Natural Relief for Eczema: The Hidden Healing Power of Body Butter

Are you suffering from itchy and dry skin? Does it seem to come out of nowhere, making life uncomfortable and forcing you to try creams and moisturizers that don't work in the long term? If this sounds like your reality, then you may be living with eczema. Luckily, there are natural remedies available to help provide relief. Body butter can be an effective solution. It's a simple, natural, anti-inflammatory remedy packed full of healing power that can make a big difference when battling against eczema flare-ups on even the most sensitive skin. Let's explore how natural body butter, made with shea and cocoa butter, can help bring a restorative sense of calm back into your life. You don't have to suffer in silence any longer. Instead, you can enjoy noticeable results and do it without harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients.


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What's with eczema and dry skin anyway?

The term “eczema” is thrown around a lot. While it may sound like something exotic, it's actually a lot more common than one might think. In fact, millions suffer from it. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis as it's sometimes called, is essentially a group of skin conditions that cause dry skin, itchiness, and irritation. It can appear anywhere on the body and be caused by many factors. Allergic reactions to particular substances, fabrics or environmental irritants can contribute. Stress and anxiety often deserve blame. And yes, there's genetics. For some people who have eczema-prone skin, it may never go away entirely. But luckily, there are treatments available to address this troublesome rash. They vary from topical creams to antihistamines to phototherapy. With the right anti-inflammatory treatment, anyone can take control and get relief from eczema and itchy dry skin.


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Body butters for eczema to the rescue

Body butter has become quite the staple of skin care regimens around the world and with good reason. It has some great benefits including being an effective eczema treatment. But it doesn’t just treat eczema. It also can help you avoid dry skin in general, making long-term results more achievable. It can noticeably improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It can act as a layer of protection against those annoying skin allergies. It contains natural vitamins like vitamin E, minerals, and fatty acids to restore the natural balance of your body’s oils. And, its anti-inflammatory properties make it perfect for most skin types including sensitive skin. 

“What about lotions?” you may ask. Compared to traditional lotions, body butter tends to be thicker, creamier, and more hydrating. It uses natural ingredients without the harsh chemicals you find in many lotions. The shea butter, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil found in body butter all help soothe and efficiently deliver nourishing moisture to your entire body. And, its rich antioxidants support protection against further irritation.

Not only is body butter effective and good for you, it can be quite luxurious. Using it is an enjoyable act of self-care. With regular application, it will leave you looking vibrant and your skin feeling soft and smooth. The rich, thick texture feels restorative and comforting as it soothes and softens the deeper layers of your skin. And you’ll often find it infused with the pleasing scent of therapeutic essential oils. One of our favorites is Lavender Citrus Body Butter.


Lavender Citrus Body Butter by Opulent Glow

How to apply body butter for eczema to get the best results

Applying body butter isn’t difficult. But to help you get the most out of it and keep your skin feeling soft and nourished all day long, here are a few pro tips.

Tip #1

Apply when you wake up and before you go to bed. But you should keep your skin hydrated throughout the day too. Feel free to lather on more in the mid-afternoon. 

Tip #2

When applying, start off by cleaning off any dead skin cells with a gentle wash or scrub. This will help the body butter penetrate and hydrate your skin more effectively. 

Tip #3

After drying off, apply it evenly onto the whole area you want to moisturize without rubbing too hard. It will absorb quickly. It’s good for your whole body, but be extra generous on any eczema-prone areas. 

Tip #4

Keep it going. You'll have the best results if you incorporate it into your daily skincare routine.


Woman applying body butter to moisturize her skin after shower

Body butter is worth a try

While eczema can be a difficult skin condition to manage, body butter works well as an effective treatment. It is packed with natural, healthy ingredients and provides important hydration to eczema-prone skin. It can reduce inflammation and heal the areas that need it. And it can help create a protective barrier against environmental pollutants and allergens. Use body butter for eczema regularly as part of your skincare routine to soothe and nourish. Your formerly dry and irritated skin will feel soft and smooth once again. Plus, its creamy, rich, texture and calming fragrance makes it a great experience to apply. Whether you have dry, oily or even sensitive skin, body butter has something to offer. It might just be the perfect solution for you. A great choice to consider is Lemon Meringue Body Butter.


Lemon Meringue Body Butter by Opulent Glow

Ready to upgrade your routine and keep your skin moisturized? Try our luxurious whipped body butter for eczema (or most any skin condition) made with coconut butter and shea butter and experience long-lasting hydration, nourishment, and protection. Order yours now from Opulent Glow.