Eucerin Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant Healing Ointment - 14 oz. (396g)
Eucerin Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant Healing Ointment is a unique skin care ointment that protects dry, irritated skin to help enhance the natural healing process. Eucerin Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant Healing Ointment provides soothing relief for a variety of skin problems from cracked, dry skin to minor burns to chapped lips. Eucerin Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant Healing Ointment is free of fragrances and preservatives, so it will not irritate delicate skin. Eucerin Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant Healing Ointment is recommended by dermatologists and pediatricians. Eucerin Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant Healing Ointment helps protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.
- Clinically proven to reduce healing time
Multi-purpose ointment helps heal raw, irritated skin caused by radiation treatments, facial resurfacing procedures and eczema
Soothes and helps protect extremely dry, chapped or chafed skin and lips caused by winter weather or frequent hand washing
Soothes and protects minor burns
Fragrance-free, preservative-free, non-irritating, and ideal for sensitive skin
Eucerin is once again the #1 pharmacy recommended brand. Based on data compiled by Pharmacy Times, pharmacists who recommend topical products, recommended Eucerin 41% of the time, twice as often as the second most recommended therapeutic brand.
Your Skin Is A Reflection Of Your Internal Health
Sleep, exercise and eating a balanced diet are important to ensure your skin looks and feels its best—but so is a good daily skincare regimen. Skin is our body’s protective shield, so its health affects our overall health. And when our skin is healthy and radiant, we feel confident, and it shows.
That’s why Beiersdorf has made healthy skin their mission for over 100 years. With high quality, clinically proven products that can repair and help maintain the health of your skin, Beiersdorf is the brand trusted by dermatologists and pharmacists around the world.
Make healthy skin a priority by learning about your skin type, skin concern, or about the elements beyond your skin that can affect your skin health. Find skincare products that are appropriate for a particular condition and your skin’s daily needs. And learn how elements beyond your skin can affect your overall skin health.
Normal skin demonstrates the ideal balance of moisture and cell turnover in the topmost protective layers of skin. In normal, healthy skin, pores are barely visible; skin is moist, clear and glowing.
Our skin acts as a two-way barrier protecting the internal body from damaging external elements and preventing the excessive outward passage of moisture, which is needed to keep skin healthy. Crucial to this barrier function is a hydrolipid film composed of moisture and natural oils (including fatty acids and lipids) that protects and covers the skin’s surface. In normal skin, this hydrolipid film is doing its job to keep the right moisture in and damaging bacteria out.
This hydrolipid film is fragile and must maintain a pH between 4.5 and 5.5 to function optimally. So even normal, healthy skin needs the proper daily skincare to maintain the right balance of moisture and lipids. Environmental factors can cause imbalances in the skin’s pH, increasing the risk of breakouts and dry skin. Prolonged exposure to UV rays is one of the most damaging environmental factors, and can lead to wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, brown spots, dryness, and serious diseases like skin cancer.
Care & Treatment for Normal Skin
The first step to maintaining healthy skin is keeping your skin clean. Use the right cleanser that removes dirt without stripping those protective lipids, and always use warm water, not hot. Hot water and abrasive soaps can remove protective lipids and can damage your skin over time.
Moisturizing lotions, creams and gels are vital because they help bind water to the skin and prevent moisture loss. For normal skin, it’s important to find gentle products that support the skin’s protective properties. Even the healthiest skin can become irritated and imbalanced with products that contain harsh ingredients or fragrances.
Sunscreen is also recommended to protect skin from the cellular damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Dry skin is extremely common and is experienced by almost everyone at some point in his or her lifetime. In some cases it can be genetic—one can be predisposed to having a drier type of skin. But in many cases, dry skin occurs due to external factors like extremes in climate, UV sunlight rays, and from exposure to chemicals and detergents that strip moisture away from the topmost protective layers of skin.
Our skin acts as a two-way barrier protecting the internal body from external elements and preventing the excessive outward passage of water and electrolytes. Dry skin is the result of decreased moisture in the top layers of our skin’s epidermis (the stratum corneum), which weakens its protective function and can affect the appearance of skin. Maintaining the right moisture balance in the top layers of the skin’s epidermis is important in managing dry skin conditions and keeping skin healthy, hydrated and smooth.
Helping to keep the skin’s balance of moisture and protection is a hydrolipid film composed of moisture and natural oils (including fatty acids and lipids) that covers the skin’s surface. In dry skin, this film has become impaired, leading to moisture loss and dryness. Excessive showering and bathing, especially in hot water, washes away these protective oils. And many soaps and detergents can strip natural moisture. Cold winter weather, wind, heat and excessive sun exposure can all disturb skin's natural hydration levels and lead to dry skin.
