Just like the function of healthy skin, a barrier cream forms a protective layer over the skin that augments the natural barrier function of the skin itself.
Barrier creams have many applications, not just in general skin care, for example, sometimes occupations that put the hands in contact with substances that could cause harm, need a good barrier cream to protect the skin from potential chemicals, impurities and caustic irritants.
As many of you will already know, one of the most important aspects of wound and injury care is to protect from the risk of infection, which can be caused when dirt, or water enters the area of the wound.
In the current times, with the ever-present threat created by the global Covid-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that people are taking much greater care over their general hygiene, but one of the most striking aspects of this has been the increase in the use of no-rinse shampoos and no rinse body washes. What could be the reason for this?
Most people think of the elderly as having age-related health problems. This is true – an older body is weaker and more prone to illness and injury – but not every condition can be attributed to old age.
Years ago, there was a time when homes were built with few differences that set them apart from the house next door?
Unfortunately, back in those days, wheelchair access was barely a concern. Homes were built with narrow, steep staircases, equally narrow doorways and lots of irregularly shaped rooms.
Could a mobility scooter really make you more active? Aren’t they going to stop you from moving around, leaving you sitting for the rest of your life?
If you’re getting older and finding that staying fit and active is becoming harder, then you might be pleased to know that buying a mobility scooter could actually improve your fitness.
Carers UK recently published figures stating that there were 6.5 million carers across the UK. This included 20% of all people aged 50-64, and 1.3 million people aged 65 or over. These carers are people that shouldn’t be struggling financially, but will be due to their age.
Carers aged 50 and above might be unable to work. They will be providing care on a very limited budget. Financial support may be available, but won’t always be enough.
Even the younger generations of carers have their difficulties. 178,000 are under the age of 18, so won’t have their own good source of income, and a further 2.4 million people are ‘sandwich carers’, balancing their care of an elderly relative with raising their own families. Clearly, that doesn’t leave a lot of spare money.
People buying their first mobility scooters will find a wealth of information to sift through. All of this information could potentially be useful when you’re narrowing down your choice, whittling your options down to just one mobility scooter that you’d eventually like to buy.
It once might have been that mobility scooters were considered to be the reserve of the elderly. In recent years, that’s all changing.
Now, mobility scooters are often picked as the transport option of choice for younger people with mobility difficulties, many of which are in their 50s, 40s, 30s and even 20s.