Some invaluable words of advice seem to be standard when dealing with this ailment – baths should be avoided or kept short and lukewarm, showers should never be hot, and kept to once a day only. Certain washing powders are to be avoided, wool and unnatural fibres can cause flare-ups, and of course, the golden rule which is always to be hailed – there is no such thing as too much moisturiser.
What exactly is this skin condition? Eczema is a condition where you have hyper-reactive skin, but the allergen is unidentified. It is critical in the treatment of a skin condition such as this, to keep the skin barrier as nourished as possible. Eczema prone skin lacks the ability to retain water and as a result, the skin becomes dry, inflamed, itchy, red and may even peel or shed.
Living with eczema can not only cause great discomfort and embarrassment, it can also be painful. Every eczema sufferer is different but flare-ups are usually caused due to a variety of factors such as diet, stress, certain fabrics and changes in temperature and environment. When it comes to skin care and eczema, a whole different set of rules apply. The real win is to find a set of skin care products that nourish, soothe and do not cause irritation.
DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care understands that eczema affects nearly a third of the population and that there are a myriad of ways (and products) to effectively treat it;
1. DermaFix Hydra-Silk Cleanser
This light-weight emollient cleanser lifts away make-up and other impurities without stripping the essential lipids on the skin. A potent blend of French Sea waters, Aloe Vera gel and Botanical extracts to promote skin health and hydration. DermaFix Hydra-Silk Cleanser is suitable for sensitised skin including eczema.
2. DermaFix Argan Oil
This organic oil provides 100% natural nourishment, regeneration, moisturisation and anti-oxidant protection for the most sensitive and reactive of skins. DermaFix Argan Oil naturally supplies the skin with essential fatty acids, working to repair cell membranes while oleic and linoleic acid provide superior moisturising benefits for the restoration of the skin’s barrier.
3. ActiveCellCeutical Copper
This potent formulation turns the “red off” in sensitised skin and has the ability to improve the skins natural wound healing process, whilst calming irritation. Copper Peptide is hydrophilic and delivers moisture to the skin’s surface helping to prevent dryness.
Skin ResQ is a weightless nourishing emollient blend that reduces environmental stress and improves the oxidative capacity of the skin tissue. A superior formulation that offers anti-oxidant protection keeping the skin moisturised, hydrated and supple, without the sensation of a greasy film.
5. Vitamin B Cream
This highly effective lightweight moisturiser is recommended for all skin types including problematic skin struggling with sensitivity. Natural botanical extracts, Vitamins and Amino Acids help to moisturise the skin while Vitamin B calms inflammation and improves scar-less healing.
6. HydraSooth SOS
HydraSooth SOS is a powerful anti-inflammatory corrective assisting to reduce skin sensitivity and inflammation. It comprises of active ingredients working to boost the levels of hydration within the skin whilst promoting skin recovery and a refined texture.
For more information on the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care brand, visit www.dermafix.co.za or call us on 0861 28 23 23.