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How to care for aging skin?

Antioxidants, which are substances that are thought to protect the body cells from the damaging effects of oxygen-free radicals are deemed scientifically to be very useful in combating aging skin. . Antioxidants include vitamins A, C, E, and betacarotene, and are available in ointment, cream, lotion, and oral supplement forms.

Some people use a vitamin-A based cream, or creams containing alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), to diminish the appearance of age spots and wrinkles.

Unfortunately, no one has figured out how to stop the aging process or reverse its effects. However, you can reduce the signs of aging in your skin by avoiding sun exposure during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and wearing sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15, a hat, and light, protective clothing.

Follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a variety of nutritious foods, especially those rich in antioxidants; drinking plenty of water; and exercising regularly. Yearly skin exams are an effective way to catch new or changing skin growth in the early stages. See your dermatologist any time you notice an existing skin growth has changed in size, shape, or color.

 

Skin tip of the day

Keep stress in check. Because stress can lead to eczema flares, try activities like yoga or walking after a long day to keep your stress levels low.

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