Problem skin

How to recognise damaged skin

 

On a daily basis, skin is challenged and up against aggressions of different sorts. Being prone to contacts and frictions, it can easily become stressed and damaged.

 

Everyday tasks (like washing dishes and frequent hand washing), aggressive chemicals (cement, detergents), repeated friction (textile chafing, pool) or contact with certain types of materials (metal from jewellery, latex etc.) can caused irritations and frictions. This is known as contact dermatitis.

Babies are often concerned being prone to nappy rashes and irritations, chafing from nappies, etc.

Contact dermatitis can be very hard to treat, particularly when the cause of the irritation cannot be isolated.

 

Damaged skin can also be linked to medical treatments that temporarily dry out the skin (ie. acne treatment, chemotherapies, etc.).

 

Tips and recommendations:

  • Avoid excess hand washing.
  • Apply a barrier cream as often as needed to isolate the irritated area.

 

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How to recognize irritated skin

 

Babies and children are frequently prone to irritations. Their fragile skin is thinner and can easily let irritants penetrate leading to inflammatory reactions such as flare ups, eczema patches in folds of the skin, peri-oral irritations on the corner of the mouth, etc.

 

Another common problem is nappy rashes. Frictions from the nappies, over-aggressive cleansing, diarrhoea, a change in diet, an infectious episode and teething can cause the irritations.
Most cases of nappy rash correspond to an irritative dermatitis triggered by the occlusive effect of nappies, aggravated by contact with stools and urine and potentially infected with bacteria.

 

Tips and recommendations:

  • Use gentle high tolerance skincare products: favour soap-free and fragrance-free products that minimise the risks of skin reaction.
  • If eczema patches and irritations appear, use products with soothing and purifying actions.
  • If your child experiences nappy rashes, change their diaper frequently. Clean the skin after each nappy change using a mild, soap-free hygiene. Gently dry, particularly the folds of the skin. After each nappy change, apply a water paste with antibacterial action, which will soothe, insulate and rebuild the skin.
  • See a doctor.

 

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How to recognize flaky skin

 

In adults, flaky skin is often called Seborrheic Dermatitis.  In infants younger than three months, it is called cradle caps.

 

The skin and scalp becomes scaly, flaky, itchy and often comes with rednesses.

Most of the time symptoms occur on the face, on the forehand, behind the ears, on the sides of the nose and folds of the skin.

In more severe cases, scaly pimples appear along the hairline, around the nose and eyebrows and the chest and upper back.

 

Flaky skin is often caused by an inflammatory reaction due to the proliferation of a fungus called Malassezia.

 

Tips and recommendations:

  • Use gentle high tolerance skincare products: favour soap-free and fragrance-free products that minimise the risks of skin reaction.
  • Exposition to the sun may also curb the growth of the fungus and reduce inflammation.
  • Visit a dermatologist.

 

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How to recognize thickened skin

 

To form a real barrier against attacks from the environment, the epidermis is in permanent and imperceptible state of renewal. Every 28 days, a natural process of desquamation happens also called skin peeling. Dead cells leave space for new cells.

 

Age can be a reason of a slower desquamation. Skin becomes drier, dull, scales and calluses can be experienced.

 

In pathologic desquamation, also called hyperkeratosis, the skin becomes thicker. Roughness and scales appear. Instead of detaching as single cells, corneocytes are shed in clusters, forming visible white silvery scales. Plaques frequently appear on the elbows and knees but can appear in any area.

Contrary to eczema, psoriasis is more likely to be found on the outer side of the join.

 

Tips and recommendations:

  • Visit a dermatologist.
  • Use gentle high tolerance products: fragrance-free, preservative-free and surfactant-free.
  • Use products with soothing, purifying and keratolytic actions that will help gently remove the excess dead cells.

 

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  • The Repairing Cica Cream with Cu-Zn+ is suitable for the whole family (babies, children and adults) to use. It is a soothing cream for irritated skins suffering from dry patches, perleches (irritations at the corners of the mouth) or nappy rash. The patented TLR-2 Regul complex combined with copper and zinc help purify the skin and restore damaged skin.

    $20.99
  • DS Emulsion is formulated for flaky skin, red patches and cradle cap. It intensely soothes and purifies the skin thanks to the combination of the patented TLR-2 Regul complex and Piroctone Olamine. DS Emulsion reduces flaking and improves the overall condition of the skin.

    $20.99
  • Thanks to its innovative patent Poly-2P complex, Bariederm Reconstructive Barrier Lip Balm insulates, helps restore damaged and chapped lips, and provides instant relief. This long lasting formula ensures comfort and hydration for up to 4 hours.

    $20.99
  • Suitable for thickened skin and skin prone to hyperkeratosis (extremely dry skin), Keratosane 30 is a smoothing cream that helps eliminate skin roughness and flaking. Its concentration in urea (30%) makes it powerful on rough and hard areas.

    $20.99
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