How to soothe and restore those hands
It’s used to soothe nappy rash and acne-prone skin, now, the British public are turning to Sudocrem to heal dry skin caused by hand sanitiser and frequent hand washing. Sales of the familiar brand have increased by 25% in the last few weeks as many people are stocking up on this household favourite.
“Repeated and frequent use of hand sanitiser has the potential to cause irritation to hands and even minor damage through dryness. They’re not great for your skin but in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak they’re essential,” said Alice Bamford from Sudocrem. “We’ve noticed our customers are using Sudocrem to help soothe dry hands.”
Sudocrem recommends applying the cream as frequently as required, to make the most of its soothing and healing properties, which includes zinc oxide which helps to reduce loss of fluid from the skin and protects against irritants. Lanolin also helps to soften the skin, along with lavender extract, which is renowned for its calm and restorative properties.
“Sudocrem is suitable for all skin types and can help soothe & protect your hands from dry or sensitive patches,” said Bamford. “My Little Sudocrem (22g pot) is perfect for change bags, handbags or even pockets, so it’s there wherever you go.”
Handy advice from Sudocrem includes:
1 ~ Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you’ve been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water not readily available use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol.
2 ~ Dry hands – wet hands transfer more germs than dry hands so ensure you dry hands properly preferably using a paper towel rather than a drier.
3 ~ Carry a pot of My Little Sudocrem (22g) to soothe hands whilst on-the-go.
My Little Sudocrem is available at Boots, Asda, Morrisons and Tescos for £2.99, for other information on other Sudocrem products visit www.sudocrem.co.uk
*Disclaimer – I was not paid for this post.