What is QV Skin Lotion?
QV Skin Lotion is a light moisturising lotion that can be used all over the body to soothe dry skin. The protective formula provides a barrier to keep moisture locked the skin and can be applied as often as required all over the body. QV Lotion is hypoallergenic, pH balanced and has a low-irritant formulation that is free from fragrances, colours, lanolin and propylene glycol, so is suitable for sensitive skin and prevents irritation. This product is suitable for treating symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis, as well as providing hydration for normal skin. This gentle lotion is suitable for the whole family including infants and the elderly.
Why is my skin dry?
Dry skin can be caused by many different health and environmental factors.
There are many elements in our environment that can cause dry skin. Variations in the weather can cause temperatures and humidity levels to drop, which can dry out the skin. Being around sources of heat, such as central heating, fireplaces and heaters, as well as spending extended periods of time in hot baths or showers can dry out the skin. Swimming in chlorinated pools and using harsh soaps can strip our skin of its natural oils, which can make it feel dry and irritated.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a long-term skin condition that can cause the skin to become dry, itchy and uncomfortable. It can be managed and even improved with careful treatment, but it is usually a condition can be experienced throughout a person’s life. If it develops during childhood, it is possible for children to grow out of it. Eczema can be present on any part of the body, but it most commonly affects the knees, elbows and around the neck, hands, cheeks and scalp. Severity of eczema cases can vary from person to person, but it can become uncomfortable and cause disruption to everyday life if it isn’t managed.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis can affect the skin on the elbows, knees and lower back by forming patches of dry, red scaly skin that is sensitive and causes discomfort. Similar to eczema, the patches can be sore and itchy and can vary in severity, with some people suffering minor irritation and others experiencing severe discomfort. Some cases of psoriasis cause periods of mild or no symptoms followed by periods where symptoms are severe and uncomfortable.
How can QV Skin Lotion treat dry skin?
QV Skin Lotion helps to provide relief from symptoms of dry, scaly skin, as well as other symptoms of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The gentle, pH balanced and free from irritants like fragrance, colour, lanolin and propylene glycol, as well as being hypoallergenic. QV Lotion is suitable for normal and sensitive skin types and can be applied as often as required to provide relief. This product is suitable for the whole family including infants and the elderly.
How to use this product
Apply a generous amount to the affected areas of skin as often as required. It is recommended to particularly use this product after showering, bathing, shaving, after exposing harsh weather conditions and at night.
When NOT to use QV Lotion
Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list). This product is only suitable for external use. Do NOT apply this product to wounds. Avoid contact with eyes. Do NOT use soap on affected areas to prevent irritation. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.
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
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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