Monday, January 13, 2020

Are Moisturizers Safe to Use with Compression?

Finding quality compression that can withstand the lotions and oils we need to keep moisturized.
I get asked about compression garments all the time, and one of the questions I get asked is...

"Do body lotions & creams
break down compression?"

Well, that depends on your garment.

My compression garments are 100% safe to use with body lotions & creams, because I wear Juzo garments and ALL JUZO GARMENTS ARE LATEX FREE!

Garments made with elastic (rubber) can be damaged by wearing lotions & creams, so you will have to check with the manufacturer of the garments you wear to see they are latex free.

Some say to be safe just do not use lotions or creams when wearing compression. But as someone with Lipolymphedema (primary Lipedema with secondary Lymphedema) that is not an option.

Compression is used to help with edema, and moisturizers are used to keep the skin as healthy as possible, because it gets stretched and becomes fragile, so dry skin is not an option, even the smallest break in the skin can make you more prone to skin infections like cellulitis.

My daily routine includes moisturizing my legs and wearing my compression garments.

There are many moisturizer options, some of the ones members in the Lipedema Fitness Facebook group like are:
  • Aveeno
  • Coconut Oil
  • Eucerin
  • Lubriderm
  • Lymphoderm
  • Medi Comfort Cream
Comment below with your favorite and why.

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