There are many types of eczema, but the most common type is atopic eczema. Its thought to be an hereditary condition, and triggered by allergens. Atopic eczema is most common in children, but can reappear during adult years. Figuring out what causes it to flare up and treating the symptoms is the best course of action to take for long term maintenance. The skin is our body's first line of defense. Take that away and (let's pretend we won't just fall apart) we're exposed to all sorts of nasty pathogens that would certainly make us very sick. If your clients have eczema, their skin is most likely producing less fats and oils than it should be, and its ability to retain water is diminished. The space between skin-cells widen since they aren't plump with moisture. It then begin to lose water from the dermis layer and irritants and bacteria can enter easier. Soap and detergents can worsen eczema, as they strip away the lipids that skin tries to produce in order for it to be healthy, becoming dry, inflamed, and sometimes cracked or blistered. Symptoms of eczema include: Small fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) on the fingers, hands, and feet Itching Redness Flaking Scaly, cracked skin Pain Dryness, to the point of peeling and flaking Cracks in the skin Blisters Wet, open sores
A Moisturiser may be required if skin is extremely dry.
Apply to affected areas as needed as part of a treatment or topical soothing application
Bacuri Butter (platonia insignis, clusiaceae) -
From the Brazilian Rainforest, Bacuri butter has firming, moisturizing,
astringent and cell renewal properties, it is known to lift the skin,
deeply hydrating and removing dead cells while other herbal ingredients
deliver age-defying benefits, soothing and calming sensitive skin to
reveal a firmer and healthier skin. It gives an amazing gold tone and
velvet feeling to the skin and is perfect to treat skin anomalies,
tissue damage and scars.
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia sinensis) - its molecular structure is very similar to that of sebum, the natural oil produced by our skin, which means that it absorbs very easily and does not feel greasy. Its therapeutic properties include uses for dry skin and eczema.
Borage seed oil (borago officinalis) - Contains gamma-linolenic acids as well, which can help reduce inflammation and eczema flare-ups.
Evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis) - A rich source of gamma linolenic acid, which can help skin retain moisture and may protect it from environmental oxidative damage.
Chamomile (anthemis nobilis flower) oil - Reduces itching and irritation. Chamomile is a calming herb, and also provides moisturizing properties.
Safflower (carthamus tinctorius) oil - The Safflower looks a lot like a thistle and its seeds produce an oil that resembles sunflower oil in its makeup. Safflower oil is used in skin-softening cosmetics and is helpful against eczema and rough skin.
Tamanu (calophyllum inophyllum) oil - A beautiful healing oil, Tamanu has been used widely over the world to cure and heal skin conditions.The Tamanu tree is native to East Africa but grows all over the southern hemisphere. The oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to treat various hair, scalp and skin problems, including eczema.
|Ingredients||Aqua (water), cetearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, palm free vegetable glycerin, organic grape seed (vitis vinifera) oil, organic olive oil (olea europaea), organic coconut oil (cocos nucifera), organic shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), organic apricot kernel oil (prunus armeniaca), bacuri butter (platonia insignis, clusiaceae), palm stearic acid, xanthan gum, organic plum kernel extract (prunus domestica), jojoba (simmondsia chinensis) oil, borage seed oil (borago officinalis), evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis), chamomile (anthemis nobilis flower) oil, safflower (carthamus tinctorius) oil, tamanu (calophyllum inophyllum) oil, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin.|