BSF - elderly/older skin


ASK THE EXPERT - BSF and talkhealth teamed up to offer our community the opportunity to put their questions to our panel of dermatology experts regarding elderly and older skin. Dr Anton Alexandroff, Dr Anjali Mahto and Dr Sarita Singh kindly joined us to give us their advice and support. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease and skin cancer research. Visit the British Skin Foundation charity page to find out more.

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  • Dr Anton Alexandroff

    Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British...

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  • Dr Anjali Mahto

    Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson

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  • Dr Sarita Singh

    Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesper...

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Amount of moisturiser

I tend to put loads of moisturiser on my face (and my body) but I wonder if its possible to use too much? I don't have any spec... catwoman54, 16th Mar 2018


Skin in the older woman

I am 73yrs i am still experiencing an oily skin, unsure what to do about it - should i be thankful or try to dry it up? HOLEDIGGER, 16th Mar 2018


Older greasy skin

I have always had very greasy skin, I have had thin melanoma and I have age spots n fine lines. What skin care routine should I ... carolyn27, 15th Mar 2018


Lines around eyes

Is there any method to minimise the appearance of fine lines around the eye area. mumathome, 14th Mar 2018


Retinol and Menopause

There is a lot if talk about how good retinol is brilliant for fighting the signs of anti aging but with the difference in skin ... Cloleanne, 14th Mar 2018



I am having to wear foundation every day now as I have so many age spots on my face, is there anything that will remove them, or... cookiemonster66, 14th Mar 2018


Menopause face

With the menopause has come a spotty face. I have not had spots on my face since puberty. Why is this and how do I deal with it? Selkie12, 14th Mar 2018


Older skin reacting with cancer pain meds

I am finding that one of my pain killing drugs gives me bright red, flushed skin. Do I need to modify my skin routine in order t... Hoddy0206, 14th Mar 2018


Dry, itching skin going silvery and scaly

For the coldest months of the year I have itchy red skin on my wrists and hands, sometimes the back of my arms below my elbows a... ALLIGATOR, 14th Mar 2018


Elderly/Older Skin

What is the best treatment for enlarged pores please? busylizzie, 14th Mar 2018

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