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Skin Care Products
Select Skin Care Options from a complete line manufactured by Medline. Our skin is a reflection of our health. When it’s clear and well-hydrated, we look healthy. To keep skin healthy so it can preform it's natural functions, maintaining its structure is key. With skin care products such as lotions and skin cream, you can help retain the moisture in your skin.
Lotion Creams Moisturize, Repair, Heal and Restore Skin
Helps Cleanse, Moisturize, Protect and Nourish the Skin
Moisture Barriers to Protect Skin and Prevent Irritation
Anti-Fungal-Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser Creams and Powders
Seating Cushions for Comfort, Skin Protection and Healing
Premium quality EquaGel wheel chair cushions are the key to comfort, proper leg and hip positioning and preventing pressure sores.
They can wick away moisture and keep the patient cool. More importantly, EquaGel wheelchair cushions can protect skin from bruising and breakdown. They can be thought of as a preventive SkinCare product.
Pressure Maps are helpful in choosing the right wheelchair cushion. View Pressure Map.
Cushions for Superior Comfort, Skin Care and Healing
Skin—The Ins and Outs
In keeping skin healthy, your goal is to maintain its natural balance and safeguard against external injury. The best way to achieve this goal is to cleanse, moisturize and protect skin on a regular basis. EZWalkerRollators has a complete line of skin care products to meet your needs. If you need extra protection, take a look at our antifungal cream or powder.
The skin is formed of several layers:
This top portion of skin is made up of its own layers. Its upper layer consists of dead cells that are constantly shed and replaced. Its base layer has cells that migrate toward the surface, transforming first into rich proteins and then becoming dead cells as they reach the upper layer. In the process, spaces between cells are packed with lipids or oils, forming a “wall” that retains moisture and helps to give healthy skin its appearance. This process continues throughout our lives—averaging 28-30 days in young skin and 50-60 days in aging skin (the slower the process, the less capacity skin has to protect against shearing). The epidermis does not contain blood vessels. It receives nutrients either from the deeper layers of the skin or through the use of topical skin care products.
Skin’s second layer, the dermis, contains nerves, blood vessels, sweat glands and hair follicles. It is a thicker layer comprised mostly of collagen. This protein keeps skin elastic and pliable by working with elastin fibers to maintain its structure. The epidermis and dermis are attached by rete pegs— fingerlike structures that facilitate blood flow, deliver nutrients to the epidermis, and provide protection against shear. Working together, the epidermis and dermis control moisture and prevent excess transepidermal water loss (e-TEWL).
Taking Care of Your Skin
Choose the Right Skin Cleanser
Cleansing the skin means maintaining the integrity of the outmost layer of skin, any soiling, dead cells and harmful microorganisms with either a body cleanser or a facial cleanser. While there are many cleansing options available, it’s best to consider their ingredients and how they affect the skin.
Moisturizer is a Must
Normally, 10 to 30 percent of the epidermis’ upper layer is water. If that drops below 10 percent, skin becomes dry and brittle and it can’t perform its natural functions. To maintain moisture, use skin care products with ingredients like humectants, which help bind water to skin. Humectants include glycerol (or glycerine), beta-glucan 1-3 and hyalurionic acid. Other natural ingredients can help by providing necessary fatty acids and lipids, and include olive oil, rose hip oil, safflower and sunflower oil, shea butter and grape seed oil. Basic ingredients, like paraffin, mineral oil and petrolatum, help protect against water loss by creating a “seal” on the skin. Moisturizers come in lotion and skin cream. The difference being that lotion contains a higher percentage of water. Look for products that maintain moisture for long periods of time, don’t require frequent reapplication, and are pH balanced without leaving a greasy residue. To lock in the most moisture, apply the skincare product immediately after showering or bathing.
For Extra Protection
Many of whom are affected by incontinence or limited mobility, typically require protection beyond that of a regular moisturizer. Urine, bacteria and ammonia can compromise the skin, disrupting its pH balance. When you need extra protection, we can help you with a variety of skin protectant pastes, antifungal creams or skin repair creams.
For treatment of superficial topical mycoses, or skin infections caused by fungal organisms, Medline’s Remedy Antifungal cream and powder both use miconazole nitrate 2.0%. It works by disrupting the organism’s membrane structure and function to inhibit fungal growth.
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