Fabulous Skin at Every Age: Skin Care Tips for Your 50s and 60s
Let’s face it. Your skin in your 50s isn’t the same as your skin was in your 20s. It tends to be drier, blotchier, and of course crisscrossed with fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin might not be the same, but it can still be beautiful. Here are some tips for embracing your skin in your 50s and 60s and helping it look its best at any age.
It’s Never Too Late
If you’ve lived with a lifetime of skin abuse, you may think that it is past the point of using sunscreen and skincare products. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It is never too late to start a skin care regimen and any changes you make will only benefit your skin. If you’ve already established good habits like regular cleansing, sunscreen use, and moisturization, keep up the good work.
Help Shed Old, Dead Cells
Microdermabrasion can be your skin care secret weapon in your 50s and 60s. This treatment uses a small handheld device to exfoliate the top layers of skin, exposing fresh, new skin underneath. We can do this treatment in our offices and it only takes about 30 minutes, with results lasting about a month. This treatment can help fight dull and uneven skin while shrinking pores and improving the appearance of sun damage.
In Your 50s and 60s the skins natural oil production slows dramatically, making your skin drier than it has ever been. Restore this moisture by using a high quality moisturizer. You may want to evaluate your current skin care products looking for those designed for dry skin.
Refresh Tired Skin with the Fraxel Laser
Give your skin an extra boost with the Fraxel laser. This skin rejuvenation treatment uses a special laser to target damaged skin. This treatment is can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fight age spots and even skin tone, and even boost collagen production. Dr. Matarasso can help you determine if a laser treatment is right for you and how many treatments you may need for the best results. Come in and talk with us today!
Choose a Lighter Foundation
Many women mistakenly believe that older skin needs more makeup, but often this isn’t the case. A leading Hollywood makeup artist actually recommends that older skin needs a lighter foundation. Consider using a tinted moisturizer instead of a thick foundation. Thicker makeup can cake into wrinkles making them look more obvious.
Love your skin during every decade!