A Remedy for Dry Skin and Eczema

Are you ashy much? After applying moisturizers or lotions does your skin tend to absorb the product and still remain dry? Do you suffer from eczema as well? Read on….

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that involves scaly or itchy rashes on the skin. Atopic eczema is most common and it causes hypersensitivity to the skin resulting in inflammation, sort of like a skin allergy.

The following internal and external factors can make eczema symptoms worse:

  • Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals
  • Colds or the flu
  • Contact with rough materials
  • Dry skin
  • Exposure to environmental irritants
  • Exposure to water
  • Feeling too hot or too cold
  • Fragrances or dyes added to skin lotions or soaps
  • Stress

Dry Skin is pretty much self explanatory. We all know when your skin is relatively dry and in need of moisture. Dry skin can be caused by a number of things such as:

* Weather
* Central heating and air temperatures
* Hot baths and showers
* Harsh soaps and detergents
* Sun exposure
* Atopic dermititis (eczema)
* Psoriasis
* Thyroid issues

Now….. The Remedy…. CRISCO! (don’t laugh yet…) read on…

Crisco is a brand name for veggie shortening. Ingredient-wise it contains soybean oil (evens skin tone, moisturizes, softens and helps with wrinkles), cottonseed oil (softens) and antioxidants.

We use it all the time to cook with and it can be found in the thick butter consistency or the liquid form at your local grocery store. Most of use use this for baking cakes and biscuits, but this is one of the highest rated skin-care products in the beauty community and on one of my favorite sites, http://www.makeupalley.com/. Dermatologists and Skin-Care Professionals swear by this stuff. So before you go spending your pretty penny at a high priced pharmacy, you may already have the treatment you need right there in your kitchen cabinets. One of the main purposes of using the Crisco remedy is to help in retaining the moisture in your skin after bathing.

The Method:

After taking a bath or shower, pat your skin with a towel to remove excess water. While your skin is damp, apply Crisco to your skin or problem areas. *It’s important to do this while you skin is still damp because it allows you to lock-in the moisture from the water.* Allow your skin time to absorb the Crisco before you get dressed.

The Advantages:
No Fragrances or Dyes 

~Crisco has also been known treat diaper rashes, it’s an excellent massage cream (takes a while for it to absorb in the skin so don’t use too much), great as a foot and heel  moisturizer, helps with preimenopausal vaginal dryness, and serves as a  great facial moisturizer. *Its safe for baby’s skin as well.* : )

As soon as I find a cute jar… I’m going to scoop some out and keep it in my beauty kit. I hope this helped someone.

Be Blessed,

Always Radiant 🙂

2 thoughts on “A Remedy for Dry Skin and Eczema

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Rae! I stumbled on your site from Google images, looking at eczema photos. I have a problem with my hands 11 months out of 12. My girlfriend had mentioned using Crisco a while ago which I thought was weird so I never tried it. BUT now that I see someone else has tried it and certified it works, I will give it a try.

    Marlena in California

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