Just like the function of healthy skin, a barrier cream forms a protective layer over the skin that augments the natural barrier function of the skin itself.
Barrier creams have many applications, not just in general skin care, for example, sometimes occupations that put the hands in contact with substances that could cause harm, need a good barrier cream to protect the skin from potential chemicals, impurities and caustic irritants.
Although Halloween may be a little different this year, it’s still one where we can all celebrate and even if it’s just watching a scary movie, or taking a walk in the crisp Autumn air, we hope you enjoy this magical time of year.
As many of you will already know, one of the most important aspects of wound and injury care is to protect from the risk of infection, which can be caused when dirt, or water enters the area of the wound.
In the current times, with the ever-present threat created by the global Covid-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that people are taking much greater care over their general hygiene, but one of the most striking aspects of this has been the increase in the use of no-rinse shampoos and no rinse body washes. What could be the reason for this?
Well actually, there’s a couple of Autumns to mention, Firstly the Meteorological Autumn, which by the meteorological calendar the first day of autumn is always 1st of September; ending on 30 November.
Most people think of the elderly as having age-related health problems. This is true – an older body is weaker and more prone to illness and injury – but not every condition can be attributed to old age.
Years ago, there was a time when homes were built with few differences that set them apart from the house next door?
Unfortunately, back in those days, wheelchair access was barely a concern. Homes were built with narrow, steep staircases, equally narrow doorways and lots of irregularly shaped rooms.
Wow… well what a year it’s been so far, and who could have known all the turmoil we’d all be going through with Covid-19, lockdown and shielding (words none of us had even heard in 2019)!