Caring for Your Vulnerable Skin

When Dealing with Incontinence

Skin breakdown arising from incontinence can have a substantial impact on your physical and psychological wellness. Thus, proper care of the skin after each episode of incontinence is essential to maintaining comfort and preventing skin damage.

Choose a mild non-alkaline soap and avoid scrubbing intimate areas. Apply a moisturizer to protect your skin after every urine or stool contact.

Some skin care products are already available and designed to protect you against fungal infections, incontinence-associated dermatitis, pressure ulcers or other types of skin deterioration.

Knowing that prevention is key, follow a healthy routine that includes gentle cleaning and moisturizing and entails the use of the right products.

  • Wet Wipes gently dissolve irritants.
  • Perineal Cleansers are soap-less and help you gently remove feces and urine.
  • Protective Moisturizing Creams are formulated especially for the perineal area.
  • Barrier Creams are designed to protect the skin from irritation.
  • Antibacterial Creams topically treat bacterial or fungal skin infections.

For better results, we recommend the following:

  • Use structured perineal skin care, including cleansing with a product with a pH near to that of normal skin.
  • Choose pads with a higher absorption capacity and greater ability to keep the skin dry.
  • Opt for polymer diapers, pants or underpads.
  • Use skin protectants if you’re experiencing high volume or frequent urinary incontinence or bowel incontinence.

To keep skin damages to a minimum, stay clean and dry as best you can.