Over the years, the skin loses its firmness. To slow down this process, a healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise ...) is essential, but you can do more. There are other tricks to have perfect skin for longer.
As we go on adding years, the skin loses its elasticity and firmness. A balanced diet and healthy lifestyle habits can help slow cellular aging.
But taking care of your skin as it deserves is also essential to make it look younger. And it is that at each stage of our life, the dermis has specific needs that you should not ignore.
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT FORGET AT ANY AGE
Our skin changes over time and there are suitable treatments for every age. But, regardless of the years, it is key not to forget:
- Maintain proper daily hygiene. Removing make-up and/or cleaning our face every day is essential. As well as the weekly exfoliation, which removes dead cells and activates cell renewal.
- Moisturize the skin inside. Water is essential to keep the skin always elastic and luminous.
- Use sun protection. The sun grows old. Protect your face and hands with at least SPF 15.
- Fight stress. It harms you because it causes hormonal swings that attack the stability and defenses of the epidermis.
- Get enough sleep. Your skin works when you sleep, that is why rest is essential for it to repair itself from daytime aggressions. Get at least 7 hours of sleep.
35, THE MOMENT TO START TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF
At this age, skin microcirculation worsens and, if not paid attention to, the skin becomes duller and the first signs of fatigue may also appear, such as bags and dark circles, and the first expression lines around the eyes and mouth.
- Protect yourself from attacks. In the morning you need a more complete moisturizer, with sun protection and antioxidant assets such as vitamin E and green tea, which stop the attack of free radicals caused by pollution, radiation, and stress.
- Pamper the eye contour. Choose a light texture and apply it with a gentle massage from the temple to the tear, to activate circulation and decongest the bags.
- Follow an exfoliation routine. It is essential to remove dead cells that give a grayish appearance to the skin and thus promote cell turnover. Do it twice a week if you have thick skin or once every 15 days if it is very thin.
- Hydrate your body daily. At this age, the skin begins to reveal signs of dryness. To combat them after showering, always use a good moisturizer.
UP TO 45, GAIN FIRMNESS
From 40 to 45 the signs of the passage of time can begin to be evident if nothing is done to combat them. The pores are more visible, appear dark spots and lines become small wrinkles. You can fight it if ...
- -Lighten the spots: To attenuate the hyperpigmentation that appears due to hormonal changes and excess sun, apply a depigmenting cream that includes sun protection daily.
- -Fill wrinkles: Every night use an eye contour and a face cream that includes retinol, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. These assets stimulate cell renewal and the formation of collagen and elastin to fill in wrinkles from the inside.
Body in top shape
It is also important to keep your body in shape. In addition to exercising regularly, you can use cosmetics that provide you with extra help.
- combat loss of tone. By manufacturing less collagen and elastin, the skin on your body begins to show signs of sagging. Opt for lotions with retinol palmitate or silicon, which help your body make more support fibers. If you want faster results, add a few drops of rosehip oil to your cream.
- Lighten heavy legs. If you are prone to bruises or varicose veins, or if your legs swell, apply a cream that activates circulation (with menthol, ginseng, or horse chestnut).
AT 50, NUTRITION AND ELASTICITY
With menopause estrogens decrease, causing a decrease in sebum and sweat. The result, if you don't take enough care of yourself, is drier, more dehydrated, fragile, and sensitive skin. On the other hand, the melanocytes, responsible for giving color to the epidermis, are less active or stop working, so the skin also becomes paler and the spots are accentuated.
Take care of the skin on your face and neck
In these years, the face and neck - the great forgotten - require certain cosmetic aids that provide nutrition, density, and definition :
- Use creams with a densifying effect. The facial oval tends to sag at the jaw and neck. The skin loses thickness, the capillaries become more visible and wrinkles are accentuated. It is time to resort to creams with calcium (they favor the formation of lipids that strengthen the skin barrier) or with soy, iris, or clover isoflavones (they activate the formation of collagen and elastin by thickening the skin).
- Intensive treatments. Twice a year (in spring and autumn), carry out an intensive beauty cure for 20 days with a serum concentrated in vitamins and energizing extracts to energize your skin.
Care for your body
- Do light sports on a regular basis. Physical exercise is essential to be agile, strengthen bones, maintain the correct weight and preserve muscle mass. When the muscles are well-toned, sagging is reduced and the body appears younger.
- A delicate cleaning. Avoid anything that accelerates the dehydration of your skin: too hot showers, prolonged baths, daily use of the horsehair glove ... Shower with a gel for sensitive skin with soothing active ingredients (such as oatmeal and bisabolol).
- Extra nutrition. As the skin on the body becomes drier, replace the body milk with cream or, better, body butter. They contain a higher proportion of nourishing and protective ingredients (jojoba oil, shea butter, and cocoa) that reinforce the skin barrier and stop dehydration.
Extra help to your hair
- A prettier mane. After menopause, your hair falls out more. Apply an anti-hair loss lotion before going to bed and at least 3 times a week. Choose a formula designed for women, with active ingredients that nourish the hair bulb (vitamins and minerals) and reactivate microcirculation (essential oils).
- Calms the itch. By reducing sebum, the scalp is more sensitive. To keep the skin in this area hydrated and not irritated, apply a mask to the roots.