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The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

Simple Health and Beauty Tips for Older Persons

By Sharon Tay

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Format: Paperback, 159 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 15 February 2009
Maintaining a healthy appearance and good hygiene is an important factor in a person's sense of wellbeing. As people age, this does not diminish but the body becomes more sensitive and deserves to be treated in a different way. This practical handbook is specifically designed to assist carers in looking after their clients' appearances as well as their health, providing a wealth of information on health and beauty care for older people. Throughout the book, Sharon Tay, an experienced beauty therapist, gives detailed and easy to follow instructions on appropriate cosmetic techniques such as manicures, pedicures, herbal remedies, hair removal, skin care and makeup application. These techniques avoid damaging treatments and the overuse of harmful products that often cause unwanted skin, nail and hair problems. Question and answer sections are also included, highlighting some of the common concerns and queries. Brimming with beauty and health care tips, this book is ideal for carers looking to improve quality of life for their clients and will also be of interest to anyone needing advice on sensitive beauty treatments.

Table of Contents

Disclaimer. Introduction. 1. Cosmetics. 2. Fingernail and Toenail Disorders, Manicures and Pedicures. 3. Herbal Remedies and Essential Oils. 4. Hair Removal Methods for Women. 5 Nutrition and Health. 6. The Skin. 7. Skin Care and Makeup. Bibliography.

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A practical handbook designed to assist carers in looking after their older clients' appearances as well as their health

About the Author

Sharon Tay is a beauty therapist and natural therapist who has worked in the industry for fourteen years. She specialises in health and beauty care for women of all age groups, particularly with older women residing in both nursing homes and private residences. She is a mother and a grandmother. Sharon lives in Lenah Valley, Tasmania and spends most of her leisure time in the garden or walking along the tracks of Mt Wellington and other bush tracks in southern Tasmania.

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The book achieves its aims of providing simple tips on health and beauty for older people and conveys a positive message about the right to looking and feeling good whatever one's age. -- SS Older Peoples Newsletter

EAN: 9781843109730
ISBN: 1843109735
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Dimensions: 22.61 x 15.49 x 1.27 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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