According to the National Eczema Society:
“If you have eczema, your skin may not produce as much fats and oils as other people’s, and will be less able to retain water. The protective barrier is therefore not as good as it should be...allowing bacteria or irritants to pass through more easily, your skin breaks down more easily, quickly becoming irritated, cracked and inflamed.”
Once irritants pass through the weakened protective barrier, they trigger our immune system to respond by swelling the affected area with blood. This inflamed state is further irritated by certain foods, temperature and humidity, stress levels, and even intense exercise…
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In my experience:
Dry irritated skin will show itself from dry “chicken flesh” to red, inflamed itchy rash that can become worse where skin becomes cracked and even bleed. In keeping eczema under control and even go into remission the best thing to do is control the irritants that come into contact with your skin.
Use natural soaps that won’t dry out your skin.
Keep away from colorants and fragrances.
Why goat milk products?
Goats milk is gentle enough for every skin type. It is filled with Vitamins like A, B1, B6, B12, C and E, and minerals to help nourish and heal skin. It contains alpha hydroxy to loosen dead skin making it easier for skin to absorb moisture provided by the high fat content in the milk and oils in the soap. Goats milk moisturizes and hydrates naturally. Commercial soaps are filled with chemicals to make a lather that strip oils from your skin. Some contain alcohol that is drying or petroleum that just sits on the top of your skin preventing absorption of moisture.
No water is used to make the soap only fresh goats milk from my small herd. Each bar contains 1 ounce of goat milk.
I cannot claim that my soap and lotion will cure any skin condition, I can only share what I have learned and what others have claimed to me.