Do you ever get the feeling that life just seems to be one big rush – that you never get time to do things in quite the way you’d like?
It’s often a juggling act to pull everything together.
Which is why our multi-tasking beauty products will help you to keep that balancing act going.
Take our Genuine Dead Sea Bath Salts. Pour a handful in a warm bath at the end of the day and you can relax in the waters, knowing that you are doing everything you can to promote a good night’s sleep so that you feel refreshed the next day. You’ll also be helping along any skin conditions you may suffer from like eczema and psoriasis, as our Bath Salts have been reported to have a very beneficial effect.
On the other hand, if you’re a shower sort of person you could try out our Shower Cream which will cleanse and relax and flush out toxins ( so perfect if you’ve just been to the gym). It doesn’t dry out the skin either and again could help soothe skin problems.
People with skin conditions have reported very good results after using our Dead Sea products – particularly those with eczema and psoriasis – so our products don’t just clean your skin naturally (and without using any animal fats) but as a by-product you may also notice that your skin improves dramatically.
Our Black Mud Mask soap is another multi-tasking product. Forget having to have a cleanser for your face in the shower and another for your body. Use our Black Mud Mask soap all over your skin – it has a cumulatively beneficial effect reducing acne, eczema and psoriasis symptoms. Although of course you don’t have to suffer from any of these to appreciate the results it brings.
Many users like to lather it up and leave on their face for a minute or so, letting it as a face pack.
Try our products and you may discover that you don’t need to cram your bathroom shelves quite so full after all. One product, like our Black Mud Mask soap, will cleanse and detoxify your skin beautifully.
None of our Dead Sea bathcare items are expensive – the soaps start at £3.77 in Boots and you can buy everything online here.
There’s no doubt about it. Eczema is a miserable condition to suffer from – uncomfortable, unsightly and because it often flares up when you’re feeling stressed and under pressure, it’s always unwelcome.
However with careful management, you can reduce eczema symptoms. It’s all about knowing what might trigger your eczema. Keeping an eczema diary might help – writing down what you eat, what’s going on in your life, where you are and even what the weather is like. Here’s a list of common eczema triggers to be thinking about …
Buying new clothes. We all love new clothes and new additions to our wardrobe. But be mindful of fabrics – some synthetics, wool and rough fabrics can irritate the skin. When you buy something new, wash it before you wear it to get rid of any dye that could leak onto your skin and to remove the ‘finish’ some manufacturers put on a fabric to help it hang better in the shop.
Washing your clothes. Be careful about the detergent you use to wash your clothes. Choose non-biological powders and liquids and always wear gloves if you’re handwashing (or washing up). Make sure clothes are really well rinsed too to get rid of the soap.
Don’t get too hot. Hot, humid weather doesn’t help eczema. Seek out the shade and air-conditioned areas if possible and sleep with a fan at night to keep your skin cool.
Hay fever. When the weather gets warmer, that’s when the pollen count goes up which can also cause eczema to be a problem. You might need to take an antihistamine. It’s a good idea to have a shower and wash your hair after you come indoors to get rid of any pollen sticking to your hair and skin.
Watch what you eat. Dairy, soya, fish, nuts, wheat have all been identified as eczema triggers. If you’re concerned, ask your doctor to do a patch test which will show which foods you are allergic to.
Your make-up. Make-up is supposed to make you look your best – but be careful of what your make-up contains. Products like perfume, lanolin, preservatives and alcohol don’t usually sit well with eczema sufferers so check packaging and look for words like ‘fragrance free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’. Always do a patch test when trying something new.
It’s always useful to talk to other eczema sufferers to discover what they’ve identified as eczema triggers, what they avoid and what they find help.
Read our testimonials and you’ll see that many people have found our natural Dead Sea products extremely soothing when treating eczema. None of them contain chemicals – they are SLS and paraben free.
A soak in our natural Genuine Dead Sea Bath Salts can soothe inflamed and sore skin. Afterwards pat your skin dry and then use our Natural Mineral Body Lotion to moisturise your skin.
When you’re showering, use our Natural Mineral Shower Creme which cleanses and moisturises the skin.
If you’re troubled by eczema on your scalp, then you could try our Natural Mineral Shampoo and Conditioner which has had excellent reports.
You can find all our products in Boots – they’re not expensive and you can also buy them online here.
In the meantime, if you’ve identified any eczema triggers we haven’t mentioned above, please let us know and tell us how you deal with them.
