If you’re really serious about having beautiful skin after 40, then you’re going to put in some work in your younger years. It might not feel important to you now, but it’s essential that you start taking care of yourself earlier on in order to look good throughout the years. Having a beauty routine is essential for any woman, or man, but how much do you really know about
Read on to learn the best tips for beautiful skin after 50.
- Use the right cleanser for your skin type
Beautiful skin also happens to be healthy skin; and a cleanser is one of the first things you need to keep your skin free and clear. Get one that foams easily, and target those small dirt particles that lodge deep in the skin and create a layer of dead cells and smudge. If you have a drier complexion, then use natural oil-based emollients; but if you have oily skin then something like salicylic acid is ideal.
- Moisturise as often as needed during the day
Get the right moisturiser for your skin type, and make it a part of your daily beauty routine. People with oily skin are not likely to have many wrinkles as they age, but oily skin or not, you need a good moisturiser. Test your products before using on your face, especially if your skin is overly sensitive – this will prevent incidents of redness, irritation, swelling, or other reactions that may occur if your skin doesn’t respond well. Apply on your arm or neck before using it on the whole body; and
remember to moisturise as many times as you need to during the day.
- Make sure to always wear SPF
Don’t step out of the house without sunscreen. There is great wisdom in wearing sunscreen because the damage that ultraviolet rays cause on the skin is severe – and not to mention, UV rays are always present, even on a cloudy day. If you don’t’ want to see wrinkles on your face after 40, then by all means, wear sunscreen, and keep your skin moisturised at all times. This will save you a world of trouble later on.
- What to Do If Your Skin Is as Dry as the Sahara Desert
Dryness is like poison to the skin. If your skin is constantly dry, it might have something to do with your diet. So eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, and drink the recommended 8 glasses of water per day. Follow this with a strong moisturiser and keep away from alcohol and other dehydrates. If this doesn’t work, then perhaps you should see a doctor. Here’s what else you can do to prevent dryness:
- Avoid hot water
- Use special moisturising creams and oils
- Exfoliate at least once a week
- Moisturise your whole body and avoid drying soaps
- Opt for a separate night cream
Purchase a night cream designed for your skin type. They tend to be heavier than regular creams and are more effective at locking in moisture while you sleep. Some nighttime creams also have regenerative properties that improve cell life and enhance sleep.
- Always use an eye cream
The best time to start using eye creams is in the early 40s. Just keep in mind that the skin around the eyes is more sensitive and therefore requires a special mix of ingredients to make sure you’re not burning your face.Eye creams work even better if placed in the refrigerator – this is because the cold constricts blood vessels in the eyes, making the white part of the eyes
- Exfoliation Is Key
Exfoliate regularly to keep skin smooth and free to breathe, without layers of dead skin clogging pores. The whole body should be exfoliated at least once a week; more often if you have dry skin, or if you feel itchy and flaky. Use a dry brush to exfoliate before you jump in the shower, and apply a moisturiser after. If you prefer to make your own face scrubs at home, that’s perfectly fine as long as you don’t use harsh ingredients. A face mask is also effective.