How to apply Derma Care

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How to apply Derma Care

Need help with dry skin? Let Derma Care, the new dry skin care range from Boots, answer your questions.

Published 04/10/2010

Dry skin is often a life-long problem and needs to be cared for every day. To help, Derma Care has developed a Daily Moisturising Regime™. Here's how to get the most out of Derma Care products.

Q. How can I manage my dry skin?

Everyone's skin is different, which is why Derma Care offers a choice of moisturising products including Derma Care Daily Moisturising Cream, our Derma Care Light Daily Moisturising Lotion, and our Derma Care Emollient Cream* to help you to find a solution to suit your individual skin. For cleansing, the range includes the Derma Care soap and detergent free, non-foaming, non-perfumed Derma Care Daily Moisturising Shower Cream*.

Q. How much moisturiser do I need (to apply)?

Face, neck and ears One pump or teaspoon
Both arms Two pumps or teaspoons
Both hands Half a pump or teaspoon
Trunk Three pumps or teaspoons
Both legs Four pumps or teaspoons

Q. What is the best way to apply my moisturiser?

A moisturiser or emollient, such as Derma Care Daily Moisturising Cream or Derma Care Emollient Cream, should be applied regularly during the day before the skin dries out.

  • Smooth the moisturiser into the skin in downward strokes, following flow of the hair so that the skin glistens.
  • Do not rub or massage as this generates heat and can cause itching or may block hair follicles.
  • Do not apply thickly as this can trap heat and cause itching.
  • Leave 30 minutes before applying other treatment products, e.g. flare-up relief products.
  • Re-apply moisturiser before your skin becomes dry again. For some sufferers this could mean moisturising up to five times a day.
  • After showering with a soap and detergent free, non-perfumed cleanser, such as Derma Care Daily Moisturising Shower Cream, wait 5-10 minutes and then apply a moisturiser or emollient.

Q. How should I use Derma Care Daily Moisturising Shower Cream?

A. Use warm water to wet the skin. Apply Derma Care Daily Moisturising Shower Cream in a stroking motion. Do not rub as this can cause itching. Wash off. Pat the skin dry with a soft towel - do not rub. After showering or bathing wait 5-10 minutes then apply a moisturiser, e.g. Derma Care Daily Moisturising Cream.

Take care - cleansing products may make surfaces slippery.

Q. Can you use too much moisturiser and emollient?

A. Emollients are very safe and you can use them as often as needed. However, do not apply thickly as this can trap heat and cause itching.

* Always read the label. Do not use if you are allergic to the ingredients. Stop using the cream and consult a doctor if symptoms persist, worsen or a rash occurs.

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