Skin Care Tips for Senior

Thursday, 15 December, 2016

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Here are six most important tips for skin care for seniors

I. Eat the Right Foods

Everybody, including seniors, should eat foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These foods not only help the skin look good but also feel good.  Particularly helpful foods for the skin include:

  • green vegetables
  • melons
  • berries
  • walnuts
  • salmon
  • avocados

II. Drink Plenty of Water

Although there are lots of conflicting studies about how much water a person should actually drink a day, it is certainly beneficial for a senior to remain hydrated and drink lots of water. Water refreshes the body and flushes out toxins that can cause skin problems.

III. Avoid Smoking

Smoking gives the skin a leathery, dry feel; it is also extremely unhealthy for any person of any age. Giving up smoking will help a senior citizen look and feel much better.

IV. Keep the Nails Trimmed

Many people inadvertently scratch themselves with long nails. However, as the skin gets older, it takes longer to heal and so a senior will want to be sure to keep nails trimmed to avoid causing self inflicted scratches.

V. Sleep on the Back

There are many ways in which a person can sleep, but medical researchers have found that those who sleep with their face on the pillow often develop more wrinkles than those who do not put regular pressure on their face in this way. To avoid pressing on the face and creating wrinkle lines, a person should try to get in the habit of sleeping on his or her back.

VI. Avoid Harsh Soaps and Excessive Washing

Most seniors do not lead an overly active life and so do not need to vigorously scrub the skin on a daily basis. Washing the face with water is often sufficient. Purchasing a soft, fragrance-free bath soap is also a good idea.