Dry Skin Tips & Skincare Support

Struggling for tips to cope with psoriasis, eczema or dry skin conditions? Need advice or help with your skincare regimen? Explore our articles to find out more


    Wet wrapping is a therapy used in the treatment of atopic eczema and involves the use of an emollient under retention bandaging.

    This can be done using the emollient Epaderm® Ointment together with Tubifast® garments with TwoWay Stretch technology or Tubifast® TwoWay Stretch bandages. An emollient such as Epaderm® is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a damp Tubifast garment with TwoWay Stretch technology or bandage. Working together, the emollient and the damp layer keep the skin hydrated and moist, and help reduce inflammation.

    The moistened Tubifast garment with TwoWay Stretch technology or bandage also acts as a retaining layer, ensuring that the emollient stays in contact with the skin. This layer also cools and soothes the skin, helping reduce the itch. A second, dry layer is then applied, which keeps the patient’s clothing dry, preventing further scratching and potential injury or aggravation of the skin condition.

    Dry wrapping is a similar process to wet wrapping. An emollient is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a single, dry layer of Tubifast garment with TwoWay Stretch technology or bandage.


    Epaderm® is the kind solution for dry skin conditions and is suitable for all ages, including babies.

    Epaderm® Cream is a 2-in-1 emollient and skin cleanser manufactured from clinically proven ingredients.

    Just 6 ingredients: 
    1. Yellow Soft Paraffin BP
    2. Liquid Paraffin Ph. Eur.
    3. Cetomacrogol
    4. Emulsifying Wax BP Chlorocresol
    5. Glycerine BP
    6. Purified Water EP

    Epaderm® Ointment is a highly effective 3-in-1 emollient, skin cleanser and bath additive.

    Just 3 ingredients: 
    1. Liquid Paraffin Ph. Eur.,
    2.Cetomacrogol Emulsifying Wax BP
    3. Yellow Soft Paraffin BP


    In menopause, skin loses some ability to hold water, so skin can get quite dry. This can be especially noticeable when the air is dry.

    The following can help combat dry skin:

    • Wash with a mild cleanser such as Epaderm® Ointment instead of soap. For mature skin, soap can be too drying.

    • Apply a moisturiser such as Epaderm® Cream after bathing and throughout the day when your skin feels dry. A moisturiser with glycerin (which Epaderm Cream has) can be especially helpful.

    • See your dermatologist if your skin still feels dry. Exfoliation or microdermabrasion may help, but you want to see your dermatologist before trying one of these. During menopause, skin becomes thinner and trying one of these at home may cause more harm than good.