Skin And Health Tips For Folks In Their 60s (Senior Citizens)

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As you approach the senior citizen age (which is the mid-60s in the US) you need to take care of your skin differently. It’s something that people often forget to change and not doing so can cause further skin issues. Even senior citizens want to look young and feel as young as possible these days. Given that more people are getting divorced these days, the number of single seniors is rising and that typically means that they want to look younger.

The good news is that I’ve got a bunch of tips that will help keep you looking younger, even as you approach mid to late 60s.

Now, if you tell me that you don’t believe that you can fix your skin after turning 60, then you’re absolutely wrong. There are lots of celebrities that look much younger than their actual age. Think of Christie Brinkley and even Jane Seymour.

No, you don’t have to get any plastic surgery either. In fact, I strongly suggest that you avoid getting any type of surgical procedure done unless absolutely necessary! The older you get, the more dangerous it is, really.

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Senior Citizen Skin Care Tips For Staying Young Looking

Okay, so some of these tips may seem pretty obvious but not all of them. That said, don’t shoot the messenger, I’m simply trying to share some insight and tips with you that will help improve your skin even mid-60s.

The first thing you need not do is bask in the sun in the nude. Not wearing sunscreen is bad enough, but not wearing any clothes at all is a huge no-no! If you’re spending any time outside at all, you’ll want to wear sunscreen that contains SPF. As you get older, you become more prone to developing skin cancer. Please, take this seriously because it can kill you if you’re not careful!

The next thing you need to be aware of is that your diet impacts your skin condition. If you’re eating like you’re a typical college student, then you’re going to find your skin and body looking bad as a result. Think about it, your metabolism isn’t what it once was and you cannot eat like a young buck any longer. Eat healthy and your skin and body will respond accordingly.

Not exercising enough is going to not only make you look older, but you’ll perhaps die younger too. It’s in your best interest to exercise 30 minutes per day in order to improve your physical and mental health. It’s a battle getting things started but once you do, I promise you will eventually look and feel a whole lot better. I’m also going to suggest that you work weights into your exercise routine.

Did you know that what you wear is a direct reflection of how you feel? I’m sure you knew that and if not, now you do! Don’t dress like an old person. In fact, dressing hip and young is suggested if you want to look and feel better. I promise it will make you look younger!

I also suggest that you see a dermatologist on a regular basis. If you don’t and you’re not using recommended skin products, then you’ve essentially given up. Dermatologists know which anti aging products work best for your skin. Let them be the judge and the results will follow.

It’s also extremely important that you stay away from cigarettes and alcohol. Too much partying ages you and as you get older it can really do a serious number on your skin.

Last but not least, make sure you get plenty of sleep. Doing so will help fight off the puffy eyes and dark circles that commonly form in your undereye region.

Well, that’s all I’ve got for your folks in your 60s. If you’re not taking action, then you’re not doing enough! Don’t forget it!

Skin And Health Tips For Folks In Their 60s (Senior Citizens)
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Gina V.

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Gina is a self-taught skin care enthusiast with 10 years of experience in cosmetology. Her quest for perfect skin allows us to share many of her experiences here on this site and on our YouTube channel.

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