One of the consequences of ageing are changes to the skin. The skin is the largest organ of our body and consists of two layers.
The epidermis in its outermost part and the dermis, in its innermost part. As we get older, our skin gets older too.
We lose elasticity, which causes some areas to become looser and wrinkles appear. Wounds also take longer to heal, and eczema or bruising can appear more frequently, which modify the state of our skin.
On the other hand, in older people, the glands that cause sweating work less and, with it, skin becomes dryer. Also, skin also becomes paler and cooler.
Recommendations for taking care of our skin:
- Drink plenty of water and liquids, and apply moisturizers to help keep skin well hydrated.
- A balanced diet, based on higher consumption of fluids, fruits, and vegetables is a form of protection and skin care.
- Reduce exposure to the sun, preventing dry skin and even to reduce the risk of tumors caused by solar radiation.
- Checking if spots, moles or changes appear on your skin can help detect some skin lesions at an early stage.