Eczema
in detail

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, inherited skin condition involving inflammation.

L'atopie en détails
  • WHAT IS IT?

    Atopic dermatitis is mainly characterised by dry, red and inflamed skin that is intensely itchy. It is an ongoing continuum involving flare-ups and periods of remission

  • WHERE?

    Depending on age, dry, thickened and scaly red skin can form on localised areas.
    In newborns, it is first found on the cheeks, forehead, arms and legs, but within a year it may appear in skin folds such as the neck, elbows and knees.

  • WHY?

    Eczema is a complex disease associated with:


    Skin with a damaged barrier that cannot completely repair itself, allowing microorganisms, allergens and irritants to penetrate, whilst losing moisture excessively.


    A heightened immune system with increased sensitivity to triggers, causing the skin to be more reactive.

  • WHO IS AFFECTED?


    Eczema is an extremely common disease, with 1 in 5 Australian children under the age of 2 affected.* https://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2016/may/atopic-dermatitis-in-children/

    Un enfant sur 5

Causes of eczema

Eczema is a complex disease associated with: Skin with a damaged barrier that cannot completely repair itself, allowing microorganisms, allergens and irritants to penetrate, whilst losing moisture excessively.
A heightened immune system with increased sensitivity to triggers, causing the skin to be more reactive.

NORMAL SKIN
THE SKIN ACTS AS A PROTECTIVE BARRIER:


  • Skin cells, and the 'cement' that binds them together, are normal in composition and levels.
  • Water evaporates at ordinary levels.
  • Thus, allergens are unable to penetrate through the skin.

ECZEMA-PRONE SKIN
The skin cannot fulfill its function as a protective barrier:

  • Skin cells, and the 'cement' that binds them together, are impaired.
  • Too much water evaporates.
  • Skin is dehydrated and dry.
  • Allergens can penetrate the skin and cause inflammation.

Managing
your eczema

For flare-ups, whereby the skin is red and inflamed, please see your doctor.

Use a suitable moisturiser twice a day, everyday, even when you're not having a flare-up.

This will help hydrate your skin and soothe itching sensations.

There are many tips to help stop you scratching, which can cause further problems for your skin.

CER-OMEGA

lipids which resemble those found in the skin, helps to repair, nourish and strengthen the protective film, giving the skin better resistance against external aggressions.

I-MODULIA COMPLEX

result of 12 years of scientific development, reduces itching sensations caused by skin dryness and soothes redness and irritation caused by the skin’s hyper-reactivity. It's the first active ingredient derived from Avène Thermal Spring Water and directly targets the signs of eczema, especially itching sensations*.

Avène Thermal Spring Water is at the heart of all skin care administered at the Avène Hydrotherapy Centre. It has natural soothing and anti-irritating properties and reduces uncomfortable sensations in the skin.

Cleanse
and protect

XeraCalm A.D Lipid-replenishing cleansing oil

400ml
Helps repair, nourish and strengthen the skin's protective film.
Soothes itching sensations caused by skin dryness.

Cleanse
and protect

hydrate and calm itching sensations*.

XeraCalm A.D Lipid-replenishing cream & balm

400ml
Nourishing - Anti-irritating - Anti-scratching
Soothes itching sensations*.

moisturise and calm itching sensations*

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*Caused by skin dryness.

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