Regular Basic Care
The idea that creams encourage the skin to be ‘lazy’ and thus to produce even less oil was proven incorrect by science a long time ago. Nevertheless, too little cream is often used, which means that the skin condition does not improve significantly and the risk of a new attack of neurodermatitis is not reduced. The ideal is therefore to be able to care for the whole body daily with products that provide the skin with lipids and moisture. Nevertheless, there are already considerable gains associated with regularly rubbing cream into at least the most affected areas of skin.
Special skin care products that do not contain soap and have a neutral pH should also be used to cleanse neurodermatitic skin.
When bathing, ensure that the temperature of the water does not exceed 36°C and that an ‘oil bath’ product such as Linola Fett N Ölbad is used as a bath additive. The oil bath forms a fine film of oil on the skin which protects the skin against drying out. Do not spend more than 20 minutes in the bath.
After showering or bathing, pat the skin gently with a towel, even if it is not irritated.
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