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Common Senior Problem: Dry Skin

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Aging affects every aspect of your senior loved ones’ life—the most noticeable involving their physical appearance, particularly their skin. Most of these effects are a natural part of growing older, such as loose facial skin, sunspots, transparent or loosened skin, and dryness, among others. However, this does not mean that they should just be accepted as such because, one, they may be signs of an underlying health condition and, two, something can still be done about them.

Skin care for the elderly is one of our many areas of expertise as a provider of Home Care in Arizona. Let us at Comfort Covenant Home Care, LLC, give you an overview of one of the common skin problems for seniors—dry skin.

To begin with, dry skin is a skin condition characterized by itching, scaling, and cracking, among others. Some of the most common causes of this condition include:

  • Loss of oil glands caused by aging
  • Health problems such as diabetes and kidney or liver disease
  • Dehydration
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Medication

Most of these causes are preventable through lifestyle changes and by introducing new habits to your daily activities. Let us help you in your journey through the in-home care services we offer. Meanwhile, you can practice the following at home to relieve the uncomfortable effects of this condition:

  • Use moisturizers consistently and choose one according to your needs.
  • Take fewer baths and use mild soaps.
  • Use a humidifier, especially when the air feels dry.

Our years of experience as a home care agency in Phoenix, Arizona has taught us that many conditions can still be treated with proper guidance and compassionate services. This is how you know you are in good hands. Enlist our services today!

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