Take Care of Your Skin

Date:

May 14, 2021
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Continuing our celebration of #OlderAmericansMonth we are sharing with you seven tips to help you live longer, stronger, and better by improving your relationships and conquering loneliness

Apply SPF 30 sunscreen every day.
Even on rainy winter days. Don’t forget areas such as your ears, the tops of your feet and the back of your neck. Once you begin a skin protection routine, it allows your skin to start repairing itself.

Use a sunblocking lip balm every day.
Lipstick protects women against skin cancer of the lip, which is why it’s seen far more commonly in men. If you don’t wear lipstick, use an SPF lip balm.

Be a morning (or evening) person.
The risk of skin damage is highest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Scheduling your outdoor time at 9 a.m. or 5 p.m. instead of noon can significantly lessen skin damage over time.

Take time to appreciate your partner’s skin.
And while doing so, look out for changes in his or her moles. People often notice skin cancer because of a spot that doesn’t look quite right. Be familiar with your own moles and get a screening if you notice suspicious changes in shape, texture, color or size.

Reference: AARP 60 Ways to Live Longer, Stronger, and Better

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