.Best practices for infant cleansing (European consensus panel made recommendations )
Liquid cleansers are preferable to water alone
Liquid cleansers cleanse and hydrate skin better than water alone.
Liquid preparations, which often contain emollients, are preferable to cleansing bars.
Liquid cleansers should contain adequate and appropriate preservatives
An “ideal cleanser” is one that does not cause irritation, alterations to skin surface pH, or eye stinging.
The skin in an elderly person requires special care and precaution. Skin in an elderly person is thin and unable to hold moisture, making it dry and therefore it is prone to infection.
A n adult skin should be cleaned with a very gentle soap containing lipids. Liquid cleansers are better than soaps.
Moisturiser should be applied immediately post bathing.
Minor injuries should not be neglected and immediate remedial measures should be taken.