National Eczema Awareness Month

October is  National Eczema Awareness Month. Thorne Research and Natural Partners are teaming up to make sure your patients with eczema are choosing the right products for their skin.

The term eczema is used to describe a number of chronic, lifelong skin conditions, and is thought to be caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors. Studies show that nearly 30 million adults and children suffer from eczema, making it is one of the most common conditions that bring people to doctors office.

As there isn’t yet a cure for eczema, controlling the symptoms, soothing the redness, and keeping the skin as healthy and moisturized as possible is a top priority for those afflicted. The ingredients found in normal soaps, shampoos and other hygiene products can compromise delicate skin. Below is a list of some of the ingredients that should be avoided for those with eczema.

  • Preservatives, such as benzoic, sorbic, and lactic acid, will frequently upset skin, exacerbating existing skin conditions or creating new ones.
  • Dyes have also been known to cause problems, yellow and blue dyes specifically tending to pose a much higher risk.
  • Fragrances, like those in cologne, perfume, and even scented body washes and shampoos, are very common irritants.
  • Anti-bacterial products, as well as deodorants, cause skin to dry out rapidly, which poses another threat to dermatological health.

Natural, moisturizing products are by far the best option for those with eczema, as they’re both non-irritating and nurturing. Thankfully, Thorne Research’s DermaQOL line is entirely gluten free, GMO free, and doesn’t interact with natural hormone levels. By avoiding harsh ingredients, every product offered by DermaQOL is as safe and gentle as possible for people with skin conditions.

As a valued wellness provider,  we know it’s  important to you to make sure your patients are informed about how to treat eczema and prevent flare ups. Thorne Research’s DermaQOL is a great place to start along with other great skin care products through Natural Partners.