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Senior Skincare: Is Your Bath Gentle Enough?

Senior Skincare: Is Your Bath Gentle Enough?

Our skin goes through various changes as we age. It may not be as supple as it used to be and may now be prone to dryness and irritation. This is why senior skin requires care and attention. As a provider of home healthcare services in Fort Washington Maryland we always make sure to care for the skin of our senior patients.

Various things in your daily routine can be damaging your skin. One great contributor to skin irritation and dryness is the way we take our baths. Here are some changes in bath routines we recommend to our senior patients:

  • Stop using bar soap.
    Harsh bath soaps should be replaced with gentle, creamy, and fragrance-free cleansers or emollients.
  • Switch to warm water.
    Hot water strips the skin’s natural oils. Go for a warm bath instead.
  • Use a washcloth.
    Skip the harsh bath brush and switch it over to a gentle washcloth instead.
  • Always moisturize.
    Apply a creamy, fragrance-free moisturizer formulated for dry skin within 3 minutes of bathing to keep skin moisturized.

Is it getting burdensome for you to bathe or go through your daily routine? You may benefit from our home health aides. We at Breakthrough Healthcare Services provide you with various healthcare services within the comfort and privacy of your home.

Our services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respite care, personal care, and skilled nursing services in Maryland.

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