Special skin care products for lovely legs
Do you wear compression stockings? If you do, you are certainly not alone – venous disorders are widespread conditions among Germans, about 90% of adults have changes in the veins of their legs.
Patients with venous disorders know: the skin under compression garments itches. But special skin care products such as gels, creams and sprays offer quick and simple relief. Since the skin of patients with venous diseases needs particular attention you should include special skin care in your daily routine. According to a recent study conducted by Ruhr University Bochum, care products form an important part of compression treatment. Because: the right creams don't only make the skin beautifully smooth, they achieve a whole lot more besides. We'll show you how the individual beauty products work and what you must look out for.
The mode of action of modern compression stockings
As the word compression suggests, the stockings exert compression. They are knitted with very close stitches to narrow distended veins from the outside. The venous valves close better again and pump the blood back to the heart. It flows more quickly through the veins, thus preventing oedema and thromboses. Air-permeable high-tech fibres (Clima Comfort in mediven) ensure a pleasant microclimate of the skin. Silver ions in the toe (mediven elegance) or even in the whole garment (mediven forte) have an antibacterial action. The fibres are easy to care for and prevent the deposition of skin particles, grease and salts.
My skin is itchy – why?
The blood can no longer circulate properly due to venous disease and the skin stores less moisture. It is pressed from the deeper layers of the skin up to the surface where it evaporates. The result: the skin's moisture balance loses its natural equilibrium. The skin becomes dry and itches, but this doesn't have to be the case.
Help your skin and give it the moisture it needs from the outside. Quite simply, by pampering yourself every morning and evening with special products from your medical retailer. Preferably with the high-quality skin care range from medi. Important: when choosing the products, remember the different needs of your skin: during the day it needs to be cooled and refreshed, at night the moisture balance needs to be restored and the upper skin layer given the chance to calm down.
Conventional care products can attack the material of your compression stocking, so the best possible treatment results are no longer guaranteed. With the medi care range for your skin you can be sure that only tried-and-tested and high-quality active ingredients are used that are matched to your compression garment. Furthermore: look for the period-after-opening symbol, the "open jar". The month shown in the jar shows you how long the contents can be kept after opening the packaging.
How do the individual care substances work?
medi has all you need for trim legs and feet: a care gel for during the day (medi day), a skin care cream for at night (medi night), a cooling spray for in between (medi fresh), a gentle cream foam (medi soft), a relaxing foot bath (medi novee), a foot peeling (medi smooth) and an intensive care product (medi blando).
Here is a summary of the most important constituents and their effects:
- Hamamelis Virginia: the active substance in this medicinal plant (witch-hazel) is known for its vessel-sealing effect.
- Horse chestnut: this medicinal plant acts to tone up vessel walls and restore the resilience of the venous system.
- Menthol: has a pleasantly cooling action and refreshes.
- Jojoba oil: the oil of the jojoba plant calms and regenerates the skin and inhibits the growth of bacteria.
- Urea: this rich and healing active substance binds moisture.
- Hops: the anti-inflammatory power of hops soothes the skin and inhibits the growth of bacteria.
- Marigold: helps inhibit inflammation and heal wounds.
- Panthenol: moisturises and promotes wound healing.
- Pumice stone: frees the feet from calluses with its naturally gentle peeling properties.
Beside the choice of compression stocking, specific skin care plays an important role in compression treatment. With these high-quality cosmetics from your medical retailer, you can feel good in compression stockings.