Try bubble shower for eczema
ECZEMA may be a physical condition that affects the skin, but those who are afflicted can feel bad about it.
Research conducted in Britain recently by global health-care company MSD revealed that three out of four women who suffer from the skin condition felt unattractive or embarrassed.
More than 60 per cent felt self-conscious at work and half admitted that they became depressed because of the condition. In eczema, there is severe itchiness of the skin, recurring rashes and dry, scaly patches.
The condition, which is not contagious, affects one in five people here.
Irish scientists have recently discovered that a weak skin barrier could be a key reason why eczema occurs.
A defective skin barrier allows allergens to penetrate the layers of the skin, resulting in itchy and inflamed rashes.
Doctors usually advise eczema sufferers to use mild soaps, moisturise often and avoid dusty places.
Those prone to outbreaks of eczema might want to give SEC shower converters a try.
The SEC Shower System and the SEC Shower Head convert water into "SEC bubbles", which can be five to 10 times smaller than one's pores.
Without the use of any drugs or chemicals, the tiny bubbles could penetrate into pores to remove dead skin cells, oil deposits and bacteria.
They could also deliver a larger amount of oxygen to keep the skin hydrated and moisturised.
The system has been clinically proven to enhance the skin-barrier function and improve eczema conditions by the DermaPro Skin & Research Centre in South Korea. Its effectiveness has also been attested to by the Korea Atopy Association.
Prices of the SEC shower converters start from $399. Check out the systems at SEC International, which is located at 1 Pemimpin Drive, #07-09.
For more information, call 6659-7890, or visit www.seclifestyle.com.sg