Research for infection protection

Skin protection

Skin protection comprises individual protection, cleansing and skincare measures on hands and forearms. For healthcare workers, the Hand Hygiene System consists of skin protection and hand disinfection
skin protection

In a broader sense, all measures to keep the skin healthy, because a healthy skin is the best protection against damaging influences. 

Skin protection is based on 3 components:

  • Skin protection, i.e. all measures carried out prior to skin-stressing activities (e.g. gloves, special protective ointments).
  • Skin cleansing, i.e. all measures that soothe the skin and remove soils from the skin after skin-stressing activities.
  • Skin care, i.e. all measures that are applied to the skin after skin-stressing activities to support the skin’s natural regeneration.