From excessive dry skin to brown spots, reduced elasticity to wrinkles, skin of women over 50 may be a difficult monster to tame. The menopause, estrogen reduction of your body is culpable, according to a dermatology specialist. The aging means accepting the fact that people are older, but it also means to take care of themselves in order to retain youth and better health. Precautions and consistently skin care method are the best ways to do that.
Skin of women over 50 may be a difficult monster to tame.
Eat well, hydrate often
It seems to be a default, but many people forget that the diet plays an important role in their appearance. Give skin the raw materials it needs to repair and strengthen the stem cell, which means the consumption of foods rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. You should also drink plenty of water to help hydrate your body from the inside out.
You should also drink plenty of water to help hydrate your body from the inside out.
The estrogen reduction can significantly reduce the sebum production of skin, causing itching and flaking skin. Women over 50 should choose thicker moisturizer since lighter and oil-free products aren’t thick enough anymore. Choose moisturizers and sunscreens contain oil. When you are old, mucus are no longer clogging pores and causing acne, but give the skin the necessary hydration.
Sunscreen not only helps prevent skin cancer but also reduces the possibility of sunburn. The top layer of skin cells become sticky due to long exposure to the sun. As a result, the cells begin stacked instead of the exfoliating normally. Because they contain pigments, color becomes darker when more layers are added. Apply a moisturizer with SPF 15 or greater for any bare areas of your body before leaving the house.
Sunscreen not only help prevent skin cancer but also reduce the possibility of sunburn.
Retinoid – a chemical compound related to vitamin A – treats skin problems, especially problems related to aging. It reduced the brown spots, increases exfoliation and collagen production, thickens the epidermis, and can reverse damage that can cause cancer of the sun. Retinoid products are available without a prescription and listed as “with retinol” or “retinoid” in the listed ingredients. Talk to your dermatologist doctor about taking one stronger prescription retinoid product. Your doctor will work with you and explain any benefits or potential risks.
Minimally invasive procedures
Try minimally invasive procedures like fillers for the lower part of the face. A little bit of filler can restore higher cheekbones. You can also try microdermabrasion treatments which reduce fine lines, improve color and smooth the skin. Other minimally invasive procedures include laser therapy, chemical peels and Botox. However, never choose any method without consulting your doctor first.
No matter how old you are, exfoliation is an important component of healthy skin. Your skin usually produces new skin cells, which creates one layer of dead cells on the skin surface. The removal of old cells through exfoliation method helps the skin to breathe and can even reduce fine lines and the appearance of sunburn spots. Use an exfoliating cream (with the natural particles) 2 or 3 times per week.
Go around any store’s cosmetic and skincare department, you will find a multitude of anti-aging cream, serum, exfoliators and washes. While all anti-aging products are not the same, some can do what they promised. The anti-aging ingredients to look for include AHA and BHA, which can improve collagen production and even skin texture; vitamin C and E, which can strengthen the skin and improve skin tone; Niacinamide, which helps skin retain moisture and stimulates circulation; and Resveratrol, which can resist damage caused by the sun and improves collagen production.
Proper washing and product application
It’s not only the products you use but also how you use those products that makes a difference to your skin. Apply serum or anti-aging creams to clean and warm skin, which helps absorb the ingredients better. Never use hot water to wash your face or body since it dries the skin faster and may even accelerate the aging process. In addition, gently pat your face and skin but do not rub them.