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Who should use barrier cream?
Anyone can reap the benefits of a soothing barrier cream for adults, which is used to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier and heal cracks, wounds, or dryness. Whether you have dry skin, lead a lifestyle with a lot of sun exposure, apply it in response to wounds or cuts, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your skin, adding this step to your skincare routine can only help your dermatological health. However,Incontinence barrier cream may be especially helpful for a few groups in particular: people experiencing urinary incontinence, elderly individuals, and anyone experiencing soreness in the vaginal area. The healing properties of barrier cream, and its usability with especially sensitive areas of the body, make it a prime product for these people.
What is incontinence barrier cream?
Urinary Incontinence, the involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control, can occur for several different reasons. A herniated disc, obesity, Parkinsons, and a host of other conditions are associated with incontinence. The constant exposure of your skin to irritating fluids such as urine can quickly cause breakdown and irritation in the skin. Especially in the sensitive genital areas, you may experience an uncomfortable rash. The usage of certain pads and briefs, especially those with synthetic and artificial ingredients, can also provoke chafing and a rash. To prevent this, we recommend using dermatologist-approved pads or Incontinence briefs with all-natural ingredients as well as regularly applying a barrier cream for sore bottom. The protective layer on your skin’s surface will guard against chafing and prolonged moisture. You can apply the cream once a day since it carries long-lasting protection.
What is the best barrier cream for elderly individuals?
Especially for elderly individuals whose skin may be especially sensitive and delicate, it is crucial to use barrier creams with all-natural and safe ingredients. Older individuals who may experience gas expulsion or other symptoms may find a barrier cream to be soothing and effective. A dermatologist-approved incontinence barrier cream will contain specific ingredients designed to create a nourishing, strongly protective shield. While you should avoid fragrances, parabens, and artificial preservatives, the best barrier cream will include ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter, which work to naturally enhance the skin’s moisturizing capabilities. Zinc oxide is another important ingredient that has natural healing properties and can help to create rejuvenated, glowing skin.
Can’t I use moisturizer instead?
While moisturizer is important, a moisturizer or lotion should never be used in place of a specially designed barrier cream. The ingredients in a typical lotion lack the particular healing properties of zinc oxide and kaolin clay (although some sunscreens do contain zinc oxide, the formulation is different than a barrier cream). While moisturizer provides external hydration, barrier cream interacts more deeply with the skin to repair the moisture barrier itself. Furthermore, a typical lotion or moisturizer may not be designed for use around sensitive skin, such as in the vaginal area. For anyone dealing with vaginal soreness or cracked skin around the genitals, Incontinence barrier cream is a great solution.
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