Replace regular soaps with shower emollients - A good skin care routine starts in the shower or bath. There are other ways of keeping your skin moist than just applying creams and ointments. Choose shower emollients, which are not drying to your skin, but that wash and moisturise. This is an important part of the total emollient therapy, together with topical emollients and emollient cleansers.
For dry and sensitive skin, any standard soap, however mild, will have a drying effect on your skin. Therefore, avoiding soap in the shower and switching to an emollient wash is a vital part of a good skin care routine.
Many shower emollients also cleanse the skin, but special skin cleansers (soap substitutes) are also available. Do not be alarmed if a product do not foam like regular soaps – it still does the job!
How to use shower products
Shower products are typically added directly onto your skin. If you choose a product that contains for instance an antibacterial ingredient, you should be aware that it may become an irritant if overused.
Treat your scalp with the right shampoo and conditioner
For scalp psoriasis, dandruff and flaky skin, we have a selection of shampoos and conditioners, which are marketed for these purposes.
Be aware of slippery surfaces
Take care when getting in and out of the shower as shower emollients can make both you and the floor slippery. We recommend using a non-slippery shower mat.