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Take care of your skin at home and at work


 

There is delicate balance to be maintained in cleansing and protecting the integrity of the skin whilst at the same time preventing damage such as dermatitis. Prolonged exposure to some substances, even such simple ones as hot water can challenge the skins protective mechanisms.

The Hazards


When it comes to the skin there are two main classes of hazards

1. Physical

2. Chemical


1. Physical and Environmental

2. Chemical

Chemical groups to be aware of...



Protecting your Skin



Cleansing



The 4 main contents of skin cleansers are...



Restoring moisture



How to choose an appropriate emollient



When should emollients be applied?



What to do if improvements do not occur or a condition worsens?