Pruritis, or itchy skin, is one of the most common skin conditions that troubles seniors. The following links help explain why skin is more prone to this problem as it matures, as well as tips for preventing and treating the uncomfortable issue.

The Effects of Aging on Skin

“Gravity, facial movement, and sleep position are the secondary factors that contribute to changes in the skin. When the skin loses its elasticity, gravity causes drooping of the eyebrows and eyelids, looseness and fullness under the cheeks and jaw (jowls and “double chin”), and longer ear lobes...”