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Doublebase Hydrating Gel Pump is a highly moisturising and protective hydrating gel for regular and frequent use in the management of dry or chapped skin conditions which may also be itchy or inflamed. It can be used before or after bathing and is suitable for all the family.£9.49 RRP £10.50
Diprobase Cream 500g: If you are suffering from a skin condition such as eczema, and your skin is dry, this cream can be applied to prevent your skin from drying even further. Eczema is a common skin disease, which causes the skin to become red and itchy.
For many people with eczema, an emollient cream is the right choice. It helps to soothe, smooth and hydrate the skin and prevent moisture loss. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface.
Although not as long lasting or simple as an ointment, creams are less greasy and may be more cosmetically acceptable, particularly when used during the day. Diprobase Cream has been soothing, healing and protecting the nation’s sore skin for over 25 years, and is still the most prescribed brand in primary care and the most used brand in secondary care.
How does it work?
Diprobase cream doesn't contain any active ingredients as such. It is made from a mixture of liquid and white soft paraffins and water, to produce a moisturiser that is lighter and less greasy than Diprobase ointment.
Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells. When this layer becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy. The skin dries out when too much water evaporates from its surface. This increases as we get older and is made worse by washing, because hot water and soap remove the layer of natural oil on the skin surface.
Why is a moisturiser such as Diprobase important?
Moisturisers are helpful for all dry skin conditions, particularly eczema and dermatitis, which get worse when the skin is allowed to dry out. Used regularly they help restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by helping the skin retain moisture. They should be applied frequently, particularly before or after washing, to prevent the skin drying out.
In conditions such as eczema, using a moisturiser regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups of this condition.
How to use Diprobase Cream:
For adults and children, the cream should be applied thinly to cover the affected area completely, massaging gently and thoroughly into the skin.
Caution before using Diprobase Cream:
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
Diprobase Cream contains:
Chlorocresol, Gelomacrogol, Cetosteayl alcohol, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin.
My GP prescribed this after yet another eczema flare up on my hands (I work in microbiology, and the constant hand washing and alcohol gel is a nightmare for dry skin). It is the single most effective moisturiser I have ever used and it has nipped flare ups in the bud. It's also cheaper than most of the lotions and creams I've tried and works wonders on my legs. Have recommended it to my colleagues.
I emigrated to Canada 7 years ago and have had to go to extreme lengths to maintain my constant supply of this product ever since. I have suffered with extremely dry skin and eczema all my life and this is the ONLY cream that has provided me with consistent relief. I use it as an emollient every time I wash, shower or bathe(as I cannot ever use soap or detergents of any kind) and then as a moisturizer afterwards.It has made my life so much easier and bearable and I hardly ever have a flare up.It is not a known product in Ontario and I have found NOTHING that even comes close.Thank goodness for Sites such as this where I can order it on line.I really could not manage without it.Thank you! :)