Full emollient skincare routine

Full emollient skincare routine

Regular use of emollients is one of the core management strategies for anyone living with dry skin, or dry skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Experts recommend applying a low-irritant emollient at least twice daily.

Moisturisers, like creams, lotions or ointments are an obvious choice, but a full emollient skincare routine should go beyond just relying on your go-to moisturiser.

 

Selecting the right moisturiser

Daily cleansing with soaps or harsh surfactants can strip the natural oils from the skin, causing it to dry out faster. QV Gentle Wash is soap-free and pH-balanced, meaning it’s gentle on skin. It also contains 15% glycerin to help reduce the drying effect of cleansing.

For an even gentler cleansing option in the bath, try QV Bath Oil, which is designed to leave a moisturising film on the skin, smoothing and softening dry skin.

 

Selecting the right moisturiser

After washing, it’s important to use a suitable emollient to help replenish moisture in the skin and to counteract the drying effect.

For large areas of skin, a light lotion like QV Skin Lotion is a great option, since it spreads easily and is readily absorbed.

For repeated application throughout the day, or for areas that are especially prone to dryness, like the hands or elbows, QV Cream is a highly concentrated, rich cream that provides long-lasting hydration.

Or for extremely dry, cracked skin, use QV Intensive Ointment—a highly emollient balm that’s water-free so it won’t sting sensitive or irritated areas of skin.

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