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Geriatric Skincare

Treatment at Auro Skin Clinic

Introduction to Geriatric Skin Care

  • Geriatric skin care focuses on addressing the unique needs of aging skin in older adults. As the skin undergoes natural changes with age, a tailored skincare routine becomes essential for maintaining skin health and well-being.

What are the types of Urticaria?

  • Aging skin undergoes various changes, including:

  • Reduced production of collagen and elastin, leading to loss of skin elasticity.

  • Thinning of the epidermis, making the skin more prone to injuries.

  • Diminished oil production, contributing to dryness.

  • Slower cell turnover, potentially leading to a dull complexion.

  • Increased susceptibility to bruises and tears.

Essential Components of Geriatric Skin Care

  • Gentle Cleansing: Use mild, hydrating cleansers to avoid stripping the skin of natural oils.

  • Hydration: Regular application of moisturizers to combat dryness and promote skin suppleness.

  • Sun Protection: Daily use of broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.

  • Nutrition: A balanced diet rich in antioxidants and nutrients that support skin health.

  • Topical Treatments: Products containing retinoids, antioxidants, and peptides to address specific aging concerns.

Special Considerations

Geriatric skin care takes into account specific concerns such as:

  • Skin Conditions: Addressing conditions like dermatitis, eczema, or skin cancer, which may become more prevalent in older adults.

  • Fragility: Handling the skin with care due to increased fragility.

  • Medication Side Effects: Being mindful of medications that may impact skin health.

Preventing and Managing Skin Issues

Proactive measures for preventing and managing skin issues include:

  • Regular skin checks for unusual moles or changes in skin texture.

  • Prompt treatment of skin infections or irritations.

  • Seeking dermatological advice for persistent skin concerns.

Lifestyle Factors

  • Encouraging healthy lifestyle habits, such as staying hydrated, getting adequate sleep, and maintaining a nutritious diet, contributes to overall skin health.

Importance of Regular Check-ups

  • Periodic dermatological check-ups are crucial for detecting and addressing skin issues early, preventing complications.

Emotional Well-being

  • Geriatric skin care is not only physical but also considers the emotional well-being of older adults, promoting self-esteem and confidence.

​Individualized Approach

  • Recognizing that each person's skin is unique, geriatric skin care embraces an individualized approach to address specific needs and concerns.

Geriatric skin care emphasizes a holistic and individualized approach to promote healthy skin aging. By incorporating proper skincare practices, addressing specific concerns, and seeking professional advice when needed, older adults can enjoy skin that is well-nourished, protected, and reflects their overall well-being.


The above clinical content is published by The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) for circulation amongst patients for their education purposes.


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