Coloplast Sween is a brand of skin care products that help the body absorb and retain more moisture. This prevents dehydration and provides temporary relief from painful or itchy skin. Exposure to weather and dry air indoors during winter months can aggravate these issues. When untreated, dry skin can lead to dermatitis and further inflammation. Each Sween product is formulated with a unique mix of humectant, emollient, and occlusive ingredients to provide different levels of protection and hydration.
Xerosis, better known as dry skin, can be caused by an existing condition such as diabetes or psoriasis, or from using harsh soaps or bathing in hot water. Using a gentle skin cleanser, such as one from Aloe Vesta, can help prevent skin irritation. Aloe Vesta products are designed to gently clean and moisturize fragile skin at risk of breaking down. The moisturizing emollients in aloe can relieve painful itchiness and help replenish the skin’s moisture that can be lost from irritation.
Another way to protect the skin is by using a Cornstarch Body Powder. This product reduces friction and protects against skin shearing by absorbing excess moisture or perspiration that can cause discomfort. It makes skin feel soft and comfortable, especially when applied after bathing. Body powder is ideal for incontinence care, and for use on skin folds, feet, underarms, and the groin area.
Our skincare blog can help you learn more helpful tips on how to prevent dry skin during winter as well as other advice for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated. Remember to always check the ingredients when choosing a moisturizer as certain fragrances and ingredients such as lanolin and petrolatum are known to cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
3M Cavilon Extra Dry Skin Cream is another popular option for extremely dry skin with a lipid-rich formula that provides skin relief for up to 24 hours. It contains emollients that repair damaged skin and humectants that replenish moisture lost to dryness. Hypo-allergenic skin creams like this are ideal for daily diabetic foot care and treating other dry skin conditions.