Home Remedies for Acne and Atopic Eczema
Believe or not, you can have acne and eczema at the same time! I've had the interesting experience of growing up with dry skin in that I did not sweat much. Over the years, I have experienced dealing with not only dry skin and eczema but also cystic acne. While people with oily skin usually develop acne, there is another type of deeper acne that is created in the body if the diet is high in fat and processed foods regardless of skin type. It is an interesting dance when all of these skin conditions are occurring at the same time with seemingly opposing circumstances and characteristics. And as if it's not bad enough to have eczema on its own, to also deal with another skin condition like acne can make living in your skin twice as uncomfortable and make you feel twice as self-conscious in public.
Acne and eczema
But despite these very obvious differences on the outside, the common denominator between these two skin conditions showing up simultaneously is that they are both a sign of dehydration, slower lymphatic movement and a weakened liver that is both not able to process all the fat that you're consuming in your diet as well as any other potentially toxic things that you might be consuming internally or exposed to externally through the environment, pollution, and products that you were using on your skin.
Acne and eczema remedies
So, when having acne and eczema or atopic dermatitis at the same time, I have found the following three things to be very helpful in alleviating both conditions for me.
The first thing is to remain hydrated and to drink more water so that the oil content in your body does not become in excess of the water content. Drinking water also helps so the body is able to move out toxins and toxic by-products in your bloodstream and lymph fluid that can be filtered out through your elimination organs before getting clogged up in your intestines and showing in your skin.
Herbal teas and supplements
Drinking liver supporting herbs like dandelion, milk thistle, and holy basil are not only great for strengthening this organ, but they also contain antifungal properties which are just a nice extra bonus in case you might be dealing with any infections or want to prevent your body from becoming an environment for potential infections to proliferate.
Lymphatic massage is also very helpful to keep the lymph fluid moving regularly and support the detoxification process. I sometimes do lymphatic massage with a shower head that is detachable and I will move the water around my body from the extremities towards the heart and hand, out towards the sides and I do find that even just the sensation of the water moving over my skin helps to encourage the breakouts to come out more easily to the surface where they will be easier to drain externally.
I hope that this information has offered some insight and comfort for anyone else dealing with these conditions together. Good luck and I wish you much healing!
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