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How Experts Stop Eczema Inflammation in the Mountains

by Cynthia Alleyne

Although going to the snow or biking in high altitude can be great fun, it can also be extremely damaging to eczema. Of recent time a series of studies have shown that the additional inflammation of eczema caused by the elevated environment can be reduced significantly. Here is what medical experts say.


Eczema is a common skin condition which is triggered by an allergic reaction. It is regularly labeled as dermatitis, a catch-all term for inflammation of the skin, although some specialists use the term 'eczema' for specific types of dermatitis, such as atopic dermatitis in children.

Irrespective of the fact there are different causes of dermatitis and eczema the effect is usually the same: when the skin is inflamed it gets red, swollen or blistered, and intensely itchy, leaving those with the condition in a severe, constant state of discomfort.


Generally, the higher the altitude the more extreme the climate and the greater effect it has on your skin. Due to the high altitude the air is considerably thinner and without moisture. To throw further salt into the wound, elevated climate's temperatures usually shift drastically from warmer days with high UV levels to bitterly cold nights compensated for by hot, dry air in lodges and homes.

As you can imagine, this has a considerably negative effect on sensitive skin. The drastically drier air sucks all of the moisture out of the skin leaving it extremely dry, irritated, and red, basically igniting eczema to unbearably high levels.


Skin specialist regularly suggest to bring a natural nourishing lotion that can replenish the moisture extracted from his skin. This allows the skin to stay hydrated, thereby reducing the propensity for eczema to enrage, and removing any chance of additional discomfort during a mountain vacation.

Dermatologists have found the best natural skin care balms to be those which contain Helix Aspersa Muller glycoconjugates and rosehip seed oil, such as BIOBALM. These two ingredients are the closest natural substances that parallel the biological complex of human skin, allowing them to hydrate the skin more effectively than chemicals, essentially making it an excellent treatment for eczema. Furthermore, applying BIOBALM daily acts not only an outstanding eczema and dermatitis treatment, it is also a fantastic protector against sunburn and a wealth of other skin conditions and allergies. Needless to say, you shouldn't go to the snow without it!

Published April 23rd, 2009

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