5 Ways Seniors Can Keep Their Skin Healthy

Personal Cara at Home in Las Vegas, NV: Healthy Skin
Personal Cara at Home in Las Vegas, NV: Healthy Skin

Seniors need to make sure that they are taking good care of their skin. As people age their skin gets thinner and loses the fat pad underneath that keeps skin plump and healthy. Seniors can often experience dry skin, wrinkles, and other skin problems due to the changes in their skin from age. Medications and health conditions can also have an impact on your senior loved one’s skin. If your senior parent doesn’t have a good skin care routine their skin can develop dry and itchy patches that are uncomfortable. Their skin also can crack, peel, and develop sores. Personal care at home providers can help your senior parents take care of their skin so that it stays healthy. Other things that seniors can do to protect their skin include: 

Moisturize 

Use a high quality moisturizer that has no fragrances or dyes every day. It’s especially important to put lotion on after a shower or bath to preserve the moisture in the skin. Try to get your senior parent in the habit of putting lotion on their arms and legs and especially their feet twice a day when they get up and before bed. A home care provider that comes in for personal care at home can help your senior loved one remember to moisturize twice daily.  

Drink More Water 

Dehydration in seniors can lead to some major health issues but it can also cause dry and scaly skin. Remind your senior parents to drink water throughout the day. Sometimes it helps to stock their fridge with flavored water if they don’t like the taste of tap water so that they always have some cold and delicious water to drink. Sparkling water is fine too, although if it’s flavored make sure the flavoring is natural and sugar free.  Dehydration in seniors can lead to some major health issues but it can also cause dry and scaly skin. Remind your senior parents to drink water throughout the day. Sometimes it helps to stock their fridge with flavored water if they don’t like the taste of tap water so that they always have some cold and delicious water to drink. Sparkling water is fine too, although if it’s flavored make sure the flavoring is natural and sugar free.  

Get Plenty Of Sleep 

Sleep is essential for the health of the entire body including the skin. Not getting enough sleep leads to dark eye bags and other skin problems that can be tough to fix. Seniors should go to bed early and go to bed at the same time each night. Try to make sure that your senior loved one gets at least eight house of sleep, although more sleep is better.  

Protect Skin From The Sun 

Being out in the sun can cause sunburn and other skin problems even if seniors aren’t out in the sun long. Because senior skin can be thin and not as elastic as younger skin it has a harder time bouncing back from sun exposure. If your senior loved one is going outside for a walk, or to garden, or even just to sit in the swing for awhile make sure that they are wearing sunscreen and a sun hat to protect them from the damage that the sun can cause. 

Run A Humidifier 

If your parents’ home tends to have dry air invest in a good humidifier for the upstairs and downstairs and let them run. You don’t want to let the humidity get too high but having enough humidity in the air is important when it comes to keeping skin healthy.  

If you or an aging loved-one are considering a Personal Care at Home in Las Vegas, NV please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.

Source: 

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/skin-care-and-aging

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5 Ways Seniors Can Keep Their Skin Healthy

Personal Cara at Home in Las Vegas, NV: Healthy Skin
Personal Cara at Home in Las Vegas, NV: Healthy Skin

Seniors need to make sure that they are taking good care of their skin. As people age their skin gets thinner and loses the fat pad underneath that keeps skin plump and healthy. Seniors can often experience dry skin, wrinkles, and other skin problems due to the changes in their skin from age. Medications and health conditions can also have an impact on your senior loved one’s skin. If your senior parent doesn’t have a good skin care routine their skin can develop dry and itchy patches that are uncomfortable. Their skin also can crack, peel, and develop sores. Personal care at home providers can help your senior parents take care of their skin so that it stays healthy. Other things that seniors can do to protect their skin include: 

Moisturize 

Use a high quality moisturizer that has no fragrances or dyes every day. It’s especially important to put lotion on after a shower or bath to preserve the moisture in the skin. Try to get your senior parent in the habit of putting lotion on their arms and legs and especially their feet twice a day when they get up and before bed. A home care provider that comes in for personal care at home can help your senior loved one remember to moisturize twice daily.  

Drink More Water 

Dehydration in seniors can lead to some major health issues but it can also cause dry and scaly skin. Remind your senior parents to drink water throughout the day. Sometimes it helps to stock their fridge with flavored water if they don’t like the taste of tap water so that they always have some cold and delicious water to drink. Sparkling water is fine too, although if it’s flavored make sure the flavoring is natural and sugar free.  Dehydration in seniors can lead to some major health issues but it can also cause dry and scaly skin. Remind your senior parents to drink water throughout the day. Sometimes it helps to stock their fridge with flavored water if they don’t like the taste of tap water so that they always have some cold and delicious water to drink. Sparkling water is fine too, although if it’s flavored make sure the flavoring is natural and sugar free.  

Get Plenty Of Sleep 

Sleep is essential for the health of the entire body including the skin. Not getting enough sleep leads to dark eye bags and other skin problems that can be tough to fix. Seniors should go to bed early and go to bed at the same time each night. Try to make sure that your senior loved one gets at least eight house of sleep, although more sleep is better.  

Protect Skin From The Sun 

Being out in the sun can cause sunburn and other skin problems even if seniors aren’t out in the sun long. Because senior skin can be thin and not as elastic as younger skin it has a harder time bouncing back from sun exposure. If your senior loved one is going outside for a walk, or to garden, or even just to sit in the swing for awhile make sure that they are wearing sunscreen and a sun hat to protect them from the damage that the sun can cause. 

Run A Humidifier 

If your parents’ home tends to have dry air invest in a good humidifier for the upstairs and downstairs and let them run. You don’t want to let the humidity get too high but having enough humidity in the air is important when it comes to keeping skin healthy.  

If you or an aging loved-one are considering a Personal Care at Home in Las Vegas, NV please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.

Source: 

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/skin-care-and-aging



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