Winter Skin Care: Replenish Your Skin with Vitamin A 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 Vitamin A. Read on to learn how it works to restore the skin's barrier.
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.
So where does Vitamin A come in? Vitamin A stimulates collagen production and accumulation. Studies have found that topically-applied vitamin A increases collagen levels in damaged skin, improves growth of fibroblasts (common cells found in connective tissue), and boosts collagen synthesis.
Vitamin A, through its metabolite retinoic acid, is an important part of the process that turns immature skin cells called keratinocytes into mature cells that better adhere to other skin cells, which helps to repair the skin. This has a part in reducing and healing inflammation. Vitamin A also helps to regulate production of sebum, which can trigger flares and outbreaks in sensitive skin.
Vitamin A displays antioxidant properties, which helps to reduce oxidative stress, the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants. It can cause cellular damage resulting in inflammation, sometimes even as a chronic condition. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that helps to balance out free radicals and reduce this damage.
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.