Who doesn’t want glowing skin? Admittedly, with age comes plenty of skincare problems; wrinkles and fine lines from a lot less collagen and elastin, dryness, age spots and uneven skin tone, spider veins from broken capillaries – really, it’s a lot.
Still, there are enough seniors with glowing skin to know that you could do it too! Here are 4 tips for you.
First things first, you don’t want your skin to look dull! That’s where gentle exfoliation comes in – you want to get rid of those dead skin cells, so your fresh, radiant skin takes the spotlight.
Pick a mild exfoliant packing glycolic or lactic acid and twice or thrice a week, after you’ve cleaned up, take a bit of the exfoliant and spread it in circular motions. Think of it like a mini massage for your face – no need to go hard. Let the acids do their thing, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. It’s only a matter of time before you see smoother skin!
Some things are really really great for your skin- enter antioxidants, your protective shields against the elements, and the environment.
Plus, the good news is that they come in many forms. Hunt down skincare products loaded with green tea extract, vitamin C, or aloe vera – these are the ingredients you want. After you’ve cleansed, pat on a generous amount of serum or moisturizer with these antioxidants. Gently press them into your skin – think of it as creating a shield against the elements. Let your skin soak in the goodness and get ready to face the day.
The rumors are true, when it comes to beauty sleep, you definitely want in. Your skin rejuvenates during the night, and you don’t want to miss out on that. Otherwise, lack of sleep means a tired, dull complexion and fine lines.
Make a bedtime ritual that signals to your body it’s time to wind down. Opt for a silk pillowcase – it’s a luxurious treat for your skin, reducing friction and minimizing the chances of waking up with sleep lines. Before you hit the hay, generously apply a hydrating night cream. This is like giving your skin a tall glass of water before it takes a long, restful sip.
Morning Wake-Up Splash
Starting your day with a fresh face sets the tone, and you want that vibrant wake-up call for your skin. It helps remove any nighttime buildup and gets your skin prepped for the day ahead.
You want to start your day with a splash of cool water on your face – no need for a full-on shower. Gently pat your face dry with a soft towel, keeping it easy on your skin.
So there you have it. While it’s not the easiest thing to have glowing skin as a senior, it’s far from impossible! Try out these tips.