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Old 12-12-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
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Aging and high altitude, dry climate question

Hey there,

I live at about 7,000 feet in a very dry climate. I've lived here for about 5 years and feel like I've aged faster than I had at lower altitudes. Does anyone thing that living in such a dry climate could age you faster?

I wear sunscreen almost every day and use tons of moisturizer.

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Old 12-12-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
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Re: Aging and high altitude, dry climate question

Are you drinking enough water?

 
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Old 12-12-2005, 03:55 PM   #3
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Re: Aging and high altitude, dry climate question

Now that's a great question. I would have to say not enough water.

 
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Re: Aging and high altitude, dry climate question

Hey Gainup ! I also live in the high desert altitude (Albuquerque) besides water intake i'd also make sure i have plenty of essential oils to keep the skin lubricated internally.(Olive Oil, Flax/Fish Oils) later!!

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Old 12-28-2005, 06:40 PM   #5
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Re: Aging and high altitude, dry climate question

Wear sunglasses at all times when you're outside I grew up and lived until I was 40 in an area of New Mexico that is 3500. I was diagnoised with my first cataract at the ripe age of 41 and the second one at 44. The only thing that the doc could figure out why I had cataract at such an early age was because I was always outside and most of the time with no sunglasses.
When I moved to an area at sea level my body went crazy. Doctor told me it would take a year for my body to adjust to such a change in altitude. Changes were a period that never stopped, hair falling out and skin rashes. Has anyone else ever heard that?

 
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Re: Aging and high altitude, dry climate question

Johna, I lived at 3500 feet for about 20 years and then moved to sea level.
But your symptoms sound more like the beginning of menopause to me.

 
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Re: Aging and high altitude, dry climate question

Nah not menopause just a weird cycle. I was put on some medication for a week and that straightened it out. I miss the warmth of the sun at 3500

 
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Re: Aging and high altitude, dry climate question

Be sure and drink lots of water, 8 glasses or more. Your body needs water on a frequent basis at high altitude.

While face is still damp, apply a good cream for dry skin. I like Ponds Dry Skin Cream. This does not leave my face greasy, does not clog pores yet, protects and avoids drying out.

 
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