As our age progresses it is reflected by our skin through various different changes such as fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin, thin skin, skin that easily bruises etc. Different people show different signs of skin ageing. While some people experiences more skin problems others may have less. It depends on various factors such as lifestyle, eating habits, environment etc. The skin changes witnessed by our skin are the parcel of advancing age. But still you can keep it healthy from inside and beautiful from outside. As our skin changes with the passage of time it demands different skin care regimen at different point of time. If you’re still practicing the same regimen you did for the past gone decade, it’s time to change up the things. Further in this article are discussed the general changes of your skin, how you can keep your skin the best in advancing age of 40s, 50s and 60s and manage these changes.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are caused as our skin suffer the loss of moisture, elastin and collagen. The skin areas around the parts on our face which move the most like eyes, nose is more affected by wrinkles. More exposure to skin and too much smoking triggers the process of wrinkles formation.

Dry skin

With the advancing age the skin starts becoming dry as our skin doesn’t release as much natural moisture as it releases when we are young. Exposure to harmful rays of sun and decline in the activity of cells can also trigger the skin to get dry.

Thin skin

Whereas in case of thin skin the lower layer of our epidermis slows its rate of cell production at you age.

Bruising

With the passage of time the blood vessels start becoming weaker and thinner which causes them to break more easily and results in bruising.

Dull skin

As dead skin cells accumulate up on our face the youthful glow of our face is affected and skin color appears dull. And as per scientific research every ten years the skin renewal process witness a decline up-to some extent, which is generally around eight to ten percent. This implies fewer new skin cells are there to counter dead skin cells.

Sagging skin

The productivity of elastic and collagen by our skin reduces with the passing passage of time. And in absence of their high levels our skin can’t keep itself firm and is more likely to sag. The processes such as gaining and losing weight causes our skin to stretch and lead to sagging of skin.

How to retain skin texture in  40s, 50s and 60s

For the maturing skin, anti-aging treatments are recommended by dermatologists, which implies both treatments at dermatologists and take care by yourself at your homes. These things together make for a comprehensive skin care and help in improving your skin condition for better.

As our skin witnesses’ wide changes every passing decade so there are different issues associated at different point of times and accordingly different solutions are required. Here below are discussed solutions for having the best skin in your 40s 50s and 50s respectively:

Skin Care in your 40s

At your Dermatologist

As people step into 40’s they began noticing the appearances of fine lines on their faces like never before, which is very natural phenomenon. In these scenarios a person can go to dermatologist for taking Botox treatment along with laser treatment which helps in easing fine lines and prevents future expression lines. Botox treatment involves cosmetics which help in relaxing wrinkled muscles. A Botox treatment is quite helpful for you. Skin specialists consider it as a safe and effective treatment for reducing fine lines and wrinkles for the areas surrounding the eyes. It can also be used on the forehead between the eyes.

Laser facials, such as Laser Genesis are very effective to keep skin looking radiant, youthful and in reducing the appearance of fines lines.

Skin Care at Home

There are certain hormonal changes that start to occur in your 40s due to which you may begin to notice more brown spots appearing on your skin.  A decline in level of secretion of estrogen directly influences the role of melanocytes in the skin. When you hit 40, melanocyte cells start to reduce by about 10%, which leads in pigmentation issues on the skin. With regular use of a vitamin C serum, you can help brighten up your skin and help lighten up those brow spots. Vitamin C can irritate some skin types, so if you have that sensitive skin type, try and find a serum that uses a non-acidic form of vitamin C, such as the ingredient magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, which is also beneficial in having skin lightening effects. Vitamin C also helps fight free radicals, so using it under your sunscreen will give you the best protection against the sun’s damaging rays. Vitamin C is present also in many fruits such as orange, amla etc. The natural juice of these fruits can also be extracted and can be put up on face. Having vitamin c rich diet also contributes in keeping your skin healthy.

Skin Care in your 50s

At the Dermatologist’s Office

The time you get into your 50s, it’s time to take the help of heavier chemicals such as Vi-Peel which contributes in shedding excess dead skin, lighten hyper-pigmentation, diminish the size of the pores on your skin and tighten skin. The Vi Peel triggers the production of collagen and is a wonderful anti-aging method. The skin begins to look more clean, clear and firm after going through just one Vi Peel treatment. There are other options also available for tightening up the tissue such as treatments like Thermage and Ulthera that will definitely stimulate production of collagen, tighten skin and restore elasticity in your skin.

