With more hand washing, excessive showering with harsh products, using sanitisers for hands or disinfectant home cleaning products – the skin might become dry and itchy.
The skin has a natural skin barrier that protects from harmful bacteria and regulates the moisture content. This protective structure, similar to a brick wall, is formed together with the linoleic acid and other lipids (fats). Gaps in the protective skin barrier affect that skin loses moisture and lipids. The consequence is dry, itchy, and chapped skin.
Linola contains essential linoleic acids (fatty acid) which help to restore the skin's natural protective barrier.
Daily care for the face & body
- Protects and regenerates dry, very dry skin
- Contains valuable thistle oil rich in linoleic acid
- Normalises moisture deficiencies
- With lipids to regenerate the skin barrier
- Alleviates the feeling of tightness and itching
Fast-absorbing & caring
- Developed for very dry, rough & cracked hands
- Contains sunflower oil rich in linoleic acid
- Supports the natural skin barrier function
- Contains lipids and glycerin to reduce skin tightness
- Does not contain urea in case of irritation prone skin
Shower and Wash
Mild cleanser for face, hands & body
- Moisturises the skin for 24 hours
- Contains vegetable oils (e.g. canola oil, wheat germ oil) rich in linoleic acid
- Skin-friendly pH of 5.5
- Does not sting the eyes
- Wet your hands under running, warm water. The water temperature has no influence on the reduction of the microorganisms.
- Add a sufficient amount of soap and rub it into your hands for 20 to 30 seconds. Include wrists, backs of hands, spaces between fingers, fingertips, and fingernails.
- Rinse thoroughly to remove dirt, bacteria, viruses and germs. Use your elbow or a disposable towel to close the tap, especially in public sanitary rooms.
- Dry your hands with a clean towel or disposable towels. Disposable towels are best for this in public toilets.
- Apply a hand lotion to protect the skin from drying out.
- Use a gentle shower lotion with a skin-neutral pH around 5.5
- Make sure that the water is not hot, but as much as lukewarm. Alternate between cold and warm water to stimulate blood circulation.
- Keep the shower short.
- Do not rub your skin with the towel, but pat gently over the skin.
- Apply a lotion after each shower to keep the skin in balance and supply it with moisture and lipids that were removed while showering.
The applied quantities of lotions and creams often appear to be insufficient, resulting in missing improvement of the skin condition.
The “fingertip unit” can be taken as a simple measure. This corresponds to the amount of lotion/cream that fits on one fingertip of the index finger of an adult.
Refer to the table for the typical recommended amount.