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Tips for Healthier Skin as You Age

Your skin will change as you age, especially if you’ve spent a lot of time outdoors over the years. While sunshine is an excellent source of vitamin D, it can also lead to or accelerate wrinkles, dryness, age spots, bruising, and cancer. Other potential causes for these conditions can include dehydration, smoking, stress, and other health factors. Still, there are ways to increase your chances of having the healthiest skin possible as you age.

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Tips for Healthier Skin as You Age infographic. Full transcript below.


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Transcript

Tips for Healthier Skin as You Age

  • While outdoors, use sunscreen and wear protective clothing and sunglasses.
  • Stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet.
  • Manage your stress.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Moisturize with lotions or ointments every day.
  • Check your skin often for any changes and visit a dermatologist regularly.

Find more information about taking care of your skin.

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