One of the less thrilling side effects of Eosinophila, the super elevated white blood cell count from which I currently am suffering, is extraordinarily itchy legs. (My Infectious Diseases consultant at the hospital tells me this is a classic symptom.)
Short of wearing mittens to stop me scratching, the best solution is to use some kind of emollient cream. It obviously can’t stop the itchy feeling, but it can soothe my poor battered skin and prevent any extra itchyness caused by dry skin.
So far the absolutely most moisturising product I’ve found is Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Body Elixir which not only smells heavenly, but locks in moisture, calming my skin, and keeping it soothed & moisturised for hours. And, being from wonderful Neal’s Yard, it contains 84% certified organic ingredients.
It contains the powerful antioxidant acai, skin-friendly omegas 6 and 9, as well as being packed full of Fair Trade cocoa butter and Brazil nut oil. This means that it is a very heavy moisturiser, and you need to give it time to sink in. That makes it perfect in the summer in shorts weather, when my legs are out anyway, and great in the winter when I want something powerful to sink into my skin after a bath when I am lolling around in a dressing gown.
And at the moment it seems to stop the urge to remove my epidermis, which is categorically a good thing
Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Body Elixir £27.50
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