Older skin needs special care to stay healthy

11/10/2010 | Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.), The

As skin loses collagen and lipids with age, it becomes more susceptible to bacterial, viral and fungal infections, and wounds take longer to heal. Using nonabrasive cleansers and lipid-containing moisturizers, and drinking plenty of water, can help maintain the skin's natural defenses, dermatologist John Coppola writes in this column on aging and skin care.

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