Skin Care Tips

  • • Wash your hands in lukewarm water. Rinse and dry your hands thoroughly after washing.
  • • Use protective gloves when starting wet-work tasks.
  • • Protective gloves should be used when necessary but for as short a time as possible.
  • • Protective gloves should be intact and clean and dry inside.
  • • When protective gloves are used for more than 10 min, cotton gloves should be worn underneath.
  • • Do not wear rings at work.
  • • Disinfectant should be used according to the recommendations for the workplace.
  • • Apply moisturizers on your hands during the working day or after work. Select a lipid-rich moisturizer free from fragrances and with preservatives having the lowest allergen potential.
  • • Moisturizers should be applied all over the hands including the fingerwebs, fingertips and back of the hand.
  • • Take care also when doing housework, use protective gloves for dishwashing and warm gloves when going outside in winter.
  • • Tips offered to lessen the risk of getting prickly heat in hot weather include Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothes made of cotton. Exercise outdoors during the coolest parts of the day or move your workout indoors where you can be in air-conditioning. Try to keep your skin cool by using fans, cool showers, and air-conditioning when possible.

Sun safety tips

  • • Protect your exposed skin with clothing, and don’t forget to wear a hat that protects your face, neck and ears, and a pair of UV protective sunglasses.
  • • Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm when it’s sunny.
  • • When choosing a sunscreen look for a high protection SPF (SPF 30 or more) to protect against UVB, and the UVA circle logo and/or 4 or 5 UVA stars to protect against UVA.
  • • Apply plenty of sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun, and reapply every two hours and straight after swimming and strenuous exercise. Sunscreens should not be used as an alternative to clothing and shade, rather they offer additional protection. No sunscreen will provide 100% protection.
  • • Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight as far as possible.
  • • It may be necessary to take Vitamin D supplement tablets and increase their intake of foods high in Vitamin D such as oily fish, eggs, meat, fortified cereals. as strictly avoiding sunlight can reduce Vitamin D levels. You should ask your doctor or dermatologist about this.