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For those living with Primary, Secondary & Paediatric Lymphoedema Online & in the Community

Winter Skin Care


When the weather starts to get colder, wind, dry air from central hearing and low humidity can possibly make your skin. dry flaky and itchy.  Long hot showers might be nice to warm you through but are likely to contribute to dry skin.  Warm showers are preferable, but as always this is a personal choice.  Although temperatures are lower you can still get sun burnt and snow can also act as a reflector, therefore, don’t go without your sunscreen.

Skin from autumn and throughout winter can become chapped and dry.  If you start to scratch because your skin has become dry, then you may cause a break in the skin which allows the possibility of infection which isn’t good for lymphoedema skin.  Read more ...

Central Heating can have quite an effect on your skin.  Turn your central heating off at night or down low, not only will this reduce your skin from drying out, but you might benefit from lower heating bills.  It is always advisable to have a drink of water or herbal tea before you go to bed which will help to keep you hydrated at night.  I also keep a bottle of water on my bedside table whatever the temperature outside.

Tip 1

Exfoliate with a soft body scrub

Tip 2

Body Brush   Read more ...

Tip 3

Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise

Once a day preferably twice a day