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What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a non-contagious, inflammatory dry skin condition that is also known as dermatitis. Eczema can affect people of any age. The condition often causes the skin to become incredibly itchy, red, cracked, sore and raw. Some people may experience small patches of dry skin. For some, it can appear all over the body. It is entirely understandable those who suffer from eczema can often experience periods of sleeplessness, depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions.

The most common form of eczema is known as atopic eczema. This form affects 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults in the UK. Atopic eczema can affect any part of the body but can be commonly found on hands, insides of elbows, backs of knees and the face. Eczema is usually a long-term condition but can improve significantly over time. If you’re wondering, how can I treat my eczema? Don’t panic, let’s explore the condition in this post.

What Causes Eczema?

Although the exact cause of eczema is not known, it is understood several factors are important for its development. If you suffer from other atopic conditions such as hay fever or asthma, you are more likely to develop this skin condition. Eczema can also run in families. It can even be triggered by things such as stress, particular washing detergents, diet, general health, and the weather.

How Can I Treat My Eczema?

The condition cannot be cured but eczema treatment can help relieve the symptoms. There are some self-care techniques you can use such as reducing scratching. Easier said than done, we know! Scratching can damage the skin further which can cause eczema to develop. Try to establish what your triggers are and avoid them as much as possible.

As skin with eczema is dry, daily use of emollients is recommended. It is possible to prepare your skin for emollient moisturisation by using BYONIK Purity Tonic. The tonic restores the protective acid and skin pH. This makes it easier for the skin to absorb moisturisation. At Crysallis Skin, we sell BYONIK Supreme Seal Hyaluronic Acid. This product has black oat as an active ingredient which provides deep moisturisation to dry skin.

How Can I Treat My Eczema?

At Crysallis, we are delighted to offer you BYONIK Anti-ageing skin treatment. It not only treats signs of ageing but delivers moisture under the skin by using the BYONIK laser device. This relaxing, painless and non-invasive treatment will leave you feeling refreshed and your skin hydrated. Our signature skin peels will provide you with hydrated and happy skin and are tailored to suit your skin needs. 

At Crysallis we want you to achieve the skin you deserve. If you are new to us, then get in contact today to book your Free Skin Consultation. Our Skin Scientist, Frankie will establish what your skin is crying out for. She will put together an ideal eczema treatment plan for you.