When suffering with incontinence maintaining healthy skin is essential. It is important to treat the skin and maintain a good skincare routine to reduce the risk of infection. As we get older our skin becomes thinner and tends to dry, therefore it is easier to damage. The chance of skin damage is higher for individuals who are unable to move and spend most of their time either in a wheelchair or in bed.
The skin has its own natural barrier, the barrier shields your skin to protect it from the outside world. Just like every other organ the skin has its own way of protecting itself. The skin barrier is important as it serves as the body’s first line of defence against environmental aggressors. The skin barrier can become damaged due to stress, pollution, exposure to UV rays, blue light from devices and infrared radiation.
Skin Care Lotion
Regularly using lotion and moisturiser should be a part of any good skin regimen, but some are better than others. It is important to choose a lotion with plenty of vitamins, that is oil free, and has been allergy and dermatologist tested. Abena skincare lotion comes in both fragrance and fragrance free options. It is a lightweight moisturiser made to nourish the skin and strengthen the skin barrier against environmental stresses. The lotion contains vitamins A, E and F. Vitamin A is a nutrient important to vision, growth, cell division and immunity, as well as having antioxidant properties. Vitamin E helps to maintain healthy skin and eyes, while strengthening the body’s natural defence against illness and infection. Vitamin F is a combination of two essential fatty acids which offer health benefits such as reducing inflammation. With these vitamins combined as well as Shea butter this lotion is perfect for dry skin that is in need of some TLC.
Intensive care cream
Abena intensive care cream is ideal for all types of skin and helps to restore the skins natural moisture level. This cream can be suitable for dry, irritated or damaged skin as well as skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, rash and psoriasis. With a rich lipid content (70%) it helps improve the skin barrier with a non-greasy feel. The cream improves the skin barrier form the minute it is applied for up to 8 hours after application.
Zinc oxide spray
Zinc is an important nutrient for healthy skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is useful for inflammatory skin conditions including eczema and ulcers. Our Zinc Oxide cream spray protects and regenerates the skin, promoting a natural skin restoration for up to 24 hours. The spray applicator minimizes the use of friction and in turn prevents contamination. The spray aids in improving the skin overtime, resulting in hydrated skin that is protected against potential irritants. Zinc Oxide is known best for its antiseptic properties and includes ingredients such as; calendula and chamomile to soothe and calm the skin.