Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that owes its name to the fact that it is not localized in a specific non-localized a-topical place, but occurs in different areas of the body or

Although it is more common in the first years of age, it can nevertheless present itself in children even later in time or even in adulthood..

It can have a chronic relapsing course, that is, it arises in childhood and then fades over time until it disappears, and then recurs even after many years.


How atopic dermatitis manifests itself?


The most common symptoms of atopic dermatitis are thedry skin, cracking, redness, severe itching, peeling. It can manifest itself in the form of erythema and present the formation of vesicles: it is also called atopic eczema.

Itching is one of the most annoying and critical aspects, because it induces scratching, thus causing greater inflammation and triggering a vicious circle that aggravates the situation.Scratching can also cause abrasions and injuries that can pave the way for infections by Staphylococcus and other microorganisms that normally live on the skin or in the area under the nails.


What are the causes of atopic dermatitis?


The causes of atopic dermatitis are not yet fully understood, although much has been discovered and it is now certain that it is due to the combination of numerous factors, including: genetic, environmental factors, such as the presence of increasing pollution, food and psychosomatic factors (stress and anxiety..



The importance of the lipids of the stratum corneum and of the hydro-lipid barriera


Several studies show that at the base of atopic dermatitis there are alterations in the lipid composition of the skin.

Among the most significant alterations, in atopic dermatitis there are differences in the content of essential fatty acids compared to normal skin, with an increased presence of monounsaturated fatty acids MUFA at the expense of polyunsaturated fatty acids PUFA; moreover, the balance within the polyunsaturated fatty acids is also altered, with a reduced content of long-chain essential fatty acids such as docosahexenoic acid DHA and with an altered ratio between omega 3 and omega 6.



Some studies show that these variations are not coincident but are the cause of the main manifestations related to atopic dermatitis, such as dryness of the skin, desquamation and alteration of the physiological hydro-lipid barrier which constitutes the main defense of the skin from external agents..


What are the consequences of atopic dermatitis?


In addition to itching, which is sometimes difficult to bear, atopic dermatitis often leads to thickening of the skin with hyperkeratosis and the formation of hardening, very difficult to reverse.


Remedies for atopic dermatitis: how to cure it?


There is no definitive drug therapy for atopic dermatitis. In the acute phase it can be treated with anti-inflammatories such as cortisone and hydrocortisone or with more powerful corticosteroids.

However, the efficacy decreases over time requiring an increase in dosage with important side effects, including compromised immune defenses..

Often it is necessary to stop the treatment and alternate it with cycles in which only a moisturizer is applied to keep the skin soft and reduce itching.Infusions of lemon balm, valerian, passion flower and hops or food supplements that contain them, relieving anxiety, can act on psychosomatic causes..

In addition, supplements rich in anti-inflammatory substances such as omega 3-6-9, borage oil, can help.

Skinbrand has formulated a specific treatment unique of its kind: the psoriaskin gel based on Helichrysum oleolite, with Roman Chamomile essential oil, jojoba wax and vitamin E.

The formula aims to rebuild the physiological hydrolipidic barrier. In addition, its synergy of plant extracts with anti-inflammatory action have demonstrated a soothing action identical to the hydrocortisone ointment, while being completely natural and free of side effects..

The moisturizing and emollient active ingredients keep the skin hydrated and elastic, eliminating itching.

Due to its unique characteristics it represents the ideal natural remedy for atopic dermatitis at all ages.