Make sure to wash your hands before use or use a spoon to scoop out the salve. Warm up a small amount in clean fingers before applying – this makes it much easier to smooth onto your skin, especially when the salve is cold and firmer or the skin is broken.
When applying emollients, it’s important to try not to rub your skin to avoid further irritation. Instead, gently apply in the same direction of your hair follicles. If using on infected skin, take care not to spread the salve from an infected area to other areas – it’s always best to scoop out the salve with a spoon or clean hands.
Apply the salve liberally as often as required. Once applied, do not expose your skin to strong sunlight, as the salve is oil-based and can thus cause sunburn much faster, even when wearing SPF.
For those extra dry patches, Skin Salvation works brilliantly as an overnight treatment for intense hydration: apply a thick layer before bed and wear some old pyjamas, as the salve can stain over time.
Skin Salvation can be used as a moisturiser alongside prescribed emollients and medicated treatments: just leave half an hour between applying different creams Wearing fine cotton socks or gloves overnight helps to boost the moisturising effect all the way through to morning.