I wanted to share a product with you, for those of you with CRPS/RSD, or any other type of condition that limits your ability to use products on your skin.
With CRPS/RSD, the limb(s) that are affected, tend to get extremely dry. If your like me, using any type of lotion is a NO-NO! I’m either terrified of the lotion causing a flare, OR it hurts really bad to apply/rub it in.
One day, my feet (which both have CRPS) were extremely dry…To the point that my skin was starting to crack. I needed to figure something out! Or else my CRPS would just feel even worse (if that’s even possible).
My father, who absolutely LOVES Burt’s Bees, brought me a bottle of lotion to try. I was very hesitant at first, but realized that I needed to take care of this! So, I started to apply the lotion very gently. I was able to apply the lotion on both feet! Not only did it completely take care of the severe dry skin at the moment, but it wasn’t painful to apply!
I will say, it wasn’t 100% pain-free, but HELLO! with CRPS, touching the area at all hurts really bad. It wasn’t the lotion that hurt, it was just the fact that I was touching my feet in general.
So…What is this magical product?!
It’s Burt’s Bees ” Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey body lotion”!
This is what the description on Burt’s Bees website, says about the product!
“Soothing milk meets honey in this nourishing yet lightweight natural moisturizing lotion. Honey acts as a natural humectant, while aloe and sunflower oil soothe and moisturize skin.”
It makes sense to me… It’s all natural, and does not have any strong fragrances or any crazy stuff like that.
Those of you with CRPS/RSD, there is still hope. Never forget that. There are new treatments, products, technology, etc. coming out everyday that is available to make this horrible condition somewhat bearable.
Never ever give up hope.
The only bad news is, at least where I live… this particular lotion isn’t available. I don’t know if it’s because it sells out before I get to it, or if it’s because they don’t supply it. THIS COULD EASILY JUST BE WHERE I LIVE!
Either way, you can find this magical lotion here: Milk and Honey Body Lotion
Those of you who have CRPS/RSD, are there any particular products that you use, for anything (not just dry skin), that you swear by? Products that help your comfort/pain?
If you do, PLEASE share them! By leaving a comment on this post! Share and Make aware!
Thank you all for reading this,and I really hope this helps some of you who don’t know what to do about your dry skin/don’t know what kind of lotion to use.
It’s the small things in life that make a huge difference.<3
I hope you all have a pain-free/low pain day!
Love, Heather Lynn
Disclaimer: This is not a paid/sponsored post. I did NOT receive any compensation for writing this post, not any money or free products. I wrote this post, to help others with the same condition as me.
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Reblogged this on Heathers Treasure and commented:
Here is a Product that I HIGHLY recommend to those of you with CRPS/RSD.Really, I recommend this product by Burt’s Bees!
This post is from MY other blog, http://www.Hopeforyourcause.org =)
I absolutely love that milk and honey body lotion! It’s wonderful.
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