What it is:
As we get older, the outer layer of our skin, the epidermis, gets thinner, paler, and clearer. Changes in connective tissues reduce your skin’s strength and elasticity. Large pigmented spots, called age spots or liver spots, may appear in sun-exposed areas.
As your skin becomes more fragile, you may develop more bruising, bleeding under the skin, cherry angiomas, skin tags, warts, and other blemishes.
In order to prevent skin cancers and improve skin’s appearance, it is important to apply sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days. Look for physical blockers with a minimum SPF 30. It is also important to drink plenty of water, wash your face with gentle cleansers, moisturize your skin, quit smoking, get enough sleep, and eat right.
We can help you create a skin care plan and help you watch for any unusual changes.