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AGEING AND SKIN CARE

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As you age, your skin changes with you. Thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did are just some of the visible changes thus, scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal . Furthermore, your veins and bones can be seen more easily and they are really obvious. Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight for a long time may lead to wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and even cancer. But, there are things you can do to protect your skin and to make it feel and look better without noticing that you're ageing. 

If you have dry skin, use moisturizers, like lotions, creams, or ointments, every day.

You should limit time in the sun. Try to avoid being in sun during peak times when the sun’s rays are strongest. You can also get sunburned if you are in water, so be careful when you are in a pool, lake, or the ocean.

Always use sunscreen. Look for the one with an SPF (sun protection factor) number of 30 or higher. It’s best to choose sunscreens with “broad spectrum” on the label. Put the sunscreen on 15 to 30 minutes before you go outside to achieve its effects. Sunscreen should be reapplied at least every 2 hours.

Please do wear protective clothing. A hat with a wide brim can shade your neck, ears, eyes, and head. Look for sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s rays or if you have to be in the sun, wear loose, lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants or long skirts.

At your age, avoid tanning. Don’t use sunlamps or tanning beds or tanning pills.

Your skin may undergo changes as it is a natural occurrence but it doesn't have to show. Do these tips and be as youthful as you can be!

 

 

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