Elastic 'second pores and skin' might deal with excessive circumstances

Elastic 'second skin' could treat extreme conditions

Typically, deserted medical know-how will get a shot at redemption. MIT, Dwelling Proof and Olivo Labs have found that Strateris, an elastic “second pores and skin” remedy that was solely briefly available on the market, might be very helpful for softening the blow of great pores and skin circumstances like eczema or psoriasis. The fabric, which you apply in two steps by way of lotions or gels, traps moisture extraordinarily nicely — good for very itchy pores and skin. It does not have the drawbacks of the standard topical options, both. It may possibly final for a minimum of a full day, will not smudge off and may stretch over 250 % earlier than returning to its unique state.

It might have extra beauty functions as nicely. Whereas Strateris was initially restricted to taking good care of pores and skin beneath the attention, it may be used to tighten wrinkles and disguise wounds throughout the physique. This second pores and skin has limits — it is at present costly, and will not work with make-up. If it goes again into service, although, it might present consolation and dignity to individuals who’d in any other case need to endure the consequences of pores and skin illness, damage and getting old.