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Incontinence and Your Most Sensitive Skin

Barrier Cream for Incontinence

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 uncomfortable irritation, or even a rash. Skin near the vulva is especially sensitive to begin with, and can become easily inflamed during urinary incontinence. Some of the best Barrier cream for incontinence can really help to soothe and repair your sensitive skin as you manage incontinence symptoms. Specifically formulated ingredients make the functionality of a barrier cream exceed that of a typical moisturizer or lotion. The protective layer on your skin’s surface will guard against prolonged wetness. You need only apply the cream once a day since it carries long-lasting protection.

How do I apply barrier cream?

To maximize protection, you should apply barrier cream after your lotion or moisturizer as the last step of your skincare routine. Try not to apply it too liberally, starting with a pea-sized amount. Dispense the cream onto your palms and rub it in the palm of your hands to warm it up using small, circular motions. Use your fingertips to gently apply the cream to the affected area, staying away from your eyes and the inside of your vagina. The cream should absorb quickly into your skin. Remember that aside from your vulva and other areas affected directly by incontinence, you can apply the cream anywhere! Many people use it in areas of excessive sweating such as under the breasts.

Does barrier cream help with rashes?

Using pads or briefs with artificial or synthetic ingredients may also cause chafing and rashes. To prevent this, we urge you to use dermatologist-approved pads or briefs with all-natural ingredients as well as regularly applying an all-natural barrier cream as part of your incontinence skin care routine. Diaper rash barrier cream is specifically designed for use on the vulva and near the vagina. The cream will not only create a protective shield between your skin and the pad, but is also soothing and will help your skin repair itself from the irritation. While it may not seem immediately obvious, thorough skin care and caring for sensitive, damaged skin is a vital part of managing incontinence symptoms. 

What is the best ultra-repair barrier cream?

Keep an eye out for all-natural ingredients with particular repair properties, while staying away from artificial fragrances, parabens, and harmful preservatives. Zinc oxide is a key ingredient in ultra-repair barrier cream. It contains natural healing properties for irritated skin as well as antiseptic properties to heal cuts and burns. Zinc particles act as the strong shield, guarding the skin from moisture droplets and unwanted bacteria. Thus, it is particularly useful in the context of incontinence and rashes. Attn: Grace’s All Natural Barrier Cream contains zinc oxide mixed with kaolin clay to create an ultra protective barrier and promote rapid healing. Ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax also moisturize, nourish, and serve as antibacterial agents. 


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