Trigger Factors in Atopic Dermatitis

Below is list of common trigger factors of Atopic Dermatitis: Dry skin Irritants Stress Heat and sweating Infections (bacterial "Staph" infection being the most common) Allergens (Pollen, animal dander, foods, dust) To learn how to avoid trigger factors, please click here.

Nefertiti's secret

Q: So what could Nefertiti have used to make her skin so flawless? A: I suspect she used Vitasure Day Cream since it would have given her the ultimate protection from the harsh sunlight of Egypt - SPF 30. The hydration from the Day Cream must obviously have given the smoothness that is so evident. It is quite possible that she used Vitasure Gentle Cleanser to wash although I've heard that ass's milk was popular at the time for facial cleansing. Of course, we cannot confirm all this unless the papyrus scrolls relating her personal life are found.

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Tip of the week - Dry Cracked Heels.

Dry Heels need regular application of a strong exfoliating / softening agent- such as VITASURE EXFOLIATOR, combined with an effective rasping device. VITASURE EXFOLIATOR application should be maintained once the heel texture has normalised.

What can I do about my goose bumps?

The goose bumps found on the upper arms, thighs and face are called Keratosis Pilaris. The bumps represent blocked pores. The pores are stuffed with a protein called keratin which develop as a result of fault growth of skin cells around the hair follicle openings. A scrub cleanser (such as Vitasure Scrub) may be used to gently rub away the blockage. A urea containing cream (Vitasure exfoliator containing 40% urea) is ideal to keep the skin soft and to help remove the blockage. A retinoid cream (Retin A/ Retacnyl) may be applied every night to change the way the skin cells mature and to reduce the blockage of the pores. Keratosis Pilaris is an inherited disorder and usually at least one paren

I have psoriasis of my scalp. What shampoo should I use?

The restriction and embarrassment caused by wearing of dark coloured clothes is all too familiar to patients with psoriasis of the scalp, with visible scales falling over the collars of black or navy blue clothing. Psoriasis of the scalp benefits greatly from the combined use of Vitasure shampoo (active ingredients urea, salicylic acid and zinc pyrithione) and Vitasure Exfoliator (containing 40% urea). These products soften the scale and remove them. Xamiol (Betamethasone and Vitamin D), a prescription medicine, helps keep the condition under control. Ultraviolet light can be administered by means of a hand held phototherapy device (Dermapal) or with Excimer laser or Excimer light. UV light

How to use Vitasure Repair. 3 valuable tips.

Vitasure Repair is a versatile product especially useful in the management of atopic dermatitis. 1. It can be used as a soap substitute. Simply take a handful, soften in water and use as soap. 2. Alternatively, dissolve 2 tablespoons in a jug of hot water and pour into the bath, then soak in the bath for 5 - 10 minutes. Some may be used during the bath as a soap as described in (1) above. 3. Vitasure Repair may be used as a moisturiser after a bath. It is applied all over the body.

13 Tips for Managing Atopic Dermatitis

1. Bathe your child in warm - not hot - water. 2. Limit bathing time to 5-10 minutes. 3. Use mild and fragrance free cleansers (eg. Vitasure repair) 4. Avoid using bubble bath. 5. Pat the skin dry after a bath. Do not rub the skin with the towel. 6. Apply medicine when the skin is almost dry. 7. Apply moisturiser (eg. Vitasure Classic Cream) on top of the medicine to the rest of the skin. For best results, apply the moisturiser twice a day. 8. Keep the nails short and smooth. 9. Keep the temperature and humidity at comfortable levels. Both extremes of temperature can trigger the itch/scratch cycle. 10. Use only recommended amounts of detergent to wash clothing. 11. Use enough water to rinse

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