Abigail and her brother live with Ichthyosis and regularly use Theraplex to help manage their condition. Abigail was kind enough to share her story with us and let us know how Theraplex has changed her life.
What's on everyone's Holiday wish list? Great skin, of course.
From a parent’s perspective ---
October is Eczema Awareness Month, which means an opportunity to help spread the word about a very serious skin condition that affects 10 to 20 percent of the population. The medical definition of eczema is “a chronic skin disorder that involves a scaly and itchy rash, as well as blistering or peeling of the skin.” As a parent of a child with severe eczema, this translates to days of constant scratching followed by sleepless nights.
Eczema, often referred to as atopic dermatitis, is a very common, often chronic skin disease. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, although it entails severe, persistently dry skin which leads to the breakdown of the skin’s barrier function and makes skin particularly vulnerable to irritants
You have probably heard of it, and if not, you have definitely used it. Indeed, petrolatum, more commonly known as petroleum jelly, has been around for centuries, dating back to the mid-1800s when it was discovered in oil reserves as a natural by-product of petroleum and later put to use as a healing ointment known as Vaseline.
How well do you treat your feet? Even those who are privy to weekly spa pedicures would likely say not well enough. When I think about my feet, I feel sorry for them, especially during summertime. It may be counterintuitive, since summer conjures images of feet finally freed from the confines of wool socks and heavy boots. But I think of these cozy cold weather accessories as prime protection, whereas summer’s open-toe agenda invites all sorts of damage.
Mother Earth offers an abundance of natural sources for treating and protecting the skin, and studies have shown these ingredients to be as beneficial as their synthetic counterparts.
Weather and climate changes can greatly affect your skin. With freezing temperatures outside, one’s natural inclination is to crank up the heat inside. However, the use of heat depletes the humidity from the air and the constant cycle of cold to heat can leave skin dry, chapped, flaky and itchy. Winter dry skin can be extremely uncomfortable as irritation from excessive dryness can frequently result in cracking and itching of the skin, commonly referred to as “winter itch”.