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A large percentage of adults, and an even greater number of children, suffer from eczema, a condition that is synonymous with inflammation and itching. Here are some dermo-cosmetic routines that can relieve your symptoms.
Eczema is one of the most common types of skin disorders. Characterized by a non-contagious inflammation of the epidermis (the outer layer of skin), it manifests itself in a number of ways and affects both the immune system and skin cells.
While people with chronic dry skin may develop eczema, there is no causal link between the two. The disease seems to be of a genetic nature. However, certain conditions can provoke its appearance. People with eczema are often sensitive to irritants like animal fur, dust, secondary smoke, soaps and chemical products. Some environmental factors can also provoke or aggravate eczema, like wind, extreme heat or cold, pollution, etc.
Irritation, dryness, redness and scaly, patchy sores are among the most frequent symptoms. During a flare-up, certain areas of the body, like the hands, ankles, elbows and knees, become covered in itchy patches and squamous scabs. Some people may also experience blister-like bubbles. Over time, the affected area becomes thicker and dryer and can change in colour.
There is no miracle cure to get rid of eczema. That being said, you can relieve your symptoms by using specially formulated products created for the whole family. Remember that you should always consult a dermatologist if the flare-up is severe or if your skin reacts poorly to treatments.
Facial or body soaps are too irritating for skin affected by eczema. Instead, rely on emollient cleansing oils that are gentle.
Very dry skin - Atopic-prone skin - Skin prone to itchiness. The XeraCalm A.D Lipid-replenishing cleansing oil is specifically formulated to gently cleanse.
Rich in minerals and trace elements, thermal water is renowned for its gentle, soothing properties. It also calms inflamed skin and provides lasting protection—two vital benefits during an outbreak of eczema. To relieve itching and irritation, pour some onto a clean washcloth and dab it onto the affected areas for about 15 minutes. It can also be sprayed directly onto skin after applying a moisturizing cream or balm, that way it will trap the active ingredients inside the epidermal layer and prevent moisture from escaping too quickly.
Uriage thermal water is a skincare water for daily use, a powerful treatment formulated with trace elements and mineral salts, a source of radiance for your skin. Packaged directly at the source, Uriage thermal water is extracted in a pure environment, protected from pollution.
Emollients are an essential part of a skin-care routine for people with atopic dermatitis. They can limit the impact of irritants and allergens, make your skin feels more comfortable and can even prevent your eczema from flaring up. Stock up on moisturizing balms and apply them on damp skin after your bath or shower. Make sure you use pH-balanced, perfume-free formulas.
The XeraCalm A.D Lipid-replenishing balm nourishes very dry skin and soothes itching sensations. For infants, children and adults. Suitable for very dry skin, atopic-prone skin, skin prone to itchiness.
Products formulated with sucralfate, copper or zinc sulfates and thermal water can heal, calm and soothe your skin. They help treat eczema flare-ups and dry skin and they can be used by both adults and children.
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