Skin Care At 50
Pampering Your Skin after 50 Provides Youthful Results
As you age, your skin ages with you. If you don‘t take care of it and ensure that it is nurtured and properly protected, it can age more rapidly than normal. Because of its constant exposure to environmental stressors and harmful UV rays, the skin may lose its youthful look too soon. Outside influences and hormonal changes cause your skin to lose its elasticity and suppleness so that it is no longer as firm and taut as you would like it to be. You need to take deliberate steps to keep it replenished and looking youthful.
After 50, it is especially important to practice anti-aging skincare, particularly on the face and neck, to ensure that this fragile skin keeps its vibrant, youthful radiance as long as possible. There are ways to keep your skin healthier and younger-looking without a lot of effort on your part, and these techniques can do a world of good in helping you maintain a more youthful appearance. Pampering your skin is all about good basic care and the addition of a few extra steps. Here are some important ways that those of you over 50 can pamper yourself at home as part of your daily skincare regimen.
Cleanse your skin regularly. This is a fundamental step in keeping your skin looking and feeling more youthful. Always use a cleanser that won‘t dehydrate the skin. Instead, use one that replenishes and moisturizes it. If your skin is sensitive or tends to be prone to rosacea, acne, and blemishes, choose a cleanser specifically formulated to address these issues. Likewise, if your skin is oily, you should use a cleanser made to balance the skin and keep it hydrated while controlling the oil. Be sure to choose a gentle cleanser that won‘t irritate already sensitive or inflamed skin.
Exfoliate to keep your skin healthy. Exfoliation should be done on a regular basis as part of your skincare regimen. It will remove sebum and dead skin cells and unclog and reduce large pores. This process is very beneficial for people who have acne or are prone to blemishes. For sensitive skin, use a gentle exfoliate that won‘t irritate the skin. There are facial scrubs and body scrubs that can be used regularly.
Protect the Skin. This is extremely important as UVA and UVB sun- rays are very damaging. They can cause premature aging as well as hyper-pigmentation and other unhealthy conditions including cancer. A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher is an essential part of your skincare regimen and should be applied before any exposure to the sun. It should be reapplied as necessary throughout the day depending on your activities.
Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! As we age, our skin tends to become dry and more sensitive, especially in women going through menopause. Moisturizer is vital for your face and your body to ensure that the skin is constantly nourished and replenished. Left unattended, dry skin can become itchy, irritated, and red—and whether it‘s on the face or on your hands or feet, it is always unattractive. Dry skin can be caused by more than stress or climatic factors. It may be the soap you are using or some of the household products you use. Try switching to a gentle soap to see if it makes a difference, and use gloves to keep your skin from coming in contact with the harsh chemicals in cleaning products or, better yet, experiment with natural products to avoid the chemicals altogether. Be sure to use a good moisturizer twice daily to add moisture to the skin‘s surface.
Pampering your skin is an excellent way to keep it looking attractive, feeling smoother and softer, give it a better texture, and help it retain its youthful glow. Wrinkle creams and other special products used in concert with the four pampering tips for younger skin after 50 (cleanse, exfoliate, protect, and moisturize) will help you combat the aging process by reducing puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
Some of the products recommended for 50-plus skincare are:
This is a revolutionary new product designed to revitalize your skin and protect it from the signs of aging. Combining seven natural, scientifically proven anti-aging ingredients into one product, Ageless Derma Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream eliminates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves the firmness and elasticity of skin, removes crow‘s feet and re-energizes skin for a smoother, firmer, and younger look. 11
Babors HSR Lifting Cream
Babors HSR Lifting Cream diminishes wrinkles, decreases the signs of aging, and erases fine lines by supplementing the skin‘s natural elastin. Babor HSR Lifting Cream is a specially formulated treatment designed to improve elasticity and delay light-induced aging.
Physicians Complex Tissue Growth Factor
Users will achieve an unprecedented level of wrinkle reduction with the Physicians Complex Tissue Growth Factor. This product is a high-potency combination of peptides, olive oil, homeostatine, coenzyme Q-10, soy proteins, coconut endosperm, and tissue growth factors.
DDF Advanced Firming Cream 1.7oz
DDF Advanced Firming Cream works below the skin‘s surface to improve hydration and increase firmness. Able to lock in vital moisturizing elements, DDF Advanced Firming Cream is a highly advanced formula infused with a breakthrough turmeric complex that protects the skin from harmful free radical damage. Free radicals attack the moisture barriers of the skin and contribute to premature aging. DDF Advanced Firming Cream helps to reverse these effects as it instantly tightens and firms the skin from within. DDF Advanced Firming Cream should be used as part of a comprehensive, daily skincare routine.