Do I need to purchase the full Eczema Relief Kit to help my eczema?

The Eczema Relief Kit takes you through an important three-step process to (i) cleanse & purify (ii) restore & regenerate (iii) hydrate & protect.  

This program has been developed from all of our positive experience gained whilst Mia was in hospital and has been designed to give you optimal benefits for calming and soothing your skin. 

The Eczema Relief Kit gives you access to our core products, therefore you will understand how the products work best for you. As you are in the driver’s seat of your own eczema and dry skin, try and test all of the products to see what works best for you. Then going on from here you purchase the individual products you need as you go.

What is the purpose of the Eczema Relief Bath Salts? Will they hurt?

The Eczema Relief Bath Salts are a gentle and effective way to cleanse the skin from dirt, bacteria and prevent skin infections (which are often caused by excessive scratching).

Previously Mia was advised by dermatologists and doctors at the hospital to use household bleach to cleanse her skin.

The Eczema Relief Bath Salts are a gentle and effective substitute for bleach using natural Himalayan and Dead Sea Salts (containing over 130 minerals). This salt mix also contains organic neem, turmeric, calendula, St John’s wort, arnica and raspberry leaf extract. These ingredients are recognized for their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

The salts dissolve into the water and do not hurt. In fact, they perform a very important cleansing role and prime the skin for eczema treatment.

An important note: The Eczema Relief Bath Salts should be used up to 4 consecutive days, as longer use may irritate the skin.

What is the difference between
Eczema Relief Level 1 Moderate & Eczema Relief Level 2 Intense?

Level 1 Eczema Relief Moderate is an organic moisturising cream with added coconut oil, rosehip oil, shea butter, calendula, turmeric, neem, paw-paw and St John’s wort. These ingredients have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Level 1 Eczema Relief Moderate can be used as a moisturizing cream and is best used for dry, flaking skin on the face, hands, scalp and body. It not only hydrates the skin but topically delivers the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredients.

Level 2 Eczema Relief Intense does not contain any moisturisers. It is a concentrated product that delivers tea tree oil, shea butter, calendula, St John’s wort and chamomile to the affected area.

Level 2 Eczema Relief Intense can be used to reduce the redness from your eczema. However, as it does not contain any additional moisturiser, we recommend that it should be used with the Skin Repair & Barrier Cream.

What should I do when I have an eczema flare up?

The best way to treat a flare up is to get the affected area under control as gently and effectively as possible by following a regular routine.

You can manage your eczema flare up using our range:

-   Cleanse the affected skin (Eczema Relief Bath Salt).

-   Treat the flare up (Level 1 Eczema Relief Moderate or Level 2 Eczema Relief Intense).

-   Deeply hydrate your skin (Skin Repair & Barrier Cream).

-   Apply wet dressings (if necessary).

Depending on the severity of your eczema flare up, you can treat your skin up to three times a day in more severe instances. In milder cases, once a day may be sufficient.

Always seek medical advice if symptoms persist.

What should I do if my eczema spreads to new areas on my body?

If your eczema is spreading to new areas, this is a whisper from your body to let you know that something is out of balance.

Continue to treat your eczema flare up using our skincare range, but in addition you should take a holistic approach to manage your eczema. This includes looking at potential triggers that may be contributing to your eczema flare up:

-   Allergens: grass, pollen and dustmites may be triggering itchy, red skin.

-   Items that contact your skin and cause irritation (sponges, necklaces, certain fabric).

-   Possible food intolerance (ie. wheat, nuts, dairy, preservatives, alcohol, coffee etc).

-   Household detergents, chemicals and toxins (even your existing skin care products) around the house may be irritating your skin and weakening your immune system.

-   Using incomplete methods to treat your eczema. Whilst you focus on the initial flare up, you forget about looking after your skin on a longer-term basis.

-   Compromised gut health and weakened immune system.

For more information on eczema triggers, refer to our blog post:

You should then take a longer-term plan to bring the body back into balance. This may be via:

-   Eliminating triggers and possible short-term food elimination plan.

