It doesn’t matter how old you are. It’s absolutely essential for you to take good care of the largest organ in your body – your skin! As we grow older, our skin wrinkles and sags. It demands our attention more than ever. Hence, seniors need to give priority to taking good care of their skin.
There is an overload of information on skin care around us, and we understand that skincare can be daunting and overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 4 things that will keep your skin supple throughout the year.
1. Gently Cleanse
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) suggests that seniors use a gentle cleanser that can remove the dirt from their skin but at the same time, keeps the moisture and natural oils intact. When we get old, our skin experiences a reduction in skin cell regeneration that limits its capacity to retain moisture.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, along with using a mild cleanser, seniors should also use warm water to wash and cleanse their face.
The best way to fight dry skin is regular moisturization. If you’re above 70 years of age, we suggest that you go for a fragrance and paraben-free moisturizer, as these things can irritate your sensitive skin. It’s best that you apply the moisturizer right after cleansing your face and body as the combination of damp skin and moisturizer will restore your skin cells.
We also recommend that you should use retinol creams, serums, and antioxidant creams for added hydration and benefits. These products will work wonders on the skin by eliminating the dry spots and evening out the skin tone.
3. Apply Sunscreen
Sunscreen is an absolute must! You need to apply sunscreen regardless of whether you’re indoors or outdoors. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can penetrate through cloud covers and windows, so you aren’t safe from UV rays even when you’re inside the house. Sunscreen is the best way senior citizens can protect their skin from damage.
According to the National Institute of Aging, seniors must choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Moreover, whenever they are outdoors between 10am and 4pm, ideally they must always wear long sleeves, pants, and hats.
According to the National Institute of Aging, drinking plenty of water can help fight dry skin. A 2015 research study discovered that drinking adequate water throughout the day can positively impact the skin’s physiology.
Drinking enough water not only hydrates your skin but also has a range of benefits for your body in terms of detoxification.
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