If you need to treat your dry eczema skin, you can consider using help from the Aloe Vera plant. You are more prone to itching and scratching so long as your skin is dry and scaly; and this tends to worsen your eczema condition. You may also have tried conventional topical preparations such as moisturisers and steroid creams, but have not quite gotten satisfactory results. Then, perhaps it is time to see how the Aloe Vera can help you with treating dry eczema skin.

When you apply Aloe topically fresh from the plant, its fluids form a thin film on the surface of your skin. These gum resins have hydrating thus moisturising, as well as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe has the ability to go deep into the inner layers of the skin, supplying moisture directly to the underlying tissue.

Dr. Peter Atherton, a strong advocate for the use of Aloe Vera in the UK, conducted a study which revealed that Aloe Vera works mainly on two areas, on repairing epithelial tissue and on boosting the immune system. The skin, the largest organ in the body, is also the largest patch of epithelial tissue. Hence, it is easy to see why Aloe Vera hastens healing of burns and provides much relief to dry eczema skin. It can also help to treat as mouth or stomach ulcers, or a problematic bowel lining; all of which are comprised of epithelial tissues.

Aloe vera contains complex sugars, or polysaccharides, that moisturise and hydrate the skin. When it penetrates into your dry eczema skin, it is quickly absorbed. It triggers fibroblasts to replicate faster. Fibroblasts produce the collagen, that helps to provide elasticity and tautness to the skin. It also helps to produce a cohesive effect on the top-layer epidermal cells, aiding in healing and making skin smoother.

There are several who experienced improvements in dry eczema skin with the use of Aloe Vera. With its known healing properties, many skin care manufacturers have proceeded to include Aloe as part of their ingredients in several of their products.

To treat dry eczema skin, either consume Aloe as a drink or use it topically on your skin. Should you use Aloe fresh from the plant, you need to note that it oxidises quickly upon exposure to air. Hence, when you cut off the leaf, slice it lengthwise, and apply the gel directly. To make a drink, cut the gel into pieces and cook it with rock sugar for a drink.

Products for dry eczema skin containing Aloe Vera can also be found in many stores. Select a product that contains as pure and as close to the natural plant as possible. It is in your best interest to use quality ingredients for the relief of dry eczema skin.

Author's Bio: 

Evelyn Lim publishes a newsletter on Natural Eczema Relief. An eczema sufferer for several years, she healed herself from a severe outbreak using nutritional therapy. For free tips and information, please visit http://www.EczematreatmentSecrets.com.