You’ve had the bariatric weight-loss surgery and you are looking fabulous as you are feeling healthier, able to live a more active lifestyle and wear more fashionable clothing.
But you’re noticing that your skin seems to be so dry!
If you’ve e had a problem with acne or oily skin before, then you are elated that your skin has cleared up and is less oily.
But for those who started out with normal to dry skin to begin with, this new extra-dry skin poses a bit of an issue, even perhaps, a discomfort from itching and flakiness.
Not getting enough fluids in is probably the biggest culprit but not solely responsible.
Acne and oily skin often come as a result of certain foods. Things can be irritating as the increased dryness of the dry skin people who have basically cut out such foods that are fatty, fried, and greasy during surgery.
So, what should we do to take care of the skin so that it continues to function at its best for us?
- Experiment with little trial samples of these products to find out what soothes your skin issues the best.
Buy the smallest amount possible at first, in case of your skin doesn’t like a product, not so much money was spent on something you won’t use again.
- Carry some hand lotion with you in your handbag.
Hand lotion will be used several times a day, probably each time after you wash your hands.
Washing hands really dries out the skin since soap and tap water is harsh.
Your hands may be clean, but they tend to get so dry, you can barely pick up a single sheet of paper!
- Use bath salts at least twice a week.
A good soaking bath in bath salts will give your dry skin the extra treatment it needs. Bath salts soften the bath tap water for the skin while the skin absorbs the softness from the salts-just like clothing absorbs fabric softener.
If you do a lot of swimming in chlorinated pools, your skin will truly thank you after good bath salt soaking. Bath salts provide a long-lasting effect and make the skin feel refreshed.
Bath salts come in loose crystals or in solid forms that dissolve in warm water. I prefer the crystals because this allows you to control the amount you want to use per bath, be it a lot or a little.
Plain Epsom salts are the barebones if that are all you want, or you can buy the bath salts that are colored and perfumed to enhance your soaking pleasure and ambiance.
- Use a good moisture-rich product to protect your lips.
For problem lips that need help instantly, try a medicated lip balm that has special healing medicines that will take immediate affect to stop the cracking and burning. Lip balm should be worn throughout all seasons as the cold, heat, wind, and sun are not kind to unprotected lips.
- Buy sunscreens that offer not only efficient sun blockage for you, but also offer moisturizers.
If you’ve never babied or pampered your skin prior to surgery, then you need to begin doing it afterward.
You’ll find that you’re experiencing more touching/encounters than ever before because people want to hug you in congratulatory embraces as they tell you how happy they are for you. Make it a good experience for everyone involved as you drench your skin with great skin products.
Skincare is something that needs to become a part of your daily routine as much as getting enough fluids in after surgery. If you do this, your skin will feel healthier, look more radiant, and you will probably knock a few years off of your appearance too!
Continue to amaze others not only in your weight-loss achievements but in your general overall healthy appearance as well.
Remember those hugs that are coming!