onions in 4 pieces each.
- Put the onion pieces in an onion chopper to finely chop onion.
- Put the chopped onion in a gauze and squeeze to extract the juice in a cup
- Mix the onion juice in 200-250 gm of fresh Aloe Vera gel.
- Fill the mixture in an airtight glass bottle
- Apply the onion extract Aloe Vera mix on the eczema affected area twice a day.
Oatmeal is very effective in slowly but surely removing the eczema scars from your skin. Depending on the site of eczema in you body you can use oatmeal in different ways. If your eczema is widespread in your body, and untreated eczema usually can spread all over body, then taking a full bath in Oatmeal water. Fill you tub with warm water and add 2-3 cup of oatmeal. Mix it well and get inside the tub. Soak you body in the oatmeal bath for 10-15 minutes twice a day.
The eczema is restricted to only a small area in the body. Then soak oatmeal in a cup of warm water overnight. The Oatmeal water will become thick like a paste in the morning. Apply the paste on the affected area. Leave it there for 30 minutes. Wash the area clean with warm water and apply Aloe Vera gel. Use the balance quantity 2-3 times a day in the same manner.
5. Avocado oil
Avocado can be used in two different ways to heal the scars. One is an internal method to treat eczema. You can eat avocado containing food dishes twice a day. You can prepare avocado dips, the idea is to include avocado in your daily diet.
The second method is to externally apply avocado oil. Avocado promotes production of collagen in the skin which helps to heal the scars fast.
- wash clean and dry the affected area
- apply a couple of drops of avocado oil or more depending on the area of eczema affected skin
- rub it gently and leave it
- do it 2-3 times a day
Do not take the scars lightly. As you age they may become darker and even more difficult to clear. Treat theme fast.