This is how Eau Thermale Avène changed a young boy’s life

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Raheel Jeram

Eau Thermale Avène is known for their intensive research around the topics of sensitive skin and eczema. It comes as no surprise then that they are the number one dermo-cosmetics brand in Europe! At the heart of every Avène product is revolutionary Avène Thermal Spring Water. Filled to the brim with natural trace elements and nutrients, this gentle yet highly efficient thermal water calms, soothes and helps restore the skin’s natural balance (and there are over 150 studies to back this claim up!). Upon realising the thermal water’s potential, Avène opened its own Hydrotherapy Center in the hope of helping those with compromised skin.

The Avène Hydrotherapy Center is dedicated to dermatology and has become a lifesaver for thousands of men, women and children who suffer from skin conditions. The centre treats over 2600 patients a year, and specialises in relieving and minimising the side effects of atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scarring and more. All therapies practiced at the centre utilise Avène Thermal Spring Water, which has become the heart of a varied product line catering to various skincare needs. The center is located at the source of the world-famous Avène Thermal Spring Water.

Raheel receiving treatment at The Avène Hydrotherapy Center.

Every year, Avène South Africa sends one patient to the Hydrotherapy Centre to help offer them some relief. The latest success story is that of Raheel, a nine year-old boy from Pretoria who battled severe eczema from the age of three. The constant itching and discomfort disrupted his day-to-day life, keeping him awake at night and affecting him both physically and emotionally. “We tried everything, but nothing helped,” said Raheel’s father, Hemal Jeram.

In 2018, at the age of nine, Raheel was given the opportunity to visit the Avène Hydrotherapy Center for three weeks of intensive therapy. This brave little boy made the journey with his father and South African dermatologist, Dr Nivana Ramlachan.

Raheel’s skin before and after using Avène products for 6 months.

Raheel’s skin showed remarkable improvements during his three-week stay at the center and once he returned home it continued to improve with the use of Eau Thermale Avène products. Today, his skin looks better than ever.

“Raheel’s skin is so much better now. He can sleep through the night without any itching. He’s more confident and can live life to the fullest. Eau Thermale Avène has changed our lives,” said his proud dad.

Raheel applying Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray.

Raheel uses:
XeraCalm A.D. Lipid Replenishing Cleansing OilA gentle daily cleanser that nourishes, soothes and protects. Price: R249.95
Xeracalm A.D Lipid Replenishing BalmA patented, 100 % sterile moisturising balm formulated to replenish the skin’s protective barrier and relieve itching. Price: R299.95
Avène Thermal Spring Water SprayA natural spring water used to soothe the skin and calm irritation. Price: R159.95
Cicalfate Repair CreamA restorative cream for use on dry lesions and scratches. Price: R199.95

This little boy has been given a second chance in life and is now able to attend school, play and sleep without the unbearable discomfort he once experienced.

Raheel’s story is inspiring, but it’s not unique. There are thousands of eczema sufferers who have found major relief using Avène skincare products. If you have very dry, itchy, hypersensitive, red or painful skin, or suffer from a skin condition like eczema or dermatitis, we recommend giving Avène a go – the results speak for themselves.

Eau Thermale Avène products are available at Clicks, Dis-Chem and Dermastore.

This article was sponsored by Eau Thermale Avène.

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