17
Jul
While most parents consider itching to be a minor nuisance, the story is very different for dry and sensitive skin patients, particularly children. Itching prompts scratching that can be beneficial in getting rid of various irritants from skin. However, for children that suffer from dry and sensitive skin, stopping the scratch is a challenge. Scratching provides temporary relief but this relief…
17
Jun
It’s a fact that 60% of the things you apply to your skin is directly absorbed into your blood, therefore, what you put on your child’s skin is just as important as what they eat. Many bath and body items advertised for little ones include irritating, even hazardous, chemicals. When you visit your pharmacy, take the time to read the…
12
Jun
What exactly is a pH level, and what is an “acid mantle?” Knowing the answers to these questions will help you become a smarter consumer—and ensure healthier skin for your child. What is a pH level? The term “pH” stands for “power of hydrogen,” and is used to measure the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. But if that sounds…
25
Jan
One of the worst things about dry and sensitive skin is the urge to scratch due to uncontrollable itchiness. For people with dry and sensitive skin, scratching makes things worse. Instead of relieving the itch, scratching intensifies the redness and swelling and activates nerve fibres, triggering more itching, which in turn leads to more scratching. IRRITATION As with many other…
17
Sep
Dry skin signifies the loss of a barrier feature. Aspects that make the skin even drier could make dry and sensitive skin tougher to care for: Wintertime weather condition Regular cleaning specifically with very warm water Cleaning in hard water (which raises pH). Soap (which additionally increases pH) and bactericides. Reduced humidity. High ambient temperatures. Chlorine in swimming pools. A…

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