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Treating Landscape Gardeners' Dermatitis

Landscape gardeners are face with a common recurring problem, namely Dermatitis.

Of course, most Landscape Gardeners are resourceful and industrious when faced with a landscaping project. Regretfully, most do not adopt the same approach when their own health and well-being is at issue. As a result, many suffer from dermatitis, which can be both painful and unsightly. However, a simple skin care routine can relieve even the most severe dermatitis condition.

The term dermatitis, often used to cover a wide range of skin problems, is commonly regarded as referring to skin inflammation, rashes and soreness outbreaks. As a generic condition, it does not have a single cause. Rather, it can result from contact with allergens, be due to an inappropriate hygiene routine, stem from an inadequate diet, or even be linked to a person's hereditary makeup.

The soil and its fertility is, of course, the basis for of any successful garden. The landscape gardener will build upon this foundation and adorn with plants, low-level walls, paving areas and an assortment of other decorative features.

Regretfully, the most important and widespread component, soil, is definitely not friendly to healthy skin. With everyday tasks such as lifting heavy goods around the plot and working with flowers, vegetation and seedlings, it is not surprising that dirt and grime can become ingrained - this is particularly prone in the vicinity of the hands and fingernails.

Ingrained grime not only looks unattractive, but it can lead to dry skin. With the passage of time, this can lead to inflamed, sore and cracked skin ' often referred to by the catch-all term "chapped hands”.

In such cases, the normal inclination is to wash the skin with a strong soap or, even worse, use a brush to scrub the skin clean. This may remove every last trace of dirt, but it will also likely remove the surface lipids that are vital for maintaining your skin's correct moisture levels.

Moisturise and protect. This is excellent advice not only for plants but the landscaper gardener as well.

Just as plants need nurturing and protection so does a landscape gardener's skin.

First, choose a mild soap or cleansing lotion, free from chemical additives. Use cool, not hot, water. Dry by blotting the skin with a soft, cotton rich towel rather than by rubbing.

By using this routine you will be able to maintain a high level of personal hygiene without inflicting further undue damage to your skin.

Next, select a moisturising product. This will help maintain supple and healthy hands. In addition, barrier cream protection will help minimise contact with irritants and allergens.

Derma Shield is an ideal product when it comes to moisturising and protecting the skin.  Accordingly, Derma Shield provides an effective skin care routine for all those who regularly work in and around the garden.

Derma Shield does not contain any fragrance as these ingredients can sometimes produce an adverse reaction.

You should also be aware that, any cream that leaves the skin feeling oily or greasy is also likely leaving a layer on the hands that can act as a harbour for further dirt contamination. Derma Shield dries to leave your skin feeling dry and clean and does not prevent the skin from breathing naturally. Once applied, Derma Shield provides protection for up to 5 hours, even after washing the hands.

Lastly, consider using a pair of clean, hard wearing gloves for any arduous tasks. Gloves are excellent for protecting the hands against friction. However, whilst gloves offer excellent short-term protection, avoid wearing them for prolonged periods as they can trap perspiration and themselves become a cause of friction.

If you adopt these few simple rules, soon your hands will be up to even the grandest of landscape designs - and the hard work that goes into making them a reality.

As with any other health issue, if the onset of your dermatitis is sudden, or is extensive, or is accompanied by other symptoms, seek immediate advice from your doctor.

How Derma Shield can ease and treat landscape gardeners' skin problems.

Derma Shield's microscopic shield ensures that, in most cases, any substance causing the skin to dry out is no longer in direct contact with the skin.

To aid faster skin recovery Derma Shield contains high-grade pharmaceutical moisturisers that are locked in to keep the skin supple. 

Because Derma Shield is designed only to come off the skin as it sheds naturally, one application will last for four to five hours despite repeated washing 

Derma Shield creates a microscopic shield that provides a barrier, stopping dirt and grime attaching to the skin and alleviating the ingrained dirty hands.

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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)
"A quick squirt and a thorough rub in made all the difference. We still finished work with skin covered in resin but it all washed off with mild soap and water." LL (Tree Fellers)
"Our Machine Shop personnel were very impressed by the way the oil and grease washed off with no bother!" JS (Synatel)