In addition to external factors, there are many conditions, such as eczema and atopic dermatitis and psoriasis that can cause extremely dry skin. Dry skin is also a side effect of diabetes. And as aging skin loses its capacity to retain moisture, the result is often dryness and wrinkles.
Dry skin can also become flaky, rough or bumpy. Keratosis Pilaris is a common dry skin condition that causes rough skin bumps, usually on arms and legs.
Care & Treatment for Dry Skin
When treating dry skin, always use a mild, soap-free cleanser. Avoid hot water, which can dry out skin further, and within a few minutes after bathing, apply an effective moisturizer to seal moisture into the skin. Whether caused by genetics, temperature changes or chemical irritants, dry skin needs the right skincare products designed to increase the skin’s water-binding capacities and prevent the loss of moisture from the deepest skin layers. Contact your dermatologist if your dry skin conditions persist or appear to worsen, even with treatment.
Don’t forget your hands! Exposed to hot water, soil and weather extremes, the skin on your hands can easily become overburdened and damaged. Dry and cracked hands are prone to more serious conditions like eczema and dermatitis. So keep them well moisturized, and protect them with gloves in cold weather, when using cleaning products or gardening.
Sensitive SkinSensitive skin has a lower resistance to irritants. If you’re prone to sensitive skin, you know that it can be unpredictable and challenging to identify exactly what is irritating your skin. While some people are predisposed to having sensitive skin, many external factors, including climate, UV exposure, hot water and harsh chemicals can make any skin more sensitive. Today 50–60% of the U.S. population reports having sensitive skin.
Fragrances are a frequent irritant to sensitive skin, which can be found in many skin and hair care products, as well as in detergents and soaps. Allergens are another class of skin irritants that can cause inflammation and rashes for those who have allergic contact dermatitis. Common allergens include nickel (found in many eyeglass frames) and latex, which can cause allergic skin reactions.
Care & Treatment for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin tends to show redness, swelling and scaling when irritated. It may also prickle or burn, feel tight or itch. However, establishing a good daily skincare regimen will help to minimize sensitive skin reactions. Start by washing skin with warm (not hot) water and using mild soap and fragrance-free cleansers. Avoid harsh, grainy scrubs and stiff, scratchy loofahs, which can also irritate your skin.
When choosing a moisturizer, look for one that’s formulated for sensitive skin and fragrance-free. Be wary of "botanical" ingredients, too; some essential oils can irritate sensitive skin. Heat and sun exposure can also be an irritant to sensitive skin, so always remember the sunscreen. And unless you’re using a line of products designed to work together, don't layer too many different products on your skin. If you do have a reaction, this can make it difficult to identify which product caused the problem.
If your conditions persist or appear to worsen, your dermatologist may prescribe a treatment to help manage sensitive skin flare-ups.
A baby’s delicate skin requires special care. As its protective barrier is developing and adapting to a new environment, infant skin is sensitive and especially vulnerable to chapping, chafing and rashes. Dry baby skin is also a common concern, so you need to take additional steps to ensure the best health for your baby’s skin.
Care & Treatment for Baby Skin
One place to start is with your baby's clothing and any garments that touch his or her skin. Newborns may be susceptible to chemicals found in new clothing, so be sure to wash clothes thoroughly before they’re worn. Also, a baby’s skin can easily be irritated by soap and harsh detergents, so use products that are free of fragrances and dyes. Check the labels to ensure that the detergent you choose is safe for sensitive skin.
Frequent bathing can dry out baby's delicate skin. During the first year, a bath two or three times a week is all that's needed. Avoid long baths and hot water, since both can cause dry baby skin. Gently cleanse your baby, paying special attention to skin folds and the diaper area. Soaps can be drying and fragrances may irritate, so look for a soap-free, fragrance-free cleanser. After bathing, gently pat away excess water with a soft, absorbent towel.
No one can resist a baby's soft, tender skin. To keep it that way, smooth on a moisturizer within three minutes of bathing to seal in moisture. To avoid dry baby skin and potential irritation, use moisturizers without fragrances.
To prevent and help heal diaper rash, change diapers frequently to avoid prolonged contact with irritating wetness, and wash the diaper area with each diaper change. Always wipe a baby's bottom from front to back to help avoid infection. Allow skin to air dry, or use a soft cloth. Then apply a thin layer of ointment to create a barrier between skin and wetness. Call your pediatrician if diaper rash doesn't improve, or worsens.