Skin Care Regimen: Eczema

Severe dry skin is known as atopic dermatitis. “Atopic” is a group of diseases that are related to the immune system. “Dermatitis” is when the skin is inflamed. Many refer to it commonly as eczema. Symptoms of eczema include:

  • Dry skin
  • Itching
  • Red to brownish-gray patches
  • Thickened, cracked, scaly skin
  • Raw, sensitive, swollen skin

On melanated skin, eczema causes darker brown, purple, or gray-colored patches. On white and lighter skin, the areas are raised red patches. The affected areas may be swollen, itchy, dry, or scaly. When inflamed, people rub and scratch the area. This causes the skin to thicken, become more agitated, and in severe cases bleeding. If untreated the areas can become infected or develop bumps. After a flare-up, the skin pigmentation is different than usual.

With proper treatment, a great regimen, and patience, the skin color will normalize. Recognizing the conditions in your skin will be especially helpful when figuring out a skin regimen that works for you. It’s important to try various treatments to manage the skin condition. Once you figure out something that works, stick with it!

Bath Time. When washing decide on which method you want to use. Showers are nice and efficient. Baths are great when you need to infuse your skin with nutrients. In baths, add uncooked oatmeal, colloidal oatmeal, or baking soda to the water. It’s best to soak for at least 10 minutes. Don’t use water that is too hot or cold on your skin. Try using our Oatmeal & Milk Bath Soak when the skin is super itchy or inflamed. If the skin is crusty, this is a great time to lightly exfoliate the air to remove the cracked skin.

When talking about washing, make sure you’re using mild soaps that have little to no perfumes. If used, these sprays should be on fabric, not skin. Ensure that there isn’t any ingredient that is too strong that could cause further irritation. Some of our soaps are specially made to moisturize the skin. Check out one of our oatmeal bars Forever Young, Wild Oats, or Asana Bright. We also have bar soap that utilizes the healing power of neem; Roots & Fruits and Sea Foam Bliss.

Moisturize your skin twice a day. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin or multiple skin issues that you want to work on, discover a moisturizer that works well for you. This could be a combination of oils, creams, body butter, and sprays. You want one that going to keep your skin feeling supple and smooth for a long time. It’s best to moisturize directly after bath/shower time. Oils and body butter help lock in hydration into the skin.

Nearly all of our body butters are safe to use on the skin, but there are several people with eczema should avoid. Try our Original Body Butter, Lazar Souffle, Apple Mango Body Butter, Eczema Care Cream, or Whipped Cocoa Butter. For those looking to add extra moisture to their skin, try our Hyaluronic Acid Serum for an increase in moisture. Use a body butter afterward to ensure the moisture is sealed into your skin. Our Peppermint and Lavender, Cinnamon and Honey, and Golden Sky should be avoided to prevent harsh reactions or unpleasant burning.

Don’t scratch. Having dry skin can be very itchy. It makes people want to scratch in the affected area, making it worse. Many times when the skin is scratched too much, it causes wounds and scars to occur. It may help to cover the area with a bandage or wet wrapping to prevent direct damage to the affected skin. Tea Tree Oil is especially helpful as an anti-bacterial and reducing the itchiness.

Infuse the air. Use a humidifier to infuse the air with moisture and even use your favorite essential oils for added ambiance. Dry air can affect skin to make conditions more troublesome.

Know what makes you tick. Begin to recognize what things make your skin feel worse. Certain activities such as sweating and stress can cause flares. Outside factors like soaps, detergents, pollen, certain foods, and more may cause outbreaks as well. Once you recognize something can be a trigger, move away from it.

It’s helpful to consult with a doctor as well to see what other options are available like medicated ointments, steroids, phototherapy, and more. This could be helpful, but we’ve found that “prescription” medicine is expensive and destructive to our skin in the long term.  Our skin is important. It’s the first thing that many people see (and idolize). Don’t let Eczema control your self-esteem.

Remember:

  • Identify and avoid skin irritants
  • Stay out of extreme temperatures
  • Keep the skin moisturized

Dry skin sucks. Stay moisturized with Zambo Aroma.

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We’re Open: Zambo Aroma 2020

Check us out on TV.

Owners of a shop specializing in handmade self-care products are attracting customers from all over the community, encouraging others to pamper themselves. 

Zambo Aroma says they are all about making sure people can feel better. Owners Tree Alexander and Carlton Rolle say they live nearby. 

They say those people are their customers and that’s why they strive to keep prices low. 

Alexander says he realized himself how important it is to take a mental health break–sparking the idea for Zambo Aroma.

“With all the things going on in our household, we found it very difficult to take time to think of ourselves, to treat ourselves kindly and get our hair done and make sure our beards and stuff are taken care of,” said Alexander. 

The shop is located on White Plains Road. They also host workshops about mental health and meditation. 

They say they’re always looking for ways to give back to their community.

Thanks News 12: The Bronx.

Shea Butter Baby

Zambo Aroma is the Shea Butter House of the Bronx.

As many of your know, we create all of our products in our store at 3848 White Plains Road in the Bronx, New York. We’re incredibly proud of our accomplishments and love the community that we’ve established. As a way to show greater support for creatives, we partnered with a few of our friends to create beautiful artwork.

Check out this beautiful dance performance by the talented O’Shae “Sage” Sibley. As a dancer, wath as he flexs, twirls, vogues, and more in our physical store. Shot and edited by Kevyn Mines. The soulful song is Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby.

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We’re 100% Essential

Zambo Aroma is 100% essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19.

We create sanitary products by hand. This ensures each product is quality and going to do what it’s supposed to do. We’re committed to ensuring people take care of themselves through the use of soap, body butter, and more.

Teaching people the importance of personal hygiene is important and even more so now than ever. At Zambo Aroma, we want people to love themselves by taking care of their skin, hair, and air around them. In this difficult time, people are inundated with information. Everyone should continue to be mindful of what they hear and the source of it.

Our Corona Virus Response Team

Zambo Aroma provides several products that directly correlate to methods that can reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Washing your hands with soap and water kills or removes bacteria that is on your hands. To properly do so, wet your hands with water. Apply enough soap to cover your hands. Scrub the soap over all surfaces of your hands for at least 20 seconds. This includes between the fingers, under nails, or the back of your hand. Rinse your hand thoroughly with water and dry them on a clean cloth. Apply your desired moisturizer afterward.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after interacting with outside spaces or businesses. Food preparation and eating also requires a level of cleanliness.

Through taking greater care of yourself, you can support loved ones, and more. To watch the entire video of New York Governor Cuomo giving an update about the virus, click here. For a greater amount of information regarding is pandemic across the globe, visit the World Health Organization.

Zambo Aroma is 100% essential to slowing the spread of the Corona Virus.

We’re New York Tough.

First Friday Open Mic Recap

Check out some of the amazing performances from our First Friday Open Mic on 02/07/2020. Still pictures were captured by the talented Joshua Myers. We’d like to give a huge thanks to Bubblez for being the Hostess with the Most!

Zambo Aroma will be back in the future with even more live performances. It takes a village to keep a village alive. That’s why we thrive to ensure our people are seen, heard, and supported. We need melanation and creativity more than ever. Please share and support if you’d like to see us continue to grow.

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