Seniors feel more confident if their skin still looks good when old age comes. That’s why some maintain skin care as their main priority. But, even if they have taken care of their skin throughout their entire life, what was applicable in their younger days won’t work when they get old. Below we have created a list of the best skin care tips for the elderly.
Use a Gentle Cleanser
When people get old, their skin gets more sensitive. That’s why it’s essential to use a gentle cleanser. If you use harsh one, it could do more harm than good. A soft cleanser should be the right choice, but even between them, you should pick those that are designed for sensitive or senior skin. Using thick cleansers, ones that have beads, or those rich in chemicals should also be avoided as they can cause dry skin, redness, or even allergic reactions.
Sunscreen is extremely important for the elderly. Many people overlook its importance, but they shouldn’t. If seniors apply sunscreen on a daily basis and, in addition to it, they also use sunglasses and hats, they can prevent skin dryness, redness, and even reduce the chances of skin cancer. The use of sunscreen is even recommended on cloudy days because UV rays can penetrate clouds.
Visit a Dermatologist
The tips above can’t prevent all of the skin problems in elderly. So, if you notice anything unusual with your skin, you should immediately visit a dermatologist. A doctor can check your skin for allergies, eczema, and do skin cancer screenings. A dermatologist will have better insight into the state of your skin, and they will be able to prescribe medications and give advice how your skin should be treated in the future.
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