How Turmeric Can Treat Eczema Flare-Ups and Reduce Inflammation with a Topical Cream
Turmeric, long renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, is one of the potent compounds that makes Mountain Ice Eczema Cream so effective. Read on to learn how turmeric's active ingredient curcumin can hydrate, soothe, and restore your skin!
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, a chemical compound responsible for the distinctive color of the plant and also for its anti-inflammatory properties. By blocking cytokines (proteins that signal cell response) and enzymes (proteins that serve as catalysts for chemical reactions) involved in inflammation response, curcumin can attack inflammation at its source. These chemicals include 5-LOX and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), the latter of which is targeted by many drugs that range from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to selective inhibitors that target COX-2 specifically. It's one of the most common causes of inflammation and studies suggest that curcumin is effective in suppressing it.
Reduced Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress, the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants, can cause cellular damage resulting in inflammation, sometimes even as a chronic condition. Studies suggest that this damage may have a significant role in eczema flare-ups. Antioxidants like curcumin to balance out free radicals and reduce this damage.
As an antioxidant, curcumin's heart healthy properties can help boost your blood circulation, which will allow your body to deliver more oxygen and nutrients through the bloodstream. These nutrients are vital to repairing cell damage and preventing further harm, which helps to reduce inflammation. This has important implications for all eczema patients, but especially those with stasis dermatitis (also known as varicose eczema), skin inflammation in the lower legs caused by fluid buildup from poor circulation.
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.