For many, having a family member experience the discomfort of eczema can be hard to watch.

A common misconception of atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is that it’s a simple rash or dry skin, but eczema is a common incurable skin condition that affects up to 3 percent of adults and up to 20 percent of children[1].

Eczema usually develops in early childhood and is more common in people who have a family history of the condition[2].

Symptoms of eczema include itchy, dry skin and inflammation.

What is eczema?

People with eczema have a weakened skin barrier, making it easier for moisture to escape and for irritants to enter and this leads to dry, itchy skin.

When skin is itchy it’s often difficult to resist the temptation to scratch but scratching can lead to further damage to the skin’s barrier which makes the eczema worse.

Eczema usually develops in early childhood and is more common in people who have a family history of the condition.

How to help manage eczema

Eczema requires diagnosis by a doctor, who can recommend appropriate products to help manage the condition.

To help manage mild to moderate eczema symptoms, it’s important to support the skin’s barrier function by using products that are designed to help retain moisture in the skin and reduce dryness and associated itch.

Skincare products to look for when dealing with medically diagnosed eczema are ones which are:

  • Soap free
  • PH balanced
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Contain a combination of moisturising ingredients, including emollients, occludents and humectants
  • Free from common irritants, such as fragrance and colour

Eczema requires diagnosis by a doctor, who can recommend appropriate products to help manage the condition.

Tips to help care for eczema skin

Ian Harrison, PhD from QV Skincare says, in addition to using appropriate skincare products, you can follow a few simple practices to help take care of eczema skin.

“Easy ways to look after skin with eczema are avoiding any products or cleanings practices that are harsh: only shower or bathe in luke-warm water and do not irritate skin by rubbing dry, pat dry instead.

“Additionally, ensure that the family member is not dressed in heavy or synthetic clothing: do with something light and breathable like cotton, and ensure that they are not too warm.

“Avoid products with known common irritants like fragrance, soap or colouring, and look for products designed specifically for sensitive skin,” explains Ian.

“Finally, ensure regular, liberal use of moisturisers to help support the skins barrier function, and follow your GPs advice.”

All about QV Dermcare Eczema Daily

QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Wash and QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream are specifically formulated to help manage the symptoms of mild to moderate eczema.

Using a combination of ingredients including moisturisers and ceramides, QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Range helps to maintain skin hydration as well as helping to relieve itchy, dry skin.

QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream and QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Wash are scientifically formulated emollient product that can be used as often as needed. They contain a number of science-based ingredients that work together to help manage the symptoms of mild to moderate eczema.

Brought to you by QV Dermcare

QV Dermcare Eczema Daily has been clinically tested on people with moderate eczema that are 18 years & above[3].

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, WORSEN OF CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

[1] Avena-Woods C. Overview of atopic dermatitis. Am J Manag Care 2017;23(8): S115-23

[2] Biagini Myers JM, Khurana Hershey GK. Eczema in early life: Genetics, the skin barrier, and lessons learned from birth cohort studies. J Pediatr. 2010; 157(5): 704-714

[3] 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. Dermatol Ther. 2021;34(4):e14970. Study sponsored by Ego Pharmaceuticals.