Lanolin is an emollient moisturiser that can be used to soothe dry or irritated skin. …read moreSee less
Lanolin cream is ideal for when your dry skin is getting you down and needs a little extra loving care, or if your baby is suffering from a nappy rash and needs some soothing protection.
You can use it for dry hands, feet, lips, and much more, ideal for those times when you want to show your skin some love.
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Can I use lanolin when I'm breastfeeding?
Some products, like Lansinoh breastfeeding cream, can be used by mums who are breastfeeding.
It’s used to soothe dry, irritated, or cracked nipples, which need a little extra care as you’re breastfeeding.
However, you should always speak to your doctor, pharmacist, or health visitor if you decide to use a new medicated product while you’re breastfeeding, and make sure you follow their or the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when you use it.
Can lanolin be used for eczema?
Lanolin works as an emollient, and emollients can help to soothe and hydrate eczema-prone skin.
However, some people find that products that contain lanolin can aggravate their eczema, so be aware that although this can work for many people, it may not be right for you.
If you have eczema and need a way to soothe your dry, irritated skin without causing further irritation, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Is lanolin cream safe for babies?
There are some lanolin products that are absolutely safe for babies.
For example, Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream and Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment both contain lanolin and are safe for most babies.
These products can help to soothe their nappy rash and help to protect their sensitive skin.
However, if you’re ever unsure whether a product is safe for your baby, be sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using the product for the first time.
What causes dry skin?
When your skin is dry you may experience scaly or flaky skin or skin that has fine lines or cracks.
If you touch your skin, it may feel rough and sensitive or even a little painful.
There are many factors that can cause dry skin from the weather to spending too long in the shower Whenever we leave the house, our skin is exposed to the elements, from UV rays to freezing temperatures.
Our skin is at particular risk during the winter months, as temperatures plummet and humidity is reduced, which dries out our skin.
Again, in winter, we are more likely to turn up the thermostat or light the fire, which may feel lovely after a day out in the cold, but sources of heat in our homes reduce the moisture in the air, which can cause our skin to lose hydration.
Taking hot showers and baths with harsh soaps or detergents, can damage our skin through dehydration and stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Spending lots of time in chlorinated water, such as swimming pools and hot tubs can also strip our skin, leaving it dry.