Home remedies for elderly skin in winters
Aug 11, 2023
The winter season has many good things to offer like hot beverages, cozy woolen clothes, and lots of sleep! But one thing that is not good about this season is DRY SKIN. Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by cracking or itching. Maintenance of the skin is very important every season, and there are different tips and tricks that can be used on a regular basis to keep the skin healthy. Keeping elderly skin healthy is a bit more tricky than normal skin as the skin gets thinner, dryer, and more fragile with time! Elderly skin requires more care and more attention because ignoring elderly skin care can lead to different skin infections, rashes, and even bedsores.
Here are some useful tips that can help prevent dryness of the skin in winter:
Regular Moisturization: Daily moisturization helps in hydrating the body, it also reduces dryness and oiliness in winter. Moisturizer to the skin is like water to us, the body just needs it! And as in summer, we consume more water to win over dehydration, just like our body in winter consumes more moisturizer to win over dryness.
Cover the skin: Winters means less exposure to the sun, still, whenever you step out with your seniors, make sure to cover their hands and feet as the sun can increase dryness in the skin which can eventually damage it. You can also use sunscreen to protect your skin. You can also protect the face, cover the nose, ears, and eyes properly with a bandana or napkin, and make them wear sunglasses too.
Hydration is the key: More hydration means more fluids in the body, either in the form of water, juices, shakes, or soups. Hydration decreases dryness and also helps in bringing a glow to the face. It also plays a crucial part in making the skin smoother! Basically, it is moisturization from within.
Wear Sunscreen: Exposure to UV rays can damage the DNA in skin cells. It is important to protect the skin with sunscreen while stepping out. UV rays can also damage the eyes! Precautionary steps can help in decreasing the damage to almost nil.
Bathe with lukewarm water: It’s very cruel to say that don’t bathe with hot water on a winter morning but, the hot water takes all the moisture from the body which is not good for the elderly skin! Instead, try to bathe with lukewarm water in winter, and also try to use the towel gently on the skin of the elderly.
Add Humidifiers: This is an optional one depending on the condition and also the geographical location of the elderly. Humidifiers as the name explain help in making the a ‘sphere more humid which is beneficial for the skin.
Home remedies for bedridden patients in winter
For those who are bedridden, it is more difficult to take care of the skin as they are constantly in the same position for hours. We already know that the skin of old people is more fragile and is also more susceptible to drying up during winter! Putting more pressure on the skin can lead to bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers. It is very important to prevent bedsores at an early age as pressure ulcers can be life-threatening too.
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Home remedies for the elderly who wear Adult Diapers
Adult Diapers can leave excessive moisture in the diaper area that can create skin infections, itching, and rashes in the intimate areas of the patient. The Elderly usually don’t share the problem they are facing as it is embarrassing for them, they choose to suffer in silence. So what can be done to end their suffering? Home remedies for this condition should be ignored, as they can be more embarrassing and discomforting (Because of the greasy substances).
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The elderly are the most important part of the family! Just like we are aware of their health and diet, let’s increase our attention on skincare too! Let’s go out of the box to help our elderly in this winter season.