Winter Skin Care: How Kiwi Seed Oil Can Replenish Skin in Mountain Ice Eczema Cream
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a group of medical conditions that cause flareups of inflamed, irritated skin. The disease, which affects 35 million Americans, requires careful management including awareness of individual eczema triggers and finding the right treatment methods, such as Mountain Ice Eczema Cream. But how does Mountain Ice Eczema Cream moisturize and repair damage to your skin? Powerful, restorative ingredients like Kiwi seed oil. Read on to learn how it works to replenish your skin and relieve your inflammation!
Skin Restoration with Vitamin C
The kiwifruit or kiwi is the edible berry of several species of woody vines, originally native to central and eastern China, but now commonly grown in and associated with New Zealand. Kiwifruit is rich in nutrients like Vitamin C, right down to its seeds. Vitamin C is necessary for the growth and repair of tissue throughout our bodies, and has numerous benefits for skin:
- Necessary to make skin-restoring collagen
- Wound healing
- Maintenance and repair of damaged tissue, including skin and cartilage
The most abundant protein in our bodies, collagen takes up between 25% to 35% of our protein and is the main component of our connective tissue. Our cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments, and skin depend on the multiple types of collagen in our connective tissue's extracellular matrix. These various types have numerous medical applications: tissue regeneration, bone grafts, artificial skin for reconstructive surgery, wound dressing and healing, and cosmetic surgery meant to treat everything from skin aging to severe burns. Collagen is one of the key natural resources the body has, and is invaluable in regrowing damaged connective tissue. So what does collagen do for eczema?
- Healing: Collagen grows new skin cells and allows skin to heal more quickly, while alleviating dryness that can lead to eczema triggers.
- Prevention: Collagen helps moisturize the skin and contains glycine, an amino acid with powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin C isn't the only powerful nutrient to be found in kiwi seed oil! Kiwi seeds also have a high concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have valuable anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other proteins. They also moderate signalling molecules like eicosanoids, increasing the production of anti-inflammatory molecules while inhibiting ones that promote inflammation.
Omega-3s aren't the only anti-inflammatory substances in kiwi seed oil! It also contains Vitamin E, which helps to maintain your cell membrane, providing a barrier to keep moisture in the cell. This action, in addition to its function as a potent antioxidant compound, means that Vitamin E can effectively relieve inflammation. Eczema, being an inflammatory disease, often results in flare-ups of irritated, dry skin. As shown in studies, Vitamin E can help mediate these flare-ups, reducing itching, dryness, and pain!
Hydration with Vitamin E
Vitamin E in kiwi seed oil is a fat-soluble vitamin that absorbs readily into the skin, making topical application an effective way to deliver it. Sebum, a waxy, oily substance produced in our skin for lubrication, naturally contains Vitamin E, and there's evidence to suggest that using topical Vitamin E can help increase its storage in the sebaceous glands. This means that using it topically helps to hydrate your skin, and it's commonly used as a moisturizer for dry, patchy skin.
Treating Eczema with Mountain Ice Eczema Cream
Mountain Ice Eczema Cream is an advanced formula that hydrates, restores, and rebalances the lipid layer of the skin. These epidermal lipids play an essential role in the skin's barrier, retaining moisture and protecting against dryness and inflammation. Our formula contains a unique lipid concentrate that moisturizes the skin while repairing the damage caused by harmful irritants. The skin's barrier is vital for healthy skin. Mountain Ice Eczema Cream replenishes and strengthens that barrier.
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