I'm a 'less is more' type person. The less you use on your skin, the less chance you have of being allergic/getting a leak. All I use is an Eakin Seal and my one piece bag.
You have to experiment. Try leaving one step out at a time and see if that reduces/increases your weartime. You may find you can get along well without using all the products that you're 'supposed' to.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
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