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DEFEND YOUR SKIN


Allergies,prevention and avoidance is better than cure



It can get really depressing and frustrating when you develop a sense of burning, rashes, lumps and bumps on your skin at the most inopportune moments not that any moments are opportune. In addition to an unsightly presence on the skin its cause is not always that clear. By the way skin allergies are on the rise.

Irritated skin can be caused by a variety of factors.These include immune system disorders, medications and infections. When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response in the skin, that is clearly an allergic skin condition. In fact this is your body reacting to something foreign or possibly considered dangerous causing your immune system to overreact and release anti-bodies to defend your skin and that fight triggers some of the symptoms mentioned above.


Atopic Dermatitis-Eczema

It is the most common skin condition, especially in children. It affects one in five infants but also adults suffer from this condition. One explanation for eczema is thought to be due to a compromised skin barrier, causing  it to dry out and become prone to irritation and inflammation. The culprit can be many environmental factors and ingredients applied to the skin that are alien to its structure and content. In about half of the patients with severe atopic dermatitis, the disease is due to inheritance of a faulty gene in their skin called “filaggrin”.


These irritations can also be caused by chemical preservatives, chemical sunscreens, fragrance and colourants in skin and hair care products. Dr Baumann Bionome Skincare focuses both on the prevention of many skin concerns including the avoidance  and treatment of allergies by using only completely skin compatible and skin identical ingredients. Meaning ,that the ingredients in the jars match the structure and content of the skin at every level.


Obviously, if the skin recognises the ingredients as a natural part of it’s content, allergies and irritations will not occur. The avoidance of fragrance colorants, mineral oils, chemical preservatives and chemical sunscreens is a clear “peoples health strategy first.” It is recommended to never put ingredients on the skin that are alien to the structure and content of the skin.


Rebuilding a compromised skin barrier.

Every cream in the Dr Baumann skin care is tasked with rebuilding and rebalancing a damaged skin. Every structure and content of every cream aligns to support and enhance your natural skin structure. Dr Baumann  Multilayer Ceramids and Ceramid ampoules strengthen the weakened upper defensive structure of the skin (stratum corneum).The job of those ceramides is to protect the skin against environmental damage, moisture loss as a result of a damaged sebum layer and a protection against bacteria and toxins.


The Multilayer Liposomes will transport essential nutrients and moisture throughout the epidermis also reaching the basal layer to support and repair  all damaged epidermal content, particles in the Air “airborne contact dermatitis” such as pollen is also a source of allergies. This tends to be a seasonal issue.


Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis

Love the summer sun, sand and sea you probably will have a reaction only after the sun exposure and it is brought on by chemicals present in sunscreens shaving lotions and perfumes. Symptoms will appear as:

• Redness

• Swelling

• Cracking

• Burning

• Blisters

• Bumps

• Scaly patches

• Rashes

The reactions can take anywhere from a few hours to 10 days to appear but typically  will occur within 3 days. Even with treatment symptoms can last for 2-4 weeks.


Hives

These are raised itchy red welts or bumps. Contact dermatitis can trigger them, but allergic reactions to insect bites, medications and foods can also bring on a reaction.Anxiety and stress may also cause hives.For this reason, sometimes hives might be called “stress hives” or a “stress rash.” Hives tend to appear right away and fade within a few hours or day.


As there are no cures for allergies avoiding allergy triggers or reducing contact with them can help prevent allergic reactions. Choosing to use  only Dr Baumann Skincare is a very good start.

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