The barrier cream can be used as a protective and nourishing nipple cream for sore nipples and to protect other exposed skin areas on the body.
Nipple soreness can occur for a variety of reasons and is very common during breastfeeding or sports such as running.
When the delicate skin around the nipples is exposed to friction, moisture or sweat, it can cause soreness and redness. In the worst case scenario, the irritation can lead to cracks and fissures in the skin and develop into mastitis.
Luckily, you can keep your skin protected with pre-race and post-breastfeeding nipple cream.
This is how you use the nipple cream
Apply the barrier cream on and around your nipples where you typically experience redness, irritation and soreness. Allow the product to absorb before dressing or covering your nipples.
If you experience sore nipples as a result of sports, such as running, it is important that you apply the cream before the physical activity. This way, the cream forms a protective layer on your skin, minimising the friction and irritation that can occur when you start to sweat.
You can also use the cream after exercise and showering to nourish your skin and, over time, make it more resistant to friction and irritation.
If you want to use the barrier cream because you experience sore nipples as a result of breastfeeding, it's important that after each breastfeed you allow the skin to dry completely before applying the cream. Leave the cream on until the next breastfeed. You should wipe the cream off your breast before breastfeeding again.
Do not apply the nipple cream to open wounds.
Why do I get sore nipples when breastfeeding?
Sore nipples can occur for a number of reasons.
Many women experience sore breasts and nipples in connection with hormonal changes in the body, for example during puberty, around the time of menstruation or in connection with pregnancy. When breastfeeding, it is most often caused by milk accumulation in the breast or irritation that develops into mastitis.
It's perfectly normal to experience delicate and sensitive nipples when breastfeeding, but if your sucking technique is poor, if your baby has a tight tongue tie or if you don't keep your nipples dry between feedings, it can unfortunately develop into mastitis and increased irritation.
Fortunately, you can minimise the irritation that can occur between feedings by using nipple cream. The barrier cream keeps the delicate skin protected from friction and moisture, which can aggravate irritation. The cream also has a soothing and calming effect on exposed skin.
Why exercise can lead to sore nipples
f you suffer from sore nipples after exercise, sports or running, you're not alone. Many people experience this because the sweat and friction from clothing creates repeated rubbing on delicate skin areas. When exposed long enough and often enough, your skin risks becoming red, sore and irritated.
Therefore, nipple barrier cream should always be applied before physical activity and exercise. The cream forms a protective layer on your skin, minimising the friction and irritation that can occur when you start to sweat. Friction can lead to redness, irritation and painful sores as the sweat on your skin and running clothes repeatedly abrades and rubs the skin in the same place. This can be especially hard on the delicate skin on or around the nipples.
In addition to sore nipples, the barrier cream can also be used between the thighs, in the crotch or between the buttocks if you experience soreness and irritation on the skin due to moisture and friction.
Of course, the cream can be used by both men and women.
What do I do, if I'm not satisfied?
Should the product - contrary to expectations - not relieve your sore nipples, you are of course covered by the satisfaction guarantee when you shop in the webshop. Read more here.