Enzymes are the "tools of nature" and help speed up the biological processes within the human body, including the repair of dry or damaged skin. (read more)
By infusing creams and lotions with enzymes, their use in moisturizing and repairing dry or damaged skin will help make the desired biochemical reactions happen faster than they would otherwise. Maintaining healthy and well moisturized skin will help keep the skin tissues intact and prevent an environment that is susceptible to open wounds. Once started, even the smallest of wounds, if left untreated, can quickly become a very serious problem for those who suffer from Lymphedema.
Because of the effect on the skin caused by Lymphedema, as well as the effects of treating and managing Lymphedema with gradient compression garments and bandages, proper skin care is a crucial and important component of an overall Lymphedema treatment and management regimen. Skin should be moisturized at least once daily by using a specially formulated moisturizing emollient which will help make the outer layer of skin softer and more pliable.