Did you know that skin is our largest organ and critical to our overall health? Did you know that a life course of healthy skin is even more important than ever before, simply because we are living longer? The number of people over the age of 60 will exceed 1 billion by 2020, and all without exception will have deteriorating skin. In fact, all of us will have at least one skin disease over the course of our lives that if not managed properly can disrupt our social routines, degrade our emotional and mental well-being and threaten our ability to remain independent. But we can take many steps along the way to maintain, nourish and enhance healthy skin, as well as treat and correct compromised skin. Come learn more from Nestlé Skin Health and “Get Skin Health Smart” during Active Aging Week!
Director's guide to getting skin health smart
Start with this director’s guide for using Nestlé Skin Health’s Active Aging Week educational materials. By the end of the week, participants across your organization will be “Skin Health Smart!” Click here to download the NEW: Director's guide to getting skin health smart
Day 1: Jumping In: The ABCs of Skin Aging
How Skin Ages
Factors That Accelerate Skin Aging
ALSO CONSIDER: Administering a pre-quiz on Day 1 (see Day 6). This way you can establish a baseline and measure just how much is learned over the course of the week.
Day 2: Good Skin Health Habits: Adapting Your Daily Routine
ALSO CONSIDER: Bringing in a nutritionist and/or dermatologist to talk through good skin care and dietary practices. Introducing an app such as Streaks to help people form new habits.
Day 3: Don’t Just Brush It Off: Stop Dry Skin in Its Tracks!
ALSO CONSIDER: Taking a poll to see how many people have dry skin but aren’t taking the appropriate measures to prevent it.
Day 4: It’s Complicated: Making Sense of Skin Conditions That Increase with Age
ALSO CONSIDER: Bringing in a gerontologist to discuss the common side effects of chronic conditions and falls prevention.
Day 5: Up Close and Personal: An Intimate Look at the Impact of Cancer on Skin
ALSO CONSIDER: Surveying people ahead of time to see if someone might like to share a testimonial.
Day 6: Final Exam: Is Your Knowledge Skin Deep?
ALSO CONSIDER: Conducting these quizzes in a digital format if you have access. This will make testing more interactive, and you can share results of how much has been learned in real time.
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