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Disadvantages of Gloves & Creams
Problems with Traditional Skin Protection
When the skin becomes unhealthy or irritated, it is unable to perform its protective and metabolic functions. When protecting the skin and keeping it healthy, using traditional skin protection has its points of failure. And these failures increase the chance of harmful substances coming into contact with the skin.

Gloves may leak, rip or tear. They impair the sense of touch and are permeable to many chemicals. They cause weakening of the skin from occlusion. And many people are allergic to the latex used in many brands of gloves.

Using diapers on babies or for people with incontinence causes diaper rash and bacterial infections because of the moist, warm environment, and the urine and feces are in contact with the skin. Using a topical barrier cream clogs the pores in the diaper causing it to fail and it rubs off further exposing the skin, compounding the problem the cream was meant to relieve.

Barrier creams are greasy and impair the ability to grasp. They rub off where they are needed most and leave stains behind. They wash off and need to be constantly reapplied. They may cause pseudo-occlusion and can be penetrated by certain chemicals and irritants. And their interference with the skin's physiology persists long after the protective effect are gone.

Constant hand washing and sanitizing dries the skin, causing it to rash and crack.

When the skin becomes unhealthy or irritated, it is unable to perform its protective and metabolic functions.