How does dry skin happen ?
Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells known as the stratum corneum. When this layer becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy.
The stratum corneum contains natural water-holding substances that retain water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin, and water is also normally retained in the stratum corneum by a surface film of natural oil (sebum) and broken down skin cells, which slow down evaporation of water from the skin surface.
The skin dries out when too much water evaporates from its surface. This increases as we get older, and is made worse by washing, because hot water and soap remove the layer of natural oil on the skin surface.
What can I do about it ?
Pharmaceutical grade moisturisers such as emollients are helpful for all dry skin conditions, particularly eczema and dermatitis, which get worse when the skin is allowed to dry out.
Used regularly they help restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by helping the skin retain moisture.
They should be applied frequently to prevent the skin drying out. In conditions such as eczema, using a moisturiser regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups of this condition.
Parasoft Emollient Cream
No chemicals & perfume, this formula is suitable for all dry and sensitive skin
Parasoft emollient cream is made from a mixture of white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin with water, to produce a thick moisturiser.
works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent ater evaporating from the skin surface.
Parasoft also contains glycerin, which is absorbed into the skin where it attracts water to itself, helping to
retain water in the skin surface.
White Soft Paraffin 13.2%w/w, Liquid Paraffin 10.2%w/w Pack: 60g ( Left ) and 200g ( Right )
Pharmaceutical Grade Moisturisers + Extracts of Oil
Parasoft Emollient Lotion
Composition: Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Olive Oil, Light Liquid Paraffin, Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) and Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA). The only unique clinically proven formula for severe dry skin and helps the healing and prevention of dermatitis
Jojoba Oil ( Simmondsia chinensis )
Jojoba Oil acts as a moisturizer and emollient agent to improve skin elasticity & suppleness. Jojoba Oil is completely miscible with the natural sebum
of the skin. Jojoba Oil provides an absolutely non-oily and non-greasy, dry softening to the skin. Jojoba Oil is a natural antioxidant having antiinflammatory
& antibacterial activity.
Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima Oil)
Avocado Oil is extracted from the Avocado fruit. Avocado is a tree native to Carribbean, Mexico, South America and Central America. Avocados are commercially valuable fruit and are cultivated in tropical climates throughout the world.
Avocado Oil is rich of lecithin, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. The antioxidants protect from the effects of unhealthy UV radiation contained in strong sunlight and the free radical generating pesticides. It also contains Vitamin D which is important for the biological processes within skin.
Grape Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil)
Grape Seed Oil is obtained from the seeds of Grapes (Vitis Vinifera). Most Grape Seed Oil is produced in Italy, France, Spain, Argentina and India.
The Grape Seed Oil is rich in antioxidants known as Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC). Grape Seed Oil helps to protect from free radical mediated skin inflammation and to increase skin hydration.
Aloe Vera Oil (Aloe Barbedensis Oil)
Aloe Vera Oil is made from the maceration of the aloe vera plant and infused with a base oil, resulting in an aloe vera oil extract. Most commercially available Aloe vera are made of juice and not extract with oil.
Aloe Vera plants are mostly found in the regions of Africa but can be traced world wide according to climatic conditions. Aloe Vera has shown moisturizing, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Olive Oil ( Olea Europaea Oil)
Olive Oil is obtained from the fruit of olive. The Olive tree is an evergreen tree or shrub native to Mediterranean, Asia and parts of Africa.
Olive Oil is a rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant Vitamin A & E. Olive oil is used as a moisturizer and emollient. Olive Oil does not clog the pores.
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) and Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene and Butylated Hydroxyanisole are used as antioxidants to prevent the oils used from oxidation and stabilize the formulation.
The Parasoft Emollient Lotion do not contain harmful chemical that are usually found in most commercially available moisturisers