How to Care for Skin After a Cast is Removed

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After a cast is removed, your skin is very sensitive. Pamper your delicate skin with the help of a skin care specialist in this free video.

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Hello, my name is Courtney Gomez. I've been a Makeup Artist and Skincare Specialist for upwards of five years. And today, we'll be talking about taking care of skin after a cast has been removed. For this, you're going to need an antibacterial sensitive skin cleansing liquid. You're also going to need a washcloth; you know, either your everyday standard washcloth. But, what would were, work even better is a washcloth that is a little bit rougher that can provide a light exfoliation. So, when you just removed the cast, that skin that was held underneath there, it really didn't ever get to see the light of day as I'm sure you will know. Which means that, it never got to expel its dead skin. So, you're going to have a lot of dead skin there; but, you're not going to want to immediately exfoliate either because the skin underneath is going to be extremely sensitive. So, the first three days of care, you're going to want to do light cleansing. So, here, I have the antibacterial soap and just as if you would wash your hands with water, warm water, you're just going to want to apply it to the affected area. And nothing harsh, nothing rough and after each wash, you're going to want to moisturize with a non-fragrant, non-alcohol moisturizer. And you're just going to do some light rubbing. The massage actually brings blood to the surface of the skin which is full of white blood cells, healing white blood cells that will help heal the skin. You're not going to want to shave for the first three days. So, if this is a cast you had on your leg, don't shave. Shaving is also an exfoliant and it might be painful and plus, you want to give yourself time to heal. You want to give yourself time, your skin to naturally expel those dead skin cells. So, for the first three days, liquid soap and a non-perfume moisturizer. After that, you are going to want to do some light exfoliation. So, soak the affected area in a tub or fill a tub up with some hot water and soak. Soak for a good five, ten minutes and then, you're going to want to use your washcloth. So, maybe for the first day, just your regular washcloth which will be fine if you don't have something more coarse. But, to do the exfoliation, again, very very light, just small circular motions; getting over the entire affected area. And of course, you're always going to want to end with your moisturizer. Thank you for watching. Again, my name is Courtney Gomez, and in this video we discussed how to take care of your skin after a cast has been removed.

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