PSA: The More You Scratch, The More You Itch. Here's How To Overcome It

Time to break your itch-scratch cycle!

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What is your first instinct when you feel an itch?

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If you're like most people, you'll start... scratching! ;P

The best way to break the itch-scratch cycle is to first determine the cause of your itch

Itchiness can be a common skin symptom associated with eczema, fungal skin infections, psoriasis and dermatitis, hives, chicken pox, insect bites, prickly heat, as well as hand, foot, and mouth disease.

For itchiness related to dry skin, it can be managed by the use of moisturisers. However, in cases where there is inflammation of the skin, pine tar has been shown to relieve the itchy symptoms and help break the itch-scratch cycle.

Introducing Pinetarsol, a range of gentle soap-free cleansers formulated with natural pine tar to help relieve itchiness

From left to right: Pinetarsol Bath Oil (MAL19912398XR), Pinetarsol Gel (MAL19912381XZ), Pinetarsol Solution (MAL19912380XRZ)

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Pinetarsol gently cleanses without stripping your skin of its natural oils, and instead leaves your skin with a soothing feeling.

As a soap-free cleanser, Pinetarsol is also pH-balanced to help maintain the skin's natural layer of protection. Besides that, it is steroid-free and suitable for everyday use.

Depending on what type of cleanser you prefer, Pinetarsol comes in gel form or as a solution/bath oil. Either way, you can rest assured that Pinetarsol can reduce inflammation and itchiness, so your skin won't be as red and swollen.

Here's a look at all of Pinetarsol's products and how to use them:

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1. Pinetarsol Gel (MAL19912381XZ) - 100g and 500g:
This soap-free cleansing gel helps relieve itchy and inflamed skin conditions. You can use it in the shower, bath, or hand basin.

How to use
STEP 1: Apply to wet skin and rub gently over the affected area
STEP 2: Leave it on for two to three minutes
STEP 3: Rinse

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2. Pinetarsol Solution 200ml Shower Pack (MAL19912380XRZ):
For those who prefer soap alternatives, this cleanser relieves itchy and inflamed skin conditions. It also helps with insect bites, sunburn, and prickly heat, as well as anal and genital itching.

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3. Pinetarsol Bath Oil (MAL19912398XR) - 200ml:
If you have severe itching triggered by dry skin, you should opt for this non-greasy water dispersible oil instead. It also helps to treat flaky skin and reduce skin inflammation.

How to use for both products above
For baths: Add 15-30ml to a warm or tepid bath (5ml to hand basin).
For showers: Apply directly to wet skin. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing. Pat dry.

One capful contains 5ml while a pump cap can contain 10ml. If symptoms persist, worsen, or change unexpectedly, please see a doctor.

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The next time you're feeling itchy, resist the urge and break your itch-scratch cycle with Pinetarsol!

Pinetarsol is also available at major pharmacies including Watsons, Caring Pharmacy, and BIG Pharmacy.

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The information provided is for educational and communication purposes only and it should not be construed as personal medical advice. Information published in this article is not intended to replace, supplant or augment a consultation with a health professional regarding the reader’s own medical care.

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