Adult underpads often don’t cross the minds of many until the need arises. For those who currently don’t require them, there’s a common assumption that neither themselves nor anyone in their immediate circle will need one, either presently or in the near future. However, it can’t be denied that countless people have seen great benefits from using adult underpads.
Adult underpads, which are absorbent single-use pads, don’t just provide assistance for those who live with incontinence; they can have the added benefit of promoting improved skin health.
Keep reading to delve into the various ways high-quality adult underpads protect the skin health of the user.
High Absorbency to Prevent Skin Irritation and Discomfort
Typically, the underpads that prove most beneficial for the user’s skin are those with the highest level of absorbency. While the link between skin health and absorbency may appear baffling at first glance, there’s actually a valid reason why this is the case. The more absorbent the underpads being used, the drier the user’s skin will be, resulting in little to no skin irritation. Some underpads utilise absorbent microbeads or polymers that elevate skin protection by enhancing absorbency and effectively reducing skin irritation.
Protective Barrier for Friction and Shear Protection
Constant rubbing, sliding, and dragging of the skin against surfaces, particularly for individuals with limited mobility, accelerates the breakdown of the skin. Skin breakdown occurs because such motions damage blood vessels, leading to decreased blood flow and oxygenation of the skin. A high-quality set of underpads guards the user’s skin from friction and shear by serving as a protective barrier between the user’s skin and the surface of the chair or bed.
This proactive approach enhances overall comfort and contributes to maintaining skin health, making adult underpads a crucial element in comprehensive care strategies.
Maintain Skin Integrity and Reduce Infection Risk
Adult underpads excel at efficiently absorbing and managing moisture. By keeping the skin dry, they create an environment that is less conducive to the growth of bacteria and fungi. This moisture-wicking capability is instrumental in reducing the risk of bacterial and fungal skin infections such as impetigo, rosacea, and ringworm. Furthermore, for individuals recovering from injuries or surgeries, the use of adult underpads contributes to a more comfortable healing process. By maintaining skin integrity and reducing the likelihood of infections, these underpads create an environment conducive to the body's natural healing mechanisms.
Underpads should be changed regularly for hygienic reasons. This is the most important step to take in avoiding underpad-related infections. Many disposable underpads feature impermeable sheets of multiple layers, preventing bacterial overgrowth from taking place.
If you’re in search of adult underpads which boast the highest level of skin protection, look no further than Audelacare. Our underpads and adult diapers are well-regarded across Singapore. Audelacare’s underpads feature materials such as low-density polyethylene, non-woven fabric, and super absorbent polymer (SAP) that work together to safeguard the user’s skin. We can say that our underpads are truly “the skin’s best friend”.