Realistic Changes You Can Make and How YOU Can Take Better Care of Your Skin

Below you will find several skin’s healthy anti-aging beauty tips to keep you looking young and beautiful as you journey through the aging process.  

  • Wash with a gentle cleanser, to remove makeup, pollutants, bacteria, and the natural skin oil that collects on your skin during the day and night.
  • Follow with a toner to restore the skin’s pH-level from any cleanser that may have a high pH-level.
  • Exfoliate with either a physical or chemical exfoliant.  It is important to remove the dead cells from your skin.  Avoid a harsh exfoliant like scrubs or containing rough beads.  Choose a washcloth or soft sponge to aid in exfoliation.  A good chemical exfoliant that gradually dissolves the bonds between the skin cells and allows them to detach is highly recommended.  An exfoliant that contains glycolic acid or lactic acid will work to remove the dead skin.
  • Moisturize, then moisturize more, then moisturize again! Fine lines appear because the skin is inadequately hydrated.
  • Always use sunscreen, this is the best way to keep from developing photodamage from sun exposure.  Wear a broad-spectrum SPF of 30.  The sunscreen can fade age spots, improve the texture of the skin, and flatten out wrinkles by 20 percent in as little as three months.
  • Eliminate as many types of sun exposure as possible, wear clothing with long sleeves, hats, sunglasses, and avoid the sun in the middle of the day.
  • Eat healthy food full of omega-3 fatty acids which can help minimize damage and keep skin healthy as you age.
  • Avoid smoking! Smokers develop wrinkles sooner than non-smokers.

40’s and Late 50’s

Let us know if you find this article useful and informative! We have a ton of helpful skincare facts, tips, tricks, and information to help slow the process of aging! Our mission is to help you find the most youthful and beautiful version of yourself, no matter what your age may be!  Another topic we plan on exploring would be skin aging, such as changes in ethnic skin or time, how specifically photodamage affects the skin. Let us know in the comments if this is something you’d like to learn more about!

References used:
  1. Mark Lees, Skin Care Beyond the Basics, published 2001, pages 227-236, Milady Thompson Learning
  2. Cosmetic Dermatology, Principles, and Practice, Leslie Baumann, MD, McGraw-Hill Companies, Medical Publishing Division, published 2002, pages 13-20
  3. Biology of the Skin, Ruth K. Freinkel, MD and David T. Woodley, MD, Panthenon Publishing, 2001, pages 209-217
  4. Pediatric Dermatology 27(2): 125-31, October 2009
  5. Effects of the sun on visible clinical signs of aging in Caucasian skin by Fredric Flament, Roland Bazin, Sabine Laquiezze, Virginie Rubert, Elisa Simonpietri, and Bertrand Piot, Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatology, 2013: 6: 221-232. Published online 2013 Sept 27. Doi: 10.2147/CCID. S44686 PMCID: PMC3790843
  6. Understanding the Skin – how does skin change over the years? Information on Eucric website.
  7. Anti-Aging Minimal Skin Care Routine (webmd.com) by Heather Hatfield from WebMD archives, reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD, September 19, 2013
  8. Six-Step Anti-Aging Beauty Routine for Youthful Skin (healthline.com), Medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, written by Michelle Wong, Ph.D., Updated on March 8, 2019

Image Credit to Eucerin: https://int.eucerin.com/about-skin/basic-skin-knowledge/skin-in-different-ages

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