As you age, your body requires different types and levels of care that you might be used to. Especially as you get much older, your hair and skin can change in ways that you’re not familiar with. This may take some getting used to. But if you have the proper care routines in place, you can make these transitions much more easily.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for caring for your hair and skin as you age.
Take Care When Washing Your Hair
While it’s always good to be careful with how much you’re washing your hair and what products you’re using on it, this becomes especially important as you age and your hair begins to thin.
Once you notice that your hair is starting to thin and become more dry and brittle than it was when you were younger, you should try your best to wash your hair less frequently. For most people, washing two to three times per week should be sufficient. If you’re living in an assisted living facility, this can often be accommodated for you. And if you’re still living on your own, try to schedule when you wash your hair around what you have going on and when you want to feel your cleanest and more beautiful.
Reduce Stress On Your Hair
Because your hair is going to become more brittle as you age, you’ll want to be careful that you don’t put too much stress on your hair and cause it to be even more brittle.
To reduce the amount of stress that you’re putting on your hair, try to use less heat and fewer chemical treatments than you may have used in the past. You should also be careful with how rough you are when brushing your hair, as pulling tightly on your hair or putting your hair in tight hairstyles can also be stressful for it as well.
Baby Your Skin To Avoid Dryness
For many older adults, the biggest issue they have with their skin is that it easily becomes dry. So everything you do should be to try to keep your skin soft and well moisturized.
To do this, make sure you’re wearing gloves when doing things like washing the dishes, as this can dry out your skin. Additionally, try to use warm water rather than hot water when washing your hands or bathing. And to lock moisture into your skin, apply a thick and creamy moisturizer soon after you’ve bathed.
If you’re unsure how to best care for your hair and skin now that you’ve gotten a little older, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you see how this can be done.