Did you know that skin is our largest organ and critical to our overall health and wellbeing? It protects us from harmful bacteria and pollution. Today, a life course of healthy skin is even more important simply because our skin needs to protect us as more and more of us live longer than ever before. The number of people over the age of 60 will exceed 1 billion by 2020, and all of us, without exception, will experience deteriorating skin. If not managed properly, skin conditions can negatively impact our health and wellbeing and even threaten our ability to remain independent. But there are many steps along the way that we can take to maintain, nourish and enhance healthy skin, as well as care for and treat compromised skin. Come learn how to “Get Skin Health Smart” from Nestlé Skin Health 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 2017: 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.
Day 3: Don’t just brush it off: Stop dry skin in its tracks!
ALSO CONSIDER: Taking a poll to see how many people think they could improve on the skin prevention. Download the Itch Tracker app to start monitoring scratching.
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 real time with your Active Aging Week participants, if possible. This will make the experience more interactive, and you can share results of how much has been learned.
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