The skin becomes thinner and fragile as the years go by. Therefore, care must be tailored and focus on improving moisture loss, preserving firmness and recover the tone to avoid sagging and wrinkling.
In addition, the skin of older people tends to have pruritus (itching or tingling) localized dermatosis caused by vascular stasis. The reason is that, losing moisture, the skin dries and this flaking, which is always linked to irritation and itching sensation. Thus, aging skin tends to evolve atopic and dry skin. For this reason, the skin care of the elderlyIt requires the use of products that provide greater protection and help recover some of the lost moisture.
Although most commonly directed care to face in order to prevent surface damage, such as wrinkles or expression marks, no less important are the body treatments.
One of the forgotten parts of the body of mature people are the hands . For years they have been fundamental, but as we grow older, we lose the perspective that their care is very important in everyday life .
Dryness accompanies age by decreasing the regenerative layer located in the dermis, plus the loss of extracellular matrix synthesis, decreasing the collagen and elastin fibers. This causes an increased risk of breaks in the epidermis, we noticed with the appearance of areas of desquamation, especially on palms and distal phalanges. It is also possible that more injuries occur and your healing is slower.
Basically we could summarize the necessary care for your hands at this stage of life in one word: hydration.
Because of its use as continuous, hands require more intensive supply of moisture. For it uses products which moisturize the skin surface by an oily base and glycerin that is easily absorbed. Furthermore, because of the itching sensation that accompanies dryness and dehydration, we recommend that you associate elements such as urea, which can decrease the symptoms of itching and irritation.
But not only require hydration, as well as wounds or injuries are frequent. Therefore, you can associate a healing component as important to recover the epidermal layer and reducing the closure time possible bruising or contusions open Centella asiatica.
Do not use irritating products such as alcoholic solutions or aggressive detergents without adequate protection.
Do not use very hot water hand washing, as it can accelerate the loss of the outer layer of the skin and this, combined with a low regeneration, be a source of irritation . Apply a moisturizer after washing, while the skin is still slightly wet, so that its absorption is more effective in maintaining moisture.
Try not to scratch even though there are moments when you can feel the dry and irritated skin. In doing so, you can rip or break this kind of fragile skin and make it vulnerable to infection.