Anti aging, Skin care

25 Skincare Tips for Aging Skin Care When You’re in Your 50’s

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1: Aging Skin Care When You’re in your 50’s

Sagging skin are common for people who are in their fifties. The excess skin on your neck commonly (but annoyingly!) called turkey wattle and can be removed with a neck lift. However, there are a number of skincare products that can be combined to improve sagging skin. Retinoid, alpha hydroxy acid and antioxidants can be applied to create a younger-looking neck. You can also ask your dermatologist about laser treatments that can be done to make the muscles of your neck tighter.

2: Lightening Age Spots

Aging skin care can help you lighten age spots that regularly become evident in your fifties. Age spots tend to appear on your hands and chest where the skin is light and delicate. Daily application of sunscreen with retinol and alpha hydroxy acids is good for preventing age spots. Bleaching creams with hydroquinone can help lighten small age spots. For darker age spots, ask a dermatologist to prescribe a stronger bleaching cream preferably with vitamin C and AHAs.

Tip 3: Tips for Your Lips

Thinning lips is a common problem for older people as their lips lose collagen and moisture. Skincare products like balms containing vitamin C and menthol can provide temporary help by making thin lips look fuller. You can also try various makeup techniques to create luscious looking lips. Use lipstick colors that are glossy or creamy for fuller lips and define with a lip liner afterwards. Another trick is to over-apply (not too much!) lipstick on your lower lip to create a fuller ‘pout’.

Tip 4: For Men Only

A man’s skin is thicker and tougher than that of a woman’s resulting in a soft but less fragile skin. Stronger soap is essential for men’s skin with greater exfoliating strength but less moisturizer. The wide variety of skincare products for men includes face wash, self-tanner, shaving gel, after-shave balm, tinted moisturizer, eye cream, concealer and moisturizers with SPF 15.

Tip 5: Fast and Simple

Skin care for men requires a complete skincare regimen that can be finished in minutes. This is important because it helps them stick to their routine. Unlike women, men in general really don’t like spending much time on skin care and would rather just ‘get it over with’. Men are able to complete their skincare regimen in just a few steps because of the various commercial skincare products particularly formulated for their skincare needs. So if your man is not that heavy into skincare, be subtle and start giving him skin care products as ‘gifts’ to get him in the right direction.

 

Tip 6: Relax after Work

Skin care for men after work can help relieve stress and refresh them following a busy day at the office. Get a warm and relaxing hot compress with a towel dipped in hot water. Add a few drops of essential oils into the water before dipping the towel for a more refreshing sensation. Wring out excess water in the towel and use it to steam your face. This helps open the pores to make cleaning dirt and grime off your face easier.

Tip 7: Skin Care for Men

Skin care for men involves quick and simple steps that they can easily follow. A weekly face scrub can help get out dead skin and open pores plus it can remove a tan. After shaving, wash your face with cold water to help seal pores to stop dirt and grime from getting into the skin. It is also a good idea to cleanse the skin with astringent to wipe off deep-seated dirt. Use cleansing milk for cleaning dry skin.

Tip 8: Skincare Inside-Out

Skincare from the inside out is very important. What you consume is easily absorbed by the body and is quickly manifested in the appearance and condition of  your skin. To keep skin looking fresh it is a good idea to drink about 2 litres of water daily to help wash out impurities; A nutritious diet along with a regular intake of vitamins like C, E, B and zinc to keep skin healthy. You should also limit alcohol and nicotine consumption.

Tip 9: Loofahs

So to which side of the loofah debate do you belong to? Many believe that using a skincare products like the loofah is great because apart from successfully removing dead skin cells it helps stimulate blood circulation especially if you use it for ‘dry baths’.However, many are also convinced that loofahs tend to make skin dry and worse, can be  a source of skin ailments. Why? Because a loofah is simply let to ‘dry’ in the bathroom, and as such is perfect for bacteria to grow on. So what should you do? I suggest that you do use a loofah but don’t use it for extended periods. Wash it thoroughly and dry it as much as you can.

Tip 10: Lose the Soap

Products like soap are more trouble than they’re worth. Despite all the hyped up advertising promoting it as an ideal cleansing agent, soap can actually dry your skin faster. Soaps easily strip off the skin’s natural oils leaving it drier and more vulnerable to blemishes. Even people with oily skin should steer clear of soaps. Though soap strips off the skin’s natural oils, oily skin over-compensates for this by producing more oil resulting in acne.

Tip 11: Nourish your Skin

Products like a moisturizer are a great way to ‘feed’ your skin. Everybody, young and old, needs to moisturize. This is particularly true for people in cold climates with central heating. Even people with acne and facial blemishes need a moisturizer. A moisturizing gel can help reduce acne break outs and moisturize skin at the same time. A light moisturizing gel is good for people with oily skin. Fair skinned people need a more substantial moisturizer against premature wrinkling.

Tip 12: Facial Moisturizers–The Wonder Skincare Product

Facial moisturizers are continuously improving, thanks to technology. Today’s moisturizers can do more than simply nourish the skin to create a soft, smooth complexion. Most facial moisturizer products cater to every skin type. Choose one that is hypoallergenic, which guarantees not to clog the pores. Most are also infused with vitamins, essential oils and natural plant extracts that add to the effectiveness of the moisturizer. They also produce a healing element to the product that gives a calming effect.

