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Our simple & effective approach to relieve eczema symptoms - including for weeping eczema!

What is Eczema?

Eczema is one of the common chronic inflammatory skin diseases in both children and adults worldwide. Eczema is the top skin condition seen at the National Skin Centre of Singapore. In 2017, it saw more than 18,000 cases.

Eczema is not contagious. Genes play a role in the development of this chronic inflammatory skin disease, the experts said.

Defects in the person’s skin barrier and an overactive immune system could cause some people to have extra-sensitive skin.

Environmental factors, such as stress, pollution, chemical irritants, as well as allergens such as house dust mites, may trigger symptoms in people predisposed to the disease.

Singapore’s hot and humid weather is one of the most common aggravating factors for eczema. (Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/living-severe-eczema-lost-sleep-blood-clothes-mental-health-struggles)

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis—is a skin disorder characterized by:

  • Itchy red rash (favours skin creases behind knees and folds of elbows
  • Lesions may have collection of fluids. Skin may appear dry and thick, or weep with pus and become eroded
  • Thickening, Crusting, Scaling, Cracking, and Swelling of the skin because of chronic

Eczema is usually classified into one of three types: infantile, childhood, and adulthood eczema. The onset of disease usually begins in the earlier stages of life, where about 80% of cases begin before 5 years of age.
The location of eczema varies; in infants, eczema tends to present itself on the cheeks, forehead, and outer limbs while making an appearance more often on the creases of the skin in older children. Adult eczema turns up as a persistent localized eczema, usually appearing on the hands

Symptoms of Eczema

  • Moderate-to-severe eczema often causes deterioration of the sufferer’s quality of life.
  • Persistent itching can cause skin damage, pain, and soreness due to scratching.
  • This itching also acts as a distraction and causes sleep loss.
  • Eczema can prove to be a large psychosocial burden—there is a stigma attached to the disease as it is a visible one; some may receive ill-informed and hurtful comments, while being shunned out of fear that this skin condition is contagious.

Eczema Treatments

Numerous trips to the doctor are often made to rein in the condition, or special clothing must be adorned to prevent further irritation to the skin. Treatment also entails messy topical applications, which adds to burden of the disease.

The treatment plan is broken down into reining in symptoms that occur during acute flares, to prolong the time in between bouts of disease, and to treat post-acute flares using emollients to alleviate and restore the disturbed function of the skin barrier. The mainstay treatment is using topical corticosteroids, which works by suppressing the immune system to inhibit production of inflammatory mediators; it has quick action, and potencies can be fine-tuned to suit every individual. However, long-term use is discouraged because of the presence of side effects such as rosacea, spider veins, skin atrophy, and more undesirable effects.

As eczema is a chronically-relapsing disease, treatment focuses around long-term management which requires a multi-therapeutic approach as there are no cures for this skin condition.

One Nature's Way to Relieve Eczema

One Nature has alternative and complementary therapies that come into play to relieve eczema without the above side effects. We believe in multiple approaches to relieve and gradually reduce the occurrences of eczema flares the natural way. What we are sharing are our personal experiences that work for us. (Read the Founder's Story here.)

*** Our recommendations are for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases.

We opt for natural products to heal, restore, and improve our skin. Visit our shop for a full range of our natural face and body care products that are crafted from natural ingredients. 

GardenScent products contain no harsh detergents, diluted synthetics, and irritating fragrances. Pure and potent botanicals such as pure plant oils are expertly drawn and distilled from nature and botanically derived binding and thickening agents are used for a plethora of skincare solutions.

Our Simple 4 Approach

  • Detoxification
  • Skin Treatment
  • Skin Renewal
  • Lifestyle

Detoxification

Cleanse and Nourish Your Body

Our Gardenscent Organic Detox Tea was formulated to aid the body's detoxification process in a gentle manner.

This herbal tea formulation is for people with eczema and other skin problems. It helps to improve the general health, relief itchy skin and outbreaks by purifying and detoxing the body.

