Many people suffer from skin irritation. One of the common causes of irritated skin can be simply washing with soap or exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun. Skin irritation can be experienced by mothers while breast-feeding and babies can also be subject to skin irritation in the form of nappy rash. While many skin irritations are minor, you should act early to avoid more extreme symptoms.
Your skin contains a well-balanced mixture of natural oils that help to hold in the moisture and protect your skin from the outside world. When these protective oils are lost, for instance when washing with harsh soaps, the skin becomes dry and irritated. Over time if the dryness remains untreated the skin can begin to crack. This can make you more susceptible to germs and infections.
Cracked skin can be a problem, causing irritation and even pain. So, it's important to repair cracked skin and to avoid any further cracking in future. One of the things that can help is to avoid using soaps or sanitisers with harsh chemicals.
You should also try to avoid weather conditions such as extreme cold environments or dry winds. When indoors it is important to be aware that central heating and air conditioning can also dry out the skin.
Using an effective cream such as Bepanthen® Antiseptic Cream can help treat and repair cracked skin.
Bepanthen® Antiseptic Cream gently helps the skin to repair and it protects damaged skin from infections.
Bepanthen® Antiseptic Cream is also suitable for use on baby's skin and is suitable to be used on nipples during lactation*.
*Wash nipples to remove cream prior to breast-feeding.