Tip 13: A Balancing Act

Combination skin requires unique attention to help you maintain both skin types. Fortunately there are a number skincare products formulated specifically to meet the needs of this skin type. Wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser, but apply a moisturizer only on the dry areas of your face. Check out

products containing alpha hydroxy acids that can help regulate your skin. Remember to use oil-absorbing makeup to manage shine on oily parts of your face. Then apply a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15.

Tip 14:  Moisturizers for Men

Skincare products like moisturizers are not only for women. Men need to moisturize because they are also vulnerable to aging and to the damaging effects of the environment on the skin. This is also because today’s society has pre-conceived ideas that men should always look debonair and youthful. This involves not only the face but also the entire body. Plus, moisturizing becomes more important as people age. Since the skin loses moisture as a person gets older.

Tip 15: Skincare 101

Skincare basics can serve you a long way, helping to take care and protect your skin. The skin does more than just cover your body you know. It not only adjusts your body temperature, it also vital in manufacturing vitamins for your body. Cleanse your skin with mild soap and limit the use of face cloths or loofahs to avoid over rubbing that damages the skin. Use a double acting moisturizer that contains both SPF and alpha hydroxy acids to effectively protect and exfoliate skin.

Tip 16: Facial Pores Can Help Determine Skin Type

Facial pores can help you figure out your skin type. When studying your pores it is best to position the mirror 6 inches away from your face. For oily skin, pores are usually located all over – at the center of the face, the chin and the sides of the face. Dry skin has only a few visible pores on the nose and the chin. Face pores of normal skin are generally at the center of the face only at the forehead, nose and chin.  Although combination skin would also have visible pores in these areas.

Tip 17: Herbal Skin Care for Treating Acne

Herbal skin care can be an effective alternative for treating acne. There are certain herbs that can be used to clear up your acne. Tea tree oil is one of the most popular herbs for the treatment of acne. It can be applied directly to the skin like Oregon grape root. Other anti- acne herbs include Echinacea, oregano and basil oil, which can either be taken orally or applied topically. It is best to check with your dermatologist before trying any herbal treatment.

Tip 18: Effective Herbal Treatments

Herbal skin care can be a good alternative to skincare products. There are a wide variety of herbal medications and nutritional supplements that are prepared to help fight different skin problems. These

Herbal therapies can either be taken orally or applied directly to the skin. A popular nutritional supplement is zinc, which is great to help clear your skin. Check out the internet to know more about the different herbal treatments available. Plus, you can also order most of these products online.

Tip 19: Home Spa Treatment – Rejuvenate!

A home spa treatment is not only a great way to have a break and get rid of stress but it is also a wonderful way to refresh your skin. A relaxing dip in your bathtub infused with healing bath minerals can help cleanse and nourish your skin. Apply a body mask formulated to make skin soft and smooth and wash away dirt and grime. An application of a mineral lotion after your bath is an excellent way to finish your home spa treat.

Tip 20: Skincare Products that Nourish the Body

Skincare products are not only for the face but also for the body. There are a number of good moisturizers specially formulated for the body. The body’s skin is different from the face. It has a greater tendency to become dry and flaky even though it is thicker and tougher than the face. You should always moisturize your body especially your legs, knees and elbows to prevent rough and dry skin that tend to darken.

Tip 21: Skin Care Cream to Care for Your Eyes and Chest

Skin care cream products are now made available to meet the specific demands of every particular body part. Each body part has specific needs due to the quality of the skin. It is essential to use an anti-wrinkle cream designed specifically for the eyes where the skin is a lot finer. Avoid using regular face creams for your eye area because these can cause puffiness. Bust creams can also help maintain the delicate skin on your chest area.

Tip 22: The Significance of Using Creams

Skin care cream should be part of every person’s skincare regimen. Creams have become increasingly important in protecting the skin against pollution and stress. Day creams with sunscreen can effectively protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun, while night creams can help repair and restore the damages brought about by daily exposure to the elements. Skincare cream products are more efficient in protecting the skin and easier to use because they are lightweight and less greasy.

Tip 23: Skin Conditions Affect Every Skin Type

Skin conditions can easily affect all skin types. Dehydration is characterized by dullness and flakiness of the skin. Press the tender area under your cheek to check for loss of elasticity. You may also notice wrinkles and fine lines across your skin regardless of your skin type. Pinching the area between your brows can check your skin’s sensitivity. It is never too late to start a more thorough skin care regimen. Check your current skin condition and start making those important lifestyle changes.

Tip 24: Skin Type Determinants

Your skin type can be determined using a number of ways. These factors can give you an idea of what to look for when determining your skin type. The visibility of facial pores is distinct for each skin type. Check for signs of wrinkles, dehydration and elasticity to help you determine your skin type. Your skin’s reactions to skincare products like soaps and to the elements like the weather are also indicative of your skin type.

Tip 25: Skin Types Differ from One Another

Skin types become apparent after puberty. Before puberty, the skin type of most individuals is normal. However, the hormonal changes that happen during puberty greatly influence the type of skin you will have as you age. Though some people maintain normal skin after puberty, others may develop oily skin, dry skin or combination skin. Knowing your particular skin type will help you determine the best skincare regimen and products to apply. Do consult a dermatologist if your skin requires special attention; i.e., if you have acne or bacne a lot or are susceptible to skin ailments. This will ensure that you follow the correct skincare regiment for your skin type.

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