Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is an inflammatory (swelling & redness), relapsing, non-contagious, scaly and itchy skin disorder. It is due to a skin reaction akin to an allergy in the skin. Generally considered idiopathic, that is, without a cause. Although genetic component is suspected.
People with atopic dermatitis often have dry, sensitive skin due to changes in the epidermis, which serves as a barrier to the environment by maintaining the water balance of the skin.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs), such as linoleic and linolenic acid, are important components of the epidermal barrier. Lack of EFAs leads to defects in the epidermal barrier.
Eating essential fatty acids like omega 3 fatty acid helps to keep the skin healthy and nourished. So take your dose of fatty acids to get rid of eczema. Try to consume fruits and vegetables rich in fatty acids like walnuts, flax seeds, avocado. Unless you have allergic reaction, you may also eat fish like tuna, salmon and mackerel. Or take supplements rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Why use oils for eczema?
If you have eczema, your skin may not produce as many fats and oils as other people’s, and will be less able to retain water. The protective barrier is therefore not as good as it should be. Gaps open up between the skin cells because they are not sufficiently plumped up with water. Moisture is then lost from the deeper layers of the skin, allowing bacteria or irritants to pass through more easily. Some everyday substances contribute to breaking down the skin. Soap, bubble bath and washing-up liquid, for example, will remove oil from anyone’s skin, but if you have eczema your skin breaks down more easily, quickly becoming irritated, cracked and inflamed.
“I had atopic dermatitis (eczema) all over my body except in the face area. I cannot sleep because of the pain and itchiness all over my body. I took steroids as recommended by my dermatologist, but the itchiness and swelling remained. Then I consulted with Dr. Robert Lim, who recommended that I take Oleia Softgels and apply Oleia Topical Oil on the affected part of my body. A few days after taking Oleia Softgels and applying the Oil, the itchiness, redness and swelling started to subside. Oleia is very effective for skin problems” – Lucy Legaspi
Oleia Softgels and Oleia Topical Oil are rich in anti-inflammatory Omega-3 and 9 fatty acids. Oleia Topical Oil is bioavailable, easily absorbed by the skin.