Let’s talk about emollients…

Moisturise. Moisturise. Moisturise.

Ive written it too many times now, it doesn’t look right.

Moisturising my skin is literally all I do all day. Well that’s what it feels like anyway. I actually really enjoy moisturising and looking for new emollients to try but recently it has become more of a chore. I don’t want to slather my body is creams/ ointments right before bed, I just want to get in bed!

I also have that type of skin that soaks up emollients really quickly so I have to repeat the process quite a few times through out the day. No one likes that struggle of trying to put clothes on after you’ve put a thick ointment all over your body. The struggle!!!

A moisturiser that I do have time for is Doublebase Gel. I only discovered this a couple of months ago when my doctor recommended it to me. It’s great! I get very angry, red eczema patches when I have a flare and I have found that Doublebase protects and hydrates my skin after the first application! The redness that usually lingers for a few weeks completely went after a few days! This is a first for me,as I am normally still a lobster waaayyy after the itchiness has gone!

As an all over body moisturiser I find it greasy at first but it sinks in really quickly and leaves the skin hydrated. I use it every morning after a shower and by the time I have done my makeup, it’s sunk in and it doesn’t leave a residue on my clothes. Bonus! I would definitely recommend Doublebase Gel to anyone suffering with skin complaints!

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I get my Doublebase Gel prescribed to me by my doctor but if you are struggling to get your hands on it you could always have a look on http://www.helloskinshop.co.uk I have heard great things about this website and they literally sell everything you will ever need to soothe any skin condition!

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