Also known as Dermatitis, Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked and rough. There is more than one type of eczema and many causes that can affect the type of flare up you experience. A mild case of eczema is easy to treat and manage but severe cases are much harder to deal with. The problem is that there is usually more than one factor involved which makes it more difficult to diagnose and treat. So in many case it is a case of managing the condition and basically, learning to live with it.
The causes of eczema
There are many causes of eczema all with different symptoms. Some of the most common causes include foods, allergens, irritants, stress and hormones. Children are more likely to develop eczema if a parent has it. One thing that all eczema types have in common is the skin rash. These rashes differ according to the type of eczema but include itching, redness, inflammation, scaly or flaky skin and blisters. Is your blisters leak and forms a yellow crust then this is a sign of an infection and you should seek medical advice.
Treatment of eczema
Eczema cannot be cured but it can be managed. To alleviate the symptoms and prevent flare-ups, the best treatment is a combination of good quality skincare and avoiding the cause as much as possible. Avoid scratching and picking the area and keep the area hydrated as much as possible to avoid dry skin, which will most likely trigger a flare up.
Using a SLS free cleanser will help ease flare ups of eczema as it is gentle on the skin and is free of irritants. Our Revitalising Foaming Cleanser is formulated without the harmful chemical Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). This chemical is found in many personal care products and is an additive that allows cleansing products to foam. SLS is a known skin and eye irritant and has been linked to health concerns such as eczema. If you are using a cleanser with SLS this will most likely be adding to your flare ups.
Our B Serum provides maximum skin hydration which is essential to keep eczema at bay. Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) revives skin moisture by stimulating new fibroblasts and collagen secretion. Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) and Hyaluronic Acid work to restore the moisture in your skin, along with Sodium PCA, a strong hydrating agent responsible for binding moisture to the cells. Treating your skin with this powerful serum will help to restore moisture balance and support the function of the protective layer of skin to prevent it from becoming dry and irritated.
Hyaluronic Acid is found deep in the skin layers, is a non-irritating and non-sensitising agent called ‘molecular sponge’ due to its high hygroscopic properties. The pure Hyaluronic Acid powder in our products is one of the most effective moisturisers and is crucial for hydration in dry skin.
Use a hydrating moisturiser daily with UVA and UVB properties to help protect skin from the sun. The active ingredients in our Daily Moisturiser Hydrating protect the skin from various effects of ageing such as UV rays, free radicals and other environmental stresses. It nourishes sensitive skin and has a calming effect.