Your Questions About Eczema

Lizzie asks…

How to get rid of oily face?

I’m 15 male, and I used to have eczema but it has gone and not come back for a long time. Throughout the day my face seems to get oilier, so sometimes I don’t put this steroid moisturising cream I was given ages ago, but then my face just becomes really dry and ashy with white dry skin. I want to get rid of the oily skin but i need to moisturise to and need a product which does both without affecting my eczema. What product can i use, and how else can I make my skin less oily?

admin answers:

Listen up Justine, you’ll never beat that eczema. I am 64yrs old, had it since I was 12yrs old and all the lotions and potions in the world don’t cure it for good. All you can do is use products to reduce the impact. There is a product called ‘Doublebase’ which I am using right now and to date, it’s the second best I’ve come across. You can get it on prescription. The best I use is a body oil I got from an alternative therapist, it’s based upon almond oil with an added ingredient, the name of which escapes me. Go see a homeothapist and they will put you right.

Charles asks…

How to get rid of pimples?

I have had this group of pimples between my eyebrows and I want to know any product or natural way for curing that

admin answers:

Try the followin tips i found for u .do not use chemicals on skin. Follow these instructions and do let me know if they worked on your skin. I’m sure they will!

1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

12. Use 2-3 tsp. Dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

19. Some herbal acne home remedies…
Burdock leaf tea.
Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
Tincture of calendula flowers.
Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin’s resistance to acne.

22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller’s earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

30. Make a mixture of lime juice and rose water. Apply on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

31. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

32. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

33. Mix 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

34. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

35. First wash face and then dab acne with cotton balls soaked in vinegar.

36. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. Leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.

37. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling acne, pimples.

38. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

39. Apply ripe Tomatoes pulp on acne, pimples and kept upto 1 hour, then wash.

40. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

41. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

42. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

43. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

44. Large pores on facial skin can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

45. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.

46. A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal remedy for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwool. Pat on an astrigent.

47. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria.
These are some effective home remedies for the treatment of acne and blackheads.

Laura asks…

Why do i get loads of pimples/spots after having clear skin?

Why is it that for a few weeks i have really clear skin, then all of a sudden I wake up with loads of spots and pimples on my face. It’s not severe and I wouldn’t call it acne, just teenage spottiness.

But why does it happen like this?? Also, does anyone have any tips for keeping skin really clear? I do the usual cleanse routine, but is there anything else I can do?

Thanks for reading! Please help! 😀

admin answers:

Hello dear Charles,
Having pimples,is kinda normal and natural,especially if you are within puberty age.Some occur due to the dirt in the skin/blood,etc.

Try this it will help you cure your pimples…
Here is the immediate/ fast cure for pimple is homemade,simple and natural…
1.You can use ice:Wrap ice cubes/crushed ice in a piece of cloth and put it on the affected area for few seconds…wait few minute and try it again.This will help freeze the skin pores and remove the dirt and oil in the skin.Do this repeatedly throughout the day,It does enhance blood circulation.
2.Use Fresh Lemon Juice:It’s rich with Vitamin C, Dip a clean cotton swab into a fresh lemon juice not bottled one with preservatives,apply it before going to bed…it helps to dry up pimples very fast!
3.Use Honey:This is a great healer,it has natural antibiotics that will help heal skin infection and also prevent them too. Dip a clean cotton swab into a natural/fresh honey,apply it on the affect area leave it for half an hour/apply before going to bed.Wash off with lukewarm water.
4.Use steam:yea you got it steam…when you cook,boil water.Fill a large container with the hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face,it will open the pores for the skin to breathe all the oils,dirt and bacteria will come out.
5. Tea tree oil:It is a great cure for PIMPLES,it’s a simple and natural way to cure it…it contains terpinen-4-ol a good antibacterial agent,apply tea tree oil directly to your pimple and it will cure.
6.Use Aloe vera:This is the real deal! With is anti inflammatory and antimicrobial properties it will help cure skin scars eczema/pimples/acne fast.Apply aloe vera gel on the affected area or you mix it with vitamin E oil and apply,leave it overnight and you wash off with warm water in the morning.Repeat this till it disappears.
N:B – If your pimples do relocate, The reason why pimples relocate to other places is because you do allow the pores,dirt,oils from the pimples to touch other places…and please hold on/don’t take too much oily foods.
TRY ANY OF THIS I ASSURE IT WILL WORK!
Medical help:Visit your hospital/doctor for prescription of FERROUS its a drug that will help wash/wipe the toxic from your body system/blood.

