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Dealing With Eczema* - How QV's Dermcare Eczema Daily range can help you

Dealing With Eczema* - How QV's Dermcare Eczema Daily range can help you

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Living with eczema* can be frustrating and at times a debilitating condition that many people have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. When you have this skin disease, how you wash your skin and what products you use is very important.

That is why QV has developed a new range of products that can help you feel in control of your eczema symptoms called QV Dermcare Eczema Daily.

What Is Eczema?

So what is eczema you ask? Many of us have dealt with dry skin, or itchy patches, but is that the same? Well, eczema is an inflammatory skin disease that affects the top layer of the skin called the stratum corneum.1 This top layer acts as a protective barrier, helping to retain moisture and prevent bacteria, irritants and allergens from entering the skin which is why we don’t really want anything interfering with it. But when the skin is affected by eczema, this barrier function is compromised which is where the symptoms of red, inflamed, itchy dry skin come in. This is most often seen on joints, hands and the face2 and the more you itch, the worse it becomes. When you itch and scratch, it causes damage to the skin barrier,3 increasing loss of moisture and starting the ‘itch-scratch cycle’.5

What Causes Eczema?

There are many known causes of eczema such as genetics and your environment. Some of the common irritants that trigger eczema flare ups include fragrances, and environmental factors including hot weather, dust and grass pollen.6 7 Flare ups can even be triggered by stress, who knew self care and calming meditations could help with eczema! Certain irritants can also aggravate existing eczema such as perfume, spicy foods or foods that contain eggs.8 9

Why Choose QV Dermcare Eczema Daily? 

While moisturisers and cleansers are often recommended by Health Professionals to help manage the symptoms of eczema, most are cosmetic products that are only designed for normal, healthy looking skin. QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Wash and Daily Cream are both clinically tested,10 dermatologically tested and contain ceramides.

The Daily Wash and Daily Cream were part of Australia's first clinical study to show that a commercially-available moisturising wash and cream with ceramides significantly improves skin issues associated with moderate eczema in adults.10    These products are designed to be used in conjunction for optimal results.

The QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Wash is specifically formulated to gently cleanse and help soothe eczema skin. The pH balanced formula hydrates as it cleanses to help repair the skin barrier.

Followed up with the QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream, it provides intense hydration to your skin. It creates a protective barrier that helps eczema skin retain moisture and relieves itchy, dry skin, leaving it smooth and soft.

*Eczema requires diagnosis by a medical practitioner.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

References

  1. Harding CR. The stratum corneum: structure and function in health and disease. Dermatol Ther 2004;17(s1):6–15.
  2. Akdis CA et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol.2006; 118(1): 152-69/
  3. Werner Y et al. Acta Derm Venereol 1985;65(2):102–5.
  4. Rinaldi G. The Itch-Scratch Cycle: A Review of the Mechanisms. Dermatol Pract Concept 2019;9(2):90–7.’
  5. Wahlgren CF. Pathophysiology of itching in urticaria and atopic dermatitis. Allergy 1992;47(2 Pt 1):65–75.
  6. Katelaris CH, Peake JE. Allergy and the skin: eczema and chronic uticaria. MJA. 2006;185(9):517-522/
  7. Better Health Channel: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis). [cited 2021 Jun 15]. Available from: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsAndTreatments/eczema-atopic-dermatitis. 
  8. Johansen J. Fragrance contact allergy: A clinical review. A J Clin Dermatol 2003;4(11):789–798/
  9. Katta R, Schlichte M. Diet and dermatitis: food triggers. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2014;7(3):30-36.
  10. Spada F et al. Dermatol Ther 2021;34(4):e14970. (n=100) Study sponsored by Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd.


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