Why is it important to use different types of emollients in your skin care regime?

Many people understand the need to keep their skin moisturised, especially those with dry skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis or ichthyosis. What you may not be aware of is That cleansers also provide moisturising benefits but you need to also avoid certain ingredients that can be triggers for dry skin or skin irritation. 

Experts agree that a programme of total emollient therapy is one of the best ways to help relieve discomfort caused by eczema1. This means applying moisturising creams like QV every day as part of your daily routine. Always wash your face, hands and body with a hydrating cleanser such as QV Gentle Wash or QV Bath Oil.

Most soaps dry the skin out and are therefore not ideal for eczema or dry skin sufferers2. Using an emollient-rich liquid cleanser, like QV Gentle Wash, helps to maintain the skin’s natural barrier function, offering better protection against dehydration.

The fragrances found in products such as bubble bath  Have been found to be the most frequent cause of contact allergy1. All QV products are fragrance-free to help protect sensitive skin from irritation. There are emollient bath products on the market that rest on the surface of the water, effectively coating the skin as you get in and out of the bath. Unlike these, QV Bath Oil will fully disperse in water, which means your skin will be fully coated while you soak, offering long-lasting hydration.

References

1.NICE. Atopic eczema in under 12s. [internet] (updated September 2013, cited 31 January 2019). Available from https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs44/chapter/quality-statement-4-provision-of-emollients

2. National Eczema Society. Emollients. [internet] (cited 31 January 2019). Available from http://www.eczema.org/emollients

 

PARAFFIN WARNING

Consumers using large quantities of any paraffin based product, such as QV Cream, QV Skin Lotion, QV Intensive Ointment and QV Bath Oil should regularly change clothing or bedding impregnated with the product and keep away from naked flames as there is a fire risk. Store below 300C.