mydryskin support programme
mydryskin provides 12 weeks of dedicated information, sent to you by email in bite-size chunks. Every week there is a PDF for you to download or print containing practical information about how to manage dry skin, written by talkhealth and medical experts.
Many adults will experience dry skin at some point in their life. Dry skin can occur for various reasons and can be extremely uncomfortable and even unbearable at times.
Some of the topics the programme covers include:
- Symptoms & treatments
- What to ask your GP or consultant
- Patient stories and hints & tips
- Common triggers & irritants
- Itch-scratch cycle
- Emotional impact and much more!
The programme was practical in the guidance given, supportive in the advice provided and also gave clear links to other organisations that could help me. I learnt a lot from the information provided and have now got into a routine each day where I spend time applying medication to the affected areas and taking care to protect these areas wherever possible. I feel more confident that I can continue this treatment into the future.
David (Nov 18)
This has been a brilliant programme. Not only has the product helped improve my dry skin problem, but it has given me more confidence and knowlege regarding the many causes of dry skin and the impact it can have on your life. I have learned a lot and will continue to use the product and keep up to date with reviews and news.
Lee (Nov 18)
Very informative and helpful, even to hear others triggers and what works for them, has been very helpful. Thank you.
Digger (Nov 18)
This was a great overview of the types of dry skin condition plus some really handy hints and tips on how to manage different conditions. The one that stood out for me was actually very simple - apply emollients even when my skin is OK! It was also good to hear stories from others and what works for them, and to feel less alone in managing my skin condition. For those with mild to moderate conditions this programme would avoid the need to go to a medic, as the information was all there with links to other sources for a deeper dive if needed.
Tessa (Nov 18)
Really useful and I did not realise there were so many dry skin conditions or how some people really suffer. I only really have dry hands which crack in winter and my fingers especially my thumbs crack and split which is so painful and I end up with plasters just so I can go about my day as they are so painful. Hopefully now I will use products which are preventative rather than trying to fix the problem after it has happened. The support programme was very informative and I liked the information sheets. All very positive. Thank you
Sue (Nov 18)
Loads of helpful information.
Kerry (Nov 18)
Very relevant as I use support stockings my skin gets very dry. I have tried various creams and ointments specially for dry skin but nothing seemed to help. I tried a skin oil from superdrug which helped at first then I tried the sample of e45 cream which really seemed to make a difference to my dry skin.
Sheila (Nov 18)
A very supportive educational course.
Sally (Nov 18)
Felt supported and part of a community. Section on use of emollients extremely informative/helpful.
Jane (Nov 18)
Fantastic idea, so informative and inclusive. Realised that so many people suffer from dry skin conditions that affect their day to day life. These sort of programmes really help and especially so for people who do not like going to health professionals or who are shy are even embarrassed about their conditions. My step niece suffered from the age of three with severe dry skin and she could not help but scratch herself. It was painful to see and if there had been this type of help and support she may have got better quicker.
Sue (Nov 18)
It's useful to be aware of the different ways dry skin can be treated.
Marjo (Nov 18)
I found this very useful in helping me understand what creams and lotions to use and how to understand what triggers outbreaks.
Jen (Nov 18)
It's a really useful programme with lots of good information on what to use and how to use it properly, what may trigger your dry skin and what you need to do in order to get it under control. great hints and tips. It gives you more control over your dry skin rather than having to see a health care professional on a regular basis. It gave me more understanding on what types of dry skin conditions there are and the best ways of managing them. I'm hoping that with following the advice given during the programme my dry scaly skin will be reduced and become much more manageable.
Virginia (Nov 18)
The dry skin programme gives clear advice in weekly emails that are informative, useful personal experiences. The information shared gave facts, advice in a non patronising manner. It helped me identify how I can maintain good skin integrity and understand why it needs to be a daily part of your life as much as brushing your teeth twice a day.
Pat (Nov 18)
i have developed a dry skin problem + found mydryskin support programme very helpful.
Dave (Nov 18)