Toxicity and skin. How natural medicine and natural products can rid the body of toxins. Lifestyle Changes to Manage Dermatitis.
Simple changes to your lifestyle can make a big improvement to your skin.
- Avoid the irritant: If you know which irritant causes your dermatitis, avoid it. Common irritants include cleaning products, detergents, soaps, rubber, metal (especially nickel), and cosmetics.
- Avoid hot water: Take warm, not hot, baths or showers and don’t stay in for too long. Use soap-free products and pat dry, don’t rub. At A Natural Self, the naturopathic website provides you with access with many soap free and chemical free natural products and natural supplements. You can buy them as gift boxes for natural product gift ideas or for yourself.
- Apply moisturizer immediately and reapply several times throughout the day. If your skin is inflamed and irritated with a skin condition, soaking in a bath with oatmeal or baking soda can help soothe your skin.
- Wear natural fibers: Choose clothing made from soft, smooth, natural fibers such as cotton and bamboo. Avoid tight-fitting, synthetic clothes. Always wash new clothes before wearing them. Use a mild washing powder and rinse thoroughly. Some people find that rinsing their washing twice is beneficial.
Dermatitis can be painful, irritating and embarrassing. Meditation and gentle exercise such as yoga or tai chi can also help reduce stress – a common cause of flare-ups. By incorporating changes into your life, you and your natural medic or naturopath can help manage and improve your skin and your overall wellbeing.
Homotoxicology is a theory of medicine that views the symptoms of disease as evidence of the body’s defense mechanisms at work against toxic substances. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, the German medical doctor and homoeopath who developed the theory referred to these toxins as homotoxins. He used natural homoeopathic treatments to aid the body in restoring itself to a condition of healthy biochemical balance.