The skin knows how to heal.

But with a 'little help', it heals better.

The skin is a large organ of protection: it provides an effective barrier against loss of fluids and proteins, and protects against pathogens, chemical and unwanted agents, and UV radiation. However, a healthy skin can be damaged by minor wounds and lesions during daily life activities.

Alteration of the skin barrier:

• domestic accidents, such as contact burns (iron, stove, motorcycle exhaust, etc)
• skin irritation and fissures
physical factors such as exposure to sun, cold or wind
chemical agents, as in diaper rash, caused by the skin staying wet, rubbing from the diaper, and contact with chemicals in the urine and stool.

Burns

They result from contact with heated surfaces or sunlight exposure, damaging the topmost layer of the skin, with painful blisters.
• In case of contact burns or scalds, hold burnt area under cold running water for at least 10 minutes; never put ice or oil.
• Stay out of the sun during peak hours and apply regular sunscreen that matches your skin type.
• In case of erythema, rinse the skin as soon as possible to wash away sweat, sand and salt, drink plenty of water to reintegrate fluids, and do not re-expose your skin to the sun for a few days.

Diaper rashes and nipple fissures

A diaper rash can flare up when the skin is in contact with a wet diaper for too long, thus resulting in maceration; the diaper may frequently cause skin irritation.
• Diaper rashes can be prevented by changing the baby's diaper often (ideally, every time it becomes soiled).
• Keep baby's bottom clean using warm water, let baby spend some time diaper-free.
• Try super-absorbent diapers, limit use of baby wipes and skip the talcum powder.

Nipple fissures can result in soreness, dryness or irritation to, or bleeding of, one or both nipples during breastfeeding.
When a lesion occurs, the skin barrier decreases its protective role, thus favouring the penetration of bacteria and the risk of infection. Fortunately, as soon as the damage occurs, the physiological repair process is activated.
Hyaluronic acid is a key component of human skin and plays a crucial role during the healing process.