It is important to use the correct amount of topical steroid for your eczema, as instructed by your healthcare professional. Topical steroids should be applied with clean hands so that the skin just glistens. It can sometimes be difficult to judge how much steroid to use and there are guidelines on the amount required to cover body areas that are affected by eczema. These are based on the Finger Tip Unit (FTU), and explained in detail in our fact sheet which you can download as a pdf from the related documents to the right of this page.
Homemade skin cream is super simple to make… and so much safer than steroid creams or other non-so-friendly toxin-laden over-the-counter treatments and eczema creams so often used for dry, rash-infected skin. But this skin cream is perfect for anyone, even if your skin is glowing and healthy! And that’s a good thing. My poor little guy (who’s 9 months old) kept flaring up with a rash around this chubby little cheeks. While still as adorable as ever, those red rashes can break a mama’s heart. We tried eliminating foods, using coconut oil, and all sorts of other natural treatments. But this homemade skin cream gets two big thumbs up as something that *finally* worked to support his healthy glowing, baby skin.