Home Treatments for Aging Skin: Improving Appearance with the Right Cosmetic Products
Facial skin thins and fades with age. Sunspots and lines appear. Skin looks dull. A facelift won’t change skin texture although it will pull skin tighter which gives the appearance of smaller pores for a while. Eventually, the skin stretches and the pores reappear if not treated.
A facelift won’t change skin texture although it will pull skin tighter which gives the appearance of smaller pores for a while. Eventually, the skin stretches and the pores reappear if not treated.
Eventually, the skin stretches and the pores reappear if not treated.
Simple Home Skin Care Treatments for Anti-aging
Sloughing off dead skin is helpful. Some rough buffing pads do more harm than good by causing micro damage and the appearance of tiny red capillaries.
Moisturizing is beneficial but heavy creams or oils are counterproductive suffocating the skin thus causing adult acne or further dulling the skin.
La Mer, olive oil,vasoline are heavier products. And although some people might rev about the product as being exceptional, it doesn’t necessarily translate to being the best for you!
Vitamin C and B6 for Skin Care
A good diet affects outer appearance. Slathering vitamins on the face may not hurt the skin but might be a waste of time and money.
With that said some topical vitamins are proven to work when it comes to anti-aging skin care.
Vitamin C is available in all price ranges. A 10% vit. C skin care cream is a good start. Maximum is 20%. This is a case where more isn’t necessarily better or helpful since the skin can only absorb so much. And since it comes in a form of acid, you might need some time to build it up slowly to avoid irritation.
If using a vitamin C serum, there is no need to apply a vitamin C cream over it.
Vitamin C can be layered with Vitamin B6 gel or cream for increased hydration. Vitamin C masks are excessive beauty treatment if using daily Vit C. Otherwise a weekly or biweekly Vit C mask can tighten and brighten the skin. I personally love Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C Plus E Ferulic Acid Serum and I’m not the only one! Many beauty bloggers swear by this product (it’s the most affordable and really potent!)
Layering Cosmetic Products
The rule is to go from thin to thick.
That is, serums go on first. Let dry before adding another topical serum. Add a moisturizer over that. Makeup is then applied. Sunscreen seals the look.
For gray winter days where the majority of daylight time is indoors a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen such as Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Tinted Moisturizer is sufficient over makeup.
Do it Yourself Skin Peels
Prescription Retin-A used daily supersedes the need for additional skin peeling. Men and women who protect the skin from the sun and use Retin-A products daily at age 30 or younger will have good skin into their 50s and 60s.
- Glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acid peels can be purchased over the counter in reduced percentages (non-prescription strength) providing superficial peeling. We love Planet Eden 10% Salicylic Acid Skin Chemical Peel.
- Follow directions.
- Do not experiment or use if pregnant.
- Purchase from reputable sellers.
- These are not miracle over night changes.
- Don’t purchase false promises.
With proper care, sun protection, good diet, skin can look great at any age without spending a fortune.