Aging skin is prone to dryness, which can lead to a variety of skin diseases if not treated. Dry skin makes the skin feel itchy, flaky, and rough. It also has many causes including cold or dry weather, sun damage, harsh soaps, and overbathing.
As an experienced provider of home care services in Westchester, Illinois, we can assist your elderly loved one with personal care, including their skincare routine. Our caregivers are always ready to lend a helping hand when it comes to personal hygiene and styling.
Allow us to provide tips on how we usually assist our clients’ skincare routines.
Soaps with harsh formulations can strip away natural oils that are essential to keeping skin moisturized.
- We do not let seniors bathe more than once daily.
Bathing more than once a day can remove the natural oils from your skin too.
- Moisturizing right after bathing.
The best time to moisturize skin is while it is still damp from the shower or bath. Pat the skin dry before applying a rich moisturizer or lotion.
- Keeping them hydrated.
As part of our personal care services, our home maker services help our seniors keep up with their water and liquid intake every day.
- Skin conditions
We make sure that our seniors keep up with their medications that help treat skin diseases, such as eczema.
Looking your best is important to help boost confidence, which can ultimately make a positive impact on your loved one’s mental and physical well-being. At Benevolence Home Services LLC, we make sure to provide client-centered services to maintain their overall health and wellness at home and in the community.