Though ultraviolet rays from the sun may increase the risk of skin cancer and damage skin, some seniors still love to soak up vitamin D while they spend some quality time outside with Windermere at-home caregivers. Elderly skin tends to be a little dry and more likely to have allergic reactions to certain chemicals, so some more popular brands of sunscreen may not work well with senior skin. If your elderly loved one is going to be out in the sun, consider using one of these four products that can help to meet the unique skincare needs of elderly people.
1. California Baby Super Sensitive SPF 30+
Unfortunately, many 100 percent natural sunscreen products do not provide adequate protection, but according to Consumer Reports, this one actually lives up to its claims. It contains only natural minerals instead of chemicals and is ideal for seniors with sensitive skin.
2. Banana Boat SunComfort Continuous Spray SPF 50+
This easy-to-use spray bottle makes it easy for caregivers to apply sunscreen to their loved one’s and it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. The Banana Boat Spray sunscreen has a pleasant beach scent that smells nice without being overpowering. It also has a non-greasy formula that prevents sand or dirt from sticking to the skin.
3. Pure Sun Defense SPF 50
This brand has a special formula that is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, so your elderly loved one will not have to be constantly struggling to get out of the pool to reapply. It provides excess moisture while still being hypoallergenic, which makes the Pure Sun Defense sunscreen is perfect for seniors with dry, sensitive skin.
4. Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50
This sunscreen is hypoallergenic and does not contain any added oil or fragrances. Since Coppertone contains extra moisturizers and aloe, and it can help to moisturize dry skin while it protects from the sun.
Sun protection is key when enjoying the outdoors this summer. Learn more about senior skin care and sun protection by calling Home Care Assistance of Windermere, FL, at (407) 604-0506 today. We are a trusted home care agency that provides comprehensive in-home care for seniors with limitations ranging from cognitive disorders to physical disabilities. Schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help your loved one age in place with dignity.