Cold temperatures, exposure to heating and humidity changes can really aggravate skins prone to inflammatory conditions, general dryness, dehydration and Trans-epidermal water loss. We see a lot of aggravated eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis year round due to the demands of the busy lives we lead no days, but particularly at this time of year. lets have a deep dive into why, and what you can do about it
Inflamed, red, itchy & dry areas can come and go and lie dormant for a long time before they flare up again which can be frustrating and impact our confidence when we feel the need to cover or hide.
There are a number of factors that we need to consider when dealing with these skin conditions. Firstly it’s important to look at a cause. Stressful situations environmental factors, genetic components even the correct or incorrect use of treatment products treatments or products can trigger inflammation. With eczema and psoriasis, the skin cells are turning over to quickly and the skin protective barrier (a fine balance of fluid and lipids that coat each one of your surface cells and the space between) is impaired, resulting in the flaky inflamed conditions which often go hand-in-hand with trans-epidermal water loss, basically wiping out the skins immune function making infection common and often then becoming fungal and much harder to treat. Repairing the skins immunity and reducing inflammation as quickly as possible, scratching will only make things worse.
This is where we come in and with DMK paramedical skincare and treatments we can work epic magic!!
DMK Enzyme Therapy works to rebuild and strengthen the internal structures within the skin, regulating dysfunction (normalising the rate of cell turnover = less build up less flakey skin, plus boosting hydration and ceramide levels = repairing barrier function and immunity less irritation) resulting in skin that behaves as it should, not only easing symptoms but healing the skin and preventing it from reoccurring.
Working to support in clinic enzyme treatment (enzyme therapy can be used on all areas of the face and body) we support and nourish skin at home with a few key products:
Beta gel and Contraderm have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-trauma properties that act like natural cortisone, while products like Seba E, herbal pigment oil, and herb & mineral mist give the skin back everything it needs to rebuild the protective barrier.
Nutritional support from the DMK EFA ultra capsules restore essential fatty acid deficiency and help waterproof the skin tissue reduce inflammation and encourage healing within the skin we also encourage taking a course of Regul8 ‘Digestive Tune Up’ to reset dysfunctional gut microbiome often associated with internal and external inflammation and ‘Relax’ capsules to address internal stress triggers naturally.
Treating skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and dry flakey itchy skin requires commitment and time but for those who struggle with these conditions, freedom from them can be truely liberating.
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