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Scoping review about skin health and ageing
Ageing is associated with a wide range of physiological changes that lead to a gradual decline in the intrinsic capacity and resistance of individuals. Ageing affects all biological and psychological functions including the skin. This results in increased risks to develop unwanted skin conditions such as dry skin, skin tears or infections. It is assumed that preventive interventions help to maintain skin integrity and skin health in aged populations. The overall purpose of this scoping review is to map the evidence of skin risks and skin care interventions to improve skin health and integrity of older people living in the community.