Having dry and problematic skin conditions really is a hard load to carry. Severe skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis can be painful, distressing and embarrassing – affecting relationships and a person's sense of self.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald around 800,000 australians suffer from eczema, with 27,000 having severe skin conditions. Moreover, around 85% of australians will experience pimples within their lifetime, with 5% of us developing severe acne.
Here, Thank Goat has looked into the three most common problematic skin conditions and why goats milk can help with this.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up excessively on the surface of the skin. These extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and at times, can be painful. Unfortunately, psoriasis is a chronic disease that is incurable however you can manage the symptoms.
Goats Milk + Psoriasis
Goats Milk has a very close pH level to our skin, which is great for sufferers of psoriasis. When our skin is too acidic i.e. our pH is ‘off balance’ this can cause irritation including soreness and itchiness. Another amazing property in goats milk is the high fat molecule that the cream contains which makes this extremely moisturising, keeping skin naturally supple which is perfect for the skin build up that psoriasis triggers.
Eczema is a sore skin condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked and also rough. Certain foods and external factors can cause eczema to flare up such as weather, spicy foods and also stress.
Goats Milk + Eczema
Goats milk has a very high content of particular acids including lactic and alpha-hydroxy acid. These acids help to break down dead skin cells and bring new cells to the surface, helping skin to appear healthy and younger. Moreover, goats milk is full of Vitamin D and Vitamin A, which are famous for their moisturising properties on skin.
Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples on the face and upper body.
Goats Milk + Acne
Although goats milk may not be able to cure severe acne, the way it calms the skin is a miracle in itself. Goats milk works as a gentle exfoliator which helps to remove dead skin cells. It is these dead skin cells that clog pores and cause acne. When these pores are un clogged, goats milk can help to treat acne at the root. Goats Milk also contains many antibacterial properties which helps to treat the bacteria that acne produces. Lastly, being an anti inflammatory agent it helps to soothe skin which helps to prevent swelling and redness of pimples.
Remember when it comes to skin conditions….we’ve goat your back!
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