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Goat Milk Soap for Eczema

Goat Milk Soap for Eczema

Eczema Skincare Frequently Asked Questions

What is the root cause of eczema?

The root cause of this skin condition remains unknown; however, scientists have found that an overactive immune system, genetics, stress, and environmental triggers contribute to eczema flare-ups. The overactive immune system results in your skin becoming more sensitive to triggers and irritants, resulting in red, dry, itchy, and bumpy skin.

Should You Moisturize Eczema?

Moisturizing is a key step in managing eczema because it will help protect the outer layer of the skin, which is the layer of skin most damaged in eczema patients. Moisturizing can also help keep the skin from becoming dry and itchy.

Is Goat Milk Soap Good for Eczema?

While no clinical trials exist, thousands of people have reported relief from their eczema symptoms when using goat milk soap.

Goat milk is made up of compounds that are gentle on sensitive skin. Raw goat’s milk is full of alpha-hydroxy acids, which help remove dead skin cells and encourage new skin cell growth. Lactic acid also contains probiotics, which have been used as an effective topical treatment for infants with eczema.

The proteins and fatty acids in goat milk can provide a great moisture barrier that encourages deep hydration for your skin. In addition, goat milk can have anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce irritation and redness common in eczema and other sensitive skin conditions.

What Should You Not Put on Eczema?

When caring for your eczema, there are various products and substances you should avoid to prevent the condition from flaring up. Products containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and retinol tend to leave the skin feeling dry and irritated.

Fragrant-infused soaps and products can also trigger your eczema. Some of the preservatives found in hygiene and cosmetic products, like methylparaben or butylparaben, may also irritate the skin, leading to inflammation.

Goat Milk Stuff products will never contain any of these substances.

How Often Should I Use Goat Milk Soap for Eczema Relief?

Use Purity Goat Milk Soap, or whichever Goat Milk Soap proves best for your skin, in place of the soap you’ve been using during your regular bathing or showering routine.

Continued use for at least one week is recommended to truly see how the soap affects your skin. The ingredients we’ve used to formulate our Goat Milk Soap should cleanse your skin without leaving it dry and irritated. If you experience worsening of your symptoms, stop using immediately.

Some people have found that once they get their eczema under control, they are able to switch to an Essential Oil Goat Milk Soap. Others find it’s best to continue to use one of the five recommended Goat Milk Soaps for eczema. Some people also rotate the soaps periodically to avoid building a sensitivity over time. You need to test them on your skin to see what works best for you.

Is eczema fungal or bacterial?

Eczema is not caused by either a fungal or bacterial infection. Instead, it is a type of inflammatory skin condition often characterized by dry, irritated, and itchy skin.

The exact cause of eczema is not fully understood, but it is thought to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Eczema can also become infected by various viruses, bacteria, and fungi, at which point the individual's eczema can be fungal or bacterial.

Tip: Find out how Goat Milk Soap can help eczema not become infected in our blog post.

Is eczema caused by stress?

Stress can aggravate and worsen eczema symptoms, but it is not considered to be a direct cause of the condition.

Eczema is a chronic condition that is, as mentioned above, caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. These factors can include things like a person's skin barrier function, immune system, and exposure to irritants or allergens.

However, stress can cause the release of certain chemicals in the body that can worsen eczema symptoms.

What happens if eczema is left untreated?

Untreated eczema can lead to a number of complications. The most common complication is a skin infection.

Prolonged scratching and rubbing of the skin can cause breaks in the skin, which can make it easier for bacteria and viruses to enter the body and cause an infection. The infected area can become red, swollen, and painful and may become filled with pus.

Untreated eczema can also lead to thickened, discolored skin, known as lichenification, which can be difficult to treat. Long-term scratching and rubbing can also cause changes in the shape of the skin.

Other complications include decreased quality of life, sleep disturbance, emotional distress, and other emotional impacts such as anxiety and depression, social isolation, and impaired work productivity.

It is essential to treat eczema properly to prevent complications and manage symptoms. Combining self-care measures (like using Goat Milk Soap) and medication can help control eczema and prevent complications.

Alternate spellings and common typos include ezcema, excema, exzema, exema