Eczema / Psoriasis skin! What is the best skin care?

You have probably seen it or suffer from it yourself: eczema / psoriasis skin care. Eczema/psoriasis is a skin care condition and can cause unpleasant symptoms. Think of a red, rough and chapped skin. For example, did you know that eczema is not age-related, but psoriasis is? Psoriasis usually begins around age 16 to 21 and age 57 to 60. But what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis and what is the best treatment? We would like to tell you that in this blog. Are you reading along?

What is psoriasis?

Did you know that psoriasis is a chronic skin condition? This condition is caused by a ‘fault’ in the immune system. This system is, among other things, responsible for renewing the skin. This process takes an average of 28 days. In someone with psoriasis, this is much faster, and the skin is renewed every four to six days. This then manifests itself in red spots, pieces of loose skin and painful skin. Maybe you recognize this? Then try the new improved formula: Moisturizing Cream from Calm urid. This formula is suitable for both the face and the body. What is the cream good for? Well, this: it improves the absorption and retention of moisture in your skin, it soothes, it leaves your skin feeling soft and supple, it is absorbed quickly and does not stick. In addition, Calm urid contains 10% urea. Urea ensures that it retains moisture in your skin.

What is eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition in which the skin becomes inflamed. This ensures that your skin retains moisture less well and dries out faster. This can cause red patches, patches of loose skin, swelling, and bumps. Do you suffer from this? Then of course you want it to be less. That makes more than sense! We recommend Cetaphil. The first step is the Cetaphil Soothing Skin Cleanser. The skin cleanser has been specially developed for cleaning very dry to eczema-prone skin. The rich amount of foam with nourishing oils ensures a long-lasting hydration of your skin. In addition, it soothes your skin and does not dry out your skin. How do you use it? Apply it to damp skin and massage your skin gently. Then rinse well and pat dry. Are you going for an optimal result? Then use the Cetaphil Moisturizing Milk as a second step immediately after cleansing. The moisturizing milk improves the hydration of your skin within two hours (yes really!) and provides immediate relief from dry skin. It also helps to reduce eczema complaints such as dryness, roughness and redness. Finally, the milk is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. The products can be used for the body of babies, children and adults.

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ECZEMA AND PSORIASIS

Although the symptoms are very similar, there are differences. It is therefore not surprising if you ask yourself: do I have eczema or psoriasis? As mentioned earlier, psoriasis is caused by a malfunction in the immune system, while eczema is a rash due to inflamed skin. In addition, eczema can also develop if your skin comes into contact with an irritating substance (such as cleaning products). Also, the location of the affected skin is a difference. Eczema often occurs on the inside of the elbows and knees where it is warm. In psoriasis, this is precisely on the outside. Furthermore, the pieces of loose skin in psoriasis are thick and the spots are dry, but with eczema you see smaller pieces of skin and sometimes moist spots and blisters occur. Basically, the outward symptoms of eczema and psoriasis are similar,

How can you treat psoriasis?

It is (unfortunately) not yet possible to cure psoriasis, because it is a chronic skin condition. Fortunately, you can take a number of actions yourself to reduce the complaints. We summarize it for you:

  • Do not shower too long and not too hot, because water dries out your skin.
  • Try not to scratch. This allows it to spread to other parts of the body.
  • Avoid using soap, as soap dries out your skin.
  • Lubricate your skin with a cream a few times a day. This keeps your skin supple and oily.
  • Avoid cleaning with, for example, scrubbing agents. This can make psoriasis worse.

In addition to the things, you can do yourself, you can of course also go for skin products. How about the Cetaphil Mild Skin Cleaner? The soap-free skin cleanser cleanses without drying out your skin. Thanks to its unique 2-in-1 effect, it soothes and softens your skin when cleansing. It is suitable for all skin types and especially dry skin. Tip: apply the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream after cleansing. This cream has been specially developed for daily hydration of dry and damaged skin. In addition, it provides long-lasting hydration and softens your skin. The cream is suitable for your body and face!

Tips For Treating Eczema

Do you suffer from eczema? Then it is important to get your eczema under control with the right treatment and care. The following tips can help avoid scratching, try not to shower for too long, gently pat your skin dry after showering, use a moisturizing cream to keep your skin oily and try to wear clothes that breathe well (such as cotton and linen). Of course, you can also take care of your skin with eczema with the right products. As mentioned before, we recommend the Cetaphil Calming Skin Cleanser + the Moisturizing Milk. You can buy the products separately or together. The choice is yours! Do you want to know more about eczema in babies? Check out the blog here: Eczema in babies.

Well, you now know what eczema/psoriasis is and how you can take care of your skin. Are the above tips not working enough? Then consult your doctor. They can advise you on the right treatment and prescribe medication if necessary.