Oh, the indignity of age. It conspires against us in so many ways, unseen ways. Body composition changes as muscle shrinks and fat increases. Many experience a decline of 5% p;er decade in BMR (basal metabolic rate), which results in weight gain and concomitant fluctuations in fat placement. Skin loses some of its subcutaneous protection and breaks down more easily, resulting in bruising, skin slips or pressure sores.
Combat these changes by bathing every other day to enhance skin integrity. Gently pat skin dry, rather than rubbing it with a towel. Apply moisturizing lotions. Posh body butters are ideal for the aging population. Scented with essential oils, they feed not only the skin, but the sense of smell as well. Each is based with either cocoa butter, Shea butter, or mango butter, all loaded with antioxidants to fight free radicals. They go a long way, requiring about a teaspoon for each extremity.
Warm it in your hands on cold mornings, and apply some on the upper and some on the lower of each extremity, so less friction is required in spreading it over the skin surface. Good Hydrations is an in-shower lotion, loaded with coconut, macadamia, and argan oils. It can be applied wet, and gently toweled off. You can find these on my site: http://www.madaboutposh.com Click on COLLECTIONS, Posh Body.