Therapeutic moisturizers are cream, gel, liquid, or ointment preparations used to soothe, soften, and moisturize the skin. They should be applied after cleansing with a gentle agent and when the skin is dry. Ingredients vary based on manufacturers' formulation but generally contain water, humectants, emollients, and vitamins. May also include an antimicrobial ingredient. Therapeutic moisturizers are often the second step in the process of cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting the genital and rectal areas for the prevention of skin breakdown.
Therapeutic moisturizers are skin care products such as cream, gel, liquid or ointment preparations used to soothe, soften and moisturize the skin.
Therapeutic moisturizers should be applied after cleansing with a gentle agent and when the skin is dry.
The ingredient composition of therapeutic moisturizer products vary based on manufacturers’ formulation but generally contain water, humectants, emollients and vitamins. They may also include an antimicrobial agent.
Therapeutic moisturizers are the second step in a comprehensive skin care protocol for the prevention of pressure ulcers including the process of cleansing, moisturizing and protecting vulnerable skin areas to prevent skin breakdown.
Skin care therapeutic moisturizers feature the following general performance properties and attributes:Features:
• Helps protect and heal chapped, chafed or cracked skin
• Helps relieve itching due to dry skin
• Helps prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL)
Therapeutic moisturizers are indicated for use for general purpose moisturizing, specifically on skin at risk of breakdown due to age, dryness, friction or diabetes.
Therapeutic moisturizers are contraindicated for use on deep or puncture wounds.
For external use only. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician. Always read manufacturer’s instructions and use according to directions.