Steven asks…

How can I get off my pimples on my face?

I putting cream for almost 2 month but I still doesn’t change

What will I do?

admin answers:

I’m so sorry to hear what your going through..You are NOT alone, I have been suffering from very bad acne since the age of 10, I not only have it on my face but also on my back and arms. If you have a regular dermatologist I strongly suggest you change him/her. I have gone to doctor after doctor who have prescribed a load of junk that never worked, I get so upset that people think that doctors are God and their word is always right, no, most doctors today are in it just for the money and want a quick fix by prescribing you harmful RX drugs like Accutane. What you have to do first is stop touching the acne if you are, this was VERY hard for me and took almost two years of hard work and self discipline. The fact is when you touch or pop the acne it drives bacteria even deeper into your pores, spreads the acne and causes scars. For every one pimple you touch two form. I DO NOT recommend you see a regular Dermatologist but rather a Homeopathic doctor, which is a doctor that treats people without harmful pills or chemicals (RX drugs are VERY bad for our bodies and in the long run cause cancer). There is no one cause of acne, its a combination of many things, I strongly think it is a combination of hormones, meaning you are going through puberty or a hormonal imbalance, genes, if your parents have it and your environment, also please don’t think because you’re older you can’t have acne, this is the biggest misconception people have, ANYONE can get acne because acne is not just cause by hormones. Heres what I did and I want you to do:

1.) Stop picking at the acne if you have trouble join this great support group that helped me..Stoppickingonme.com

2.) See a Homeopathic doctor (if you can)

3.) Get a test for your hormones, you might have a imbalance like high Testosterone if your female or high Progesterone if your male which most certainly causes acne and body acne and I was diagnosed with..do NOT take the first answer, get multiple tests done..it took me three tests to find my premonitions right.

4.) Start eating 100% ALL ORGANIC food, the food in our grocery stores is packed full of chemicals which cause obesity, cancer, acne and so many other conditions. The FDA did not want people to know this since they make WAY too much money off selling drugs but the good thing is people just now are catching on to this and there is organic foods available in stores now.

5.) Start using ALL NATURAL body washes, shampoos and soaps..it is rare to find them in stores, many are misleading by saying “natural” when in fact they are still packed full of chemicals but many stores on the internet have them, I order mine off ebay, type in “100% organic soap”, if you are young and do not have a credit card you can send a Money Order on ebay. The soaps you are using now have over 1000 harmful ingredients and any ONE could be causing your allergy’s and acne.

6.) Buy PURE UNREFINED Shea Butter which clears scarring and alleviates dryness, this is such a great cure, make sure its organic and unrefined though.

7.) Use soaps with Tea Tree, Chamomile, Lavender..all three are proven natural skin healers for centuries, especially the Tea Tree, Proactiv, the highly priced and commercialized product is nothing more than Tea Tree oil and the harmful chemical Benzol Peroxide (DO NOT USE BENZOL..it dries your skin and causes premature aging and wrinkles in the long run)

8.) Exercise and drink LOTS of filtered, clean water..it detoxifies your system and clears your body of all the chemicals you have been exposed to for all the years you have been alive.

9.) Don’t wear tight clothing, this causes oils to get trapped into your pores which causes acne..wear loose fitting, synthetic fiber clothes at home.

