Causes of eczema and treatment options

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Causes of eczema and treatment options

Eczema's a tricky subject. 100% of babies and kids will have some type of dermatitis in their first year. And at this point, especially in metro areas, up to 30% of babies and kids are getting eczema. So it's a serious condition and we have all kinds or things that are causing it. What it does is it makes kids itch, it makes them uncomfortable, it's prone to infection, and it's unsightly. So if you think about the environment today, we have excessive UV rays coming through a depleted ozone, air pollution. About 70% of what goes onto your skin gets into your blood stream. And we're using chlorinated city water. And chlorine is very damaging to the skin. And of course a water pH of 7 is nothing like the pH of the skin, which should be 5.5 So all these factors combined are creating these skyrocketing rates of eczema, which is frustrating for parents because there's no cure and nobody really knows how to handle it. So the most common treatment is steroids in the medical environment. And the more natural approach is ceramides, zinc, and any kind of gluten-free ointment. When it comes to eczema, gluten is really important, because eczema is one of the first things that can tell a doctor or a professional that a child has gluten intolerance. So if you use ingredients like avena sativa, which may have ingredients in them like protein from wheat contamination then you could actually be making the eczema worse. So when it comes to caring for eczema, if you're not using steroids, using thick heavy creams that have zinc in them and ceramides to rebuild the skin structure and oils that we know are safe like coconut and sunflower oil. Those are the right kinds of things to insulate the skin and allow it to start healing.

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Kim Walls

Natural Skincare Expert

Kim Walls is an accomplished entrepreneur and internationally recognized skincare expert focused on optimizing health through skincare. Leading child health advocacy groups and national media rely on Kim's clinical expertise to help parents navigate the often confusing world of natural skincare.

As a fourth generation entrepreneur, and second-generation expert on anti-aging skincare products, she has combined her experience and expertise to create clinically effective, organic skincare products for pregnant women and children.

For more than a decade, Walls has honed her clinical perspective focusing on botanically based skincare and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skincare.

She is dedicated to leveraging the advances of new technology to share that knowledge with new and growing families to support the enhanced health and immunity that effective, all natural products can provide.

Kim’s strong, personal commitment to organic and environmentally-responsible living is at the core of green manufacturing and product development. As the mother of two young boys, she has coupled her innate understanding of the importance of sustainability with her post-graduate work in biochemical and nutritional sciences to establish a new standard in skincare research and products that supports lasting health for today’s families.

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