What is Dermatitis? – Aotea Store

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What is Dermatitis?

Our range is therapeutic in nature and treats a range of skin conditions; eczema, psoriasis and various forms of inflammation to name a few. One of which is dermatitis. 

Dermatitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the skin that can cause redness, itching, and discomfort. While there are many factors that can contribute to dermatitis, such as genetics, environmental irritants, and allergies, skincare can play a  crucial role in managing and treating Dermatitis.

The science behind using skincare to help treat dermatitis involves a few key principles. Firstly, it's important to maintain good skin barrier function. The skin acts as a protective barrier, preventing water loss and keeping irritants out. People with dermatitis, this barrier can become compromised, allowing irritants to penetrate the skin and trigger inflammation. Moisturizers that contain ingredients like ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol can help repair the skin barrier and reduce water loss, improving the overall health of the skin.

Secondly, it's important to reduce inflammation. Skincare products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness and swelling.

Finally, it's important to avoid ingredients that can exacerbate dermatitis. For example, fragrances, preservatives, and certain types of alcohol can be irritating to the skin and trigger inflammation. 

Overall, the science behind using skincare to treat dermatitis involves supporting skin barrier function, reducing inflammation, and avoiding irritating ingredients.

We recommend using products that contain Harakeke seed oil to treat Dermatitis. Harakeke seed oil contains a high linoleic content, an amino acid that is incredibly nourishing for the skin. Furthermore, it is rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9 which are fatty acids that promote cell rejuvenation and restoration.