Daily Care For Aging Skin
Caring for our skin as we age is a very different process than the soap and spot treatment we became accustomed to during our teens and twenties. In New York, where environmental pollution can wreak havoc on our skin at any age, many men and women are still trying to treat pimples at the same time they’re attempting to rid their skin of wrinkles. Fortunately, with the right combination of ingredients, aging skin can look clearer, younger, and more vibrant than ever before. Here’s how:
Use a gentle cleanser: After getting used to harsh chemical cleansers, making the switch to a moisturizing formula may seem like an exercise in futility. However, as we age, using drying products on our skin only serves to make our complexion concerns worse. When your skin is over-dried, it often reacts by producing an excessive amount of oil, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Instead, use a gentle face wash that moisturizes as it cleans — your skin will look clearer and you may even slow down the aging process.
Moisturize: Keeping your skin moisturized is the first line of defense against aging. While most non-comedogenic formulas will keep your skin looking full and soft without prompting breakouts, retinol-based formulas may even help reverse the signs of aging while fending off lines and wrinkles. Make sure you’re moisturizing before you apply makeup and before you head to bed at night.
Make masks part of your regular routine: Just because your skincare routine is getting gentler as you age doesn’t mean you have to rule out fun treatments like masks. While you’ll want to stay away from drying ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, botanical-infused sheet masks, like the Dorothy Mask, can help you get soft, beautiful skin while helping to prevent lines with gentle, effective hyaluronic acid.
Add in age-appropriate facials: Leave the extraction facials to teenagers — mature skin needs a much more gentle touch. Instead, try treatments that clean and soften skin without any poking and prodding, like the Oxygen Facial at Flawless Skin Solutions’ Manhattan location. Combining 98% pure hyperbaric oxygen and a nutrient-rich serum, the Oxygen Facial will help you achieve glowing, ageless skin.
No matter what your age, your skin should always be babied, so make sure you’re giving it the gentle, nurturing treatments it needs.