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For people with Psoriasis
HelloSkin’s experts could not find clinical data on the benefits of Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream in psoriatic lesions. However, the product contains glycerin and ceramides.
Glycerin is found naturally in the skin where it helps attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping hydrating and moisturising the skin (1). In dry skin conditions, including psoriasis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which can exacerbate disease symptoms (2).
Furthermore, in psoriatic skin lesions, the synthesis of ceramides is impaired, which compromises the structure of the skin and leads to skin barrier dysfunction (3).
In a recent study, a ceramide moisturiser that was used as an adjunctive therapy for plaque psoriasis for a period of 8 weeks showed benefits on psoriasis severity and area compared with the group that did not apply the ceramides. Further, with continued use over a year this group also showed less relapse and rebound compared with the control group (4).
For people with Eczema
HelloSkin’s experts did not find clinical data on the use of Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains glycerin and ceramides.
Glycerin is found naturally in the skin where it helps attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping to hydrate and moisturise the skin (1). In dry skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which can exacerbate disease symptoms (2).
Furthermore, in the upper layer of atopic dermatitis skin, the level of ceramides is reduced compared with healthy skin (5, 6). Skin with insufficient levels of ceramides has an increased loss of water across the surface, and thus becomes dry with increased permeability to irritants and allergens which may also worsen the symptoms (7, 2).
In a study with both adults and children with atopic dermatitis, a ceramide containing cleanser and moisturiser that was applied twice daily for 6 weeks, showed reduction in disease severity and itching compared with before treatment (8).
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