Irked by eczema? Try bubble shower
ECZEMA is a skin condition caused by numerous factors, such as dry skin, dust mites and allergies.
Symptoms include severe itchiness, recurring rash and dry, scaly areas on the skin.
Many know eczema as a childhood disease, but it can continue into adulthood or start later in life.
Usually, the advice that doctors give to people who suffer from eczema is to use mild soaps, moisturise often, and to avoid dusty places.
But what if alleviating eczema symptoms was as easy as taking a shower?
SEC International has launched a range of shower products and converters that turn tap water into streams of ultra-tiny bubbles measuring one to 50 microns in diameter.
The tiny bubbles can remove oil deposits, dirt and bacteria in pores and follicles. They also increase skin moisture through higher oxygen penetration.
The bubbles generate ultrasonic waves that eliminate bacteria, with a sterilisation rate of 99.9 per cent. This is done without the use of chemicals.
They also produce negative ions that are said to help raise immunity, slow down ageing, speed up the skin's recovery and reduce fatigue.
The shower system has been clinically proven by DermaPro Skin and Research Center in South Korea to help people who suffer from eczema. Its effectiveness has been attested to by Korea Atopy Association.
While eczema is not life-threatening, it does affect the lifestyle of those who suffer from it.
Affected people find it hard to concentrate at work, and may also experience sleepless nights. The persistent itching can cause feelings of frustration.
SEC International's shower products also benefit those without skin conditions.
The bubbles gently exfoliate, ridding the body of dead skin cells without the negative effects of abrasive scrubbing. They leave the skin, and even the scalp, refreshed, and help the skin absorb lotions and serums better.
Prices of the shower converters start from $399. Check out the systems at SEC International, One Pemimpin, 1 Pemimpin Drive, #07-09 (tel: 6659-7890).