Eczema is characterized by the presence of skin lesions that are itchy, red, inflamed, and rough. The skin may be broken, and blisters can occur depending on the severity and type of eczema.
Types of eczema
Different types of eczema can occur in children and adults.
- Atopic dermatitis – the most common form of eczema, often seen in children. Usually appearing in skin creases such as on the elbows, neck, and wrists.
- Contact dermatitis – dry, red, itchy skin that has blisters and often exhibits a burning sensation. Occurs when the skin comes in contact with an irritant.
- Dyshidrotic eczema – occurs in adults below 40 years old. Usually manifests on hands and feet with typical eczema symptoms including intense itching and small blisters.
- Discoid eczema – also known as nummular eczema. Has disc-shaped lesions that are red, swollen, cracked, and itchy. Can occur in children and adults.
- Seborrheic dermatitis – a flaky rash that is itchy, swollen, and raised. A white or yellowish crust may form on the surface.
- Varicose eczema – common in adults suffering from varicose veins. Appears in lower legs and often presents with hot, blistery, itchy spots that can be weepy or scaly.
- Asteatotic eczema – also called xerotic eczema occurring in people aged 60 and above. Presents with cracked, dry skin that has scaling, itching, and soreness.
What triggers eczema?
There is no known cause why eczema erupts on your skin. Symptoms vary from person to person and the common triggers are:
- Nuts and dairy
- Dirt and dust
If not treated correctly, eczema can lead to skin infections and require more in-depth treatment.
Activated charcoal soap and eczema
Activated charcoal soap can help calm down eczema in many different ways.
Each particle of activated charcoal is packed with adsorptive qualities that make it capable of carrying 1000 times its own weight. This property enables activated charcoal to draw out toxins and impurities that trigger eczema breakouts. This capability of drawing out toxins from the skin is observed when an activated charcoal salve was used to treat spider bites and mosquito bites. Actinera® Charcoal Dead Sea Mud Bar gently removes toxins from your skin, easing the itch and irritation of eczema.
Activated charcoal also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This helps resolve and prevent infections due to breaks on the skin caused by dryness and scratching.
Activated charcoal calms down angry lesions on your skin. It helps soothe your skin’s inflammatory response by removing all those toxins and bacteria. Swelling and tenderness will gradually resolve, and you’ll have lesser marks of eczema on your skin.
How to use activated charcoal soap for eczema
- Wet your skin with dechlorinated water. Chlorine exacerbates eczema, and you can use activated charcoal powder to remove chlorine from water.
- Get the Actinera® Charcoal Dead Sea Mud Bar and create a lather. Apply the soap on problem areas using soft, gentle strokes, careful not to irritate your skin.
- Let the soap stay for 1 minute, then rinse thoroughly.
- Gently pat your skin dry. Don’t rub the towel on your skin since it will cause further irritation.
- Apply recommended oil-rich moisturizer.
There is still no cure for eczema, but you have the power to control it. By using Actinera® Charcoal Dead Sea Mud Bar, you’ll be able to remove toxins, prevent infection, and soothe skin inflammation. It also comes with moisturizers such as shea butter, organic extra virgin olive oil, and avocado oils that can deeply moisturize your skin. The gentle exfoliation of activated charcoal combined with Dead Sea mineral mud helps remove dead, crusty, flaky skin caused by eczema. As a result, your moisturizers can penetrate within your cells, and you will apply less topical medications on your skin.
Have you used activated charcoal for eczema? How was your experience? Please share your story in our comment section!