POPSUGAR posted “Is Apple Cider Vinegar a Miracle Cure For Eczema? Here’s What the Pros Say.” featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel and Visha Skincare.
The article includes Visha Skincare brand founder Dr. Purvisha Patel’s expert commentary on how apple cider vinegar works to treat eczema, as well as Visha Skincare Bump 2 Baby. The thick moisturizer, says Dr. Patel, fills the small cracks in the skin and helps stop the nerves from firing when exposed to air. The article also shares Dr. Patel’s advice on drinking enough water, taking a multivitamin and probiotic and getting enough sleep!
Anyone who’s been diagnosed with eczema is familiar with the process of trying treatment after treatment and remedy after remedy. Thousands of products tout themselves as miracle cures, and beauty blogs and websites have dedicated entire sections toward soothing flaky, itchy skin with at-home, DIY treatments. As is the case with any sort of skin type or ailment, what seems like a godsend for one person may not work for another. Today, with the help of three dermatologists, we’re exploring the topic of using apple cider vinegar to treat eczema.
Apple Cider Vinegar For Eczema
As you’re probably aware, trying to satisfy that itch with a scratch only exacerbates the problem. So how do you soothe your poor, inflamed skin? There are numerous over-the-counter products and prescription ointments that can help. Also, an increasingly common temporary treatment is apple cider vinegar. But does it actually work?
“The skin is open and can be prone to infection, making the itching and redness worse. Apple cider vinegar kills bacteria on the surface of the skin and seems to ‘dry up’ superficially infected skin,” explained Dr. Purvisha Patel, a board-certified dermatologist and the founder of Visha Skincare.
Our dermatologists recommended applying apple cider vinegar via a clean cotton pad onto a small trial patch of your skin, noting that some people actually prefer a sting to an itch!
“A thick moisturizer, such as Visha Skincare Bump 2 Baby, should then be put on the skin so the small cracks in the skin that just got cleansed are now filled. This helps stop the skin nerves from firing when exposed to air,” advised Dr. Patel.