So more than ever, adopt the barrier gestures in order to protect your skin barrier: wash your hands as often as necessary and apply a moisturizer after cleansing. These essential gestures will enable you to preserve your skin barrier so it can play again its natural defence function lastingly.
Which daily hygiene products should I use?
We know that many of you ask yourself about the most appropriate products to use. Aurélie Guyoux, head of Research & Development at NAOS answer to the questions you asked us on our social networks.
Which kind of hygiene or skincare product should I use to protect myself against COVID-19?
We know that virus are sensitive to cleansing agents. It is why it is so important to wash carefully and regularly your hands, following the different steps recommended by the WHO. All cleansing products seem to be efficient. Bioderma products contain specific cleansing agents which combine high efficiency and natural skin barrier respect. Bioderma hygiene and skincare products have been tested under medical supervision and approved for their efficacy and tolerance. You can use them safely.
Should I use specific products with anti-bacterial properties, in particular those containing copper ions and/or zinc ions?
We have no proof of a higher efficacy of products with anti-bacterial properties against the virus COVID-19. Moreover, bacteria and virus are not similar. Thus, as recommended by health authorities, the most effective way to protect yourself is to wash frequently and thoroughly your hands, use a single-use towel, avoid touching your nose/eyes/mouth, maintain a social distance of 1 meter at least and cough or sneeze in your elbow. Besides, take care to protect your skin natural barrier by moisturising frequently your hands once they are clean.
Should I select products containing SLS and/or alcohol and avoid mild cleansing products?
As the COVID-19 has been recently discovered there are not a lot of scientific studies demonstrating the specific sensitivity of this virus. But as many viruses, and in particular coronavirus, it should be sensitive to classical cleansing products. It is why barrier gestures are so important to preserve your health. These gestures include repeated hygiene and social distancing. And to respect the skin natural barrier function, it is important to select good quality cleansing products and also use regularly emollient to moisturize and restructure the skin.