Fragile, thinning skin can be very different from normal, healthy skin and baby skin. Nurses in hospitals use a fragile skin care protocol that follows several key steps to clean, protect and heal vulnerable skin.
The other key is to use products that are specially formulated for the unique nature of fragile adult skin. Baby products and cosmetic skin care products may not be ideal for these specific needs, and harsh soaps may excessively dry your skin out, leaving it even more vulnerable. Here are some tips from expert wound-care nurses: