Why the ViaBuff is One of the Best OTC Products for Eczema

Affecting over 30 million Americans, eczema in any of its forms is a painful and sometimes embarrassing condition that affects most individuals from childhood to old age (National Eczema Association). Given that there is no known cure for eczema, sufferers are likely to spend thousands of dollars on soothing ointments, moisturizers, and anti-inflammatory creams, and on specialty soaps and cleansers that are devoid of irritating ingredients. The financial, emotional, and physical pains of prolonged eczema treatment are precisely the reasons we designed the ViaBuff Level 2 Exfoliating Buff specifically to exfoliate eczematous skin. But what’s an exfoliating buff going to do to alleviate symptoms of eczema? Read below to find out!

1.)   Our buffs are customized to meet the needs of those with eczema.  

Most exfoliating tools are designed as “one-size-fits-all”, which certainly isn’t practical given the diverse skin needs of an individual as s/he ages, let alone a varied population with unique and ever-changing skin needs. That’s why we designed the Level 2 Exfoliating Buff from an open-cell polyurethane foam that is rough enough to loosen dead skin cells from eczematous callouses and patches, yet gentle enough that it would not further irritate skin which is already delicate and raw. The material of our buff accomplishes an appropriate level of mechanical exfoliation.

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Whereas most other exfoliating buffs, loofahs, and mitts tend to absorb whatever products are placed on them, the ViaBuff Exfoliating Buff’s special design ensures that applied  skincare products remain on the outer surface of the buff, not its internal crevices. This, in turn, guarantees that your cleanser efficiently provides maximum coverage of your skin. You can use less of your cleanser, thus increasing the number of uses you get from it and saving you money.

Do you only have eczema on your face? Don’t worry about using a buff that’s too big for your visage. We offer a ViaBuff Facial Mini Buff that is perfect to use on the delicate contours of one’s face.  Our minis are produced with the same material and attention to detail as our full size buffs.

If you are juggling several different skin conditions at once, you don’t have to own multiple exfoliating buffs in order to meet your skin’s needs. Rather, we offer a Body Duo Exfoliator that combines two different strengths of ViaBuff foam in order to serve those with combination skin.


2.)   Exfoliation helps other ingredients to penetrate the skin.  

Regular exfoliation (mechanical and/or chemical) should be a part of everyone’s skin care routine, but is especially beneficial if you suffer from a condition like eczema or psoriasis. Mechanical exfoliation with a buff removes the buildup of dead skin cells and other debris on the skin, allowing serums to reach more deeply into the skin. According to Dr. Jessica Wu, exfoliation can remove a layer of dead skin cells that may otherwise limit the penetrability of additional skin care products (Dr. Jessica Wu for Huffington Post). By enabling ingredients to more easily penetrate the skin to work their magic, you may be able to use less serum product and save money.


3.)   Our buffs last three times longer than your standard bath pouf and loofah.

At ViaBuff, we don’t believe that top-quality skin care has to cost an arm and a leg. We designed our buffs to be long-lasting and ultra-affordable ($11 for a ViaBuff Body Exfoliator and $4 for a ViaBuff Facial Mini Buff). Our buffs last an average of 90 days, which is three times longer than the usable life of your standard loofah and bath pouf. Better yet, many of our clients report using their buffs for several more months when the buffs are routinely washed in warm water with soap. This helps because it refreshes the surfaces by reducing any accumulated epithelial cells and debris. Not only do our long-lasting buffs reduce your skin care-related contributions to a landfill, but they also save you a great deal of money in the long-run.

Bottom Line

Whereas many eczema treatments are expensive or have a short shelf-life, the ViaBuff Exfoliating Buffs are an affordable and effective alternative treatment. The ViaBuff Level 2 Exfoliating Buff was designed specifically for those with eczema, with its special open-cell polyurethane foam being rough enough to loosen calloused and scaly patches but gentle enough so as not to irritate sensitive skin. Even better, our buffs come as a Facial Mini Buff, Body Exfoliator, or Body Duo Exfoliator for those with combination skin. Your exfoliative experience can be customized to meet your unique skin needs. While eczema still has no known definitive cure, regular exfoliation with  ViaBuff Exfoliating Buffs will likely alleviate some of the pain and irritation experienced by those with calloused, eczematous skin.


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