As we age our skin loses its elasticity and dark spots and wrinkles start appearing. If you have crossed the age of 50 and think that taking care of your skin does not matter now. Think again, because by following a few simple steps in your daily routine can help you slow down the ageing on your face and prevent it from other skin related problems like dark spots and wrinkles.
As you age it becomes even more important to use sun block not just in the summers but all the year round. A lot of cosmetic companies lure you to buy sun blocks with 100 + SPF, so don’t fall for these expensive creams. A sun block with 30 SPF is sufficient for your skin. It will not only prevent dark spots from appearing on your skin, but will also prevent skin cancer.
After 50, your skin loses its elasticity and becomes dry, which causes the wrinkles to appear. Ensure that you moisturize your skin at least twice a day to avoid dryness. You can either use some good moisturizer available in the market or make a quick moisturizer at home by mixing honey and yogurt and apply it on your face and neck for 15 minutes everyday.
Skin Care at Night
We all know that our skin repairs itself at night and if you do not remove make up from your face before going to bed it keeps the pores on the skin blocked and doesn’t allow the skin to breath and repair itself. So make sure you use a good quality makeup remover and remove make up before going to bed every night. Try not to overuse makeup to hide your wrinkles and make sure that you use alcohol free makeup remover since products with alcohol will make your skin dry.
The collagen in our skin is responsible for its elasticity and as we age the natural process by which the skin produces collagen reduces. To enhance the production of collagen after 50 use products those are rich in Vitamin A. In addition to that include fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin A like carrots, lettuce, watermelon, apricots, etc. in your daily diet.
Pollution, sunlight and lack of water intake make our skin dry and it forms a layer of dead skin cells that enhances the appearance on wrinkles as we age. Exfoliation helps in getting rid of the dead and dry skin and reduces the fine lines on the face. In addition to removing dead skin, ensures that your skin care products penetrate into the skin easily. Make a quick facial scrub of oats, honey and lemon juice and scrub your face with it thrice a week. It will also remove sun tanning from the skin.
Besides trying out the above tips, it is very important that you follow a disciplined lifestyle as you cross the age of 50. Make it a habit to go for walks every day early in the morning and breathe the fresh oxygen that will help your skin stay young. Drink 8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin hydrated. Ensure that you sleep for at least 8 hours every day and reduce the intake of alcohol since it dehydrates your body. Last but not the least smile every day, it has been proven scientifically that smiling reduces stress.