People say that as you age, your skin becomes saggy naturally, and there is nothing you can do about it. This is not true. While wrinkles, stretch marks, and other skin conditions can be more prominent at older age, in particular after menopause, you have all the tools in your hand to fight them. If you want to feel good about your skin and appearance, you can introduce some new routines. Find out how below.
You can start your day with a cold shower to improve the flexibility of your skin. If you spend most of your time either in your car or indoors, your skin temperature will be constant. People from a continental weather climate usually have a younger looking skin, as they are exposed to temperature changes regularly. While a cold shower in the morning might not be pleasant, it starts off the circulation in your body and around your skin cells, allowing them to regenerate naturally.
2. Cold Face Wash
If you wash your face with cold water every morning and night, you restore the collagen and improve the flexibility of your skin naturally, without any chemicals. You can use a vitamin based facial wash, and alternate the temperature of the water to maximize the results. Add this to your skincare routine, and you will see an improvement in your appearance immediately. Make sure that you don’t use cold water on your scalp, as the skin under your hair is extremely thin and sensitive to temperature changes, and you can easily catch a cold.
At least once a month, you should visit the steam room in your local spa. Sauna is the most effective if you alternate the temperature of your skin regularly. Spend a few minutes in the steam and have a cold shower, alternatively use the dip pool next to the sauna to cool yourself down. This method is not only great for your skin, but also protects you from cardiovascular diseases. It clears your pores, allows oxygen to enter your skin, and detoxifies your body. Saunas are not only relaxing, but also great for your skin if you are over 50.
You can use natural oils to improve the circulation in your skin. Use peppermint, Argan oil, and tea tree oil if you need to tackle saggy skin. If you have uneven skin, you should get a natural stretch marks cream that helps prevent marks and improves the performance of your skin cells. You need to find a cream or oil that has natural ingredients and contains vitamins A, B, and C. Grape seed and pomegranate seed oils are the best for dealing with stretch marks and skin problems.
5. Spend Time Outdoors
You have to allow your skin to breathe. Wearing your usual clothes all the time, and wrapping yourself up in tights will not do your skin any good. Oxygen enters your body through your lungs, and is distributed through your circulation. Find a place where you can challenge yourself; walk, cycle, or go jogging. No matter which outdoor sport you choose, you will need to ensure that you provide your skin with enough protection from wind, cold, and sun. Use a special moisturizer that is designed for people involved in hiking, and allow your lungs and skin cells to breathe.
You might not know this, but swimming is one of the few sports that moves every muscle in your body. If you feel like a little bit of toning up would make your skin look better, going for a morning swim two or three times a week can be a great solution. You will move freely, feel calm and relaxed, and see the benefits almost straight away. You should be careful, though, if you go to a swimming pool in a wellness center, and moisturize your skin after each swim, as the chloride found in pools to get rid of bacteria is prone to damaging the outer layer of your skin, and irritating those with sensitivities. Use a calming moisturizer, such as one with natural Chamomile oil or honey.
Yoga is another sport that is great for toning up. You don’t have to sweat, and your body will be in a better shape than ever before in just a few months. Apart from the mental health benefits of yoga, you will also lose weight, detoxify your body, and improve your posture, circulation, and strength. Vinyasa yoga is one of the best styles you can choose to tone up, but this combined with HIIT is a winner, too.
If you don’t see a change in your appearance after changing your lifestyle, you will need professional help. Look for cosmetic procedures to tighten your skin, or find special moisturizers that are designed for people your age. Find products that contain Revitol, vitamins, and important minerals. Make sure that you don’t simply apply the cream, but massage it deeply in your skin. If you would like to make the most out of your treatment, you can arrange a professional to wrap your skin when the Revitol and other antioxidants are applied, so you can maximize the benefits of the ingredients. Sagging skin can be rejuvenated if you maximize the absorption of antioxidants directly in the skin cells.
If you have skin problems, such as rosacea, acne, or eczema, you can use light therapy to improve the appearance of your skin. Similarly, if you want to tighten up your skin after giving birth, putting on, or losing weight, dealing with the reduced level of antioxidants in your body due to menopause, you can use infrared light to speed up the process. Light therapy is inexpensive, and easy to use. It doesn’t have any side effects, and feels good on cold days. Infrared radiation stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, responsible for maintaining your skin’s flexibility. Light therapy doesn’t work for everyone equally, though. If you experience skin irritation or dryness, you should seek medical advice, before you continue the treatment.
10. Improve Your Sun Protection
One of the main reasons for premature skin aging is inadequate skin protection. As your body ages, it becomes more defenseless against the harmful radiation coming from the sun. It is time to replace all your day creams and foundation with a UV protection product, and do the same with your body lotion. It is easy to forget using sunscreen when we are out and about, but if we get basic protection from our daily products, we can reduce the risk of sun damage. If you have a light skin, inadequate sun protection can result in the appearance of dark spots. Use UV protection every day, if you are over 50, so you can feel good in your skin for longer.
Looking and feeling good in your skin over 50 seems impossible. Yogis, sportspeople, and active people are able to maintain their skin’s flexibility by releasing important antioxidants regularly. If you want to change your lifestyle, take on yoga, swimming, and spend more time outdoors. Schedule your monthly spa treatment combined with a massage, swim, and sauna. Take a cold shower every morning, and wash your face in cold water. Replace your moisturizer to suit the needs of your aging skin better. Have fun, stay safe on the sun by switching to cosmetic products with UV protection, and enjoy life. Just because your skin cells don’t work the same as they did when you were 20, you can still look radiant and happy in your skin at 50.