The ointment can safely be applied to any part of the body as thickly and as often as needed.
If it’s a cold day then the ointment can be quite firm which makes it harder to apply; this is perfectly normal and is just a quality of the natural beeswax. You can warm up a small amount of the salve in your hand or fingers before use; that’ll make it much easier to smooth on.
If your skin is really dry and in need of some intensive hydration, it can be really helpful to apply a good thick layer of ointment before bed and leave it on overnight.
You can also use the ointment as the emollient in an overnight wet wrap treatment. In a similar way, you can apply the ointment to hands or feet last thing at night and wear under fine cotton/silk socks or gloves overnight to really boost the moisturising effect.
To reduce the risk of infection, use freshly-washed fingers or a spoon to scoop out the ointment and if you are using on infected skin, take care not to spread the salve from an infected area to other areas.
Skin Salvation can be used in conjunction with prescribed emollients and steroid creams.
As the salve is oil-based, please be careful when you’re out in the sunshine! We’d advise that you don’t apply ointment to exposed areas such as the face or lips before going out in strong sunlight as it can burn. Instead, use the salve last thing at night.
When applying moisturisers please remember to treat your precious skin with great care! Apply any emollients in the direction of your hair follicles to reduce the risk of further skin irritation or damage and try not to rub the skin.
The ointment is safe for use on babies (from six weeks) and children. It can be safely used on any area of the body, including your face, hands, scalp and feet.
We recommend customers patch test on an unaffected area close to the affected area before use (leave for 24 hours) as some people may be allergic to herbs, oils or beeswax. Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in this product.