Senior’s Tips When Facing Different Skin Problems

Senior’s Tips When Facing Different Skin Problems

We’ve mentioned how to keep more moisture in your skin in the last article, and today we covered skin cancer issues and a lot of other issues including wrinkles, irritations and more. Study this guide for keeping your skin healthy in your golden years.

Preventing Skin Cancer

It’s a myth that most sun damage occurs before the age of 18. You can reduce your risk of skin cancer even in your senior years. Regular screenings and self-examinations will also help you to receive prompt treatment and increase your odds of recovering from skin cancer. Use these strategies:

#1. Seek shade.

Just 10 minutes of sun can help you get the vitamin D your body needs for strong bones and immune functions. Otherwise limit your exposure and forget about tanning beds.

#2. Apply sunscreen.

When you are outdoors for longer periods, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Give yourself a second helping if you swim or perspire. Protective clothing helps too.

#3. Inspect yourself.

Most skin cancers appear after the age of 50. Perform self-examinations in front of a mirror at least once a month. Ask your doctor what screening schedule you need for your individual circumstances.

Other Tips for Senior Skin Care

Drink water throughout the day. Your sense of thirst declines with age, so it may benefit you to create other reminders to help you stay on track.

#1 Reduce wrinkles.

ICrow’s feet and laugh lines are harmless. If wrinkles and age spots make you uncomfortable, explore medical options. Many products advertised online or on TV are a waste of money and may even harm your skin.

#2. Eliminate irritations.

Make life easier for your epidermis. Wear natural fibers. Avoid fragrances and harsh chemicals as much as possible.

#3 Heal faster.

The elderly bruise more easily, and injuries take longer to heal. Be extra careful about keeping wounds clean and properly dressed. Managing stress, eating a healthy diet, and getting adequate rest may speed up recovery as well.

Also, skin issues can sometimes be a symptom of underlying conditions such as diabetes or arthritis. Talk with your doctor about your concerns, especially if you notice sudden changes in your skin.


Seniors have special skin care needs. The more you understand about the aging process, the more you can do to prevent cancer and infections and keep your skin in top shape.

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