If you suffer from eczema, you’ll find that a lot of people have an opinion on how you should treat it. And how you got it in the first place.
So we thought it was time to separate fact from fiction, and debunk some eczema myths. If you’ve any to add that you’ve heard, please add a comment below …
1.”It’s better to bath and shower less frequently if you have eczema as this dries out the skin.” Actually the reverse is true. The skin of eczema sufferers produces less natural oils so it’s much drier. So it’s important to wash and moisturise the skin to lock in nourishment. Sufferers find our Natural Sulphur Soap useful, also a soak in our Natural Mineral Bath Salts or washing with our Shower Cream. Afterwards you can moisturise with our Natural Mineral Body Lotion all over. If you have a dry scalp, try our Natural Mineral Shampoo and Conditioner.
2.”Steroids are the only treatment that will work for eczema.” Not at all. It’s important to consult your doctor if eczema is a real problem but in fact there are many other ways of treating it. See what eczema sufferers have written about our products and how they’ve helped.
3.”Eczema is catching.” No – it’s caused by a number of factors which can be environmental or genetic. Children with bad eczema can feel very self-conscious at school and so it’s important to reassure them that their eczema isn’t infectious. (The Daily Mail has recommended trying our soaps as a means to tackle childhood eczema.) Maybe it’s time to try our cult classic Black Mud Mask soap?
4.”It’s best not to swim in a swimming pool or the sea if you have eczema because that will make it worse.” On the contrary, many eczema sufferers have found swimming in the Dead Sea extremely beneficial (and if you can’t get there, you can soak in our Natural Mineral Bath Salts instead). However, swimming pool chlorine could be an irritant so after swimming it’s important to rinse the skin and moisturise fully.
5.Bad eczema will scar the skin. Not at all. Keeping the skin moisturised with a good emollient will reduce the itchiness and after a flare up has passed the skin will be clear again.
6.People get eczema because their skin is dirty. Actually eczema sufferers tend to bathe much more frequently than non-sufferers, due to the need to keep the skin hydrated and moisturised! Our Natural Mineral Soap has also had good feedback from users with skin problems.
For centuries people have visited the mineral rich Dead Sea seeking relief from skin conditions. Whilst a trip there is wonderful, you can create a Dead Sea haven in your own bathroom with our natural products. They’re all available in Boots and could make just the difference to your eczema you’re searching for.
Eczema can be miserably itchy. Children with eczema are constantly told “don’t scratch.” And put in gloves at night so they don’t damage their skin during their sleep.
So the concept of using bath salts to help ease eczema symptoms may seem to be rather contradictory. Surely a product like bath salts could sting, rather than soothe the condition?
But in fact our Genuine Bath Salts can do wonders for alleviating the dry skin conditions that accompany eczema and help the skin in a number of different ways. (We’re not just saying that, it’s what our loyal customers have written to tell us.)
- Soothing and helping to heal soreness simultaneously
- Reducing bacteria that may cause skin infection
Soaking in a mineral bath can also be very soothing and we’ve had many good reports on our bath salts. You don’t have to travel all the way to the Dead Sea to soak up the mineral goodness – you can buy it in Boots for £7.89. (It’s also safe to use for babies too.)
For everyday care, you might find our Sulphur Soap helpful too. Customers have reported finding it very soothing and say ‘it doesn’t sting” even when used on very active eczema patches. It is naturally moisturising and calming with no chemical irritants.
- It removes dead skin cells to prevent the skin from flaking
- It can be used on problem patches – like elbows, behind knees, ears …
Remember that eczema sufferers produce dead skin cells more frequently than those with normal skin. Cells that need to be treated and removed more regularly.
After bathing, moisturise the skin further with our Natural Mineral Body Lotion, which contains no chemicals, just natural mineral goodness.
Many of our loyal customers report that our Dead Sea products work almost instantly in alleviating eczema symptoms. However, we know that the effect is cumulative too – meaning that overtime the relief from problems becomes more and more effective. We like to think it’s the natural minerals doing their natural healing work on skin overloaded with the chemicals and stresses we all experience in everyday modern day life.
Eczema sufferers know that finding a treatment that works is a matter of trial and error. But many have found our products to be just what they needed – see what our loyal customers have to say here.
None of our products are expensive and all are under £10. You don’t pay for fancy packaging and advertising – just time-proven, chemical-free skincare that could be just what makes a difference to your eczema relief. And it is unlikely to irritate your skin.
So maybe give our natural products a try and see how they could improve your eczema symptoms.