Eczema and Skincare

Eczema is a skin condition that is characterised by intense itchiness, redness, dryness, and sometimes blistering, weeping or crusting, arising from inflammation of the skin, on small patches or large swathes of the body. People with eczema typically have dry and sensitive skin, and can easily fall into an itch-scratch cycle – dry, sensitive skin is prone to inflammation, which triggers itching, resulting in scratching, which triggers more inflammation, and in turn, more itching.

The most commonly affected areas of the skin include:

  • The back of the hands
  • Tops of the feet
  • Folds of the arms and legs, as well as other bends in the skin, such as the inner elbow
  • Wrists
  • Ankles

What Causes Eczema?

While the exact causes of eczema are still widely discussed and investigated, there are usually 2 possible factors:

Genetic – In some cases, the condition is hereditary.
Children may inherit from their parents, a skin type that is dry, sensitive, and prone to eczema flare-ups.
Environmental – Inflammation of the skin may be triggered by various environmental factors: allergens such as pet hair, the faeces of dust mites, pollen, mould; irritants such as certain household chemicals, clothing materials, metals; food such as dairy products, shellfish, nuts.

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How Is Eczema Managed?

There is no definite cure for eczema, but there are treatments and actions that can help alleviate the itch or discomfort of the condition.

Treatment options for eczema include medication (over-the-counter or prescription cortisone creams) and phototherapy (moderate, supervised exposure to UVA or UVB light).

Avoiding or minimising exposure to environmental factors which potentially trigger eczema may also be necessary.

Implementing a suitable skincare routine is very crucial to managing eczema effectively. Moisturising regularly, in particular, is the key to keeping the skin hydrated, which relieves dryness and prevents falling into the itch-scratch cycle. Select mild, fragrance-free and non-irritating skincare that soothes and protects the skin without triggering inflammation.

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  1. Wulan

    Halo…
    Mb aku mau nanyak donk… Kulit badanku sensitif jd suka gatel2,kata dokter si kyknya karna sensitif itu.. Info donk ttg produk ini yg buat mandi dan skalian lotionnya.. Klo mau order gmn ya??? Thanks

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      Cetaphil Indonesia

      Halo Mbak Wulan,
      Mbak bisa meminta dokter untuk meresepkan Restoradem Skin Bodywash.
      Untuk membelinya, sertakan resep dan kunjungi store-store yang bekerjasama dengan kami seperti: Guardian, Watson dan Century.

      Terima kasih πŸ™‚

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      Cetaphil Indonesia

      Halo mbak Fenny,

      Seharusnya Cetaphil produk aman digunakan untuk kulit sensitif sekalipun, namun lebih baik lagi jika ingin menggunakan Cetaphil sebaiknya harus didiskusikan/konsultasikan kembali ke dokter anak mbak yah πŸ™‚

  2. Nadya

    Kalo untuk kulit remaja sensitive sering iritasi dan kulit kombinasi berminyak, normal di anjurkan memakai produk yang mana?

    Terimakasih

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      Cetaphil Indonesia

      Halo mbak Nadya,

      Untuk kondisi kulit berminyak silahkan gunakan Oily Skin Cleanser, dan untuk kulit normal kering silahkan gunakan Gentle Skin Cleanser yah.

      Terima kasih,
      Salam
      Cetaphil Indonesia

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      Cetaphil Indonesia

      Halo mbak Saskia,

      Penggunaan skincare harus disesuaikan dengan kondisi kulit mbak, misalnya berminyak atau kering.
      Nah, mbak harus menyesuaikan kondisi kulit tersebut yah.

      Terima kasih,
      Salam,
      Cetaphil Indonesia

  3. Andy Koesbiantoro

    Mohon info distributor cetaphil untuk area Kediri, Jatim. Saya pemilik apotik dan ingin menyediakan ceraphil di apotik saya. Thx

  4. Diana

    Pls advice produk cetaphil yang cocok utk keratosis pilaris dan dimana saya dapat membelinya, apakah via online or could be found in guardian?

    Thanks ya.

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  5. Gabriella

    Apakah cocok untuk oma saya beliau menderita ekskim dan dokter bilang gara-gara beliau sering mencuci piring ? Dan oma saya juga gampang gatal-gatal jika menggunakan sembarang sabun apakah cetaphil bisa direkomendasikan ?

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      Cetaphil Indonesia

      Halo Gabriella,

      Produk Restoradem kami aman digunakan untuk kulit yang sensitif seperti yang Oma kamu alami, agar lebih memastikan lagi sebaiknya kamu berkonsultasi kepada dokter kulit kamu yah.

      Terima kasih

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