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Prosthetic Guides — Prosthetic Moisturizers

3 Ways to Care For Your Dry Skin

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Dry skin is a common problem for amputees who wear a prosthesis every day. If your skin is chapped, red, cracked, or feels tight and uncomfortable after cleansing, then it's already dehydrated. Your skin has to be strong and healthy to survive the stress of wearing a prosthesis every day, and that means it needs to be hydrated. If your skin is too dry for comfort, here are 3 things you can do to get it back into shape. 

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Do I Really Need A Moisturizer?

Posted by Bryan Potok on

It may not seem like it, but each part of your prosthetic skin care routine is essential to the health of your skin, and to its ability to deal with the daily stresses that a prosthesis can cause. Not only does the skin on your limb need gentle cleansing, it also needs a daily dose of moisturizing. Making moisturizing a part of your regular skin care routine will help prevent dryness and chafing, reduce discomfort caused by skin drawn tightly over the bones, and keep your skin healthy and resilient. 

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Which Prosthetic Moisturizer Is Right For My Skin Type?

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Moisturizers keep skin hydrated, make it smoother and more resilient, and better able to retain moisture. There are a few products to choose from, but in order to get the most benefit from your moisturizer you'll need to find one that's suited to your skin type-- either dry, oily, sensitive, normal, or a combination. 

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