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An emollient for use in dry skin conditions
Epaderm Ointment is an emollient developed by dermatologists specifically for sufferers of dry skin conditions. Epaderm Ointment offers the three aspects of
complete emollient therapy in one as it can be used on the skin, as a bath additive or skin cleanser1.
Epaderm Ointment creates a barrier which aids moisture retention within the skin. It is highly versatile.
Alternative Epaderm Uses
It’s a skin cleanserWhen caring for dry skin conditions, it is vital to ensure that moisturisation is carried out whenever possible. However, it is equally important that no soaps or products containing detergents are used, as they will increase water loss from the skin2. Using Epaderm Ointment as a skin cleanser substitute ensures that dry skin can be properly washed without losing additional moisture, or having to deal with the problems that common soap additives might produce.
Using Epaderm as a skin cleanserScoop a small amount from the tub, lather under warm water and then use as a normal skin cleanser.
It’s a bath additiveSoaking the skin in an emollient for optimum rehydration is another key step of complete emollient therapy1. As Epaderm Ointment contains no fragrances, colourings or additives, baths can be taken as often as required.
Using Epaderm Ointment in the bathTake 4g (about the size of a £2 coin) from the tub. Melt this in a tumbler of hot water, ensuring it has cooled sufficiently before adding to the bath. Do not apply hot water directly to the skin. When using Epaderm as a bath additive, care should be taken, as it will make the surface of the bath slippery.
Benefits of use
References1 Cork MJ, Complete Emollient Therapy. The National Association of Fundholding Practices Official Yearbook. BPC Waterlow, Dunstable 1998: 159-1682 Fulme AW, Kramer GJ, Stratum Corneum Lipid Abnormalities In Surfactant-induced Dry Scaly Skin, Journal Of Investigative Dermatology 1996; 86: 598-602Mölnlycke Health Care are the CE holders of Epaderm.
Available in the following sizes:
6 x 125g
6 x 500g
6 x 1kg
For further sizing information please view the product sheet.