Emollients are moisturising treatments applied directly to the skin to reduce water loss and cover it with a protective film .
They are often used tohelp managedry or scaly skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Emollients are moisturising treatments applied directly to the skin that are often used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Emollients are available as: moisturising creams, ointments, lotions and sprays bath oils and shower products soap substitutes They are available in tubes, tubs and larger pump dispensers, and c
Emollients work by: helping skin retain water moisturising dry skin easing itching reducing scaling softening cracks protecting the skin helping other creams and ointments tobe absorbed intoth
Soap substitutes (emollient wash products) Mix a small amount of soap substitute in the palm of your hand (about half to one teaspoonful) with a little warm water, and spread it over damp or dry skin
Emollients can be applied as often as recommended by the manufacturer to keep the skin well moisturised and in good condition. It's especially importantto regularly apply an emollient to your hands a
Possible reactions to emollients can include: irritant reactions such asan overheating, burning sensation or stinging,usually caused by a reaction to a certain ingredient contained in the cream or
if you are using paraffin-based emollients, keep away from fire, flames and cigarettes dressings and clothing soaked with the ointment can be easily ignited if you keep your emollients in a pot or