Firstly, I hope you are all ok and staying safe – perhaps enjoying the slightly relaxed rules to be able to see a few family and friends is certainly lovely if you’re able too.
A WEEK OF HOSPITAL VISITS
I had 6 emergency GP, hospital, Dr’s and scan visits last week – across 4 counties! A swollen knee for no reason had me injecting with blood thinners and GP & surgeon emergency appointments were not helped by a bank holiday! All the medical teams were of course fantastic but things are happening a lot slower and with no admissions in hospitals, as a result of COVID-19, so I know so many of the secondary medical staff and consultants have been frustrated that they can’t crack on with operations to relieve patients pain. I feel for you and your relatives if your medical situations are on hold.
The good news is the worst is over and I now need to work out how to do intensive physio safely / remotely. I certainly got through a lot of masks, hand sanitiser and gloves. It was nerve racking having to wait 7-14 days to see if I’ve picked anything up, after so much exposure, and certainly sent me into a hand washing and cleaning frenzy!
I found it helpful to have a small Kipling bag over my shoulder, packed full of spare gloves, masks and hand sanitizers (as they need to be changed regularly before you touch your face or car keys etc,). I also did a full strip off at the door before having a shower and washing my clothes. It certainly brought home what daily life must be like for our fabulous NHS workers!
BEAUTY FAQ’S WHEN WEARING A MASK
My FAQ’s have been very topical about the problems with NHS and key workers skin under PPS & PPE. It’s the next skin problem I have been speaking to industry and press about because all of us will be wearing masks in certain situations going forward. You can take a listen to my FAQ video here.
BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS
My key recommendations are the same for both for professional protective skin problems or us all wearing daily masks in some situations. I certainly felt sweat building up quickly under the mask so probiotic / anti-septic sprays and products are key to balance these sweaty areas. These have worked for me and the NHS workers I have recommended too:
Korres Greek Yoghurt Face Mask – A personal favourite on my eczema and psoriasis prone skin. I use it straight after removing my mask in my car as a fast track soother. Then when home after washing hands and showering, I am applying this soothing rebalancing mask
Elemis Kefir Mist – Easy to spray on skin during day, when safe to do so, to help keep skin in balance
Tea Tree Spray – Great if you are prone to spots because of the sweat and heat build up
Tea Tree Wash – For the more comb/oily sweaty problems but also great on the whole body if you have sweat rash under protective clothing
Always remember to patch test!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
I’ll also be LIVE on QVC Wednesday 8pm and then again on Friday at 10am and 7pm.
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