How to wash skin when allergic to water: Woolite, Microfiber, Pat dry, then Witch Hazel
My skin screams when washed with water since I was a kid. I suffer silently, avoid washing or when I do, I go for a run to distract myself which doesn’t work.
Today, I combined a few experiments into one. So far, so good. No screaming nerves.
Woolite is basically Kerosene wrapped in wax.
Witch Hazel is mild skin pain relief. (razor burn and I guess this too)
Turning your tub into a washing machine for your body.
a) Run cold bath water in tub with plug in.
b) Put a little Woolite in a large cup.
c) Fill rest of cup with cold water.
d) Splash mixture from cup on part of body to be washed.
e) For about 15 mins so Woolite can work maximum:
e1) Pick up mixture from tub.
e2) Splash mixture from cup on part of body to be washed.
e3) You can turn off tub water anytime.
The mixture will get weaker as the tub water runs but will still be strong enough.
f) After about 15 mins has passed, run microfiber cloth over body parts to be washed. Do it gently but the dirt will come off, even if it’s been months.
g) Splash mixture from tub on skin a few more times to rinse off loose dirt from microfiber dirt grabbing.
h) Pat body parts damp dry but DO NOT RUB.
i) While still damp, rub Witch Hazel over body parts.
You might think, “Oh no, but I never FULLY rinsed with water!
But that’s the point. You always used treated water and therefore your skin is protected from the harshness of raw water.