British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin

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Sensitive skin

Postby qingwen on Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:03 pm

I have been prescribed Diprobase for dermatitis and do not use a moisturiser due to the skin irritation-is Diprobase a moisturiser in itself?
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Re: Sensitive skin

Postby Dr Emma Wedgeworth on Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:12 pm

Yes, Diprobase is essentially a medical moisturiser known as an emollient. It's primary function is to hydrate the skin and repair your skin barrier. Always stick to non-fragranced moisturisers and if you find creams to irritating, you may find that ointment emollients are better.

Hope that helps.
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