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Welcome To The Derma Shield Blog

Hello world!

Have you ever seen the film Good morning Vietnam? There’s the bit where Robin Williams sits in front of the microphone and it looks as if he is going to freeze. Obviously he doesn’t but I am feeling a little bit like the character in the film must have felt.

I’m sitting here in front of my keyboard typing but at the same time thinking, will anybody read what I have to say? Well I suppose that only time will tell and there’s only one way to find out.

Everything I’ve read about blogging says that it’s important to write about something that is a passion in your life. For me it’s either, family, scuba diving or helping people with skin problems.

I’m sure my children and wider family wouldn’t mind the odd post now and then about them but I feel sure that it wouldn’t be interesting enough to fill a blog.

I know a fair bit about scuba diving but there are thousands of other people who know more about scuba activities than me and my diving is rather tame compared to some of the exploits I have already read about. So I guess that’s out.

Last, but definitely not least, is – helping people with skin problems. Do I know a fair bit about the subject? Sure do! Am I passionate about it? Certainly am – in fact almost obsessive. Have I got time to do it? Ah… now there’s the real issue! Again there is only one way to find out and that is to get stuck in and see what happens.

One thing I do know for sure is that I will have quite a bit to write about. Every week we get letters from customers telling us about their skin problems. It can be anything from dermatitis caused at work to plain and simple dry cracked skin. Whatever the skin problem might be I hope to offer some practical and common sense advice.

Hopefully I will also be able to ad something for those of us concerned with occupational skin safety. Sometimes it’s difficult to find answers to occupational skincare concerns like contact dermatitis and I hope to help in a small way.

Here goes. I hope I can help in some way.

Peter Friswell

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16 Responses to “Welcome To The Derma Shield Blog”

  1. Vanessa says:

    Hi – looking for advice please!

    I have eczema and get bad reactions from chlorine. I have read that dermashield will protect my skin so have ordered a huge tin as I have to swim at least 3 times a week as ongoing rehab for my disability.

    My question is when should I wash with my chlorine neutralising body wash and shampoo given the DS should protect my skin for 4-6 hrs. Should I shower with the products straight after swimming or is that unnecessary and should I just shower with water straight afterwards then using the products later that day (ie after the 4-6hrs). Sorry if this seems a superfluous question – its just the chlorine neutralising products are expensive so I want to avoid using them if pointless when I’m still ‘shielded!’ I guess I’m really wanting to know if the chlorine on top of the skin shield will still get thru as the shield dissipates if I haven’t already removed/neutralised!

    Thanks

    • Hi Vanessa,

      Thank you for the question.

      As with anyone with sensitive skin, you should test out any new product on just a small area first.

      As a guide:

      1 – Apply Derma Shield 5 minutes before you enter the pool and allow it to dry on your skin first.

      2 – After swimming, shower thoroughly. Using normal soap should be enough to remove the chlorine from the surface of your skin.

      3 – Make sure that you dry yourself thoroughly so that no chlorine water residues dampen your clothes when you dress.

      4 – Please be aware that Derma Shield will not provide protection for your hair, so continue to use an anti-chlorine shampoo for your hair.

      Derma Shield is formulated from non-toxic ingredients, but start off by using it on a small patch of skin to see how you get on with it and how beneficial it is for you. Perhaps, use it on just your left forearm at first. Continue to use your chlorine neutralising products as normal and then, if all is well after a couple of swims, just use ordinary soap on your forearm.

      Once you have found what works best for you, you can then confidently use Derma Shield on all of your body.

      Everybody is different and a variety of skin conditions are often referred to under the general term of eczema. So, you yourself will only really know what is best for you.

      Please let us know how you get on.

      • Vanessa says:

        Thank u for ur advices!

        It arrived today so I have applied some to test and so far so good. I was a bit worried about putting on my face especially around my eyes but… so far so good! I will admit that much as i want to believe, i cant quite yet trust in its shielding qualities – especially given that once applied, u don’t know it’s on (apart from the odour). That is in no way meant as a criticism, it’s a good thing – after all i dont want an obvious thick shield like goose fat lol. Time will prove it works I’m sure – ill bet everyone is sceptical at first given the nature of our problems and the amount of ‘miracles’ treatments we have all tried in the past.

        Swimming tomorrow – I only live a few minutes from pool so plan to apply all over, then go to pool. Fingers crossed that probs will be a thing if the past!!!

        Thanks again

  2. ak says:

    Hi

    I have saboreic dermatitis on my head. would it be useful for me?

    • Hi

      Seborrheic dermatitis is normally a result of something within the body.

