Let’s face it. Try to read articles about skin care past age 50 and it can be downright depressing. The word “wrinkles” is mentioned gazillion times and probably all that catches your eyes is the costly “revolutionary technology” or noninvasive treatments that promise to turn back the clock .
The fact that our skin ages as we age is no rocket science. It’s the reality of life and you do not need a dermatologist to tell you that your skin becomes thinner and losing fat, or your face is inevitably skidding downward.
“Beauty comes from within.” We all love this statement, but every woman at any age would definitely love to look damn good, right? So here’s a rundown of skin care tips on how you can look 10 years younger than your age! You’ll be surprised that beautiful skin at 50 is actually simpler than you think.
Your Beauty Regime
Cleanse morning and night daily
Cleansers remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells off your face, but choose ones that do not strip your skin of moisture. Even in your 50’s your skin cells keep on regenerating so it’s important to deep clean your skin especially at night when skin is dirtiest. It will also enable better penetration of your daytime beauty products.
Exfoliate once or twice a week, notes New York Dermatologist Francesca Fusco. Dead skin cells that do no not flake away can make your complexion look rough and dull, and even meddles with proper secretion of oil from pores, causing acne and blemishes.
Scrubs containing natural exfoliants like alpha hydroxyl acids are better than abrasive scrubs as they get the job done without drying or irritating your skin. They keep pores clean and slough away dead skin cells, which reveals rejuvenated and beautiful skin. Plus, they improve blood circulation and boost collagen production.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!
“If you were wise in your youth, you slathered on sunscreen.” You have probably heard this or read about this and now you know it makes sense. In a recent study, Australian researchers report that applying sunscreen daily can halt skin aging by 24 percent. At 50, the same rule applies – slather up!
The good news is that it’s never too late to protect your skin against sun damage. Hydrating sunscreen with antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E maximizes sun protection, but at the same time, it prevents cell damage caused by free radicals.
Smooth and Hydrate
Retinoids are like superheroes that bring aging to a stand still. It promotes radiant and younger looking skin, restores moisture and reduces skin imperfections like age spots, deep lines and wrinkles by powering up your collagen production. Talk to your dermatologist about the best formulation for your skin. Antiaging lotions, serums and creams containing antioxidants can also help smooth and soften skin. Load up on products that hydrate and boost collagen.
Useful tip: Re-apply lotions, creams and serums before bed as your skin is going into overdrive to replenish, repair and regenerate itself as you sleep.
Get Glowing Skin with Face Yoga!
Beautiful skin at 50 is not just about following a good skin care régime, it’s also about managing stress and feeling good within. Getting a glow on your face without chemicals is possible with Face Yoga. It is a combination of face message, face exercises and acupressure that can help increase your blood circulation to the head and give a sense of relaxation. Some see it as a natural face lift.
A face yoga that relaxes the forehead muscles and alleviates tension using acupressure is simple. First, make a fist with both hands then put your middle and index finger knuckles at the center of your forehead. Apply firm pressure and maintain it as you slide your fists out to each side slowly. The last step is to gently press your knuckles into your temples. Make four repetition.
Smooth the brow
Remove horizontal forehead lines by placing both of your hands on the forehead facing inwards, then spread all of your fingers out between your hairline and eye brows. Sweep your fingers outwards as you apply light pressure to tighten the skin. Repeat 10-15 times.
Tighten neck and jawline
Pucker your lips over to one side as much as you can, then turn your head to that side as you lift your head up at about a 45 degree angle. You should feel a stretch in your neck. Hold this position for three seconds. Repeat on the other side.
Lift drooping eyelids and diminish crow’s feet
Place your middle finger at the outer corner of your brows then your ring finger on your temple.Hold this position for 10-15 seconds and repeat six times.
Ward off the effects of aging through meditation
Did you know that you can protect your chromosomes from degenerating using deep relaxation techniques? These can help reduce muscle stress, facial stress, and improve how the skin on your face and neck looks. The various deep relaxation techniques that you can learn are:
It focuses on taking slow, deep breaths to relax and release stress..
Learn to concentrate on the physical sensations, such as heaviness, warmth and relaxing the different parts of the body.
Learn how to replace stressful and negative feelings with happy, pleasant and relaxing images. It can be facilitated by a recording or a practitioner.
Anti aging relaxation massage for beautiful skin!
As we age our skin loses its moisture and the growth of blackheads increase on the nose area, so you should know the best way to get rid of blackheads by using best moisturizer and scrub for your skin in 50’s, or go for relaxation massage, which alleviates stress and has a therapeutic effect on your mind and body. The massage oils or essential oils that therapists use also has a hydrating effect on the skin. Cheat your biological clock by staying stress-free.
Love your skin at 50!
Although this is a decade of collagen loss and saggy skin, it shouldn’t stop you from looking and feeling beautiful. A good mantra for beautiful skin is like exercise, you can’t give up on it or things will start to go head south.