User's Manual: Skin

8 Steps to Healthy Skin at Every Age

Dryness? Acne? Wrinkles? Easy solutions that'll keep your skin in great shape year after year.
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Your 50s+: Quench the thirst

As your estrogen level drops and oil production decreases, skin can get thinner, drier, and often itchier. Bathing too often, with water that’s too hot, or with harsh or excess soap, can make things worse. Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland), which becomes more common over age 50, can also cause overly dry, itchy skin, so see your doc to rule it out if you have other common symptoms such as fatigue, depression, unexplained weight gain, or muscle aches.

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