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In the post pandemic World where hand washing and strong hand gels were a common feature of life, many people have suffered with the after effects of excessive washing and drying. This has resulted in an increase in eczema, dermatitis and dry skin conditions.

Focussed skin care routines have also become more common since lockdown because people had the time to sit at home and focus on their skin. They didn’t need to wear make up to go out to work or when socialising so suddenly we started to see new trends emerging. Exfoliation treatments, home peels, retinol products and strong medically prescribed creams were suddenly all the rage. 

Once the skin barrier is damaged it can become reactive and suddenly skin that was previously quite robust can become delicate and sore. We treat many different skin types here in the clinic and can offer bespoke products as part of our method. We treat all cases individually but there are some similarities and that always involves the skin barrier.

Regardless of age, sex or skin type we aim to refortify and nourish the skin barrier of all our clients. Sadly with the rise of intensive skincare routines we have seen a surge in clients with problem skin and often damaged skin barriers.

Eczema and Dermatitis

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition causing itchiness, dry patches, blisters and sometimes infected skin. It often has a symmetrical pattern across parts of the body such as the ankles and elbows. 

Dermatitis is a general skin condition often triggered by a particular product and most commonly affecting the face or hands. Covid was big contributing factor to hand related dermatitis issues due to the number of times people were washing and drying hands with alcohol. There was no getting away from it.

Although both eczema and dermatitis are different skin conditions, they both affect the skin barrier and will require moisture, care and a gentle approach to fix.

Corneotherapy – Skin Barrier Defence

Our passion lies in providing clients with appropriate treatments and regimes to nourish the skin effectively. We do this with a three step process; first we assess the skin and determine what needs to be done, then we address the root cause which often lies in the skin barrier being damaged, then depending on skin type we prescribe a gentle routine to get things back on track. 

We apply the principles of corneotherapy to all of our clients and for clients with a history of eczema it is an extremely effective programme. The first stage involves refortifying the skin barrier function with epidermal lipids such as omega 3 & 6 by either topical skincare products or oral supplements. 

Our Dermaviduals DMS base cream range includes a unique blend of physiological ingredients that mimic the structure and function of the skin minimising any adverse reactions. We also have a Prescriptive range that can be tailored to each client’s skin for optimum results.

Our carefully selected range of skin supplements offer a significant benefit to the skin by working on every skin cell and not just where topically applied creams can go. 

Omega Oils

Omega oils provide protection from UV damage and are involved in regulating the inflammatory and immune responses in the body. They can hydrate the skin and help to prevent it from becoming dry or flaky after prolonged sun exposure. This makes them an ideal option for use after a sunny summer holiday. Consider it your internal moisturiser supporting skin health all over the body!

This article was written by skincare specialist Tej of Tej & Co. Tej & Co are experts in skincare and hair removal clinic, West Midlands. Offering safe and results-driven non-surgical skin treatments including Endymed Skin Tightening.