As people grow older and their skin begins to age, a variety of skin conditions may arise.
Skin may become dry or itchy, patches may form, skin may become red and crusty or dark spots may appear on the face and body and in skin folds.
The severity and symptoms of these conditions vary widely. If you feel that a loved one may be suffering from a skin condition, there may be treatments available through your doctor.
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