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» Eat smart: Foods that are high in vitamin C and antioxidants help prevent wrinkles by reflecting UV radiation from the sun.

IF YOU’RE IN YOUR 30S

This decade is the first time many see distinct signs of aging and skin damage, and it becomes necessary to build a more aggressive damage control and prevention regimen. » Assess the damage: Take advantage of free health screenings at your local pharmacies or retailers.

» Maintain reduced stress levels: Ask your pharmacist or clinician about the effects of cortisol and stress on your skin and weight. » Get acquainted with retinoids: Retinoid creams contain compounds found in vitamin A and are used to treat wrinkles, sun damage and acne. Retinoid creams are available in both prescription and over-thecounter treatments. » Make sunscreen a habit: Use (and reapply) sunscreen throughout the day whenever you go outside.

IF YOU’RE IN YOUR 40S

Years of sun exposure can leave your skin with noticeable lines, blotchi-

soothe increasingly raw or irritated skin and can help strengthen collagen. » Add a little pep: Skin creams with peptides (small chains of protein molecules) can stimulate collagen and plump sagging skin. No matter what your age, everyone feels most confident when their skin is its healthiest. ARACONTENT PHOTO

ness or dryness. » Limit exposure: Decreasing sun exposure is the best way to prevent skin cancer. » Moisturize regularly: While moisturizers won’t slow down the aging process, they can help

IF YOU’RE 50-PLUS

For people age 50 and older, it’s critical to be aware of changes in your skin that may reflect the status of its health. » Self check: Monitor changes in your skin and look out for persistent pink, scaly patches and red or black pearly spots or bumps – these can sometimes be indicators of skin cancer. » See a dermatologist: By age 50, every-

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one should have a total body skin check to screen for skin cancer. » Continue good habits: Sunscreen is still an absolute must for this age range, and moisturizers and hydration are even more important than ever. No matter what your age, everyone feels most confident when their skin is its healthiest. Visit your doctor or take advantage of free counsel from pharmacists and local health screenings. This season, take action to prevent and minimize skin damage so your skin is healthy for many summers to come.

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Tour is fun-packed from farm to car to table for young and old; and an opportunity to buy fresh vegetables, meat, jams, jellies and wines directly from the people who produced them. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We even have a log cabin museum,” says Linda Bray-Schafer, chair of the Campbell County Farmland Work Group Outreach Committee. “And Clearview Ridge Farm is a great stop – especially for the kids.” Bray-Schafer advises everyone to bring a cooler to keep purchases fresh while they’re driving along the route. “You can plan your route to make sure you visit the farms you’re most interested in based on their

Brochures are available at the Campbell County Conservation District Office, Campbell County libraries and local merchants. Visit http://www.home.fuse.net/campbellcd/ or call 859-635-9587 for more information. Look for the Campbell County Conservation District on Facebook.

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locations and time allotted at each stop,” she says. The farms will open their gates for folks to

meet the farmers, learn about stewardship, and taste the fresh foods. At some stops, children will have the opportunity to

interact with the farm animals. Air conditioning, food and restrooms will be available at designated stops. m

Saturday July 27, 2013 • 9am - 5pm

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The Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour again offers a summer day of entertainment as well as the choicest produce, meat and wines. Now in its fifth year, a number of Campbell County farms open to the public to show off the fruits and vegetables, honey, beef and wines that give Campbell County its special character. On Saturday, July 27, throw the kids in the car and head out for the free Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour for some fresh food and family fun. This rain-or-shine, self-guided driving tour of a dozen farms offers a glimpse into the longstanding tradition of farming; entertainment

Presented by Campbell County Farmland Work Group 859-635-9587 • campbellcd@fuse.net • www.home.fuse.net/campbellcd nky.com

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