Liver spots are nothing to worry about in our elderly loved one’s skin. These spots are more commonly known as age spots. Because of years of exposure to the sun’s rays, these clumps of discoloration occur. Though, it can also be a result of exposure to other ultraviolet sources.
As providers of veteran senior care in Jupiter, Florida, we can say with absolute certainty that apart from the discoloration itself, they’re mostly harmless and are quite common. This condition mostly affects people aged 40 and above.
Despite it being widespread, there are ways for one to prevent their further appearance. Being professional providers of senior home care in Palm Beach, Florida, we have helped many seniors in this aspect. Below are some you should do.
- Slather sunscreen on your skin for thirty (30) minutes before going out into the sun. Make sure the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Remember to reapply every two (2) hours.
- Wear protective clothing against the sun. Such include long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses. It is never too much when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun.
- When you can, avoid going out into the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as the sun is at its peak.
All those mentioned are sure ways to prevent further development of liver spots on the skin. But when you need additional help in caring for your elderly loved one, we at Harborside HomeCare, Inc., are at your service. We also provide expert veterans care for the brave men and women who fought for our freedom.