Homemade skin cream is super simple to make… and so much safer than steroid creams or other non-so-friendly toxin-laden over-the-counter treatments and eczema creams so often used for dry, rash-infected skin. But this skin cream is perfect for anyone, even if your skin is glowing and healthy! And that’s a good thing. My poor little guy (who’s 9 months old) kept flaring up with a rash around this chubby little cheeks. While still as adorable as ever, those red rashes can break a mama’s heart. We tried eliminating foods, using coconut oil, and all sorts of other natural treatments. But this homemade skin cream gets two big thumbs up as something that *finally* worked to support his healthy glowing, baby skin.
In those children with allergy causing the eczema, they will usually get rashes or more extensive eczema soon after eating a particular food or drinking milk (in the case of babies). If you notice this, remove that food from your child's diet ( if you have a baby, this will need to be done under supervision with an appropriate other formula ). If there is a marked improvement on removal of the suspected food, then the food may have been the cause - cautious reintroduction of the food after 3-4 weeks will enable you to be sure. If on reintroduction of the food, the skin remains clear, the food can continue in the diet. If the skin flares up again, that food needs to be removed from the diet. In those toddlers who do have an allergy to a food causing eczema, a trial of reintroduction can be made in 6 - 12 months time as many children will grow out of these allergies.