Now, before we go any further, let’s be clear on one thing – I think being over 50 is a cause for celebration. It is not something to hide. I am not here to share tips on how to look younger, who wants that? I just how to be the best ‘you’ possible!
Skincare tips as you get older, Over 50
When you’re older, your face can show the signs of a good life well lived and that’s brilliant. But sometimes you just want to feel a little bit fresher, don’t you? So what are the best tips for looking radiant, every day, and making sure you always show your ‘best face’?
We can’t say this often enough: moisturize, moisturize moisturize – as you get older, your skin becomes more dry and you need to counterbalance this with a really good face cream.
Moisturizer replenishes the lipids (natural oils) on the surface of the skin which are diminished by the hormone changes we all experience as we become more mature. So choose creams that are specifically for your age range – they’ll contain more of the ingredients an older skin craves.
What are the key ingredients to look out for?
There have been lots of studies into which ingredients are most effective in face creams – and the following ones have proven to be particularly good:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Vitamins C and E
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
Most women over 50 tend to have drier skin than they used to, so use gentle cleansers that don’t strip it of natural oils. Opt for cream or lotion formulas that can be rinsed or wiped off, as they leave the natural lipid layer of the skin intact.
Use sunscreen every day
Again, we can’t state this enough – use sunscreen every day before you go out, particularly in summer. Or choose a moisturizer with a sunscreen included of at least SPF 15 – your skin will definitely thank you for it
Consider subtle botox or fillers
If you’ve never considered these treatments, it’s worth noting that nowadays the effects of “injectables” can be really subtle. So they can be used just to make you look and feel a little bit less tired. Some are even using it for Migraines with the positive side affect of less lines.
You might want to soften a few forehead lines, frown lines or crow’s feet that might have been bothering you. Whatever you choose, the results can still be made to appear very natural and, importantly, let your face move.
Cosmetic centers offering botox provide a great range of solutions and expert advice – so you can really work out what’s best for you personally. It’s worth revisiting any preconceptions you might have about injectable treatments and looking into what’s available now.
Live your best life Over 50
Taking these tips into account, we think we can all celebrate everything that’s great about getting older – and show our best face to the world in the process! So why not slap on that sunscreen, get your best spring outfit out and let’s enjoy living our very best life.