WHAT IS ECZEMA?
Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a general term that includes all types of dermatitis and inflammation of the skin. Atopic dermatitis is the most severe and chronic form of eczema. The seborrhoeic eczema is a very frequent skin alteration and is explained in detail on the page seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Eczema is a combination of an inflammatory lesion with an erythema (inflammation) and vesicles (small blisters) that release a skin-irritating liquid, which can dry and crack the skin. During the inflammatory phase the skin is red and itchy. Eczema in the face often appears on the sides of the nose (this area represents the lungs).
Eczema usually appears in fair skin types with fine skin. This type of skin usually scales due to an imbalance of the sebum (skin fat). Eczema can be the cause of dry skin. There are many types of eczemas and an exact diagnosis should be done by a dermatologist. Furthermore we recommend exploring possible causes and aggravating factors with a doctor specialised in integrative medicine.
For the skin we recommend a hygiene ritual consisting of the application of the essence Velvet Hydration followed by the balm Smooth Addiction. If the eczema is located on the face, follow the recommended hygiene treatment below.