What is QV Bath Oil?
QV Bath Oil is an additive that helps to soothe dry and sensitive skin. It can help to provide relief from uncomfortable symptoms caused by skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. QV Bath Oil helps to restore moisture to your skin and to bring back its natural suppleness. The product’s easy administration and gentle, vegan formula makes it perfect for use on children and the elderly. QV Bath Oil is PH balanced has a low irritant formulation, so is safe for sensitive skin types, including those with skin conditions such as eczema. If you’re looking for quick and effective relief from dry itchy skin, add QV Bath Oil into your bathtime routine.
What types of skin conditions cause dry skin?
Dry skin can be caused by a variety of factors including dry air, temperatures that are too hot or cold and exposing the skin to heat for long periods of time. Dry skin can also be caused by a variety of skin conditions, which need to be managed long-term in order to keep the skin feeling comfortable.
Atopic eczema causes the skin to become itchy, dry, red and cracked which can make you feel uncomfortable and irritated. It’s a long-term skin condition for most people, although it is possible for it to improve over time and if it develops in childhood, children often grow out of it. Eczema can affect every part of the body, but it most commonly affects the backs and fronts of the knees, insides and outsides of elbows and around the neck, hands, cheeks and scalp.The severity of this skin condition varies from person to person but in general if the skin isn’t treated, it can be uncomfortable and disruptive.
Psoriasis causes patches of red skin covered in silver scales to form on the elbows, knees and the lower back. The patches can be itchy or sore and, similar to eczema, can differ in severity, with some people suffering with just minor irritation and others experiencing severe discomfort that can have an impact on their quality of life. People who have psoriasis may experience periods with either mild or no symptoms followed by periods where symptoms are severe.
Also known as itchy skin, pruritus is a common skin condition in older adults, as skin tends to lose moisture and become more dry as we age. Pruritus can cause the skin to become red with small bumps, spots or blisters. It can also cause the skin to become dry and cracked with scales or have a leathery texture.
How can QV Oil help to relieve dry, itchy skin?
QV Bath Oil helps to restore moisture in the skin and prevent the skin from drying out during bathing. The non-greasy formula is capable of hydrating large areas of sensitive and dry skin, so is ideal for those who suffer with skin conditions that affect multiple parts of their body, such as eczema. QV Oil is a low-irritant formulation that is pH balanced and doesn’t contain any fragrances, colour, lanolin or propylene glycol, so is suitable for sensitive skin types and can be used on infants and the elderly. This product is suitable for use with scaly skin, winter itch, dermatitis, atopic eczema and sensitive skin.
How to use this product
This product can be used in both the bath and the shower. One capful of bath oil equals 5ml.
Adult’s bath: add 10 ml of bath oil and bathe for 5 to 10 minutes
Baby’s bath: add 5ml of bath oil and bathe for 5 to 10 minutes.
Shower: rub undiluted bath oil onto wet skin and leave for a few minutes before briefly rinsing and patting the skin dry.
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If irritation occurs when using this product, discontinue use. This product can make skin and surfaces slippery so take care when using this product. QV oil contains paraffin which can become flammable when it soaks into fabric. Avoid naked flames and smoking after using this product. Change bedding regularly when using QV bath oil as emollients as the material can be soaked with emollient and become a fire hazard. Wash fabrics that have had contact with emollients at a hot temperature. Don’t allow bedding or clothing that has come into contact with emollient products to become exposed to heat, such as candles, electric blankets, overloaded plug sockets, straighteners or hairdryers. Avoid the eyes and wounded skin when using this product. Do NOT use soap on the affected areas. This product is for external use only.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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