Managing a dry itchy skin condition can be difficult; conditions such as Atopic dermatitis, Eczema and Psoriasis are often chronic and are influenced by genetic and environmental factors as well as diet, infection and stress, it is for this reason I always advocate for a holistic approach to healing. This DIY bath recipe aims to address one part of the healing process by soothing itchy, dry and inflamed skin.
Dry skin can be a common complaint as the weather gets cooler and there are some easy ways to combat this. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our first form of defence against the external environment, it relies upon the integrity of the hydrolipid film on our skin surface to protect us from mechanical insults, microorganisms, chemicals, allergens and water loss. Dry skin is a sign that our protective barrier function has been compromised.