Eczema & Tallow

Eczema & Tallow

So you know that itchy, red, and flaky skin condition that one in four Australians suffer from? Yep, you guessed it, eczema! It's a complex condition that can be caused by a whole range of things, like environmental factors, bacterial infections, allergies, epigenetics, and stress. Let's break it down.

One of the leading causes of eczema is allergies. When the immune system is exposed to allergens, it triggers a cascade of reactions that can lead to skin inflammation and irritation. Common allergens that can trigger eczema include pollen, pet dander, dust mites, a high histamine diet and other certain foods. Allergies can exacerbate eczema symptoms, making the skin more itchy, red, and inflamed. Now, let's talk about environmental factors. They can play a huge role in triggering eczema. For example, synthetic fragrances can irritate your skin and make eczema symptoms worse. In fact, a study found that fragrance sensitisation is associated with an increased risk of eczema (source). And a high toxic load, which can come from exposure to pollutants and chemicals in your environment, can also contribute to eczema development. So maybe it's time to take a closer look at what products you're using and what's in the air around you.

Epigenetics is a fancy word that basically means how your genes are expressed. And it turns out, your epigenetics can actually play a role in triggering eczema. Crazy, right? Even if you don't have a family history of eczema, certain lifestyle choices can cause a "trigger" in epigenetics, bringing on eczema flare-ups. Studies have found that changes in DNA methylation, which is one way that genes are regulated, can contribute to eczema development (source). So basically, your choices and habits can affect your genes and potentially cause eczema. Eeek!

Finally, let's talk about stress and cortisol. When you're feeling overwhelmed and your cortisol levels go up, it can cause inflammation in your skin and lead to eczema symptoms (source). We know, it's unfair that stress can affect our skin like this, but it's just another reason to prioritise self-care and stress management.

So, what can help?... *Enter Naked Tallow, the superfood for your skin. Naked Tallow is made from the leaf fat of cows, which means it's packed with fatty acids and nutrients that help to restore your skin's natural barrier. When your skin's barrier is strong, it's less likely to dry out or become irritated, which can reduce the risk of eczema flare-ups. And the best part? Studies have shown that tallow cream is a total game-changer for eczema sufferers (source). Specifically, it's effective at reducing eczema symptoms like itching, scaling, and redness. Plus, it's a natural, sustainable, and ethical choice that supports small farmers and reduces waste. So if you're struggling with eczema, it's worth considering all of the potential triggers, including toxic load or aybe stress and cortisol levels. And if you're looking for a natural and effective solution, our Naked Tallow may be just what you need. So go ahead, give it a try. Your skin (and your stress levels) will thank you ♡

Love Nish - Creator of Naked Tallow

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