Eczema

Eczema, as with many other skin conditions, is a chronic and recurring disease often referred to as atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. It is often characterized by dry flaky patches of skin and is considered by many to be “the itch that rashes” since the itch, when scratched, results in the appearance of a rash. Eczema affects approximately 10 to 20 percent of the world’s population and usually presents itself within the first six months of life. Fortunately, nearly half of infants and children affected will find that the disease clears and disappears between the ages of 5 to 15. Others will have some form of eczema throughout their entire life.

Triggers

Eczema can occur on any part of the body and is usually triggered by external factors. Every persons “trigger” may be different. Flare ups are caused by scratchy material, overheating, stress; even some types of food may lead to an adverse reaction in the skin. There is no cure, however, in many cases eczema can be managed with treatments and by avoiding the “triggers”.

Causes

Eczema is not a contagious disease and is thought to be the result of the body’s abnormal response from the immune system. Some dermatologists have also speculated that the skin’s barrier function is compromised by this disease meaning the skin cannot keep in vital moisture and natural oils that are responsible for making it soft and supple. The skin becomes dry quickly therefore it is important to make sure whatever products are being put onto the skin are emollient rich and non-irritating.

We Recommend

ABI Dermaceuticals is free of harmful skin irritants such as artificial colors, perfumes or artificial fragrances and sodium lauryl sulfates. Even our Exfoliating Enzyme Wash is gentle enough to be used daily as it contains hydrating and emollient rich ingredients to help maintain and repair the skin’s natural barrier system. We also recommend the following products, especially the Moisturizing Antioxidant which contains Ceramide-3, a vital skin lipid that is a major structural component of the skins barrier system, due to their gentle and hydrating effect on the skin

Products

  • MSRP: $22.00 - $35.00

    Exfoliating Enzyme Wash

    The mild enzymes of pineapple and papaya break down the keratin (a protein) in the dead skin cells, dissolving and removing lifeless, dull, rough skin to reveal the softer, healthy layers below. This wash also includes nourishing moisturizers which help to hydrate and balance the newly exposed skin for a fresh, vibrant complexion.

  • MSRP: $85.00

    Hyaluronic Peptide Serum

    ABI’s Hyaluronic Peptide Serum is designed for post laser, post peels, sun burns, wound healing, scar reduction, and restoring elasticity and skin tone. Its moisture retention benefits reduce dryness, itching and burning.

  • MSRP: $50.00

    Hydrating Recovery Gel

    This nighttime antioxidant simulates skin repair while neutralizing free radical damage. It increases moisture retention and aids in the synthesis of ATP and DNA. It helps to decrease healing time and increase the skin quality following LED and ablative procedures.

  • MSRP: $48.00

    Hydrating Soy Cream

    This intense healing moisturizer increases hydration and protects the skin against water loss while promoting tissue repair. It restores the natural suppleness of the skin that is usually lost as we age and are exposed to environmental pollutants. This thick cream based product is ideal for use after chemical peels and for post laser care.

  • MSRP: $65.00

    Moisturizing Antioxidant

    This antioxidant rich moisturizer boosts the skin’s hydration level as it tightens, tones, and repairs damaged tissue. Using this product on a daily basis will provide firmer, tighter skin with a more even skin tone and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for mature to normal skin.