Handy year-round tips for dry skin and chapped lips
Handy year-round tips for dry skin and chapped lips

Refusing to scratch problem skin irritated by eczema, psoriasis and a multitude of other factors is a medical must-do – and much easier said than done.

For the instant relief it gives some skin issues, holding back from scratching is difficult, and extremely problematic when dealing with irritated, itchy and uncomfortable children and adults alike.

Medicated treatments, creams and salves free from SLS, petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens and fragrances are a necessary solution to removing the uncomfortable side effect of skin irritation to let the skin heal.

According to the Australasian society of clinical immunology and allergy, eczema can be effectively treated and managed, but no cures are currently available.

The ASCIA says the “scratch and itch” cycle can be most distressing and having eczema means that when the skin barrier is damaged, moisture evaporates and this makes the skin more susceptible to allergens and irritants.

This irritation can trigger the skin to release certain chemicals that make the skin itchy. If you scratch, more chemicals are released and the skin feels even itchier. But there are solutions that can help.

Dermal Therapy Anti-Itch Soothing Cream has been dermatologically tested and proven to relieve itchy skin within minutes. With a balanced blend of Colloidal Oatmeal, Canadian Willow-herb and Menthol in a rich emollient base, it forms a unique three-way action that calms, relieves and soothes the skin.

Dermal Therapy Dry Skin Lotion is an everyday moisturiser that increases skin hydration by 50 per cent in two weeks.

Lack of moisturiser is also the culprit behind the annoying and persistent problem of dry, chapped lips.

Dry and chapped lips are also associated with cheilitis, an inflammatory lip condition that can be caused as a side effect of certain medications or extreme sun exposure.

Therefore, caring for our lips all year round is extremely important. There are three simple rules to live by:

1. Keep yourself well hydrated;

2. Avoid licking your lips;

3. Keep a good lip balm on you at all times.

Dermal Therapy Lip Balm is a medicated, ultra-hydrating lip balm that has been clinically tested to provide fast-acting results. Specifically formulated with a unique blend of ingredients such as camphor, clove leaf oil and menthol, they work together to alleviate severe dryness and discomfort while also providing intense hydration.

Dermal Therapy Lip Balm SPF 50+ is an ultra-protectant lip balm that helps to hydrate and soothe dry, chapped lips, while at the same time, protecting them from sun exposure and moisture loss.

Dermal Therapy provides the perfect secret weapons to keep in your pocket for healthy lips all year round. For more information, visit www.dermaltherapy.co.nz.

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