Treatment of Acne for Those Suffering From Eczema

A staggering 14 million people are suffering from eczema in the US and even more from severe acne. Many have both- acne and eczema.

The solution for eczema lies with continuous and extra care of skin and other treatments available. Basic treatment of eczema includes restraining yourself from scratching, continuous use of moisturizing creams and lotions, using cold compresses and nonprescription anti-inflammatory corticosteroid creams and ointments. Physicians may prescribe you with some oral medication to cure eczema.

Similarly acne problems can also be treated with proper skin care regimen both naturally and with the help of your physician, who can suggest you medications and other treatments like micro dermabrasions, chemical peels, soft tissue fillers, laser and pulse light treatments, blu-U light treatment, Acne treatment creams etc. Ultimately you’ll get rid of the chronic and haunting acne. But it becomes different if you have to treat both skin problems at a same time, as due to eczema your skin is already very sensitive.


There are some skin care elements and ingredients which are considered safe for treating acne if you already have eczema. Some of the ingredients and products that can help you are given below:

Castor Oil

Castor oil has many benefits on the skin, for instance it helps treat acne and spots. Castor oil is rich in Ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid which helps you kill bacteria that causes acne on face. This is completely a natural product, so this will not cause thinning of the skin, far better than the products having harsh chemicals. In fact the antioxidants present in the oil will help you prevent premature aging. You can massage the oil after cleansing and toning your skin, you will notice relief from eczema as well. The irritating itching would soothe down and skin would look healthier and smoother. You’ll be surprised to notice the bumpy and ugly spots of acne also reduce. You will notice your changing skin in 3-4 weeks. Why to run after such expensive treatments? You now have an easy and inexpensive ready-to-use treatment.

Colloidal Silver for Acne and other skin problems

In 20’s – 40’s of past century Colloidal silver was used in many medicaments in Europe. This basically refers to the tiny particles of silver, usually in the size range 2-10 nanometers suspended in the liquid or colloidal base. It has gained back its popularity, as some scientists and practitioners claim that colloidal silver can combat such serious conditions as cancer, HIV or Lyme disease; though the studies are still on to verify some of these. The already proven fact of the colloidal silver is that it has an ability to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses. It is very successful in the treatment of skin ailments like acne, eczema, warts, inflammations and psoriasis.

How colloidal silver work?

Colloidal silver also called as nano- silver has been recommended for use in cosmetic products for people of all ages. Cosmetics that contain nano-silver are proven to be effective in preventing and treating acne, skin inflammations, dermatosis, toxicodermia, microbial and true eczema. So you can see that you can get both acne and eczema treated with the colloidal silver.

The bacteria responsible for acne, Propionibacterum Acne (P. acne) normally resides on the surface of the skin. They grow on the mixture of the oil and cells in the hair follicles. The bacteria then causes inflammation, that further results in the formation of the acne like pimples, zits, blackheads, whiteheads etc. Nano-silver helps in destroying P.acnes. It also removes excessive sebum that blocks the pores and enables P.acne growth.

Colloidal silver is effective for other skin ailment also. The mechanism is simple, but effective. It kills the pathogens that cause or aggravate the condition and deeply cleanses the skin to avoid recurrent infections. This magical compound kills over 600 species of pathogens, including bacteria, fungi and viruses.

You might be thinking is colloidal silver safe? Well, yes it is safe to use on skin and even on the open wounds and skin burns to prevent bacteria, fungal and viral infections. The nano-silver particles help in killing germs, while leaving the surrounding tissue safe and unharmed. Silver based dressing is widely recommended in the treatments of infections in burns, chronic wounds like leg ulcers and surgical wounds.

Avoid the use if:

  • You are allergic to silver.
  • You are pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from any chronic illness.

Skin care products of colloidal silver:

  • Simplest form of product available is the Colloidal Silver water, mixture of colloidal silver nano- particles. This can be used like any other skin tonic. Take few drops of solution on the cotton ball and apply evenly onto the face avoiding the eye area. For best results apply twice a day.
  • If you are suffering from eczema, you may apply few drops solution on the affected skin area. You can also bandage the area with the solution. You must change the bandage area more often.

Probiotic Skin Treatment

Scientists claim that many skin conditions are inter-related, and thus offer a new way to treat symptoms without the use of harsh prescription drugs. For those suffering with eczema, acne, or rosacea and finding a treatment for the same can think of probiotic skin treatment. This treatment helps control the levels of good and bad bacteria on the skin to stop the spread of infections could be the best overall treatment.

You can initiate the use of topical probiotic that targets the bacteria level that spread infection. This helps to reduce inflammation and may reduce many of the symptoms associated with the skin conditions. It helps to prevent some external factors from causing breakouts; this might not work to fight the internal factors causing bad skin condition.

Probiotic methodology is an advanced acne treatment that uses probiotics for acne containing the “good bacteria” that is naturally found on healthy human skin. This is the skin treatment used for both eczema and acne. Probiotic products are safe to use as they are all natural solution.

Choosing a good and safe skin product is of crucial importance. Revitol acne treatment cream for example has proved to have positive results with minimal or no side effects.

Eve Dawson, a professional writer and a skin and beauty expert and also a language enthusiast, spends her time by giving guest lectures on beauty tips and skin care and on her community French workshops. Eve Dawson is also an occasional writer and loves to share her thoughts and experience on Skin Care Products.

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