Chapped skin and chapped fingers are a result of very dry skin, occurring due to reduced moisture, or water, content of the skin. The surface of the skin holds a certain amount of water. When the water content decreases, the skin becomes dry, itchy, and uncomfortable. Chapped skin and chapped fingers would be defined as a sore roughening or splitting of the skin, caused especially by cold or exposure. The low humidity of autumn and winter together with the use of indoor heat dries and irritates skin.
A number of professions and trades, such as; cleaning, catering, metalwork, hairdressing, healthcare and mechanical work will exacerbate the chapped skin. Chapped skin and chapped fingers are not uncommon: Approximately 13% of the population per year visit their GP with a skin complaint. Dry or chapped skin accounts for over 70% of these visits.
As one user said:
“As a post lady I suffer badly from painful chapped fingers. Sorting the mail first thing in the morning strips my hands of all natural oils and then I spend 4 or more hours out of doors in all weathers with only fingerless gloves for protection during the winter.
I came across your website a few weeks ago in an attempt to find something that would stop this from happening, ordered some Derma Guard and have been using it twice a day for just over a week now. Amazingly my painful split fingers have healed. Nothing has ever worked like this before. Thank you so much.”
How Derma Guard can help prevent chapped skin
Derma Guard’s microscopic shield ensures that, in most cases, any substance exacerbating the chapped skin is no longer in direct contact with the skin. This stops any further drying out of the sensitised area enabling the skin to recover.
To aid faster skin recovery Derma Guard contains high-grade pharmaceutical moisturisers that are locked in to keep the skin supple. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E nurture the skin and break the Itch-Scratch-Itch cycle.
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. This leaves you to go about your day confident that your chapped skin is being moisturised, nurtured and protected.