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posted: October 29, 2008

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Timely Tip: Covering Up Unsightly Bruises

The elderly bruise easily, and not always because of abuse or rough handling. In most cases, bruising is a natural side effect of aging, when thinner skin breaks more easily. It pays for caregivers to know the difference between natural bruising and abuse, but in either case loved ones can become self-conscious about their bruising and wanting help concealing their injury.

Two companies -- Dermablend and Covermark -- offer a variety of cosmetic coverage products that include foundations, concealers, and powders. You can see before and after pictures of individuals using their products on their websites.

Dermablend --
(800) 662-8011 has a question-and-answer section as well as application help. In addition to being able to order from their site, their products are available at some stores. Prices range from $17-31.

Covermark --
(800)-524-1120 is a source of immediate answers to bruising and other skin questions and has a question-and-answer section and an opportunity to post on their message boards. Prices range from $15-44.

You can read the full story on recognizing and dealing with elderly bruising in Why Elderly People Bruise So Easily – More Often Natural Than Abuse, a feature article in the October 2008 edition of Caregiver’s Home Companion.

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