A popular phrase in sports is “Father Time is undefeated”. It is used to denote the fact that no athlete is exempt from the loss of athleticism necessary to compete at a high level.
This phrase can be extended to many areas of life because the reality is that nothing in life is immune to the effects of time, especially our skin. We might not enjoy every aspect of getting older, but we also don’t have to undergo outrageous plastic surgery to maintain our beauty and great-looking skin. Preventative measures help to delay the signs of aging and have you looking radiant for years beyond what nature usually allows.
Below are five incredible tips recommend for women over 50 to maintain great skin and have everyone in awe when they find out your age:
1. Exfoliation Matters
Beauty science shows us that we all build up multiple layers of dead skin cells that cause our complexions to appear dry, dull and flaky and put the spotlight on wrinkles and fine lines. Mature skin will make the issue even more prominent.
Exfoliation should be done once per week using store bought or homemade exfoliants. There are several ways to make your own exfoliating face scrub; for example, you can mix sugar and honey, or add baking soda to water or your cleanser. Or if you find that you don’t have time, you can always purchase a cleansing scrub and cleanser for sensitive skin.
You can improve your exfoliation even more by using a face brush. This little beauty aid with strategically-attached bristles is not only able to deep-clean pores and get rid of embedded grime, but whisk away dead skin cells to reveal a more rejuvenated, radiant complexion.
Furthermore, they are actually quite affordable and easy to use even though they look fairly high tech.
2. Choose Creamy Cleansers
As we develop mature complexions, we also notice our skin isn’t as moist as it used to be. One area to blame is menopause. This stage of a woman’s life causes a decrease in estrogen levels, resulting in thinner skin that is more sensitive and drier.
Every facial cleanser is not made equally. Skin care experts advise choosing one that features replenishing oils with a creamy texture. This kind of approach will still remove old makeup and pollutants, but it will achieve results in a gentler manner. Your skin will stay supple and soft and radiate a natural glow.
3. Retinoids Do Work
There are tons of skin care products in drugstores, high-end boutiques and by prescription that claim to do a lot of magical things for the complexion, but the experts aren’t wild about every item out there.
In fact, most dermatologists and plastic surgeons recommend using a topical retinoid to turn back the signs of aging. Retin-A is available by prescription, but many users find it irritating, drying and tough for their skin to tolerate.
Retinol is a cousin of Retin-A and also a vitamin A derivative. It is sold as an over-the-counter product that also works wonders reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and encouraging the production of new collagen and elastin. Retinol is a lot gentler than Retin-A.
Cold-pressed rosehip seed oil has become a trendy favorite for achieving the goal of a smooth complexion with less wrinkles. Rosehip seed oil contains a natural form of retinoic acid and Vitamin C, and it’s quite inexpensive at less than $10 a bottle.
3. Hiding Spider Veins
The legs are another area of concern as we get over age 50, and a lot of women are frustrated by a normal condition of developing spider and leg veins. There are medical procedures like sclerotherapy to get rid of the purplish, squiggly blemishes but many women have had good luck applying rosehip seed oil to the veins and massaging it in for a reduction in appearance.
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