A 2002 study in the Indian Paediatrics journal states that nearly 15% of Indian children now suffer from atopic dermatitis or eczema. This increase in atopic dermatitis and eczema among children is mirrored by an increase in these conditions among adults as well.
The significant increase in skin conditions like eczema and atopic dermatitis has no clear causal drivers apart from increase in environmental pollutants, and stronger detection now available. Some of the environmental pollutant triggers include physical factors like sweating (esp. in humid climates), products used (detergents, soap), cosmetic products (hair dyes, hair straightener, synthetic skin care products) synthetic fabrics, food allergens, nickel based jewellery and dust mites and other house allergens.
Psoriasis is another common skin issue we are seeing at Krya. Allopathic dermatology considers psoriasis an auto-immune condition, and usually the condition is controlled or managed using corticosteroids and topical creams that help with the symptoms like itching.
The Krya Sensitive Line of products :
The Krya Sensitive Skin line for adults and children has evolved as a result of requests from our consumers to provide a safe, completely natural, non-steroid and whole plant based line of skin care products. By using safe, regenerative and healing herbs that have been documented in Ayurveda to solve these specific skin conditions, we are able to see extremely good results in conditions like psoriasis and eczema when using the Krya Sensitive range of products. Most consumers report an immediate relief in the Pitta symptoms like severe itching and burning. Use of the skin oil along with the bodywash has helped heal the skin scabs, reduce the skin thickening we so commonly see in Psoriasis, help in the formation of a healthy skin layer, and finally the skin scars are also well healed.
Many times scalp and skin conditions are interlinked. You may find that scalp psoriasis precedes skin psoriasis. In this case, it is important to treat both conditions. Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp are best treated with the Krya anti dandruff range of products.
Reducing environmental allergens around the home:
As enzymes, bleaches and synthetic fragrances are an important trigger to contact dermatitis and eczema, it is generally advisable to choose less toxic ways to do the laundry and the dishes around your home. Please explore the Krya range of enviornmentally sustaianble and toxin free home cleaners for this. To avoid any trigger, we advice choosing the fragance free / unscented version of all our home cleansers.
Skin conditions can be healed based on what you eat:
While this is true of skin health in general, skin that is sensitive requires greater care regarding what is eaten. For example, depending upon the dosha imbalance in question, Psoriasis prone skin should be on a special diet which avoids common psoriasis triggers like brinjals, curd, fish, etc – food substances that jointly aggravate Pitta and Kapha dosha.
In case you are unsure about the kind of diet you should be following to help your skin condition, please write to us for help and suggestions for the same.
The Krya blog also contains a wealth of information on skin and hair care.