Ingredients (All organic):

Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Ginger Root, Peppermint, Licorice Root, Yellow Dock, Nettle Leaf, Chickweed, Elder Flowers, Bupleurum, Oatstraw, Chamomile Flowers, Red Clover and White Peony.

Our Co-Founder Shares Her Experience: I stopped drinking the tea when the itch stopped and restart my tea whenever I have a flare-up. This process continued for about 18 months until I was comfortable that I my eczema was well under control. Today, I only drink the tea when I have the occasional flare-up on my hands.

Skin Treatment

Use A Tea Wash / Soak to Heal Wounds and Stop Weeping Eczema

Calendula and Hibiscus are two of the most favoured herbs use by herbalists for treating or relieving various skin conditions ranging from eczema, milk rashes, diaper rashes, bed sores, wound healing, chicken pox, conjunctivitis and minor skin infections.

There are many ways to employ this medicinal herb; it can be consumed as a tea, use as a mouth gargle, as a topical wash or as an anti-inflammatory ingredient in DIY skincare recipes.

Calendula flower tea can be used as a natural antiseptic wash for eczema flares, when combined with hibiscus flower the wash can be effective for weepy eczema

Our Gardenscent Organic Calendula & Hibiscus flowers are organic sourced.

Our Co-Founder Shares Her Experience: Besides drinking GS Detox Tea, I found the calendula and hibiscus flower tea very useful for my inflamed and problematic skin. Calendula serves as a natural antiseptic wash and hibiscus soak was so refreshing and soothing for my weepy skin!

Skin Renewal

Treat dry, scaly and cracking skin due to chronic scratching.

GardenScent Soothing Body Balm contains MSM and hyaluronic acid. MSM is a naturally-occuring, organically-bound dietary sulfur that is known for its promotion and facilitation of the skin and connective tissue’s healing process, contributing to skin renewal. On the other hand, hyaluronic acid is a highly popular humectant that can retain more than 1000 times its weight in water, locking in moisture to improve the hydration elasticity of skin and hydration to impart a healthy glow.

This soothing balm is particularly ideal for chronic dry, sensitive, and eczematous skin. Due to the presence of MSM, daily use can also help with arthritis, joint pain, rashes, and cracked skin. The potent formulation also includes wildcrafted shea butter, honey, calendula extract and potent essential oils such as chamomile, carrot seed, lavender and geranium essential oils to further help along the healing process.

Soothing Body Balm can provide relief for several hours.

  • Deeply penetrates and soothes inflammation.
  • Reverses topical irritation and chronic skin disturbances.
  • The active ingredients create a barrier on the surface of the skin, as well as provide hours of relief for hands, feet, knees, and all over skin conditions.
  • Provides healing relief for both adults and children.
  • Treats windburn, sunburn, eczema, diaper rash, arthritis, swollen joints, cracked and fissured skin, aching.

Ingredients (Organic *):
Aqua, Safflower Oil, Shea Butter, *Sunflower Oil, Beeswax, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), *Aloe Vera Juice, Grapeseed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, *Jojoba Oil, Carnauba Wax, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum (Tara, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Chamomile Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Calendula Extract, Arnica Montana Extract, *Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Dandelion Extract, Honey, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

For night-time use, opt for the impeccably lightweight but intensively nourishing Soothing Body Moisturizer. This luxurious body moisturizer is formulated with active botanicals combined with an anti-inflammatory essential oil blend of Lavender & Geranium.

Paraben free and non-sticky. Easily absorbed to calm, soothe and hydrate dry skin, leaving it velvety soft and pampered with lingering soothing aroma. Very relaxing and comforting. Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive and mild eczema skin. 

Our Co-Founders' Experiences: We learnt that weepy eczematous skin only served to worsen it as the weep mixed with any cream would lead to further spreading of the eczema. The natural Calendula / Hibiscus antiseptic wash would help to dry up the weep within 2 to 3 days if use twice daily. Avoid applying the Soothing Balm on affected weepy areas until they are dried up.

