Dry Skin

dry skin relief bar

Winter is here! Have you noticed a change in your skin? Is it dry, cracked, itchy or flaky?  Do you suffer from psoriasis or eczema? PCA Dry Skin Relief Bar might be the answer to help reduce or eliminate your dry skin challenges. Ingredients include:

Resorcinol – is a flaking agent, Pumpkin Seed Extract – provides vitamin A to the skin, Pumpkin Seed Oil – is rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients, Honey Extract – is a natural humectant that helps moisturize skin, Lecithin – is a lipid that is required by every cell to remain supple, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin and emollient ingredient, and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice – is a purifying ingredient best known for its softening and soothing benefits.

If you would like more information on this or any other PCA Skin Products click here.

Is your skin irritated, red or inflamed? Help is just a phone call away.

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This calming moisturizer provides the benefit of 0.5% hydrocortisone to relieve redness, inflammation, itching and irritation with a light emollient base to rehydrate the skin. It is ideal for use following any non-invasive treatment, such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, post-waxing and shaving, and for temporary relief of itching associated with eczema, dermatitis and rashes due to poison ivy, oak or sumac. Use to calm and relieve any reddened or irritated area. For more information or to order click here.

It’s only skin deep

epidermis

Did you know that the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) has 5 layers and that each layer has a special function to make our skin healthy and beautiful?

The Stratum Basale contains keratinocytes that divide and are responsible for epidermis growth and melanocytes that protect against UV rays.

The Stratum Spinosum is home to square shaped cells that rise upward and flatten out as natural cell turnover occurs. This layer also contains Langerhans Cells that aid in the skin’s immune function.

The Stratum Granulosum consists of melanin granules that are compressed into a thin layer. This is often the darkest layer of the epidermis. This layer acts as a protective shield to the Stratum Basale and Stratum Spinosum.

The Stratum Lucidum is a clear layer composed of transparent cells (keratin) in which light can pass. These cells are only present in the palms of the hands or soles of feet.

The Stratum Corneum is the top layer of the epidermis. Tightly packed dead skin cells are constantly being shed and replaced in this layer. This layer contains Natural Moisturizing Factor and is responsible for keeping the Stratum Corneum hydrated.

(Photo: sketchymedicine.com)