Yesterday I shared the
beauty survival products I use in the shower, for my hair and skin. Today I am sharing the products I use when I am sore, and the ‘luxury’ ones.
The list is a modified challenge set by My Favourite Things.
Note – these products work best for me, and I recommend you seek your doctor’s advice before trying them on you or your child.
When I am sore I usually have a bath. I use a combination of these three products – all from the supermarket. Olive oil and table salt, or bleach.
I keep my olive oil in a pretty ceramic decanter in the bathroom. I use about a cup each of oil and salt to a bath two thirds full of water.
Bleach baths are not scary. They reduce inflammation and infection, and actually moisturise. I use half a cup of bleach to a bath two thirds full of water. Bleach baths were recommended by my top dermatologist. And he knows his shit. I even splash the water on my face.
When I first had a bleach bath, I did it at my parents’ place in case things went wrong and they had to rush me to hospital. Nothing went wrong. It did reduce the inflammation on my face and Dad kept singing Michael Jackson’s Black or White. It was funny.
I also soak chux cloths in salt water and use them as face and body compresses when I am sore.
Usually these are last resort options – when I am almost dead or in hospital.
Silvazine is a burns treatment. I use this with bandages like a mummy. Like this. (Except never Silvazine on my face.)
Diprasone is used on my body too. Maybe on my face, but I think it’s more likely to be Sigmacort.
Both have side effects. Silvazine can be absorbed into the body. I fear I will end up like the guy who turned blue from absorbing silver.
I guess these are my real beauty products. Luxury items!
I hate removing nailpolish so I usually only wear it on my toes.
It was fun compiling and writing this extensive list.
I hope you found my list interesting and of course, useful. I am particularly keen on hearing back from people with ichthyosis. There is nothing glamourous about my
beauty survival regime. It’s relatively cheap, but I only wish more of it was listed on the PBS for the Medicare Safety Net. Please remember, these products work best for me, and I recommend you seek your doctor’s advice before trying them on you or your child.