Aging is a natural process that occurs over time, and the skin is one of the organs that change over the years. Skin aging is translated by the loss of hydration, fatigue and elasticity and increased fragility of both physical and immunological defenses. Thinking about these repercussions, the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD) provides guidance on how to honor the grandparents' day celebrated on July 26th and how to make them age-related with good skin health.
The skin is the organ that covers the entire body and acts as a protective barrier against external aggressions. Over time, some components such as collagen and elastin undergo changes due to reduced hormones and reduced physical fatigue. Protector becomes more thin and brittle, disrupting its main function. Some factors such as ultraviolet radiation, pollution, smoking, malnutrition, alcohol, dermatological diseases and lifestyle also contribute to this aging.
On the other hand, the skin of the elderly dry and dehydrated, sebum and sweat glands show less activity. In addition, reduced immune activity makes it more susceptible to infections such as mycoses and viruses. Skin cancer is another problem that can be caused by sun exposure and decreased immunity. A permanent lesion of the unhealthy skin or unchanging pain and blemish should be examined by a dermatologist to exclude or confirm the diagnosis.
Here are some tips for getting old with healthy skin:
– Ensure that the skin is clean, dry and moistened;
– Avoid hot baths and spending a lot of time; avoid too much soaping and use bushings; this contributes to altering the composition of the skin-protecting hydrolipidic mantle (natural moisturizer produced by the body);
– Use moisturizing cream on the entire body surface immediately after exiting the bathroom;
– good folded areas such as groins, underarms and cavities between the fingers and toes;
– Use sunscreen at times of sun exposure;
"Lips also tend to dry. It is important to use special moisturizers for this area to prevent cracking.
It is important to remember that these procedures do not exclude the visit to the dermatologist. The skins of the elderly should be actively examined at least once a year in order to diagnose and treat skin diseases early and thus avoid larger and more traumatic procedures.
Here on the SBD website find a doctor associated with the Brazilian Dermatology Association: http://www.sbd.org.br/associados/.