Let me tell you a thing or two about eczema. First, it sucks. It creates extremely dry patches of skin all over - mine occurs mostly on my upper arms, the backs of my hands, and my legs. The itching is so intense at times that I have trouble not scratching it. It comes and goes with season, but I struggle with it at least 50% of the time. And its near impossible to keep your fake tan on.
I have tried several things for solutions and have found only 3 products that do the trick.
1. Aveeno Body Wash - Keeps my skin from getting too dry after the shower.
2. Eucerin Body Cream - Clears away the patches quick, but is so oily you feel like a greased bear for hours.
3. Steroid Prescription Cream - Works, but not cheap.
Last week, I was approached by Alyssa to try out Shea Butter. I will admit that I was skeptical at first, as not much does the trick. But I decided to try it out anyway.
24 Karite Gold Shea Butter contains antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins and can be used to treat eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and stretch marks. The sale of this product also benefits women in Africa!
At first glance, I thought "no way this is going to rub into my skin". It looks almost grainy. But I tried it anyway. It actually rubbed in fairly quickly, and I could tell it would moisturize very well. My only concern at this point was would I feel all greased up when I use the Eucerin lotion. The good news - nope! It felt oily for 20 minutes or so, but then was all absorbed in! I love this about the shea butter. I don't feel like all my clothes are sticking to me all day.
I usually apply this after my shower, then go about my business getting ready for 20 minutes or so, then put on my clothes. The dryness goes away by the next day, and the itchiness subsides very soon after applying the shea butter.
You can go HERE to purchase! If you suffer from this, this is definitely worth a try!