What is atopic skin and how can it be treated?

What is atopic skin?

"Atopic skin refers to dry to very dry skin, with, in certain circumstances, flare-ups of eczema. Atopic skin is skin in pain"
Dr. Coustou, Dermatologist

The skin barrier of a healthy person with so-called "normal" skin allows little water to evaporate and prevents allergens from penetrating thanks to the presence of a natural protective hydrolipid film. Atopic skin is characterized by a deficiency of the skin barrier and an abnormal immune response. Due to the absence of the natural hydrolipidic film, water and protective sebum escape from the epidermis, making the skin extremely dry.

This type of skin is also very vulnerable to allergens, as these can easily penetrate the epidermis and come into contact with the skin's immune defense cells. Inflammatory reactions can then occur, leading to itching and the appearance of red patches and scabs.

Why is skin atopic?

The causes of atopy

Atopy is often hereditary but can also be linked in some cases to environmental causes.

70% of atopic skin is due to mutations in the genes that control: the structure of the epidermis, the reactivity of the immune system and the production of natural antimicrobial substances.

30% of atopic skin is linked to environmental factors such as pollution, smoking, the presence of dust mites in the environment or the widespread use of antibiotics. Repeated contact with these types of allergens makes the skin more prone to developing atopic syndrome.

A skin disease with serious consequences

In France, 2.5 million people are affected by this disease, 65% of whom are women. The prevalence has more than doubled in the last 30 years, making atopy the 2nd most common skin disease today after acne. 9 out of 10 people affected by atopy suffer from daily itching, which often lasts more than 12 hours a day.

But atopy is not only a skin disease: it also often causes a deep malaise in affected people. Thus, 2/3 of the patients have a disturbed sleep with difficulties to fall asleep. 1 person out of 2 suffering from atopy has anxiety and depressive disorders, which forces 41% of patients to take anxiolytics to relieve these symptoms and live better. These statistics come from the dermatitis-atopic.fr website, where you can find more information on atopy.

Faced with such an observation, Graine de Pastel is mobilizing to bring comfort and relief to all these patients with our new lipid-replenishing range adapted for very dry and atopic skin.

A 100% organic and effective solution to soothe atopic skin

Our lipid-replenishing range helps strengthen the skin barrier of atopic skin to limit insensible water loss. The omegas 3, 6 and 9 of thewoad oil contained in our care products strengthen the skin, slow down the loss of water and nutrients and nourish even the driest skin.

The solution recommended by dermatologists

Discover our Lipid-Relief Body Balm and our Replenishing hand cream with high tolerance and healthy formulas guaranteed without perfume, without coloring and certified organic. Our care products, rich in woad oil, help restore the skin barrier to reduce inflammation day after day, relieve itching and reduce the number of flare-ups. Your atopic skin is quickly protected, healthier and more resistant

Our care products to relieve the itching of atopic skin

Lipid-replenishing body balm

RELIPIDANT BODY BALM

Relipidant Body Balm reduces inflammation and instantly relieves the itching sensations of atopic skin.

Thanks to its richness in woad oil and its exceptional alliance in Omega 3, 6, 9, its high tolerance formula reinforces the cutaneous barrier of the weakened skins, and fights against the loss in water.

Without perfume and dye, its rich and dense texture penetrates quickly for an immediate appeasing.

Intensely nourished and protected, the skin is rebuilt. Day after day, it is visibly healthier and more resistant.

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Lipid-replenishing hand cream

RELIPIDANT HAND CREAM

Relipidant Hand Cream instantly relieves the itching sensations of atopic skin.

Its high tolerance formula, with the oil of pastel rich in omegas 3, 6, 9, restores the barrier function of the weakened skin.

Without perfume and dye, its rich and dense texture penetrates quickly for an immediate appeasing.

Intensely nourished and protected, the skin is rebuilt. Day after day, it is visibly healthier and more resistant.

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