Emulsifying Ointment is used to moisturise dry skin. It can also be used as a mild soap in problem skin conditions which cannot tolerate over-drying toilet soaps.
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Apply or massage gently in a downward direction (in the direction of hair growth) to the affected areas at least 2 times a day. A good time to apply the ointment is within 5 to 10 minutes after your bath, while your skin is still damp. This helps to seal in the moisture more effectively and prevent excessive water loss through your skin.
- Bar soap substitute
Wet the body. Rub some emulsifying ointment with water between your palms until it lathers, then apply it to the entire body in a downward direction (in the direction of hair growth). Avoid use on your face and scalp. Wash off with water and gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
- Liquid soap substitute
Scoop a spoonful into a heat-resistant container. Add some hot water and stir until the ointment melts and is well mixed. Add some cold water to cool it. Apply to the entire body, except your face and scalp. Wash off with water and gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
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