      Derma Shield will not normally help it unless it is either 1/ very itchy – in which case the aloe vera with sooth it or, 2/ an external irritant is making it worse.

      If you choose to try Derma Shield you have a 90day money back guarantee.

      Hope this helps

  3. Veronica Hammond says:

    I have suffered with contact dermatitis over quite a number of years now and have just about managed to keep it under control, but at the end of last year it flared up for no apparent reason and I could not get it to go. I tried a few other creams and ointments which I had not used before but they seemed to make matters worse!
    I then came across Dermashield, I bought a small can to try it but found it so easy to use and it instantly made my hands feel soft and more comfortable. I then bought the large can as I did not want to be without it and have just slotted it into my daily routine. As I am a gardener I find it great for that too and apply it before I go out before I put on my gloves. Thank you again dermashield for your great product, I am so glad I have found it!

  4. Jenny Ellis says:

    I only started with eczema about 18 months ago. I was prescribed medication by my doctor which did nothing to ease the itching and irritation. My doctor thought the was probably caused by my recently
    haveing started going swimming to help with mobility problems.

    I needed something to create a good barrier from the chlorene wter of the swimming baths. I google
    Eczema and FOUND DERMA SHIELD. shield being in the name I ordered some. It certainly did the trick
    for me. THANKS !

  5. Sean says:

    Being a mechanic, and a diabetic, its hard to keep your hands clean to enable to test your blood which involves pricking the sides of your fingers, and i found that using barrier cream from work and nitrile gloves, my hands would sweat in the gloves, the barrier cream would come off due to the sweat, and gloves would inevitably rip, causing my fingers and hands to get dirty,but with dermashield, i can apply the cream, wait 5 mins then put gloves on knowing that the cream wont come off with the sweat, and i know my hands will be clean once washed. a life changer.

  6. colin gibbons says:

    i was introduced to dermashield about 2 years ago, it worked great then and continues to work great.

  7. Carole says:

    Thanks to Dermashield I am now out of a vicious circle with contact dermatitis/eczema, after many years of trying all sorts or creams and potions with out success, many of them making matters worse, I find If I use dermashield a few times a day, not forgetting the rubber gloves for washing up etc. any flare ups soon clear, which is so important as my skin irritants are not known, (as is the case with so many people) I think the more people who are informed about this product the better. We should all tell our friends and family about our experience with Dermashield, and perhapse we can save others from suffering this way.

  8. Carole Collinson says:

    Thanks to Dermashield for getting me out of a vicious circle with contact dermatitis/eczema, after many years of trying all sorts or creams and potions with out success, many of them making matters worse, I find If I use dermashield a few times a day, not forgetting the rubber gloves for washing up etc. any flare ups soon clear, which is so important as my skin irritants are not known, (as is the case with so many people) I think the more people who are informed about this product the better. We should all tell our friends and family about our experience with Dermashield, and perhapse we can save others from suffering this way.

  9. Paul Harratt says:

    I have been using this product for about a year now and I have to say that I have never used a product this good before. One application of Derma Shield protects my hands for the whole day without any side effects. Previously in cold or wet weather my fingers would crack and be extremely painful but I am pleased to say that is all in the past thanks to Derma Shield.

    Awesome product that I cannot recommend highly enough.

    Paul

  10. Graham Templeton says:

    Fantastic product was amazed at the demonstration even more so by the product itself its fantastic for your skin wouldn’t fail to recommend but you don’t have to believe me go to the health and safety expo and try and you’ll be convinced many thanks G

  11. george cowen says:

    I have used dermashield whenever required working on cars or in my job for around year now still on the same can yet, but can say that my hands are now much better no longer have cracked or split skin which used to be very painful rendering me unable to do manual work using my hands now looking for something to help with psoriasis

  12. Sue Kennedy says:

    I read about Dermashield in an article online and ordered a can for my 13 yr old son who suffers from contact dermatitis. I was concerned about him using steroids from the doctor so frequently as well. He had sore red patches on his fingers which drive him mad as they itched constantly. The Dermashield worked very quickly to soothe his itchy fingers and cleared up the rash. He said its the best thing he has ever used!

  13. Annette says:

    Dermashield was recommended to me when I developed eczema/dermatitis (not sure which) on both elbows, which I believe was caused by an allergy to a biological washing powder. Although I swiftly changed to a non-bio powder, the problem had taken hold. After a few weeks, the sore, itchy red patches were spreading down my forearms almost to my wrists. I had already tried and over-the-counter cream, to no avail, and was about to see my doctor when Dermashield was mentioned. I bought a small can, and hey presto! The rash was soothed immediately and had totally gone within a week. It has not returned, though I keep a can handy, just in case! Many thanks Dermashield.

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