The best type of cream to use after rolling, is, something you are used to and have used before.
However if you want to try something new, or check that what you are using is best, we have a few guidelines:
1. Unscented and Natural is always best
The less random chemicals and perfumes to irritate the skin in a cream, the better. Organic products are really suitable for this.
2. Hydration, Hydration, HYDRATION!
The biggest advantage to using creams/ gels on the skin after rolling, or just in a daily routine in general is that it helps keep the skin fresh and hydrated. Poorly hydrated skin looks dull, can be dry to the touch and flaky, and is often slower to recover from injury.
3. Natural Ingredients of note:
Aloe Vera, is a plant which is often used in soothing combinations to help alleviate the affects of burns, grazes and general skin abrasions. Its is known for its excellent hydrating and soothing properties.
Cocoa/ Shea Butter, is often used in creams to help combat dry and blemished skin, notably used in formulas designed to soften the skin and reduce the visibility of stretch marks and scarring.
Vitamin E, is found in Mangoes, Papaya Fruit, Kiwi Fruit and a variety of Nuts and Nut based oils, as well as green vegetables. It is very important for healthy skin, as its a useful antioxidant, and known for its restorative properties.
Massage! Massaging areas gently with your hands can really help improve circulation, which in turn can help the healing process. It also helps your skin get the benefit out of the cream/ gel you have decided to use. Massaging should be done in gentle circular motions with the pads of the fingers or flat of the hand.