This week we are discussing the impact of eczema on our skin care routine. Have you been dealing with the repetitive and unscratchable issue of eczema? Well, you’re not alone! An estimated 15 million people in the United Kingdom also live with the skin condition. To help spread awareness of National Eczema Week which takes place 17-25 September 2018, TONIC15 and our K-Beauty brands focus on debunking the irritating skincondition.
Let the pampering begin!
When your eczema starts misbehaving, you can often experience skin that becomes itchy, red, scaly and in extremely severe cases, skin that may bleed or weep. The cause of eczema is actually unknown but could occur if you’re sensitive to allergens, if it runs in your family and commonly develops alongside other conditions, such as asthma. So if this sounds all too familiar to you, keep reading to find out how our K-Beauty brands can help you.
Know your ingredients
Moisturising ingredients like shea butter, glycerin, and lanolin are key in keeping eczema-prone skin hydrated and supple. They also help to repair damaged skinand overall, give you a healthier glow. Hyaluronic acid is another ingredient vital to an eczema sufferer. Its properties help to draw out moisture from the air around you and into your dry skin– it’s practically magic. Niacinamide, or also known as vitamin B3, can also help to lessen the redness caused from eczema by increasing your skin’s natural barrier. This is the perfect base ingredient to apply just before putting on your make-up. Finally, you may be well aware that simply moisturising your eczema flare up does little to pacify your irritated skin. Products with ingredients such as beeswax help to form a protective layer on the surface of your skin, locking in moisture and calming your itchy skin.
There are also a few ingredients TONIC15 think you should avoid at all costs. Parabens, sodium lauryl & laureth sulfate, synthetic dyes, alcohol and fragrance are all components eczema sufferers should steer clear of.
Rescue your skin with K-Beauty products
TONIC15 has put together our top 6 most effective skin care products for tackling eczema. We have focused on our K-Beauty brands Make P:REM and Pyunkang Yul as they are both dedicated to using a minimal amount of ingredients that perfect for sensitive skin.
- The first product TONIC15 recommend is K-Beauty Make P:REM Safe-Me, Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam. It is SLS-free and has a low pH level of 5.5, leaving your natural skin barrier intact. It’s the perfect match for your sensitive and irritated skin, as its low-irritant mild acid foam gently cleanses your face leaving your skin feeling clean, soft and hydrated all at the same time.
- The Essence Toner by Korean Skincare brand Pyunkang Yul is another product eczema sufferers should add to their skin care routine because hydrating is key in keeping eczema at bay. This product only contains, 7 ingredients including the Astragalus Membranaceus Root which is nutritious and anti inflammatory. Another key ingredient in this beauty product is the milk vetch Root Extract which revitalises and reinvigorates the skin with essential nutrients.
- The Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream includes plant based ingredients like Astragalus membranaceous root, beeswax, macadamia nut oil, shea butter ideal for keeping eczema at bay. This cream may sound heavy ingredients but the outcome is a moisturising and lightweight cream.
- The Pyunkang Yul Balancing Gel is a K-Beauty Rich in nutrients, this balancing gel provides long lasting moisture and promotes skin regeneration for a healthy complexion. Created for treating atopic skin conditions just like eczema, the Pyunkang Yul Balancing Gel is ideal for when your skin feels a bit red, dry or irritated. For the last step in your skin care routine, trust in this products jojoba seed oil to act as a sealant to help restore skin your elasticity and reduce your eczema irritation.
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