Baby girl has suffered from eczema pretty much since birth. I know that, at least some of it, is tied in to her food allergies, but even after eliminating the offending foods she just has sensitive skin making her more susceptible to eczema. After trying all the things recommended to me from friends, her doctor, and even the internet, I think I have finally discovered something that works!
This is our new routine:
1) Give lukewarm baths every day only using good soap that has no petrochemical or synthetic surfactants or foaming agents, on hair, under arms, diaper area and feet only. The warm bath allows the pores to open. Do not let baby stay in the soapy water too long, so soap up at the end of the bath. I have used Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash with great results.
2) Immediately, within 2 minutes, put on Angel Baby Bottom Balm– yes it’s a diaper balm, but it also works miracles on the skin for eczema. I knew about all the benefits of Angel Baby Bottom Balm for diaper rashes, burns, scrapes, bug bites, and cradle cap. Now I can add one more to the list: eczema!
3) Lastly, I have been using a cool mist humidifier on a low setting at night and for naps. This has has worked miracles! I started using it when baby girl had a cold and soon realized the benefit to her skin as well.
4) In the mornings and throughout the day, if I ever have time, I try to also put on a good lotion on the most severe spots. I will also use Angel Baby Organic Herbal Massage Oil or light vegetable oil when we have our massage time. This is becoming less and less frequent the more feisty she is becoming! I would stay away from any type of mineral oil as it does not absorb into the skin as easily.
You wouldn’t recognize baby girl now if you had seen her before. Her skin is so much softer and smoother. Hey, maybe I should start using this routine myself in the winter months!