Eczema is a common condition that causes the skin to become dry, cracked, itchy and red according to the NHS. Young children are most risk of developing eczema, but it could also develop in later life. Symptoms vary between small patches of dry skin, and large areas of red and inflammation skin all over the body. You could help to reduce eczema symptoms by adding apple cider vinegar to your bath, it’s been claimed.
Apple cider vinegar helps to restore the skin to it’s natural, healthy state, revealed the National Eczema Association.
Adding a little acidity to your skin also helps to keep it strong, while apple cider vinegar could lower your risk of harmful yeast, that could lead to eczema symptoms.
You can easily lower your risk of dry, eczema symptoms by pouring a little apple cider vinegar into your baths, it said.
For many people, the itch is usually only mild, or moderate. But in some cases it can become much worse and you might develop extremely inflamed skin.
“Apple cider vinegar may provide a more natural way to address the yeast, as it has some anti-yeast properties and could help restore the skin’s natural healthy state in that it is slightly acidic.
Conversely, if skin is more alkaline, or basic, then it begins to break down and bacteria levels increase.
“Patients who don’t like the concept of bleach baths can try apple cider vinegar baths as a safe and gentle possible treatment.”
You could also get rid of eczema symptoms by using manuka honey as a moisturiser, it’s been claimed.
Manuka honey is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic that could boost the immune system, said medical website NetDoctor.
Simply rub a small amount of manuka honey on your skin to gain the benefits, or eat a small amount every day, it said.