Salt rash, also known a neck seal rash, is a common problem for scuba divers. What starts off as just a minor irritation can soon develop into an unsightly red sore skin rash around your neck – it is not surprising that it is often called Hangman’s Neck.
Neck seal rash results from salt water seeping into your dry suit’s neck seal. The combination of evaporating sea water, the salt residue left behind and the latex component of your dry suit can irritate the delicate skin of your neck leaving you chaffed and sore. Soon, if left untreated, this diver’s rash can become so severe that it will completely spoil the enjoyment you derive from scuba diving. Not only will you find it uncomfortable to wear your dry suit, but the damage inflicted on your skin can persist and cause on-going problems in your normal, everyday activities.
Since Derma Guard remains bonded to your skin for up to 5 hours, despite constant contact with water, one application will provide protection for the duration of your dive. In fact, since Derma Guard’s protective layer is only lost as your skin sheds naturally throughout the day, one 500ml can will last the average person 15 months or more, making Derma Guard a long lasting salt rash cream.
In severe cases, if not treated, the salt rash can lead to raw, brittle skin. Brittle skin will not stretch as nature intended, instead it will start to split and crack, which may lead to a very painful and embarrassing problem. In addition, raw split skin is susceptible to infection.
How Derma Guard stops neck salt rash.
Your skin will be protected from salt water and the potential of latex irritation. Derma Guard is formulated so that it bonds easily to your skin (yet still allowing your skin to breathe and perspire normally) providing an invisible shield that protects against a whole range of skin irritants.
Derma Guard will reduce the intense itching and soreness that usually accompanies diver’s rash. One of the many top quality ingredients contained in Derma Guard is Aloe Vera. This natural plant extract nourishes your skin and relieves sore itchiness.
Your skin rash won’t look so red and feel so raw. The formulation of Derma Guard contains several high grade emollients that quickly sink into your skin, however unlike normal moisturising creams Derma Guard’s emollients do not clog the skin or feel greasy.
Your skin will look and feel healthy and your dry suit will not suffer either. Derma Guard is clinically and laboratory tested to protect, moisturise and nourish your skin. However, since Derma Guard provides a non-toxic, inert solution to your skin problems it will not degrade the effectiveness or increase wear and tear on your dry suit.
Derma Guard can be used by divers of any age and can be used on any area of skin. Derma Guard is formulated using only the best ingredients available and is kept free of all fragrances to ensure its compatibility with nearly all skin types.