Quick Healthy Tip: Olive Oil for Eczema

Today’s Quick Healthy Tip comes from a lifetime of sensitive skin issues. I have suffered from eczema, psoriasis, sensitive and chapped skin for as long as I can remember. Regular drugstoreĀ lotions rarely work for me, nor do expensive high-end skincare items. When I’m having bad skin outbreaks and rashes, I turn to regular find-in-your-kitchen olive oil. You may have heard about other oils for skincare (coconut oil works fantastically as well and won’t leave you smelling like a salad), but I love olive oil for healing my skin. I heat up a little bit of olive oil by rubbing it between my palms, then generously lather it like a regular body lotion, focusing on dry, red patches. I find that olive oil is so gentle and absorbs more quickly than other oils (admittedly I have only used olive or coconut oils, but I do use coconut oil to remove makeup at night). Olive oil is also great to have as a treatment bath, just pour a small amount of olive oil in a warm bath and soak (just remember to thoroughly rinse out the tub afterwards). Olive oil also tends to be less expensive than fancy body lotions, and lasts longer. All-in-all it is a great choice for sensitive, angry skin and will do wonders for healing skin maladies!