What is the Skincare norm? Even with a disability, we want to look after ourselves!!!

Updated: Mar 29

Overall Skincare


It's an average day for everyone, we all know that we should look after their skin, even if we have a disability. It shouldn’t matter what type of skin you have, however, the ability to look after one’s skin is paramount even for those of us who have disabilities. But it is forgotten that we are just the same as anyone else. We age just as much as anyone else, if not more so.


If we can’t reach certain areas. Because of this, we end up with sores or skin conditions that put us back in the hospital. Which is not financially stable for the local medical profession. Nor our own mental and personal care. Self-care is an important part of being well both physically and mentally.


There are a few ways to do this.


This post is concentrating on facial cream and the equipment that I use and what I think of the treatments. Until recently this has not been a real thought to me, as I am relatively active, and I have a partner who would put cream on my arms and legs. Some people are not so lucky. It means a case for independence for those who can actually do some of their own self-care. I plan to do a post on different bits at a later time.


A Blank Canvas!


Starting with a blank canvas meaning an unmade up face. That’s if you can? If not that’s ok because I’ll explain from the beginning.


Coming from a makeup-free face, I use a cleanser, to get rid of any residue of any pollution on my skin.


I have a combination of dry/normal skin. Meaning it's quite flakey too. I despair at times about this, having felt that wearing makeup is not an option. However, recently I have started again slowly. That’s another post altogether.



I even double or even triple cleanse my face. I mean that I use a cleanser that you shake together to work. Like this one

You can get that from here.Then I will use water as the final cleanser. Using these products I use cotton pads to apply them with as I have found using the bigger reusable pads not feasible for me.


Because my fine motor skills are not skilled enough to use a super flexible cloth that is being advertised, for their eco-friendliness. I would recommend that you get those if you can. If not get these as these are recycled cotton wool. You can get them here


Toner:


I then use a toner to close my pores. The one I use at the moment is the Superdrug vitamin e hydrating mist.

This will be updated once I change my toner I will let you know. Right now though I just let it dry naturally. you can get it here


Moisturiser


This is the most important stage in your skincare in some regards because you are putting moisture back into your skin. This depends on how old you are. I am in my late forties, currently using two different types. One of which is a night time one and the other is a day time one.


My daytime one is the l'oreal golden age.

The reason for this is because my skin is so dry that it flakes badly. It smells like cola cubes and is coloured similarly. This is a lovely smell. The colour does not affect your skin tone pigmentation. You can get it here. It has helped my skin improve its condition and feel. In the evening I use Nivea night time

which has no scent. You can get that here I started by using a mask silicone brush

to apply both products by just smearing them in four places. Before spreading it across my face with my hands. You can get them here


But as I am using both of these products both tubs are emptying making it harder to get the cream out. I have decided to go back to using the pallet brush.


I prefer using my fingers and the palm of my hand as I can spread the cream easily. I wish more creams were in tubes, making it easier to squeeze the cream on my fingertips so that I can spread it across my face.

Applying it to start with though I use the brush to start with. You can get them from most stores that sell makeup tools like Amazon, Superdrug, Boots just to name a few.


Changes in seasons!


While writing this post the clocks are changing. It is changing from winter to spring. Your skin changes, just like the seasons, meaning it is time to change moisturiser. I am waiting for my first order of one of my favourite bb creams. Which will be arriving in the first week of April.


which you can get here

SPF and skincare!


For me, this is a no brainer. No matter how old you are your skin gets damaged by the rays of the sun and pollution in the air. It is harder to find moisturizers that have SPF in them at the low end of the market. There are more, coming every month. What I am using right now has that included in them. It is also good to have the right SPF for your skin. It depends on what type of skin you have and how fair it is to pick the correct type of SPF for you. That also will be another post on this, at a later point.


What now?


At this point you are will be ready to complete your look if you are doing this in the morning or to remove your makeup after a long day. This can be used as your meditative or quiet time, to concentrate on yourself and your mental wellbeing.


Its up to you


Now it is up to you and what you do to get your face healthy looking and feeling amazing even without makeup.

 

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