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Understanding the main principles of skin care in older adults

Voegeli, David (2012) Understanding the main principles of skin care in older adults Nursing Standard, 27, (11), pp. 59-68.

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Abstract

The skin is a complex organ with multiple functions. It undergoes two distinct ageing processes – intrinsic and extrinsic ageing – leading to specific changes in the structure and function of an older person’s skin. These changes reduce the effectiveness of the skin barrier and increase the vulnerability of the skin to breakdown. Knowledge of these changes enables a better understanding of the skin care needs of older people and how to promote healthy skin. Nurses are ideally placed to assess older people’s skin holistically, and the adoption of skincare protocols comprising cleansing, protection, hydrating and replenishing can have a significant effect on patient outcomes

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Published date: 14 November 2012
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 345244
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/345244
ISSN: 0029-6570
PURE UUID: 7b4977aa-fc16-4d22-9eba-6fe71af5799a
ORCID for David Voegeli: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3457-7177

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Date deposited: 14 Nov 2012 14:27
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:11

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Author: David Voegeli ORCID iD

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