Your patients’ fragile skin requires special attention, because it may put them at higher risk for injuries such as skin tears. Using a skin care system of products that’s scientifically formulated with botanical-rich ingredients can help maintain your patients’ skin health, particularly for older and more vulnerable patients.
Helping to minimize skin tears calls for a holistic approach, and it can start with choosing the right skin care system. Look for cleansers, moisturizers, barriers and protectants that are specially formulated for at-risk skin and contain nutrient-rich botanical ingredients. Also take note of what’s not in your skin care, such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates and fragrance—these may all cause adverse skin reactions.
Cleansing and moisturizing
While cleansing is essential to any skin care routine, many standard soaps have a high pH level, which can damage skin.1 Be sure to look for a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser. When choosing a moisturizer, studies have shown that a pH-balanced, fragrance-free moisturizer can also greatly reduce the incidence of skin tears.1 For extra moisture control, add a botanical-rich barrier cream and protectant.