To Moisturise Or Not To Moisturise
So why have I launched into a blog post about skin care? Well I’ll tell you, although if your already a long term tight-lacer you’ll not need telling.
One of the important and widely debated factors in corset training is how to look after your skin when it’s under constant pressure 23/7 and only gets fresh air when you take your corset off to bathe and exercise.
There are many ideas on how to treat your skin to keep it healthy, but the two main approaches I’ve found are what I call the hard and the soft methods. The soft method involves lathering on cream whenever you take your corset off, letting it dry, then putting a light layer of perfume free talc or baby powder on before donning your corset again. This keeps the skin soft and moisturised and the talc soaks up any sweat that would cause irritation to the skin.
The hard method involves putting no moisturiser on at all. Just some talc when needed. The skin is then toughened up under the pressure of the corset and the lack of moisturiser. The tougher skin is suposed to be more robust and less prone to itching and pressure sores.
You can still get pressure sores though. When you get these they need to be treated with antibacterial cream like Sudocrem and you should wear your corset looser than normal until they clear up.