How do I use Cetraben?

To help manage flare-ups it’s important that you find a routine that works for you and your skin.

This may mean using a combination of Cetraben products throughout the day to help keep your skin moisturised at every opportunity. Once you find a routine that works for you, this can help to calm your flare-ups and keep your condition under control.  

Cetraben products are suitable for people over one year with eczema and dry skin.

Follow our step-by-step guide to get the best results from your products.

Cetraben Cream, Lotion and Ointment

The Cream, Lotion and Ointment in the Cetraben range are simple to apply. The Cream and Lotion come packaged with a pump dispenser, helping you avoid mess and waste while ensuring easy and measured applications whenever you need them.

  • Apply to the skin as often as required or directed by your pharmacist or GP, to ensure continued hydration throughout the day. We recommend that you treat your skin as frequently as possible, or as a minimum at least twice a day
  • Apply liberally to the affected skin, as often as you feel the need to, ensuring that the area is well covered 
  • Apply gently in the direction of hair growth until absorbed
  • Avoid rubbing the cream vigorously as this could trigger itching, creating more heat in the skin
  • Apply your emollient before and after you bathe to protect your skin from dryness
  • In addition, you can use the ointment as a soap substitute as it will be kinder to the skin but just as effective at cleaning it

Cetraben Daily Cleansing Cream

Cetraben Daily Cleansing Cream is specifically formulated for use as a cleansing soap substitute, for use in the bath or shower, and as a daily moisturiser to keep skin hydrated and protected. 

If using as a cleansing soap substitute:

  • The product should be gently massaged into wet skin
  • Then rinsed off under warm running water
  • The skin should then be patted dry with a soft towel

If using as a daily moisturiser:

  • The product should be applied gently to the skin in one direction
  • Avoid a rubbing motion which can increase irritation

How to prime the Centraben pump in 4 simple steps:

Cetraben Bath Additive

This product can be used in both the bath and the shower as a wash product.

If using in a bath:

  • Run a bath as normal
  • Squeeze the bottle to fill the optic measurement
  • The easy to use optic dispenses 10ml everytime, which is sufficient for 10cm of water in a bath
  • On average 10ml should be added to a child's bath and 20ml to an adult's

If using while in the shower:

  • Squeeze the bottle to fill the optic measurement
  • Dispense into the hand as required and apply gently to the skin as a soap substitute
  • Rinse well with water

If you experience any undesirable effects seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Cetraben Bath Additive is a medicine and contains light liquid paraffin.

Always read the label.