Skin Care: Tips for Caring for a Senior’s Aging Skin

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As we age, our skin may become thinner, looser, and less supple. Skincare products and methods that we used when we were younger, may no longer meet the changing needs of our skin as we age. 


Our skin goes through a lot as we grow older. Everyone ages differently, however,  our skin can become more prone to dryness, itchiness, and irritation in old age. This may be caused by:

  • Rough weather conditions on the skin
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Using hot water to shower or bathe
  • Existing skin health conditions

It’s essential for seniors to protect their skin as they age because skin irritation and dryness can lead to eczema or infections if left untreated.


Here a few skincare tips for aging skin:


Use gentle cleansers, soaps, and detergents.


Many skin cleansing products can strip the skin of moisture and needed oils. Using cleansers, soaps, and detergents that are not harsh or dry out the skin, are ideal for people in their 60’s.  Using products with holistic ingredients can also help maintain healthy aging skin.


Protect your skin from the sun and heat.


Sun damage and heat to the skin can worsen and aggravate skin dryness. This can be caused by direct sunlight at peak hours, central heating or space heaters, and hot baths and showers. Using sunscreen, moisturizers, humidifiers, and protective clothing in harsh weather conditions can help combat skin dryness.


Have Proper nutrition & hydration.

Eating foods that are high in vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals can promote healthier feeling skin. Adding vegetables like red bell peppers, spinach, carrots, and berries to your diet regularly along with drinking lots of water can improve the appearance of skin, cleanse the body of toxins, and help wounds heal faster. Check out our previous article on if seniors can go vegan. 


At GYC Senior Care, we prioritize our seniors’ health, this includes skin care and feel. We ensure that our seniors have the best quality care, whether you or your loved one participates in our personal care services or private home nursing services. 


Give us a call at (847) 410-2126 for more information on our services or visit www.gycseniorcare.com 




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