Derma Guard is also an effective form of farrier skin care.

As a farrier you undoubtedly hold a deep commitment for the care and well being of horses. Your job is challenging and physically demanding, but the sight of seeing a freshly shoed horse is reward in itself.

However, at the end of a day’s work, the sight of your hands may not engender similar feelings. After suffering extremes of heat, friction from tool use and being subjected to horse dander, dirt and grime, your skin can look in desperate need of some care and attention of its own.

Protective gloves help, but they are often impracticable and can add to skin abrasion -especially when sweat is trapped. In addition,the need for regular washing as you travel from client to client can damage your hand’s natural, protective lipid layer.

As a result, many farriers suffer from dry, sore and brittle skin. The harsh winds of winter only exacerbate this problem, often degenerating into split skin and raw, cracked fingertips. If this condition is left untreated it can become painful and even lead to an increased risk of infection.

Remember, your hands are your livelihood!

To keep your skin in top condition, you will need to employ a product that moisturises, nurtures and protects; is resistant to constant hand washing, hypo-allergenic and fragrance free. It should not leave a greasy residue,allowing your skin to breathe and perspire normally.

“…Winters were a nightmare. The cold weather resulted in chapped, bleeding hands. As an outdoor person who tends to horses. . .
Now, I use Derma Guard everyday. This last winter is the first I can remember when I haven’t had chapped hands and bleeding fingers enveloped in bandages and plasters.
Many, many thanks.”
RD Cornwell

So how will Derma Guard help farriers in their everyday work?

Nurture the skin and help to keep it supple. Supple skin doesn’t split – it stretches. To aid faster skin recovery Derma Guard contains high-grade pharmaceutical moisturisers such as Aloe Vera and Vitamin E that are locked in to keep the skin supple.

Go about your day confident that your dry skin is being moisturised, nurtured and protected. Because Derma Guard is designed only to come off the skin as it sheds naturally, one application will last for four to five hours despite repeated washing.

Stop any further aggravation of the sensitised skin and enable the skin to recover quickly. Derma Guard’s microscopic shield ensures that, in most cases, any substance causing the skin to dry out is no longer in direct contact with the skin.

Improve your skin hygiene at work and home. Derma Guard has a natural anti bacterial action that enhances any skin sanitisation method you use as it will continue to lower the colony count on your skin by a factor of ten for up to 4 hours.