3 Reasons to Give Skin Care Products This Mother’s Day

by Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant & Nutritionist

TriDerma moisturizes mature skin.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, and here are three reasons the senior mom will appreciate products formulated for mature skin.

As we age, skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner, making it prone to injury and infection. Following a regimen designed to meet the needs of aging skin, especially for those managing incontinence, is important for overall health.

1. A cleansing routine must be gentle yet effective cleansing, especially for those managing incontinence. Cleansing should be followed by gently patting with a clean, dry towel. Cleansing options include soothing lotions and foams, antimicrobial products and no-rinse cleaners.

2. Senior skin needs daily moisture replenishment. Dry skin can crack and chafe, letting in infection-causing bacteria, especially on skin exposed to urine or stool. Moisturizers should be alcohol-free and made with protein-rich ingredients that absorb quickly.

3. Aging skin has special protection and treatment needs. It’s important to protect skin from perspiration and urine with a breathable moisture barrier. Problem skin may require products with natural oils that help skin re-establish its outer layer.

Because our skin is a reflection of our habits, it’s important to maintain overall good health through proper nutrition, exercise, drinking plenty of water and wearing sunscreen.

Dianna Malkowski
Visit our Skin Care page, or call 1-800-985-1353 for help choosing the right products and to learn how to get free, fast shipping on Mother’s Day gifts.

Dianna Malkowski is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and Mayo Clinic trained nutritionist specializing in diabetes, cancer, wound healing, therapeutic diets and nutrition support. She serves on the board of professional advisers for The CareGiver Partnership and enjoys working with patients and caregivers alike.

Watch this video on maintaining healthy skin.


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