I don’t have eczema, but my kids do. It’s more irritating that deadly, but nonetheless can interfere with a woman’s sense of beauty when a pesky patch pops up on her face. A healthy dose of First Aid Beauty came to the rescue. But before I get to that…
So what the heck is this itchy irritating rash-like stuff anyway? According to Webmd.com:
Eczema is term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. Eczema affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults and children in the U.S.
What Are the Symptoms of Eczema?
No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does the rash most commonly occurs on the face, knees, hands, or feet. It may also affect other areas as well.
What Causes Eczema?
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema.
In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma.
Some people may suffer “flare-ups” of the itchy rash in response to certain substances or conditions. For some, coming into contact with rough or coarse materials may cause the skin to become itchy. For others, feeling too hot or too cold, exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent, or coming into contact with animal dander may cause an outbreak. Upper respiratory infections or colds may also be triggers. Stress may cause the condition to worsen.
Although there is no cure, most people can effectively manage their disease with medical treatment and by avoiding irritants. The condition is not contagious and can’t be spread from person to person.
So commonly over the counter hydrocortisone creams have been a remedy for us. But recently I was given a jar of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream to review. So my oldest daughter has been my guinea pig. With her endless allergies and stress of finals in her last year as an undergrad at Cal Berkeley, her eczema flared up big time. So I pulled out this jar and told her to get to it.
About First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream:
Ultra Repair Cream 6 oz $28 at Sephora.com
What it is:
An over-the-counter, super-emollient cream with a spectacular whipped, non-greasy texture.
What it does:
This Ultra Repair Cream is a thick, rich, emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. This cream is for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, aggressive cosmetic treatments, or any of the following conditions: atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema, and keratosis pilaris. With the help of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil, and ceramides, Ultra Repair Cream provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin. The FAB Antioxidant Booster defends skin from free radical damage and the cream deeply hydrates with exceptional penetration, providing immediate relief and visible improvement. The cream is immediately absorbed into the skin and can be used all over the body and on the face.
It contains Colloidal Oatmeal, the only FDA-approved, OTC ingredient for eczema.
Her results? Her skin is almost immediately relieved from the itching. Since eczema produces dry patches, she also had the benefit of the this super emollient cream preventing that ugly irritated skin that usually results from the flare up. And she was pretty as a button for her big blue graduation ceremonies with clear skin minus eczema patches!
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream gets 5 Blings!
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