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Regardless of the time of year, it is important to take care of your skin. This is especially true for seniors. However, the summer months bring with them the added risk of damage from sun exposure and skin cancer concerns, but with a few safety tips, elderly skin care can be a snap. Unfortunately, as you age, your skin ages right along with you. An older person’s skin typically becomes thinner and loses some of the fat that once made it smooth and full. Due to this, the bones and veins become more obvious. It also means that damage, such as cuts or scratches can take longer to completely heal. The same can be said about bruises. Older adults tend to bruise easier than younger people. However, there are still ways to keep skin healthy with a little TLC and precautions with regard to elderly skin safety.