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6 Tips for Senior Sun Safety

Summer weather is great for relaxing with family and friends. Being outside for pool parties, barbecues, and beach trips are what make summertime so much fun.

We’ve all heard that protecting skin from the sun will help prevent it from aging. But if you’re already older, is there any point to worrying about sun damage?┬áSince the skin becomes more delicate and vulnerable as we age, that means that it’s more important than ever for older adults to protect their skin from damage caused by the sun. Older adults need to take special precautions to limit their sun exposure as much as possible.

Poor planning during outdoor time, however, can lead to problems like sunburn and dehydration in elderly populations who are especially at risk for these hot-weather woes. But by taking a few precautions, problems like sunburn and dehydration in the elderly can be avoided and seniors will be able to get the most out of long summer days.

With the right precautions against elderly dehydration, sunburn, and other risks, summertime can be a great time for seniors to enjoy visiting with friends and family, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.

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