Feb 21, 2024

6 Tips To Support Skin Health as You Age

6 Tips To Support Skin Health as You Age

Skin changes are common as we get older.  Fortunately, it’s never too late to start taking better care of your skin so your natural beauty can shine. Try these simple skin health tips: 

Stay sun safe

Getting too much sun can damage your skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. Be sure to use generous amounts of broad-spectrum sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and seek shade when enjoying outdoor activities. 

Bathe gently

Cleansing your skin harshly can strip out its natural oils. Choose mild soaps and bathe with warm rather than hot water to avoid drying out your skin. Instead of rubbing skin dry, pat it gently and follow up with a moisturizer if you need it.

Add a skin supplement to your routine

Oral dietary supplements can help maintain your skin’s health and beauty.* Try these suggestions from Nature’s Bounty®:

Keep stress under control

According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can increase skin sensitivity and lead to problems such as acne. (Yes, even older adults can get acne.) Take steps to manage stress, including getting enough sleep and setting reasonable limits on the tasks you tackle each day. Your skin will thank you!

Quit smoking

Smoking has many harmful effects on the skin, including depleting your collagen and elastin—fibers that keep skin strong and supple. Smoking also increases your risk of squamous cell skin cancer. If you smoke, quitting is the best step you can take to protect your skin.

Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water helps keep your skin quenched. While your hydration needs may vary depending on your body and lifestyle, the recommended amount is about 11.5 cups of fluids per day for women and 15.5 cups per day for men. 

Add topical products to your routine

There are many cosmetic products that are available that can be applied to skin topically to help maintain skin health. Nature’s Bounty® Vitamin E Oil can help maintain your skin’s natural moisture when applied to the skin, contributing to a radiant, youthful-looking complexion.

Hopefully, these skin health tips inspire you to give your skin some extra care so you can look and feel your best at any stage of life!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.