Understanding Eczema

What Causes Eczema?

Image Source: Novotny J, 2010 4


Triggers and Irritants 

Eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition that effects one in five people in Singapore1.

This chronic, itchy skin condition is susceptible to numerous types of irritants and allergens triggered by genetics and environmental factors such as stress, food, fragrances, weather, dust, grass pollen and others2,3.

 


The Itch-scratch Cycle

Eczema causes skin to itch which triggers the tendency to scratch. This vicious itch-scratch cycle further damages the skin as it causes breakages, exposing the skin to infections. 

What Are Ceramides?


Protecting the skin's natural barrier is essential

People who suffer from eczema usually have reduced levels of Ceramide, which are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture. Low ceramide weakens skin barrier, allowing moisture to escape from the skin, leading to dry skin conditions5.

QV Dermcare contains 3:1:1 ceramide dominant molar ratio which is clinically tested to manage eczema symptoms5.


QV Dermcare’s 3:1:1 ceramide molar ratio

QV Dermcare contains special ceramide complex that delivers ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids in the optimal 3:1:1 ceramide molar ratio suitable for eczema skin to help reinforce the skin barrier and retain moisture.

Managing Eczema and Flare Ups

To help manage eczema symptoms such as dry and itchy skin, it is important to support and repair the skin’s barrier6.  You can use products that contain ceramides and are designed to retain moisture in the skin.

Normal Versus Eczema Skin

Featured QV Eczema Range 

QV has a range of products designed specifically to help manage and relieve the symtpoms of eczema and flare ups.

  • QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream with Ceramides

    QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream with Ceramides

    Helps relieve symptoms of mild to moderate eczema with an intensely hydrating, easily absorbed, non-greasy formula.
  • QV Flare Up Cream

    QV Flare Up Cream

    An emollient cream which restores skin hydration and provides anti-irritant benefits.
  • QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Wash with Ceramides

    QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Wash with Ceramides

    Soap-free and low pH wash, helps to gently hydrate the skin.

References

1.  http://www.healthxchange.sg/head-neck/skin-health/eczema-all-you-need-know
2. Katelaris CH, Peake JE. Allergy and the skin: eczema and chronic uticaria. MJA. 2006;185(9):517-522/
3. Better Health Channel: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis). [cited 2021 Jun 15]. Available from: http://www.betterhealth.vic. gov.au/health/conditionsAndTreatments/eczema-atopicdermatitis.
4. Novotny J, Hrabalek A, Vavrova K. Synthesis and structure-activity relationships of skin ceramides. Curr Med Chem 2010;17(21):2301-24
5. Spada F, Harrison IP, Barnes TM, Greive KA, Daniels D, Townley JP, et al. A daily regimen of a ceramide-dominant moisturizing cream and cleanser restores the skin permeability barrier in adults with moderate eczema: A randomized trial. Dermatologic Therapy 2021;34(4):e14970
6. Holden C et al. J Dermatolog Treat 2002;13(3):103–6.

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