Skia Kinisi

Skia Kinisi Logo

Aged Care

Why aged people should avoid prolonged sun exposure?

General Disclaimer: The recommended daily sun exposure for aged people varies depending on a number of factors, including their age, skin type, and health. In general, it is recommended that aged people get at least 15 minutes of sun exposure per day to help their body produce vitamin D. However, it is important for aged people to avoid prolonged sun exposure, as this can increase their risk of skin damage and skin cancer. It is a good idea for aged people to talk to their doctor about their individual sun exposure needs.

risk of age-related skin conditions

Aged people are more susceptible to the damaging effects of the sun, including skin damage and skin cancer. The skin of aged people is thinner and less elastic than the skin of younger people, which makes it more vulnerable to damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Prolonged sun exposure can also increase the risk of other age-related skin conditions, such as age spots and wrinkles.

Additionally, aged people are more likely to have medical conditions that can make their skin more sensitive to the sun, such as lupus and diabetes. For these reasons, it is important for aged people to avoid prolonged sun exposure and take steps to protect their skin from the sun.