Lifestyle

Identify Your Triggers and Make Practical Lifestyle Adjustments

Of course, it is more important to treat the problem than merely treating the symptoms! If we nip the problem in the bud, it will prevent the symptoms from showing up. Because of this, we decided to go for more natural, less harmful products, and a more holistic approach. First, we have to identify the crux of the problem: some may find that their eczema flares up as an allergic reaction to something they ate, or a soap or detergent containing harsh chemicals that they handled. Even mosquito bites can trigger an onslaught of eczema! Above applying topical treatments, one should consider what are the lifestyle changes they can make to improve their condition.

1. Dietary Restriction and Improvement

One Nature believes that many people who have eczema are also diagnosed with food allergies, a common factor in triggering eczema. Getting adequate nutrition and consuming a balance diet is crucial for optimum body function. Being watchful of your diet may greatly help in preventing your next flare-up. 


Of course, we need to be diligent about this so that we do not aggravate our conditions. We chose to avoid foods that tended to contain allergens (such as peanuts and even chicken), opting for a more vegetarian-based diet. We consumed leafy greens and alkalizing foods in greater amounts in a bid to save our skin; this, did wonders for us! This is one of the reasons why we started our wholefood range.


Wholefood powders are convenient and nutrient dense, they are tasty and easy to incorporate into any meals and are suitable for all ages. (See our blog articles on Nutrition at Different Stages and Raw Food vs Wholefood Powders for more details here).

2. Exercise Helps To Detox Skin

The thought of exercise may cause you to dredge up memories of painful episodes of eczema that follows, making you shy away from it. The overheating that brings on the itching, the skin irritation due to the chafing of clothes against skin… But exercise increases the blood flow to the skin, pushing out waste products and detoxifying your skin. What gives?

Exercising to improve your eczema is actually a balancing act: we aim to reap all the benefits of an active lifestyle (and most importantly, improved skin) while avoiding the drawbacks. When we work up a sweat, it detoxifies skin. However, we lose moisture in the skin and the salt in our perspiration can further dry out the skin and cause a stinging irritation.

There are precautions we can take in order to combat these problems, allowing us to supplement our treatment plans with exercise:


  • Consuming more fluids to hydrate ourselves to make up for the loss of water
  • Choosing appropriate clothing to prevent chafing and irritation
  • Applying cold compresses aids in cooling the skin and reducing itchiness
  • Applying moisturizer or emollient both before and after a session to make up for the loss of moisture.

3. Contact and The Environment

Taking note of what is in your surroundings may help you to avoid a flare-up in future. Some may have a reaction to excessive amounts of dust and pollen, Your mileage may vary, but it can be a great help to know what triggers your bouts of eczema. Avoiding these allergens to prevent any future flare-ups is an important strategy as well.

Hear from Our Happy Customers

"No more embarrassing red and flaky skin on my face when I greet guests at my son's wedding."

I have very thin layer of skin due to prolonged use of steroid cream, and it bleeds easily. I noticed that this balm is able to provide a shield and protect my skin, as a result I have less bleeding and experience less pain. My skin is also less flaky and softer now. It also helps to relief itch. I have chronic eczema and if it works for me, I believe it will work for a lot of people who suffer from the same condition as me.

Mr. Yong // Senior Citizen

"Soothing Body Balm helps with my eczema and my dry hands"

Soothing Body Balm helps with my eczema and my dry hands by moisturizing and softening thickened skin. I would recommend this to others.

SNOW // Mom

"I highly recommend all who have eczema skin to at least give this Balm a try. It might just work where others have failed."

My daughter has mild eczema since young & would scratch her skin whenever it gets too hot or humid. Physiogel has always helped. In the past 2 yrs or so, some itchy patches appeared on both her foot. She would scratch till the skin tore & bleed. We tried Silver solution which helped only for a while. We applied Soothing Body Balm on my daughter's foot everyday after bath & actually saw improvements. After 2 weeks, parts of those itchy patches started healing. Now the patches on both her feet are almost gone.

Celest C. //  Mom

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