Tips for Keeping Skin Healthy After 50

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Unless you happen to have a miracle cure you’re not sharing, women (and men) start to show their age at some point after 40 years old. It’s not the crisis lots of people think it is, the spots and wrinkles are simply the effects of living a full life. If you are concerned about how well your skin will fare after you’ve hit the 50+ age marker, there are a few things you might not have thought of to help you.

Wear Sunscreen

It might seem obvious to wear sunscreen when it’s sunny out during the summer, but with winter coming quickly many of us will forget the sunscreen. UV rays can still damage our skin when it’s cold and cloudy out. A simple way to get the protection is to simply make sure your daily lotion or moisturizer has an SPF in it.

Lose the Lizard Skin

  • Don’t use hot water, it will strip your skin of it’s naturally moisturizing oils.
  • The flaky skin is probably clogging your pores, right? Exfoliate once or twice a week for clearer, and softer, skin.

Strengthen Skin, Hair & Nails

  • If you have recently gone through a weight change or just have looser skin from age, a great home remedy is simple – exercise! Doing simple toning moves will naturally tighten skin. If the skin is loose because of dramatic weight loss other methods like surgery are a better option.
  • Keeping your hair from becoming brittle and vitamin deficient is important. Consider washing your hair every other day, maximum of three times, so your hair can build up its natural oils for strength.
  • Your nails can get a lot of nasty stuff underneath them, if you love your long nails make sure to keep them dry and moisturized. Taking Biotin has been known to enhance nail strength as well.

Getting older isn’t the end of the world, and certainly not if you keep a great skin care routine every day. For more information on skin and cosmetic treatments, take a look at our services.

Contact the experts at Summit Skin and Vein Care for more tips on caring for your skin.

Comments

  1. Wow, I had no idea that washing your face with hot water could cause so much damage to your skin. Would you suggest using cool water, your lukewarm? Which is best for you skin? Also, I will be better about exfoliated my skin on a more regular basis, so that the dry flaky skin doesn’t continue to clog my pores.

  2. Such a wonderful job. Appreciating the article specially for making consideration of age over 50

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