Skin care at home

At this point of age it is necessary to begin the use of gentler skin care products in your regular skin care regime for protecting and nurturing your skin. The products containing harsh detergents or having overly odour can cause the skin to feel and appear drier and itchy. It may lead to feeling inconvenient if not chosen skin care products as per your skin type as it is possible that you may share similarities in skin with others and may share differences. After entering 50s it becomes very essential to begin regular use of a retinol product in your night time skin care ritual. Retinol help skin cell turnover ,with fine lines and wrinkles. There are many different moisturizers available in the market containing retinol which can be used.

Skin care in your 60’s

Dermatologist

As the person enter into 60s, the development which is most highlighting and noticeable is thinning of the skin. Fine lines and hyper pigmentation can be easily treated with the topical treatments. It is also useful in improving firmness and texture of the skin. But dermatologists suggests that they’re not enough to encounter sagging due to lost volume in the face. Gratefully, there are a lot of options available in the market if you’re eyeing for more of a boost than a skin care routine can provide. It is advised by many skin specialists to plump the tissue underneath loose skin with injections. Volumizers such as Sculptural or volume, or fillers like raddiese , restylane , and juvederm that are helpful in providing a distinct ‘lift’ by supporting the superimposing skin. Skin specialists also recommend ulterapy. Ultrasound technology is used to revive the old and saggy skin by improving the collagen production in skin and also it lift and tighten the skin naturally and non-surgically.

Skin care at home

It is beneficial to give your skin oil massage with warm oil. Taking up vitamin C rich diet which is very beneficial in all the ages.

Skin care forever

The ideology of people that it is extremely important that skin must look like 25 years old in order to look beautiful needs to be changed. It is not wise to think this way and to expect your skin to look 25 forever, but it is very much possible to keep it looking radiant and beautiful well into yours 60s and also wise.

Now a days it is many times not possible to take out time for taking care your skin. But not to worry still you can pamper yourself by regularly following up some easy habits. It is scientifically proven that adopting healthy lifestyle and taking good care of skin from your counterpart can help delay natural aging, prevent various skin problems and keep your skin healthy. Here below are enlisted some easy tips which can be adopted and keep easily going.

Eat a healthy diet

Healthy diet plays a big role in maintaining your skin health. One should take in lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Fruits and vegetables rich in fibre helps in cleansing your body from inside which also influences your skin for the good. Certain studies suggest that a diet enriched in fish oil or having fish oil supplements and reducing the unhealthy fats from our diet might promote younger looking skin. Drinking plenty of water contributes in keeping skin hydrated and help body to filter out toxins from the body. People who drinks lots of water generally have glowing skin.

Don’t smoke

Smoking regularly can result in making the skin look mature and thus contributes to wrinkles. Smoking constricts the minute blood vessels in the outer level of skin which decreases the blood flow and makes the skin look paler. This also deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are crucial to healthy skin.

Smoking also tarnishes collagen and elastin — the fibers that are responsible for your skin strength and elasticity. While smoking, there are certain repetitive facial expressions that are made— such as pressing up your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to not let smoke enter your eyes.

If you are into the habit of smoking, the best way to protect your skin is to quit smoking. Take the advice of your doctors and go for the measures to quit smoking.

Give a gentle treatment to your skin

  • Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths leads to removal of oils from your skin. It is advisable to use warm water rather than using hot water.
  • Avoid strong soaps. Instead of using strong soaps and detergents one should use mild cleansers.
  • Shave carefully. Lubricating the skin before using the shaving cream, lotion or gel is very essential. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against the direction.
  • Pat dry. Take care while washing and bathing your skin, that you just gently pat the skin dry with a clean towel.
  • Moisturize. For consistent and best skin care, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF and is according to your skin type. Moisturizing your skin is very essential to do and should be done on daily basis.

Manage stress

Out of limit stress results in making your skin more sensitive, trigger acne breakouts and other skin issues. To have healthy skin not only healthy skin but also a healthy state of mind and entire physical body take steps to cope up with your stress. One should take adequate sleep, and take out time from their schedules to do the things they enjoy.

Protect yourself from the sun

One of the very crucial measure is to protect yourself from harmful sun rays. Exposure to harmful sun exposure can result in beauty problems like wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems.

Here below are enlisted measures to give your skin protection from sun:

  • Use sunscreen. Use sunscreens whenever go outside. Make sure to reapply them in regular intervals.
  • Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats or scarfs. Wearing full clothes contributes to great extent to protect your skin from the exposure of pollution and sunshine.

Conclusion

We should take care of our skin especially at this phase of life. Skin should be taken care with the above mentioned treatments and lifestyle changes to retain a better skin texture during the old age.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583892/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3266803/
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