Every decade brings with it changes to your skin. In your 50s, when skin cell growth has slowed down, you will likely notice dryer skin that doesn’t bounce back as quickly after facial expressions. For many women, hormonal changes associated with menopause can cause excessive dryness and even skin conditions like acne and rosacea. These days, many women in their 50s are learning that it’s not too late for them to try new things, and this also applies to their skin: It’s never too late to slow down the aging process. Here are some tips from Eyesthetica on how to start.
Protect Skin from Further Sun Damage
Most likely, you already know that environmental factors lead to skin damage. Still, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention sun protection, since sun damage is the number one cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Habits such as wearing a hat, a minimum SPF 30 sunscreen and sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays can go a long way in preventing further skin damage.
Use a Cream Cleanser Every Day
Using a cream cleanser every morning and night will hydrate the skin as it cleanses the face of dirt and grime. The gentle, moisturizing effect of a cream cleanser helps balance the dryness of the skin caused by the reduced oil production and slower skin cell turnover that occurs at this age.
Exfoliate One to Three Times a Week
Exfoliating your face one to three times a week (depending on your skin’s tolerance) will remove dead skin cells, making room for newer, plumper skin cells to surface. It will also help to unblock clogged pores and lighten any brown spots caused by aging. SkinMedica’s Skin Polisher is a fragrance-free exfoliator that cleans the face while it exfoliates, removing dead skin without stripping the skin of moisture. Using tiny beads made of jojoba oil as an exfoliating agent and bisabolol, an agent derived from chamomile that soothes the skin, this cleanser is gentle enough to use on maturing skin.
Find a Moisturizer with These Ingredients
Facial moisturizers that contain retinoid help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also boosting skin cell growth. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) in a moisturizer act to resurface the face and help unclog pores. And vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals that cause skin damage and speed up signs of aging. It also helps with skin cell and collagen growth. SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream is a moisturizer that contains high levels of vitamin C as well as vitamin E, another antioxidant that also helps heal, and reduce the appearance of, scars and acne.
Need Help with Your Skin Care Regimen?
Would you like help enlivening your skin care regimen? At Eyesthetica, we are proud to carry SkinMedica, a premier skincare line created by a board-certified dermatologist that is recommended by dermatologists and skin care experts around the world. To learn more about the SkinMedica products we carry, call us today at (213) 986-8789.