Care Tips: Aging Skin
Cosmetics for the aging face
As your skin ages, you may want to switch to cream or oil-based moisturizers and cosmetics. Cream and oil bases more efficiently retain moisture and restore hydration to the skin.
Do you have blotchy skin?
Uneven skin tone can appear anywhere on the face or body, and it is a common problem that affects everyone, regardless of skin colour.
Cream cleansing formulas can gently dissolve the daily build-up of dirt, makeup and mascara, while still keeping the skin around the eyes hydrated.
Hoping to avoid crow's feet? ...
You can minimize the development of wrinkles around your eyes by applying sunscreen (but remember, not too close to your eyes), and wearing protective eyewear (such as wrap-around sunglasses) or a hat.
Starting to see age spots?
You can help to prevent age spots by regularly using sunscreens before the age of 40, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, and wearing protective clothing and hats.
Steps to wrinkle reduction
There are a number of options to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. First of all, protect yourself from further unnecessary or pro-longed sun exposure and apply sunscreen daily.
Your facial expressions cause wrinkles
Wrinkles tend to conform to our most dominant facial expressions. If you tend to frown or scowl, you can expect to see a furrowed brow, down-turning lines at the mouth, or wrinkles between your eyes.
Improve the look of age spots
You can help to prevent age spots by regularly using sunscreens before the age of 40, avoiding prolonged sun exposure and wearing protective clothing.
Year-round care for your lips
Take care of the area around your lips with sunscreens and moisturizers. Wrinkles above your lips are not just caused by smoking.
Free radical defense
Give your skin the benefits of antioxidants. We've all read about the importance of consuming foods that are high in antioxidants to promote health.
Basic care for mature skin
Aging brings about skin changes even before wrinkles become visible. Over time, your face begins to reveal a dull or rough texture, visible pores, blotchiness, age spots and uneven tone.
Retinoids and skin care for acne
Creams that include tretinoin as the active agent do double duty: they'll not only improve your acne, they'll also encourage collagen production and help smooth out very fine acne scars.
Skin changes associated with menopause
The start of menopause also signals changes for your skin. The drop in estrogen results in the loss of skin elasticity and reduced collagen production (causing the skin to appear "looser"), which leads to drier skin and increased wrinkles.
Facial expressions create wrinkles
Wrinkling of the skin can be caused by a combination of factors, such as habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, and poor hydration.
The benefits of retinoids for aging skin
Retinoids consist of natural and synthetic derivatives of vitamin A. Some retinoid drugs require a prescription (adapalene, tazarotene, tretinoin) and are often used to treat acne.
Menopause and skin care ...
As you go through menopause, it is very common to find that the skincare products you once relied on are no longer as effective.
IPLs for skin rejuvenation ...
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy uses laser technology to deliver computerized pulses of light to improve skin imperfections caused by rosacea, acne, spider veins, discolorations and flushing.
Stop the spots!
You can help to prevent age spots by using sunscreen before the age of 40, avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear protective clothing.
How skin thickness affects wrinkling ...
We are all thin-skinned…in certain areas! The thickness of our skin varies considerably, depending on its location and the role it plays: it is thinnest on our eyelids and thickest on the palms of our hands and soles of our feet.
What causes wrinkles?
Most often, they are produced by years of unprotected sun exposure in combination with each persons unique genetic predisposition.
The difference in wrinkles
Wrinkles on the skin are divided into those produced by movement of the skin and underlying muscles, and those that are present when the skin of the face is at rest.
Vitamins that fight wrinkles
Vitamin antioxidants that can improve the appearance of fine lines on the skin include vitamin E and C, as well as the retinoids, which are derivatives of vitamin A.
When collagen decreases ...
As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin decreases, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and other changes that make us look older. Women have less collagen than men to begin with.