PREVENT THE ITCH, STOP THE SCRATCH
One of the most distressing skin conditions I see in my clinic is Eczema - a broad term for chronic itchy, dry, cracked skin.
It’s challenging and distressing both psychologically due to it’s visibility and physically due to the itchy nature causing sleepless nights and fatigue.
This week I have been focusing on eczema to help people deal with this condition.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding.
People with eczema tend to have an over-reactive immune system that when triggered by a substance outside or inside the body, responds by producing inflammation.
It is this inflammation that causes the red, itchy and painful skin symptoms.
Eczema is a breakdown in the skin barrier causing flare ups.
Hairdressers are particularly prone due to chemical irritants .
Working to keep your symptoms under control is important to staying healthy and comfortable while living with eczema. When trying to identify potential triggers, keep in mind that an eczema flare can appear sometime after exposure. This lag time can make some triggers challenging to detect.
It’s important to remember that eczema effects everyone differently, and that one person’s triggers may not be the same as another’s. You might experience eczema symptoms at certain times of the year or on different areas of your body.
Popular triggers are: Stress, extreme temps of hot and cold, pollen, perfumes and detergents.
Keep your skin barrier intact.
It’s so important to use clean products to avoid chemical irritants which not only irritate the skin barrier but can permeate bloodstream.
I prescribe my essential 4 CLO CLO products for Eczema management to calm and soothe irritated skin and to improve wellbeing to reduce stress trigger.
Day Edition: Jojoba- Skin barrier mimic. Almond - reduces inflammation. Geranium - stress reliever, regenerates new cells for barrier. SHOP HERE
Night Edition: Apricot- Rich emollient to moisturise, reduces stress and inflammation. Coconut - hydrates and repairs skin barrier. SHOP HERE
Serum Edition: Rosehip - increases cell turnover to repair barrier. Frankincense - heals. Bergamot - stress reliever. SHOP HERE
Cleansing Edition: Lavender - Stress relief, cell regeneration. Patchouli to release serotonin. Skin barrier repaired and not stripped. SHOP HERE
“I have suffered from eczema for the past 25 plus years.... I had given up hope until I started using CLO CLO Night and Day Edition face cream. My skin felt comfortable after the first application and my eczema looked better than it had done in years" - Jo.
Now its time to help YOU.
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