What is eczema and psoriasis?

What is eczema and psoriasis?

In the vibrant city of Singapore, where the sun is often shining and the air is as humid as a rainforest, your skin faces a unique challenge. The combination of high temperatures and moisture creates a recipe for intense perspiration. Our skin usually acts as a smart barrier, protecting us from the outside world, but when the sweat starts pouring, this barrier can get a bit overwhelmed.

Interestingly, Singapore has earned a reputation for having one of the highest rates of eczema cases globally. This might be due to the perfect storm of heat and humidity that creates an ideal environment for eczema to show its true colours.

Additionally, the relatively lesser-known counterpart, psoriasis, also maintains a fair degree of prevalence. While Eczema and psoriasis are both chronic skin conditions that can cause discomfort and irritation, they are distinct disorders with different underlying causes and characteristics. 


Eczema is a term used to describe a group of inflammatory skin conditions that lead to red, itchy, and inflamed skin. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It often appears in childhood and can continue into adulthood. Some key characteristics of eczema include:

  • Itching: Intense itching is a hallmark of eczema. Scratching can lead to further skin damage and inflammation.
  • Redness and Inflammation: Affected skin is usually red, swollen, and inflamed.
  • Dryness: Eczema-prone skin tends to be dry, which can lead to cracking and flaking.
  • Rash: The rash can appear on various parts of the body, including the face, neck, hands, and legs.


Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the skin but can also impact other parts of the body. It is characterised by the rapid buildup of skin cells, leading to thick, silvery scales and itchy, red patches. The most common type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis. 

Some key characteristics of psoriasis include:

  • Thick, Silvery Scales: Psoriasis causes the skin cells to build up rapidly on the surface, forming thick, white or silvery scales.
  • Red Patches: Underneath the scales, the skin is usually red and inflamed.
  • Itching and Discomfort: Psoriasis patches can be itchy and may sometimes cause discomfort or pain.

Both eczema and psoriasis are chronic conditions that lack a permanent cure. However, there's a silver lining – a variety of treatments exist to effectively manage their symptoms and enhance the overall quality of life for those impacted.

In this journey towards relief, it's wise to opt for a gentle and non-irritating body wash. For instance, let's shine a spotlight on our Sigi Skin Calming Breeze Body Wash. This remarkable formulation isn't just your run-of-the-mill body wash; it's a tailored solution. Crafted with careful consideration, it emerges as an optimal choice. Enriched with the goodness of superfood alfalfa, Calming Breeze acts as a gentle healer, aimed at alleviating discomfort and addressing the sensitivities commonly intertwined with eczema and psoriasis.

One of its superpowers is its ability to combat the redness and irritations often set in motion by external environmental factors. So, while you're lathering up with Calming Breeze, you're essentially treating your skin to a rejuvenating session, making every wash a step towards comfort and tranquillity.

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