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Farrier skin care

As a farrier you undoubtedly hold a deep commitment for the care and well being of horses.  Your job is challenging and physically demanding, but the sight of seeing a freshly shoed horse is reward in itself.

However, at the end of a day’s work, the sight of your hands may not engender similar feelings.  After suffering extremes of heat, friction from tool use and being subjected to horse dander, dirt and grime, your skin can look in desperate need of some care and attention of its own.

Protective gloves help, but they are often impracticable and can add to skin abrasion - especially when sweat is trapped.  In addition, the need for regular washing as you travel from client to client can damage your hand’s natural, protective lipid layer.

As a result, many farriers suffer from dry, sore and brittle skin. The harsh winds of winter only exacerbate this problem, often degenerating into split skin and raw, cracked fingertips. If this condition is left untreated it can become painful and even lead to an increased risk of infection.

Remember, your hands are your livelihood!

To keep your skin in top condition, you will need to employ a product that moisturises, nurtures and protects; is resistant to constant hand washing, hypo-allergenic and fragrance free.  It should not leave a greasy residue, allowing your skin to breathe and perspire normally.

“…Winters were a nightmare.  The cold weather resulted in chapped, bleeding hands.  As an outdoor person who tends to horses. . .

Now, I use Derma Shield everyday.  This last winter is the first I can remember when I haven’t had chapped hands and bleeding fingers enveloped in bandages and plasters.

Many, many thanks.” RD Cornwell

So how will Derma Shield heelp farriers in their everyday work?

Nurture the skin and help to keep it supple. Supple skin doesn't split - it stretches.

Go about your day confident that your dry skin is being moisturised, nurtured and protected.

Stop any further aggravation of the sensitised skin and enable the skin to recover quickly.

Improve your skin hygiene at work and home.

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"The results were so beneficial in terms of cleanliness, efficiency, use and hygiene that I have decided to use only Derma Shield as the protective and cleansing material throughout my Workshops." R E K (Camden Motors)
"Our Machine Shop personnel were very impressed by the way the oil and grease washed off with no bother!" JS (Synatel)

"(SM) changed to Derma Shield for the second half of the trial with immediate improvement. Derma Shield made his hands and nails much easier to clean and again assisted in the healing of previous damage. Discussion indicated an overwhelming preference for Derma Shield which showed itself to be convenient and effective in all respects." PC (Marconi)