What is QV Gentle Wash?
QV Gentle Wash is a soap-free cleanser that is suitable for use on dry, itchy skin and can help to relieve symptoms of dry skin conditions like atopic eczema and psoriasis. Soaps can be harsh on the skin causing it to become dry and irritated, as well as making symptoms of skin conditions worse. QV Gentle Wash does not contain any harsh soaps and is pH balanced to rehydrate dry, sensitive skin. The wash is suitable for washing your face, body and hair and is capable of removing makeup whilst still being gentle on your skin.
What causes dry skin?
There are a variety of factors that can cause dry, sensitive and irritated skin. Environmental factors including dry air, temperatures that are too hot or cold and exposing the skin to heat for extended periods of time can cause the skin to dry out and become sensitive. Using harsh fragrances and soaps on the skin can also cause it to become dry and irritated. Dry skin can also be caused by a variety of skin conditions, which may need to be managed long-term in order to keep the skin hydrated and comfortable.
Atopic eczema can cause the skin to become dry, red and itchy which can cause discomfort. It’s a long-term skin condition for most people, although children can grow out of it and adult cases of eczema can be improved with careful management of the skin’s condition. Eczema can affect any part of the body, but it commonly affects around the knees, the elbows and around the neck, hands, cheeks and scalp. The severity of the condition can vary from person to person, but if it isn’t treated and managed it can be uncomfortable and cause disruption in day to day life.
Psoriasis causes patches of skin on the elbows, knees and lower back to become red and scaly. The patches can be sore and itchy, similar to eczema and can vary in severity. Some people can suffer just minor irritation and others may experience 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.
How can QV Wash help to soothe dry skin?
QV Gentle Wash is a one step cleanser for bathing and showering that provides a mild foam cleansing action without the need for soaps which can irritate the skin. It is hypoallergenic and has been developed as a soap-free alternative to treat dry, scaly skin and to help relieve irritating symptoms of atopic eczema and psoriasis. The gentle formula is pH balanced to moisturise sensitive and irritated skin and is hypoallergenic. You can use QV cleanser to wash your hair, face and body and it can help to manage dry or sensitive scalps. The wash formula is capable of removing make up without being harsh on your skin.
How to use this product
QV Wash is gentle enough to be used daily in the shower or bath. Apply the desired amount of QV Gentle Wash to wet skin and lightly massage. Rinse before gently patting the skin dry with a soft towel and take care not to rub the skin when drying.
When NOT to use QV Gentle Wash
This product is for external use only. Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list). Do NOT apply to wounds. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse with water. If any sensitivity or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
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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