Christmas is now well and truly behind us, but the weather seems to be dropping in temperature. These low temperatures can cause eczema flare ups for both regularly sufferers and for those who have never suffered before.

Eczema is a skin condition that causes red, inflamed skin, which becomes very dry. .The term for eczema is known as atopic dermatitis. This simply means that your skin is presenting a reaction to an external and internal factor.

Eczema flares up because the skin does not have the internal capacity to deal with the internal or external factors it may be faced with. Putting extra stress on the body and therefore presenting itself as inflammation. Inflammation is a sign that the body is protecting itself.

Due to a combination of changing temperatures and dry air, winter can be a cause for dry, damaged and irritated skin. Often, people find that their eczema or dermatitis gets particularly bad on parts of the skin that they expose to the elements in winter, for example, their hands and face.

We can’t change the weather, but we can take steps to help our skin win the winter battle against eczema flares. Here’s what we recommend:

Feeding the skin topically with nourishing skincare

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Truth Treatment | Omega 6 Healing Cream

A rich, restorative healing cream formulated with high concentrations of lipophilic Vitamin C, natural sterols amd Omega 6 fatty acids. Perfect for healing, nourishing and speed up recovery from severe dryness and skin damage. Tip: recommended to use alongside the Truth Treatment | Biomimetic Priming Mist for maximum results.

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NeoGenesis | Intensive Moisturizer 

Through daily use the skin will feel renewed, nourished and protected. This Intensive Moisturiser is a luxurious and deeply hydrating cream that contains the NeoGenesis patented S²RM® technology, antioxidants, and peptides to support skin function and barrier repair. This extra-rich formula was created for those who require extra moisture to the skin.

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Julia Hunter | Maximal Strength Emu Dermyl 

A combination of Emu/Cloudberry oils with Neodermyl® to deliver the DEEPEST penetration to skin cells providing moisturise, health and calm inflammation. An oil based product that soaks into the skin leaving it feel nourished and hydrated.

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Osmosis | Remedy Healing Balm 

An intensely hydrating, powerful soothing mask. Formulated with rich anti-inflammatory’s and healing agents, it encourages and supports the skin’s innate recovery function to alleviate redness and reduce signs of distress and further damage, making it the perfect mask for sensitive, irritated, or post-treatment skin.

Internal Supplementation 

Inflammation on the skin occurs because internally the body is under stress or can not sufficiently repair the skin disease for some reason. Therefore, the correct internal supplementation is key. We recommend looking at the following;

  • Vitamin D supplements
  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Omega 3 and 6 – essential fatty acids can be found in such supplements as Hemp Oil
  • Probiotic

 

We always recommend seeing your local GP as eczema can be a reaction to a food intolerance, abnormal immune function or an allergic reaction.

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