Evidence of increased skin irritation after wet work: impact of water exposure and occlusion
Contact Dermatitis, 06/08/2012
Fartasch M et al. – Both previous occlusion and water exposure were capable of inducing higher susceptibility to SLS irritation. Skin hydration by occlusion had a different biological effect than water exposure. Short occlusions seem to harm the skin less than water exposure for the same duration.