Tecnu Outdoor Skin Cleanser
TECNU cleans and decontaminates clothing and skin after exposure to poison oak, poison ivy and sumac. Its unique, waterless cleansing formula has been proven to remove the cause of the irritating itch and spreading rash, the poison plants’ oil, urushiol (oo-roo-she-all). Urushiol “locks on” to skin cells within 20 minutes after exposure. Left untreated, skin will erupt into a red, itchy rash in 3 out of 4 people within 12 to 72 hours. Urushiol can also be picked up secondhand from contaminated clothes, pets, or tools.
Tecnu is especially formulated to “unlock” urushiol. Other products simply cover up the problem, while Tecnu cleanses the oil that causes the rash. Used in 2 to 8 hours, Tecnu can remove urushiol before the rash begins. Once the rash has started, washing with Tecnu helps remove any oils on the skin, allowing the skin’s natural healing process to begin without possible recontamination.
I love this product! It has helped me to stop the terrible rash outbreaks I use to get. Thank-you, I now can work on my acreage without fear!