Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) for eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis
As we enter the winter months, skin woes will only continue to worsen and become more prominent. This is all the more true for those with eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. As the air gets drier and colder, the symptoms of these conditions exacerbate. Looking for a solution? PurClarity’s Revitalizing Mist contains the ingredient Hypochlorous acid (HOCL), which might just be the product your skin needs.
Let’s discuss what causes eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis, so that we can truly see the role that HOCL plays in making each one tamer.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a catch-all term used for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed and itchy, or may cause a rash-like appearance. It’s a common condition that can affect individuals of all ages, with its symptoms ranging in severity from mild to severe.
The seven types of eczema include:
- atopic dermatitis
- contact dermatitis
- dyshidrotic eczema
- nummular eczema
- seborrheic dermatitis
- stasis dermatitis
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but researchers know that eczema results when the immune system gets “switched on” when it comes into contact with an irritant or allergen. The immune system then produces inflammation, which causes the symptoms characteristic of most types of eczema.
The symptoms of eczema can include:
- itchy skin
- dry, sensitive skin
- rough, leathery, or scaly patches of skin
- inflamed, discolored skin
- oozing or crusting
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes blushing and visible blood vessels in the face. Some individuals may also develop small, pus-filled bumps. Others experience a burning sensation, where the skin of the affected area feels hot and tender.
There is no known cause of rosacea, but some things that can cause it to flare up include:
- alcoholic beverages
- hot drinks
- spicy foods
- temperature extremes
- sun or wind
- medications that dilate blood vessels
- certain skin or hair products
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin disease that results in red, itchy, scaly patches, which most often form on the elbows, knees, trunk, and scalp. This is a common and long-term condition that often goes through cycles where it flares up and subsides for a while, before repeating all over again.
The symptoms of psoriasis include:
- red patches of skin covered in thick, silvery scales
- dry, cracked skin that may itch or bleed
- burning, itching, or soreness
- swollen and stiff joints
The areas of the body affected by psoriasis could be small or large.
It is speculated that psoriasis is due to a problem with the immune system, where the skin regenerates faster than average. This rapid turnover of cells then results in the scales and patches of red and dry skin. However, researchers are not sure what causes the immune system to malfunction, but they speculate that it occurs due to both environmental and genetic factors.
Some environmental factors which may trigger psoriasis include:
- extreme temperatures or dry conditions
- injury to the skin (cut, burn, bite, etc.)
- certain medications, including high blood pressure medications
- heavy alcohol consumption
Qualities of Hypochlorous (HOCL) Acid
HOCL acid is a compound naturally occurring in the body. The white blood cells make it, which are part of the immune system, to protect against any infections, bacteria, and other germs. It does this by attacking invading pathogens and breaking down their cell cells.
When used on the skin, HOCL acid offers many benefits, including:
- speeds up wound healing and repairs damage
- fights bacteria that cause clogged pores and acne
- combats inflammation
Not only is HOCL acid incredibly effective when used on the surface of the skin, but it is also very mild to the skin, which is great for those with sensitive skin prone to flare-ups, such as those with eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. Because it is so gentle, it won’t cause any burning, dryness, or irritation that other products might, making it perfect for individuals with diseases exacerbated by those conditions.
HOCL Acid for Eczema, Rosacea, and Psoriasis
HOCL acid is beneficial because it helps tame inflammation. Since all three conditions result from inflammatory responses in the body, HOCL acid can help reduce that aspect of the condition. By reducing inflammation, HOCL acid can then help minimize some symptoms associated with eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.
HOCL acid is also a gentle ingredient that can provide these benefits without further irritating the skin. Since eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis can enter a flare-up due to irritants placed on the skin, HOCL acid offers a solution that works with the sensitive skin, not against it.
The skin conditions of eczema and psoriasis often cause dry skin patches to develop, which HOCL can help repair, restoring the skin to its natural and smooth state. In addition, since HOCL acid has wound healing capabilities, it can help speed up the process of healing these patches.
Using Products with HOCL
Eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis are all skin conditions with no known cause and many possible triggers, making it difficult for those affected by these conditions to control any flare-ups, if they can prevent them at all.
If you experience a flare-up, it can be uncomfortable and a potential cause of insecurity, which is why HOCL acid is your new superhero. This acid can fight inflammation, calm the skin, and repair any wounds or dry areas, helping return your skin to normal.
Our Revitalizing Mist makes the most of this exceptional ingredient by making it a star component. If you have any flare-ups of eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, simply spray the Revitalizing Mist to the problem areas, and let HOCL help your skin recover quicker. Give this product a try today, and see how much it can improve your skin.