How to Apply Aqueous Cream

Some people are prone to dry skin, which can be worsened by cold weather and dry air. Aqueous creams are moisturisers that use a thin layer of oil to keep moisture in. This type of moisturiser can be used on all types of skin -- and they can be especially beneficial to those who suffer from skin conditions, like dermatitis or eczema. Applying this cream regularly can hydrate and protect your skin from external elements.

Wash your skin with a mild soap. Dry your skin completely using a clean towel.

Apply a pea-sized amount of aqueous cream to your fingertip. Start with your facial area, and massage the cream into your face using a gentle, circular motion. Work carefully around your eyes, nose and mouth.

Apply more aqueous cream to your fingers, and massage it into your neck, arms, and chest. Rub the cream in and around your cuticles.

Apply more cream as needed to your fingers, and rub onto your torso, legs and feet. Rub the cream around your heels. Allow the cream to penetrate your skin. Do not rinse off.

Reapply to dry areas as needed.


Slip a pair of cotton socks and cotton gloves on after initial application to help the cream absorb into your hands and feet.


Do not use on sensitive or irritated skin without consulting your doctor. Aqueous cream is for external use only.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild soap
  • Towel
  • Aqueous cream
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