Healthy skin can help to seniors feel better and more comfortable.
With ageing come various changes that can impact the way skin looks and feels. As the texture, sensitivity, and vulnerability of the skin changes with age, it becomes increasingly important to engage in self-care practices that can help to promote skin-health and keep things feeling and looking as healthy as possible. Older skin behaves differently than it did in younger years, so seniors may need to make some adjustments to their Skincare routines to better suit their skin in its current state.
Skincare is always important for all ages, but it can be especially important for seniors to give a little attention to their skin to help themselves feel better, healthier, and more comfortable. The following are some healthy habits that can help to keep the skin healthy through the ageing process:
- Keep Hydrated: Keeping hydrated by drinking enough water each day is imperative for skin health. Water keeps the body refreshed and flushes out toxins that can cause troubles with the skin.
- Use a Humidifier: Along with the general notion of hydration, keeping the surrounding air in a state that allows for seniors’ skin to get moisture and avoid dryness can help to avoid the dry, red, cracking skin that can become so uncomfortable and tricky to manage.
- Eat Well: Nutrition is important for overall wellbeing and impacts the body in numerous ways. Eating foods that have good vitamins and minerals can help to support skin health. Beneficial foods for the skin include things like fresh fruits and veggies such as melons, berries, avocados, walnuts, greens, and more.
- Protect from the Sun: Sun exposure can dry out the skin and cause various problems that can persist long-term. Seniors should be vigilant about sun protection and should always wear proper protective clothing and sunscreen to help keep their skin safe and healthy.
- Quit Smoking: Smoking is unhealthy in general, but it can cause particular outcomes that impact the state of the skin. Smoking makes the skin dry and leathery, so quitting smoking can help keep things softer, healthier, and more comfortable for seniors.
- Moisturize: Using a gentle but effective moisturizing cream on a regular basis can help to infuse the skin with vitamins and moisture that can help keep it hydrated, healthy, and soft.
- Take Care: Skincare can also involve just giving a little thought to things that might cause discomfort or little problems. Keeping nails trimmed to avoid scratching, wearing comfortable fabrics that aren’t irritating, and keeping track of what soaps and detergents might cause discomfort to the skin can all help in building a routine and set of products and practices that work and feel right.
Keeping ageing skin healthy and happy doesn’t have to be complicated. With a little thought and planning seniors can continue to look and feel good in the skin they are in as they continue to grow older.