As a beauty professional, your job involves regularly touching your clients’ skin. A study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) revealed that 7.3% of adults have atopic dermatitis (eczema), with 40% of those having moderate to severe symptoms.
Eczema is just one of several types of dermatitis, which is an umbrella term for a group of
conditions that cause skin inflammation. It can result in an itchy rash, redness, and sometimes blisters or peeling. While it can be persistent, there are still many ways to manage and treat the condition effectively.
The statistics outlined indicate that you're bound to encounter clients with dermatitis, and
understanding this skin condition is critical in providing proper care. In this glossary, we'll guide you through the various types of dermatitis, their triggers, and care techniques.