Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Skin Barrier Function Key to Treatment of Eyelid Dermatitis

Skin Barrier Function Key to Treatment of Eyelid Dermatitis

New clinical guidelines stress that the rise in eyelid dermatitis can be combated by supplementing the skin’s natural barrier function, according to Oasis Beauty, New Zealand’s leading expert in sensitive skin products and the makers of Rhino Repair.

Rhino Repair creator, Stephanie Evans says new guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology[1] confirm that the application of moisturisers such as Rhino Repair, which is designed for sensitive skin, increases hydra¬tion. A number of clinical trials have shown that they lessen the symptoms and signs of atopic dermatitis including pruritus, erythema, fissuring, and lichenification.

She adds: `The comprehensive research behind these guidelines shows that this type of natural remedy can give some reduction in inflammation and severity, as well as decrease the amount of prescription anti-inflammatory treatments required for disease con¬trol. The new guidelines point out that something like Rhino Repair can be the main primary treatment for mild disease and should be part of the regimen for moderate and severe disease. They are also an important compo¬nent of maintenance treatment and prevention of flares.’

Dr Kenneth Wong a Dermatologist from the Skin Institute, comments, ‘Eyelid dermatitis can be the result of eczema, allergy or irritation. It is very common in people with sensitive skin and results from a breach in the skin’s water-proof barrier. This defect makes the skin more susceptible to irritation. Therefore maintaining the barrier function is important in preventing eyelid dermatitis.’

According to another piece of research published late last year[2], Evans points out, part of the reason for the increase in eyelid dermatitis is a rise in younger women reporting sensitisation to specific allergens, particularly from cosmetic and skin care products. The thinness of the skin around the eyes may facilitate allergen penetration, making this area particularly susceptible to sensitisation.

Rhino Repair is a powerful, natural healing remedy formulated for the whole family, with 12 active ingredients, which will soothe a number of skin complaints. It is available at the Skin Institute and other outlets as well as online from Oasis Beauty.

The Skin Institute was established in 1994 as a specialist centre focusing on all aspects of clinical dermatology, cosmetic medicine and skin cancer. It is now a multi-disciplinary specialist centre with 16 clinics nationwide and an expanded service offering that includes veins and cosmetic surgery.

More information can be found at www.skininstitute.co.nz and www.rhinorepair.co.nz

-Ends-


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Trade Agreements: TPP Minus US Starting To Gain Ground

The Japanese government is picking up the pace on reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment deal, with talks scheduled next month among the 11 countries left in the pact after the withdrawal by the US after the election of president Donald Trump. More>>

ALSO:

PACER:

Prices Up 2.2%: Annual Inflation Highest In Over Five Years

"Rising petrol prices along with the annual rise in cigarette and tobacco tax lifted inflation," prices senior manager Jason Attewell said. "Petrol prices in New Zealand are closely linked to global oil prices, and cigarettes and tobacco taxes rise in the March quarter each year". More>>

ALSO:

Undertaxed? NZ Income Tax Rate Second Lowest Among Developed Nations

New Zealand workers pay the second smallest portion of their income to the government among developed nations and less than half the average ratio of their Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development peers. More>>

ALSO:

Cyclone Cook: Round Up Of This Week’s Weather

One of the significant impacts this week was flooding due to excessive rainfall amounts. Rainfall amounts topped out at 350mm over the past 60 hours in parts of northwest Nelson, with 200mm+ measurements recorded about Coromandel Peninsula, and between 150-200mm in the Kaimai Ranges. Rainfall amounts of between 30-50mm were commonplace elsewhere. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier: Batten Down The Hatches For Cyclone Cook

Although fast-moving, Cyclone Cook will be destructive and MetService Expert Meteorologists have issued Severe Wind Warnings for the whole of the North Island apart from Northland... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news