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The African Shea Butter Cure For Eczema, #1

Let's discuss the skin condition known as eczema, otherwise called atopic dermatitis, and how raw, organic shea butter can ease and potentially eliminate it with no risk and no drugs.

Eczema, which most likely has a hereditary element, can be caused by anything that can cause inflammation, such as irritants in the environment (or detergent traces in clothing), infection with germs or parasites, consumption of drugs, foods or toxins, or various internal conditions that can trigger skin inflammation.

The primary attributes of eczema match up with the primary therapeutic attributes of shea butter. Eczema is in essence inflammation of the skin, and is also distinguished by extreme dryness. Chronic eczema also involves essential fatty acid deficiency.

Shea butter is full of natural anti-inflammatory compounds; it is also one of the very best natural moisturizers in use; and it has large quantities of essential fatty acids.

One of the first targets in managing eczema is maintaining the maximum degree of skin hydration. Keeping the skin well hydrated disrupts the pathology of chronic eczema and other inflammatory conditions. Shea butter is one of the most intensely moisturizing compounds known, and contains some of the same fats present in our sebaceous secretions (our skin's natural moisturizers). While coconut butter and cocoa butter might be just as moisturizing, both have a comedogenic (pore clogging and acne promoting) rating of 4 on a scale of 5, whereas shea butter has a comedogenic rating of zero.

Why is shea butter better than artificial moisturizers for dermatitis encumbered skin? To start with, a lot of artificial moisturizers are based on substances that are unnatural to the skin, such as petroleum and mineral oil. These can disrupt the skin's natural moisturizing function, not to mention clogging pores and restricting oxygen uptake.

To get the rest of this important story about the natural treatment of chronic eczema, please look for the second part of this article.

But before you do, please view the instructional video below about shea butter and its use in dealing with chronic eczema and other skin problems.

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This post was written by TKB_Editor on July 12, 2013

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