Mudcat Café message #3469138 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148851   Message #3469138
Posted By: VirginiaTam
20-Jan-13 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: MudWimminzes: Your Self-Care Routine?
Subject: RE: BS: MudWimminzes: Your Self-Care Routine?
I don't use perfume or cologne or heavily scented soaps of lotions as they give me fierce headache. Even some natural scents flowers and essential oils can make me ill. Narcissus, lily and lavender are no go.

I use baby oil just after shower and Simple ™ between showers to moisturise.

TheSilentOne brushes my hair as my wrist hurts too much to do it. I don't use conditioner on hair as it clogs pores and causes sores on scalp. Can't colour hair for same reason.   Hair is falling out in clumps now due to meds so will soon cut it (myself) to shoulder length.

In near futile attempt to divert gum disease I brush and floss teeth 2 to 5 times a day.   Sjogrens causes malfunctioning salivary glands and when I wake middle of the night feeling like my mouth has been lined with cotton wool, I need to brush to get the salivary glands working again.

Nails are brutally short because I have never been able to stop biting them. Cuticles a mess.