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As part of Aromacare’s Top 10 practices for Aromatherapy in Aged Care we would like to introduce you to:  

Improving skin integrity with Aromacare

"In Australia, skin tears account for 54.8% of all wound types in the elderly, with up to 25% of residential aged care facility residents suffering from a pressure wound, leg ulcer or skin tear at any one time" 
http://www.woundsaustralia.com.au/journal/1902_03.pdf

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 Aromacare products use key emollient ingredients such as Macadamia oil, Sweet Almond oil, Coconut oil fractions, Aloe Vera gel, Jojoba oil, Shea Butter, Natural Vitamin E, and Vitamin B3. It is these non-petroleum based, all plant oils’ healing properties that soothe and promote optimal skin integrity.People with aging skin require regular skin moisturisation and Aromacare’s creams and lotions are designed for and suit Aged Care residents’skin needs perfectly. 

15 years working in the Aged Care Sector has shown us that the best skin care practice is:

Twice daily application of Moisture Plus or Skin Repair cream

Our clients tell us that this practice noticeably increases skin hydration, elasticity and the skin health of residents with the result of fewer skin tears and less inflammation.   
For best practice, all it takes is 5 minutes of time and a small amount of either Aromacare’s Moisture Plus or Skin Repair cream applied to residents’ arms, hands, back and legs twice a day, after the morning shower or bath and in the evening prior to settling.  
Several research studies support the findings of a Western Australian randomised control study by Carvell and others which evaluated the effectiveness of a twice-daily moisturising regimen compared to the 'usual' skin care for reducing skin tear incidence. 
 
A total of 1396 skin tears on 424 residents were recorded and
the study result showed that the application of moisturiser twice daily reduced the incidence of skin tears by almost 50% in residents living in aged care homesAnchor
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Featured Products for Managing Skin Integrity

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Skin Repair cream

Ideal for Itchy, Dry skin, Bruising & Skin Integrity
 

Reduce skin inflammation, increase skin hydration and elasticity and expedite healing to damaged bruised skin following falls using Skin Repair. This cream contains the added healing ingredients of Calendula, Arnica, Lavindin Super and Geranium essential oils, all known to promote optimal healing in damaged skin  

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Moisture Plus Hydrating Cream

Ideal for Improving skin health, Integrity & Hydration


A non aromatic cream that balances and maintains the skin's optimum hydration levels throughout the day and night 

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Lavender Hand Cream

Ideal for Improving skin health, integrity & hydration and enhancing relaxation


Lavender expedites the healing of skin tears, cuts and breaks and reduces the pain associated with these. Lavender also calms and soothes the mind and promotes a sense of wellbeing. This product is an essential staple in the aged or community care setting 

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