-   Healing the gut with food, probiotics, gut healing broths and fermented food.

-   Improve immune system health with vitamins and minerals via food, juices or nutritional supplements.

If your eczema appears to have developed an infection, or you are unable to get your eczema under control, we recommend you seek medical attention.

Do I still need to treat my skin after the flare up is gone?

Continuing to follow a regular skin care routine (cleansing, treatment and moisturising) can be beneficial in keeping the skin cleansed and hydrated.

This helps rebuild the skin to a position of resilience and strength.

What happens if I can’t get my eczema under control?

Always seek medical advice.

Do these products work for adults as well?

Yes, I use the products every day, the same way Mia does, and they help me to bring my eczema symptoms under control.

I use the Eczema Relief Level 1 as my hand cream (I have dermatitis on my hands) and I also use it on my scalp. I use the Eczema Relief Level 2 and Skin Repair & Barrier Cream to treat flare ups.

The main difference is – when I don’t eliminate certain foods and drinks that I know trigger my eczema (alcohol and coffee) I may still require steroid creams. The frequency of this though is much less than it used to be.

Will I be cured of eczema?

No, eczema is a condition, just as arthritis is a condition. You may always have eczema, however, the regularity and severity of your eczema flare ups may be reduced. This can be achieved by managing your triggers, rebalancing your gut and immune system and by using a natural skin care range that is gentle and effective.

What is the significance of having organic,
natural and toxic free eczema skin care?

According to a ‘Dermal Absorption’ Study by the World Health Organization:

    “Skin condition can have a significant impact on the penetration and permeation of chemicals, especially when the barrier function is disrupted.”

This means, a person suffering from dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis will have a disrupted skin barrier and anything topically applied can have a significant impact on the body.

My daughter’s eczema was so severe (she had very little skin barrier intact) that the creams and lotions I applied to her skin were absorbed faster than those on someone with normal skin. As her mother wanting to heal her, it became my mission to make sure whatever I put on her body was as close to nature as possible.

This meant ensuring My Mia’s Skin Relief products were: Certified Food Grade Organic (where possible); made with organic ingredients (where possible); natural, certified Toxic Free; and gentle on her skin (Australian Allergy Certified).

Knowing the ingredients were effective in managing her eczema flare up, hydrated her skin and were natural and toxic-free, it seemed to help lighten the load on her immune system making her stronger and recover faster.

Is there a correlation between diet and eczema?

There may/may not be.

If you wear a necklace and it causes contact dermatitis/eczema, then it is difficult to clearly say there is no correlation between your diet and your eczema flare up.

For most people, this may very well be the case and simply using the creams corrects the eczema flare up.

There is a point where you do need to proactively look at your diet if your eczema contains to increase in size, spread to new areas or increase in regularity of flare ups.

You may need to look at eliminating certain foods, supplementing your body with vitamins or minerals and/or look at gut healing foods to help rebuild your gut lining.

Why does my eczema get worse during winter?

Yes, this is something we notice with Mia. This may be due to:

-   Cold weather is keeping you indoors and away from sunlight. The sun on your skin works amazingly well to bring much needed Vitamin D to your body and skin.

-   You may be indoors with artificial, dry heat. While it’s nice to be warm, the heat dries out our skin, making us more prone to eczema flare ups.

-   Clothes may be too warm/itchy for your body, triggering itching and an eczema flare up.

-   Long, warm clothing may behave like an incubator for your eczema/skin. A heated body can become easily irritated; you itch when your eczema flares up as air cannot access your skin. Bacteria can develop, irritating the skin even more causing an eczema flare up/spiral to occur – and so the vicious cycle continues.

How you can best manage this is:

-   Go outside and get as much fresh air and sunshine as possible.

-  Use the Eczema Relief Bath Salts once a week to ensure your skin is cleansed from impurities.

-   Apply Skin Repair & Barrier Cream twice a day during the winter months. I know it might feel uncomfortable to apply cream when it’s so cold outside but this will keep your skin hydrated and it also prevents water loss from the skin’s barrier. This is an important step.

-   Treat eczema flare ups as quickly as possible.