What is Eczema?
Eczema is associated with different rash-like skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, nummular eczema and more. Eczema causes the skin to become itchy, irritated and inflamed. Symptoms can appear as mild to severe. This skin condition affects people of all ages, including children, teenagers and adults, equally. If you feel itchy spots on the skin and it turns red frequently, you may have eczema. Due to scratching the skin repeatedly, eczema may lead to a rough texture on the skin.
What causes eczema?
Eczema is caused by different factors, including genetics and the environment. If you are predisposed to eczema (genetically), external irritants such as allergies or chemicals can trigger eczema to appear on your skin. For example, you may experience Contact dermatitis (eczema) after touching bleach, detergents, some jewellery, paint, solvents and more.
How to treat eczema
The best way to prevent eczema is to avoid any irritating substance or chemicals. If you have severe eczema forms, topical creams prescribed by a doctor can help, including Benadryl, Protopic Corticosteroid cream if you suffer from mild eczema, deeply hydrating creams and prevent dryness and itchiness. We recommend cleaning the skin with an aloe vera based on a super gentle cleanser and using an anti-redness cream to alleviate inflammation and rashes symptoms. By contrast, professional esthetician treatments can help with eczema by strengthening the skin and defend itself with improved blood circulation, lymph drainage and cell renewal.
How to get rid of eczema at home
- Clean your bedsheets and pillowcases regularly to avoid contact with bacteria.
- Opt for Natural laundry detergents. It’s essential to remove eczema triggers from your clothing.
- Cleanse your skin daily with a gentle cleanser to avoid stripping it from its much needed protective barrier and natural oils.
- Incorporate hyaluronic acid with vitamin C antioxidants to help your immune system and strengthen your skin.
- Hydrate your skin regularly using rich moisturizing skincare products with as many organic ingredients as possible to create a protective barrier from the elements.
- Avoid wearing tight clothes and harsh textiles such as wool.
- Only use fragrance-free soaps, detergents and cosmetic products.
- Protect your hands when handling chemicals and irritating substances.
Treatments for eczema in Montreal
Our skincare clinics in Montreal and Laval have experience with treatment tough cases of eczema through professional skin treatments. We can implement skin infusion technology to restore hydration and antioxidants levels. We can also apply potent healing products and face mask treatments to alleviate symptoms of irritability and itchiness.
Professional treatment for eczema
- Hydrogel facial
- LED light therapy
- Enzymatic peels
If you are unsure which treatment to go for or need more skincare advice on eczema, contact our Medispa and esthetics academy in Montreal and Laval. Our skin therapist team will be happy to assist you in learning how to treat or prevent eczema symptoms from appearing on your skin.