10.) Get a good organic sea salt scrub that will help buff off dead skin cells.

If you follow all this I GUARANTEE you you will be cured of acne, eczema or any other skin diseases. Good Luck!

Sandra asks…

What can I do about baby acne and ehat is the difference between baby acne and eczema?

I have a 3 & a half week old baby boy and he has what looks like baby acne on both of his cheeks and I’m worried it may be hurting him. It doesn’t seem like its bothering him but i’m not sure if its eczema or acne & I don’t know what to do about it. I heard breast feeding may cause this due to hormones and stuff but I stopped breastfeeding at 2 weeks and started using formula so I’m not sure if that’s what it is. Anyone know of any cures for this? I’m worried and we have professional pictures coming up soon and I don’t want his poor face all red for those 🙁

admin answers:

If its baby acne, it usually caused by Left Over Hormones from the mother that are passed onto baby during pregnancy
Do nothing.
It’ll clear up on its own.

Eczema will be patches of especially dry, red, maybe itchy skin.
Some possible causes:http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Eczema-Triggers-and-Irritants.htm

•Breastfeeding exclusively for at least four months may help to protect against eczema and other allergies. The Department of Health recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months.
•Some children who develop eczema may be allergic to cow’s milk but it’s important to talk to your doctor before removing cow’s milk (or cow’s milk formula) from your child’s diet. If your child is formula fed your doctor may recommend a trial of a hydrolysed protein formula. Soya-based formulas and goats’ milk formula are not recommended.
Http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a541297/baby-eczema-causes-symptoms-treatments-and-creams

Mandy asks…

Feel so depressed because of bad eczema and feel there is no other options?

I’m 19 years old and I’ve had eczema all my life, the past year it’s got pretty bad. I feel like I’ve tried everything, steroid creams, anti biotics for infection, antihistamines, body wraps, moisturising three times a day, cutting nails short, sleeping with gloves on, even sunbeds because the uv is supposed to help but nothing works. I go to a dermatologist also and they don’t seem to help. My skin is out of control, constant infections and flare ups on my face, neck, breasts, stomach arms and legs. I’m literally covered head to toe even my scalp. It gets me so down to the point where I don’t want to go out. My friends go out showing they’re legs and I’m so envious of their clear skin, mine feels so ugly and everyone stares and constantly asks what’s wrong with my skin. I’m covered in noticeable scars which I hate. I know there’s so many conditions and diseases that I could have that are much worse but I feel nobody understands, I can’t bare to be hugged because everywhere stings constantly, sometimes I don’t sleep at all during the night sometimes because of the scratching and pain then get up for college the next day with no sleep at all, it’s affecting my studies and my social life so much, my confidence is rock bottom. My question is, is there a miracle cure ? Is there anything that has helped you with your skin ? Is there any more options I don’t know about ?

admin answers:

I am sorry to say that there is not any miracle cure for Eczema. You do need to apply emollient creams. Use these after a bath or shower as they help to lock moisture in the skin. Some are better than others, Aveeno is a good one, it is a little more expensive than some. But it does not contain a product called lanolin, whereas some others do, some people’s skin reacts to lanolin, so I would avoid those products. When you apply an emollient to the skin stroke it in the skin in the direction of hair growth do not rub it in vigorously and allow time for it to soak in I am sure that you already know to avoid fragranced creams and soap and not to use make up, all of which can make your eczema worse.

When you wash your cloths avoid fabric conditioners and also avoid biological washing powders as they is are known triggers with some people, and can make matters worse. Use something like ‘Simply’ Washing products which you can get from the supermarkets. Where rubber gloves when washing up. Avoid extreme temperatures and wear cotton clothing, avoiding man made fibres. You can buy a bath or shower emollient yourself from behind the pharmacy counter, one decent one is called doublebase again not really cheap but it is available on prescription if it helps. You just put some in the bath and it coats your skin evenly moisturising and softens the skin.

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