Summer Skin Care Tips
Everyone loves soaking up some much needed vitamin D and feeling the warm rays on our skin. However, as we age, our skin starts to grow thinner and more fragile, and it needs to be protected more than ever
Elderly Skin Care in the Summer
It’s important to follow a few summer skin care tips to help avoid those damaging effects of the sun, which can lead to not only a painful sunburn, but also to something as serious as skin cancer.
- Stay in the shade. If you’re going to be spending some time outside this summer, make sure you pick a shady area to sit. Stay under the trees or an umbrella that will block some of the strongest rays of the sun.
- Wear sunscreen at all times. Any time you’re heading outdoors, apply a good dollop of sunscreen on any exposed skin, especially your face. Don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen often, especially after sweating or showering.
- Moisturize often. Elderly skin is likely to dryness. Also, hot temperatures and sun damage can dry skin out even further, so create a moisture barrier with a high quality skin lotion or cream that will help prevent water loss from layers of skin.
- Dress appropriately. Keep your skin safe by wearing long sleeves and long pants to block out the sun. Look for clothing that can be worn loosely, but is woven tightly to offer more substantial coverage.
- Know your medication side effects. Some medications can cause sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, make sure you talk to your doctor or pharmacist before spending any great lengths of time outside.
- Improve your skin from the inside. Eating the right foods, like those high in omega-3 fatty acids; salmon, tuna and mackerel, can help improve the condition of your skin’s firmness. Veggies and fruits are high in antioxidants and therefore also great for keeping your skin looking younger and healthier. Drinking a lot of water is important too.