Skin Preps are called several different names. They are sometimes called, barrier films, wipes, barrier wipes, barrier spray, etc. All of these things are the same product: Skin Prep. They are used to protect your skin from harsh adhesives, shear, and stomal output. Over time the skin around your stoma can become irritated by the constant presence of the adhesives from your wafer. If you have redness, sores, broken skin, irritated itchy patches, or anything other than healthy skin, skin preps could help your skin heal while also helping your ostomy appliance adhere better. The best part of skin preps are, they serve two purposes. They protect your skin and they help your ostomy pouch stay on better.
Skin preps are easy to use. After you wash your stoma and the skin around your stoma, allow your skin to dry completely. [More]