Having sensitive skin can mean having to be extra cautious with what you choose to put on your skin. Especially if you have conditions like eczema. It seems that nothing ever really seems to work, and it’s frustrating.
Eczema is a condition that affects both males and females. Symptoms of eczema can include dry itchy skin, more severe symptoms include the skin being broken, raw or bleeding.
People with eczema are told to avoid cleansers that further irritate their skin. Let’s be honest, that’s almost impossible; keyword here is almost. Soapberries have been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries to help treat sensitive skin, eczema, hair and scalp problems.
Ayurveda is the primary form of healing and framework for wellness in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Throw this balance off, and it can lead to sickness and poor health.
In India, soapberries have traditionally and effectively been used to help soothe eczema and psoriasis. These berries are hypoallergenic, gentle, and antibacterial. Which means they will cleanse your skin without further damaging it.
Soapberries can be used as soap and also as a laundry detergent for eczema. This great article on Soap Nuts: A Natural Laundry Detergent & Soap for Eczema features baby Jayden’s struggle with eczema, and how his mother, Heidi, switched out soap, shampoo and laundry detergents for soapberries.
Cleansers and detergents contain harsh chemicals that may irritate sensitive skin when it comes into direct contact with them. This also includes most laundry detergents, which can leave residue on clothing after washing; which can trigger eczema and cause it to worsen.
Soapberries are all natural, and don’t contain any fragrances, which is one of the reasons as to why they are successful in treating and controlling skin disorders, and preventing future outbreaks.
If you’d like to learn more about where soapberries come from, you can read our blog post The Origin of the Soapberry.
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