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The Most Common Age-Related Skin Problems

It is no secret that age brings with it a breakdown of the body’s systems. Things simply do not work as well in older age as they did in youth. Still, age does not have to be a sentence of misery. Learning to recognize the effects of aging makes it possible to address them so that you can continue to enjoy living a full and productive life.

Where the skin is concerned, there are several age-related problems to think about. Some of these problems need to be addressed from a medical perspective while others are more about personal appearance and self-esteem. At any rate, here are the most common age-related skin problems along with steps you can take to address them:

Sagging and Wrinkles

Mention the words ‘age’ and ‘skin’ in the same sentence and most people are going to think of sagging and wrinkles first. That’s what we most associate with growing old. The good news is that wrinkling and sagging are not dangerous in any way. Both are caused by a loss of elasticity in the skin which, in turn, is caused by a lack of collagen production.

Collagen is a natural substance that, like hormones, can be in short supply as you age. The best way to address this sort of thing is with an organic skin care product that promotes collagen growth. CRUDE Detox mask is one example.

Age Spots

Age spots and uneven skin tone are often the results of exposure to the sun. In most cases, age spots are not dangerous in any way. They simply represent discoloration as a consequence of the body not producing melanin uniformly in the skin. Again, a good organic skincare product designed to help even out skin tone should suffice.

We should point out that the risk of melanoma is always present for seniors. Therefore, if you notice any blemish on your skin that does not look normal, do not hesitate to see a dermatologist. You should also make an appointment with your doctor if you notice any changes in the appearance of existing moles or age spots.

Bed Sores

Bed sores are most commonly associated with people who spend extended periods in the hospital. But you can still develop bed sores at home just by sitting or lying down for too long. Older people living with diabetes are prime candidates for bed sores. The best way to prevent them is to make sure you frequently move. Don’t sit or lay in the same position for days on end. Should you be unfortunate enough to develop bed sores, be sure to get to the doctor. Untreated bedsores can lead to serious problems.

Dry Skin

Just as the body tends to suffer in terms of collagen and melanin production with age, producing adequate amounts of sebum may also be a problem. Sebum is the oil naturally produced by the body to keep the skin lubricated. If your body does not make enough, you may suffer from dry and flaky skin.

An organic moisturizer such as CRUDE Everything Oil is a good way to address dry and flaky skin. An organic moisturizer provides a protective barrier that helps trap moisture in the skin. Furthermore, organic moisturizers made with essential oils tend to be better for sensitive older skin than chemical creams and lotions.

None of us can prevent aging; it is part of life. That doesn’t mean you have to allow age-related skin issues to affect your personal appearance or your health. With a little bit of help, you can achieve and maintain healthy skin throughout regardless of your age.