What is the fragile skin protocol for scleroderma?


  • Avoid harsh soaps and shampoos. Since your skin no longer contains the natural oils and bacterial barrier that protect you a gentle, pH-balanced, no-rinse skin cleanser, like Welmedix HomeCare PRO No-Rinse Cleansing Foam is ideal for skin and scalp.


  • Apply a moisture barrier ointment while your skin is slightly damp. A moisture barrier ointment will retain moisture on your skin and offer protection from external damage. Select one that is designed to protect fragile, sensitive skin, like Welmedix HomeCare PRO Protective Ointment.

  • Apply the moisture barrier ointment evenly, usually twice daily.

  • Pay special attention to hands, elbows, knees and heels. Wearing gloves, especially in cooler weather, as well as using elbow, knee and heel protectors can enhance the effectiveness of the moisture barrier.