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There is no doubt that skin care for women over 60 years of age becomes a challenging task but it is definitely not impossible to achieve.
Many people believe that having a smooth skin at this age is genetic, however, proper nourishment and care of skin can make you look younger irrespective of your genes.
Women generally protect their skin and spend hours applying creams and makeup in their youth but start neglecting it as they get older. However, as the age catches up, it is even more essential to combat the lack of firmness of the skin that results in wrinkles and sagging of skin.
Here are few tips to assist women over 60 to take care of their skin:
Regular cleansing of skin with milk or a cream that nourishes the skin is essential. At this age the skin becomes extremely dry therefore one must use super creamy dense cleansers. Clean your face preferably at night before going to sleep and finish with a facial toner as it assists the skin to recover the level of hydration after cleansing.
2. Beware of exfoliation.
Exfoliation of skin is a harsh process that involves dead cells' removal from the roots. Beyond the age of sixty, the skin becomes mature and takes a longer period of time to recover from the aggression of an exfoliating agent. Exfoliation must therefore be done only once in a month.
3. Moisturize with essential oils.
Choose thick moisturizers that have vitamins, antioxidants, Rosehip, Argan oil etc to combat dryness. You can also put a drop of Argan oil or Rose hip in your hand and mix it with your daily dose of cream. This enriches and enhances the effect of the cream by hydrating the skin.
4. Anti-aging products for face and neck.
Face and neck are two areas that require special care. At the age of 60, skin becomes fragile, so you should look for products with ingredients like retinol and hyaluronic acid (perfect for wrinkles) tinhat restore collagen and elastin in the skin.
5. Massage the wrinkles away.
Massages are specifically useful in lifting or reaffirming the skin tissues. Therefore, to enhance the effect of anti-aging creams, smooth out the wrinkles by running the tips of your fingers over them in a perpendicular motion as if "ironing them".
6. Protect your skin from sun.
Protect your skin from the sun by applying a sunscreen, not for avoiding premature wrinkles but to prevent problems like skin cancer, warts and blemishes. Include it in your daily routine and apply it on arms, chest and scalp especially because as you get older, your hair becomes thin causing more sunlight to penetrate these areas.
7. Drink plenty of water.
Water is an evergreen remedy to keep your skin supple, hydrated and glowing at any age. So try and drink around 8 glasses of water daily.
8. Aesthetic treatments for getting rid of wrinkles.
When deciding to undergo a cosmetic treatment, consult a reputed dermatologist or aesthetic physician.
These are few such treatments that you can undergo:
* Plasma Injections
It is one of the safest and most effective techniques for mature skins. Rich plasma injections are injected on the face, neck and chest.
* Laser treatment
Other non-invasive treatment is the laser treatment that promises to reduce wrinkles. The best part is that this treatment not only stretches the skin but also helps in improving the quality of skin.
As you can see, skin care for women over 60 is not at all difficult. A little perseverance and determination can make your look at least a decade younger!
About the Author:
Melissa is young but fearsome lady with painfully good sense of fashion and fashion streams and also interested in beauty and health topics. She currently writes for Cosmos Clinic covering various , health, skin care, weight loss and other beauty topics - everything that can make you prettier, but at the same time - healthier.