When approaching the complexities of eczema in kids, it’s easy to fall into loopholes of bath care, diet, and countless other factors. While we at EllaOla understand how crucial it is to hone in on the essential external care children need, how can this be taken one step further? How else can kids and babies receive the care they need to combat stubborn eczema?
With a full understanding of how your child’s body works, it becomes clear that to supplement the external care and nourishment for eczema, internal care must also be taken into consideration. Adding essential vitamins into your child’s diet may very well be what their body needs to combat skin difficulties.
As a skincare brand committed to helping children with eczema in every way, we’re here to provide necessary insight into how vitamins are linked to external health.
What exactly is the link between vitamins and eczema in kids and babies?
It may be confusing to navigate the science behind vitamins, but looking at some specific supplements and the role they play in eczema offers a deeper look into what exactly the body needs to fight it off.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis (or AD), is surprisingly intertwined with immune system function. Without a properly functioning immune system, children may become prone to more extreme eczema systems or flare-ups.
In this way, Vitamin D is essential to a diet aimed at eczema. One 2015 study explains how Vitamin D “stimulates the production and regulation of skin antimicrobial peptides,” which is involved with inflammation. It’s also implicated in skin barrier function through protein synthesis.
Vitamin supplements are a great way to boost your child’s immune system and target its necessary functions against eczema.
While a little more research is needed to determine the relationship between Vitamin C and eczema, one study suggests that it could act as an antihistamine and reduce its outward effects. The study from 2006 determined that it helped reduce the signs of eczema.
Since Vitamin E is an antioxidant with several anti-inflammatory processes, it can decrease injury to the skin.
Those who took Vitamin E supplements in a 2015 clinical trial experienced a visible improvement in eczema symptoms, such as itchiness, compared to those with a placebo treatment.
How do you choose the right multivitamin?
So many kid’s multivitamins exist on the market- how can you know if it’s the best choice for your child? We’re committed to piloting a holistic approach to kids’ eczema that not only provides external care but also the ideal multivitamin for eczema and beyond. If you have questions, it's a great idea to consult with your child's doctor. They adhere to the guidance of the American Academy of Pediatrics and can provide advice on which children's vitamins may be best for your child. This conversation will assist you in identifying any potential vitamin deficiencies in your child.
Both our babies (1-3 yrs old) and kids (4+ yrs old) vitamins are carefully formulated with 20 essential vitamins and minerals, zero sugar or artificial sweeteners, and an impressively great taste. If you’re looking for a reliable source of internal protection for your kiddo, give EllaOla’s new Essential Multivitamin a try.