Skin Deep

It’s important to look after our skin and to keep it supple and moisturised so that it can protect us by healing quickly from any cuts or bites. With that in mind, here are a few lotions and oils that work for me:

Avon – Skin so Soft
This oil helps to soften your skin and doesn’t leave any marks or smudges on your clothes. It’s best applied after a bath or shower when your skin is slightly damp to lock in the moisture, and because it contains citronella, it also helps to repel insects, which is a bonus.

Doublebase Gel
Recommended by my Lymphatic Masseuse as a non greasy, hydrating gel, Doublebase Gel is also great as a regular moisturiser. Simply apply it sparingly before and/or after washing.

Tip: Buy a smaller pocket sized tube and decant the gel from the larger pump version so you can have some with you wherever you are.e45-lotion

E45 Lotion
Used by many of my friends for different reasons, E45 is a light and unperfumed lotion which can be used all over the body. It’s easily absorbed and is perfect for sensitive skin. This is the one I use more than any other. It doesn’t cost a lot, it’s readily available, the pump makes it easy to use and it locks in moisture all day too.

Bio Oil
I bought Bio-Oil on the recommendation of my breast care nurse for use on my scars once they had completely healed. Whilst waiting for the scars to heal I decided to use it on my face, after removing my make-up and before I go to bed (as I’ve read that is also great for evening out skin tone). You don’t need to use a lot so apply it sparingly, rub it in well and wipe off any excess with a tissue.

See: LSN (Lymphoedema Support Network) Skin Care Advice

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