Take care of your skin:
As winter quickly approaches this year, we wanted to take a minute to talk about caring for our skin. Especially as we age, remembering to take care of our skin becomes more and more beneficial. Our skin goes through many changes as we get older, so here are some reminders about what is going on with our aging skin, and some ideas about what we can do to keep it healthy.
As skin ages, it becomes drier, and this can particularly be a problem in the winter. Some of the dryness can be caused by things we have done over the years, such as spending time in the sun, smoking, and stress.
Older skin also bruises more easily. Certain diseases and medications can contribute to this, as well as just the natural process of thinning skin, and slower healing of the skin.
Of course, as we age, our skin wrinkles more and more. Skin loses its elasticity due, in part, to UV light exposure. Some of our habits also contribute to wrinkling, such as smoking.
We can slow the aging of our skin somewhat by taking better care of it. We can limit our time in the sun, and wear sunscreen. Wear protective clothing outside. Avoid tanning, either indoors or outdoors. Apply moisturizer to our skin, and humidify the air around us.
Skin is the biggest organ of the body, and it’s incredibly important that we take care of it. At Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, you are in very good hands for all kinds of skin care, including wound care, and other diseases and injuries of the skin.