The coming of age is something inevitable. No matter how religiously we stick to our skincare, there comes a time where the skin does not produce new cells as quickly as it used to. Tints of gray hair start making an appearance, and a few fine lines may appear here and there. Nevertheless, there are endless ways to enhance your natural beauty over 50 without the need for surgery or heavy makeup. There is no magic spell to reverse mature skin but there are ways to reduce and slow down the appearance of aging skin. With the help of a healthier diet and lifestyle, rejuvenating skincare products, and occasional trips to the spa, your skin will enrich a youthful complexion. Let me break it down for you.
How to take care of my skin when I'm over 50?
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MY SKIN WHEN I'M OVER 50?
Just as our cells take longer to be produced, the older we get, our metabolism also starts to slow down. It is important to reduce fatty foods and intake fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and potatoes. Just like any age group, being active is extremely important for the body, especially if you’re over 50. Staying active can enhance your energy levels and go as far as reducing symptoms associated with aging, physically and mentally. The implementation of exercise is proven to improve the quality of sleep and decrease blood sugar in the body. The quality of sleep will provide a relaxed state of mind and an increase in your skin’s blood flow. The rise leads to the restoration of collagen and supports swift repairs of skin damages caused by environmental damages. The decrease in blood sugar promptly heals the skin and delays wrinkles.
The Importance of SPF
It’s mentioned by every dermatologist out there but I can not emphasize this enough, sunscreen is your guardian angel. Research has shown that nothing damages the skin more than exposure to the sun. The continuation of global warming has not made it easier for our skin. Therefore, it is important to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 every day to minimize dark spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Additionally, the inclusion of Vitamin C in skin care products can also work as a sun-damage protectant. “A dose of vitamin C” a day keeps the dermatologist away. Your skin will thank you later for incorporating the combination of the two products in your skincare regime.
Incorporating Anti-Aging Ingredients
Another way to take care of your skin over 50 is to embrace skincare products with anti-aging ingredients. Vitamine E, Green Tea, and horsetail are anti-aging arsenals found in many renewals of rejuvenating products including our day cream, Creme Vitale. Throughout the years, the skin slows down in oil production and cell turnover. It is likely that the skin may become dry even though dryness was never an issue beforehand. The lack of oils also keeps less hydration in the skin. Therefore mature skin is prone to dehydration. Luckily, anti-aging products target all the changes mature skin undergoes. Focusing on moisturizing, smoothening, and improving cell regeneration. These outcomes are also present in Creme Vitale with 22 active anti-aging ingredients and 27 active ingredients to moisturize the skin. At Chatelier, we ensure to infuse natural, bioactive, and effective anti-aging ingredients into our products. We keep in mind the pureness and gentleness of the ingredients to deliver evident results for all skin types.
An anti-aging product that is being encouraged today to be used as early as possible to protect the delicate area is an eye cream. As mentioned before, dry skin is common the older we get, specifically around delicate areas such as the eye. The skin loses water overnight, therefore, daily hydration through an eye cream can make a huge difference. It is recommended that mature skin receive more nourishment with a heavy-duty eye cream such as Eye Lift to initiate firming, lifting, and a natural glow around the eyes.
Using your favorite skincare products is already a treat for your skin on the daily. However, an extended self-care day should always be scheduled as well. Whether it’s a dedicated spa day at home or a professional spa day. The self-care approach of treating your mind, body, and soul is therapeutic and necessary. When carried out professionally, consider getting gentle treatments that do not tug or strip your skin of its natural oils as mature skin is already scarce in terms of retaining oils. Look for facials that focus on hydration and include serums such as collagen to support the revitalization of the skin. For example, treatments which include “Seaweed and Algae” are particularly suitable for aging skin. The alginic acid found in seaweed and algae restores the moisture balance to plump up your skin and improve texture. At-home treatments can be as simple as pouring a cup of tea followed by a weekly face mask to replenish the skin’s moisture levels. Face masks, or substitutions such as nourishing oils, like Evening Primrose, Glycerin, and Shea Butter will initiate the skin-renewal process. The ingredients of seaweed and algae provided in professional treatments can also be fulfilled out at home with Instant Plump.
All the ingredients mentioned throughout the blogpost are found in our products, it comes without surprise that my personal top 3 picks for mature skin have already been highlighted. I would highly recommend Eye Lift, Creme Vitale, and Instant Plump for the ultimate self-care to enhance your natural beauty over 50.
Written by Simone Hoogendoorn