I have pretty bad leaky gut and it manifests itself in my eczema if I eat things I cannot have: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, nightshades, alcohol, caffeine, pretty much any substance that isnt a vegetable, meat, or animal fat.
In the past few months I've tried to phase out all my commercial moisturizers and replace them with natural oils. For example, I oil cleanse my face with a mix of castor and olive oil and my body with jojoba oil. My eczema's pretty bad right now even though I am eating clean. I am getting pretty lousy sleep though-I always have, and I think sleep will be my last factor to figure out if I want to be blemish free on my body.
Anyways, I did try coconut oil for a bit but it made my eczema WEEP and get SO much worse.(Does that mean I'm allergic to coconut oil and all coconut products? When I cooked with it nothing noticeable happened...) I'm not sure if its because I put the oil on when my skin was raw, but I've done that with olive and jojoba and my skin seems to be ok.
Anyways, I backed off and just put it on my lips and it made them super dry and peel. I just stay away from coconut oil now, but recently I bought some shea butter because I wanted a creamier moisturizer. I think its been ok, because its not making my eczema worse, but my eczema isnt getting any better either. It may be because it is on my hands...so exposure and whatnot really slows down the healing process perhaps. But shea butter makes my lips peel too! What does that mean?
Petroleum jelly is THE BEST moisturizer for my lips when this happens. I want to use petroleum jelly on my hands too, but I know its bad...So what should I do?