Dermatitis is a generalized term for inflamed skin. There are three main types of dermatitis: atopic dermatitis or eczema, contact dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis typically occurs on skin folds like on the elbows, behind the knees, or on the neck. Contact dermatitis typically occurs when the body comes into contact with something that irritates the skin or causes an allergic reaction. Seborrheic dermatitis typically occurs on oily areas of the body like the hair, face, chest, and back.
- Burning, stinging, or itchy skin
- Scaly patches of skin
- Red skin
The cause of the dermatitis depends on the type. For example, contact dermatitis can be caused by a perfume or poison ivy. Atopic dermatitis often results from a weakened immune system, a genetic predisposition, or dry skin. Seborrheic dermatitis could be caused from excessive oil production or fungal infections.
WHAT MAKES IT WORSE
- Overly hot water
- Dry skin
- Chemical-laden products
- Food allergies
- Environmental allergies
The most common methods to counter dermatitis are corticosteroid creams that can cause thinning of the skin after long-term use.
NATURAL INGREDIENTS WE USE
Aloe Vera: Soothes irritation
Amaranth Oil: Repairs damaged skin
Avocado Oil: Nourishes skin
Carrot Seed Oil: Provides vital phytonutrients
Honey: Has antimicrobial properties
Jojoba Oil: Provides lasting hydration
Rosemary Extract: Soothes irritation
Shea Nut Butter: Moisturizes skin
Vitamin A, Vitamin E and C: Protect skin from damage
- Take warm showers and avoid using hot water that can dry out skin.
- Wear clothing made of natural fibers like cotton.
- Use stress reduction techniques as a mind-body approach to reduce anxiety.
- Identify and eliminate potential food allergen triggers from your diet.
- Increase essential fatty acid intake by consuming omega-3's from cold-water fish and evening primrose oil.
- Soothe your skin with our plant-based Mother of all Creams.
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