|Skin Care Advice At Any Age
We've become a society obsessed with our looks.
It's been noted that we spend more on beauty products in the
west than we do on education.
Why are we so obsessed? Because it's easier and more
affordable than ever before.Anti-aging skincare technology
has progressed leaps and bounds. We know more about the
skin today than we ever did. There are advanced skincare
products that can erase years, and of course, the plastic
surgeon has perfected his trade such that procedures are
easier and cheaper than ever before.
Are we justified in our obsession?
They say that beauty is only skin deep, and while I believe
this to be true it's also important to do what feels right for
you. If keeping up appearances gets you through the day
then, by all means, that's what you need to do, however I
must add that I'm not a fan of going under the knife. With
the huge advances made in skincare products today, I'd
much prefer taking the less invasive route.
Here's a few age related tips and remedies that will help
boost your skin's appearance at any age without needles
Your skin is at its peak of beauty in your twenties, however
nurture its beauty and always use at least an SPF 30
sunscreen. Of course this should continue at any age.
Avoid oily makeup and coverups. Use an oil free moisturizer
every day. This is also a good time to begin using an eye cream
under the eye area at night.
Try using products that contain green tea which have shown
to help reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Your 30's is when your skin is beginning to become
a bit drier and sun damage may begin to appear. It's time to
start using thicker moisturizing creams so as to lock in high
contents of moisture. Continue with eye creams at night and use
your sunscreen religiously. Also, skin bleaching products
may need to be used to diminish dark spots from sun damage.
Hint: Put your moisturizer on over damp skin. This helps lock in
It's time to kick it up another notch. Your forties is when your
skin loses much of it tightness. It may begin to look dull and
your pores may become larger. Blotches, freckles, age spots,
discoloration, and changes in skin color may become much
more visible. Retinoids, anti-oxidants and alpha hydroxy acids
can improve the look of your skin and your 40's would be a
good time to begin using them. Of course it's essential that
you continue using a thick moisturizer and eye serums on a
Home microdermabrasion kits are also an option that can result
in a smoother more even appearing skin texture and tone while
rejuvenating your skin's texture and color.
Changes in your skin have reached high gear. Menopause has
assisted in the loss of Estrogen which is what has given your
skin its elasticity and kept it hydrated, however since those
estrogen levels have diminished, you will begin seeing wrinkles
form around your eyes, drooping eyelids and expression
lines around the mouth and forehead.
Begin using anti-aging or wrinkle reducing formulas such as
vitamin A (Retinol) or Glycolic acid products. Retin A has proven
to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture, skin
tone and color, as well as your skin's hydration levels.
Glycolic acid will trigger new formation of collagen to plump
cells and reduce wrinkles on the skin's surface. Postmenopausal
women can also use a cream containing progesterone that may
improve skin elasticity and firmness.
By age 60 all types of collagen are significantly below their
youthful levels. There are, however wonderful hydrating creams that
contain Alpha Hydroxy acids (Glycolic acids), soy, green tea and
retinol (vitamin A) which your skin will need now that it is drier and
showing major signs of age. The alpha Hydroxy acids will help reduce
droopy skin and the retinol will reduce your fine lines.
Your skin's texture will become visibly less smooth and you
will most likely begin to see age spots. You'll appreciate
the early care you've given to your skin because the signs of aging
will be minimal, however, if you haven't started early you'll clearly
notice the effects of neglect.
While it's never too late to take care of your skin the damage you
already have will be difficult to reduce without special medical
treatments such as botox or perhaps surgical procedures.
All the above should continue to be applied but it is wise to
consult your physician on advanced treatments.
If you haven't yet reached 60, the best skin care advice is to
follow a good skin care regimen at an early age. It's an easy
habit to get into and best of all, you'll thank yourself later on.
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