Shanell's Eczema Skincare Tips

Shanell's Eczema Skincare Tips

I have lived with eczema throughout my life along with sensitive skin, Zabana Essentials was born out of a deep understanding and compassion for those navigating the complexities of sensitive skin. My experience has not only shaped our ethos but also our commitment to creating products that soothe
and nurture sensitive skin.

Living with eczema is like navigating a maze where your skin holds the map. It's a journey marked by red, itchy, and inflamed skin that often feels like it has a mind of its own. But through my own battles and victories with eczema, I've uncovered some of the key players that can trigger a flare-up and learned how to gently coax my skin back to calmness.

Here is some insight on the common causes of eczema and some of my top tips for managing this persistent skin issue 


Yes, eczema can be a family heirloom, passed down through generations. If your family tree includes eczema, asthma, or hay fever, you're more likely to find yourself dealing with this skin challenge. It's in our DNA, but that doesn't mean we can't find ways to soothe our skin.

Environmental Challenges

Our modern world isn't always kind to sensitive skin. Pollutants, pollen, pet dander, and even the weather can turn our skin from a calm sea into a stormy night. Identifying what your skin reacts to can help you navigate these environmental challenges more smoothly.

The Food We Eat

It's fascinating how much our gut health is linked to our skin. Certain foods can be fuel to the fire of eczema. For myself, adopting a clean diet and eliminating meat has shed light on a path toward healthier skin, yet it's important to recognize that individual dietary requirements vary, and what benefits me may not necessarily benefit you. Paying attention to your body and noting what benefits both you and your skin can aid in identifying foods to exclude or incorporate for better skin health. Certain foods can trigger eczema flare-ups, such as dairy, eggs, nuts, soy, and gluten. On the other hand, foods rich in anti-inflammatory properties, like fatty fish, leafy greens, fruits high in antioxidants, and probiotic-rich foods, can help calm eczema symptoms and promote skin healing.


Stress and eczema are frenemies. Managing stress isn't just good for our mental health; it's essential for our skin. Finding your zen through yoga, meditation, or whatever makes your soul sing can help keep eczema in check.

Skincare Products

Through trial and error, I've learned that less is often more when it comes to skincare. Harsh chemicals and fragrances are not our friends. At Zabana Essentials, we're committed to creating products that are gentle, nurturing, and respectful of our skin's natural balance.


My Top Tips for Eczema Care

  • Moisturize Religiously: Finding a moisturizer that loves your skin back is a game-changer. Our Eczema Relief Cream is my go-to for keeping my skin hydrated and happy.
  • Gentle is the Way: Choose products with kind, plant-based ingredients. Your skin is doing its best, so let's support it with the gentle care it deserves.
  • Embrace Your Skin Diary: Keep track of what your skin loves and what it doesn't. This awareness is a powerful tool in managing eczema.
  • Nourish from the inside:  Incorporating gut-friendly foods such as yogurt, kefir, and fiber-rich fruits and vegetables can support gut health and improve eczema management.
  • Pursue Happiness: Don't overlook the potent influence of joy and laughter in the process of healing. Cultivate nourishment for both your spirit and your skin, recognizing that stress can be a catalyst for skin issues like breakouts.

Living with eczema has taught me resilience, compassion, and the importance of listening to my body. At Zabana Essentials, we're here to support your journey with products that reflect a deep understanding of what it means to live with sensitive skin. 

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