Especially the very young and the elderly are concerned by fragile skin, which is often easily broken and damaged. As the skin is developing over time, the skin of babies and children is thinner and more delicate than adult skin. It is more sensitive to external influences and needs extra special and sensitive care. Also, with the aging process, skin is starting to change in terms of texture and appearance. Symptoms such as redness, dryness, a rough texture as well as a feeling of tightness can occur. Again, the sensitivity to external factors is increasing. But it is not only the very young or elderly that are affected by fragile skin, in a study of plaster users, about 47 per cent also identified their skin to be (very) fragile or sensitive.1
01 Mindline, Usage & Attitudes - Regular Wound Plasters, December 2021, Germany, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia.