LOADING

Type to search

Keep Your Skin Healthy After Hitting 50

Beauty Health

Keep Your Skin Healthy After Hitting 50

Share

1. Practice sun safety

This is the backbone of any skin-care regimen. Overexposure to the sun causes wrinkles, makes skin look leathery and dull, and increases your risk of skin cancer. No matter what your age, use sunscreen, stay out of the direct sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.

2. Eat your fruits and veggies

What you eat influences your skin health and complexion. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats to keep skin healthy. One Scottish study found that the carotenoids (the orange-red pigment) in fruits and vegetables give your skin a healthy tone.

3. Drink plenty of water

Your skin needs moisture, and drinking water helps to hydrate it from the inside. As people age, they become more susceptible to dehydration because they lose some of their sense of thirst, according to a report on hydration and health published in 2010. Dehydration can lead to dry skin as well as other health problems.

2. Eat your fruits and veggies

What you eat influences your skin health and complexion. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats to keep skin healthy. One Scottish study found that the carotenoids (the orange-red pigment) in fruits and vegetables give your skin a healthy tone.

5. Avoid using soap

Soaps tend to dry your skin. Opt for a mild cleanser instead. Look for unscented products.

6. Wash your face twice a day

Use a mild cleanser with warm water to keep your face clean and fresh. Avoid scrubbing your skin, which eliminates essential oils and can dry it out. Always wash your face before going to bed to wash away the dirt and the grime of the day.

7. Skip the long, hot baths or showers

You might find long baths or showers relaxing, but spending too much time in hot water dries out your skin. Lower the temperature of the water and limit the time to 10 minutes.

8. Moisturize every day

As you age and your skin becomes drier, you might have to change your moisturizer to one more suited to your new skin type. Look for thick, creamy moisturizers that are oil-based. Be sure to apply moisturizer all over at least once a day.

9. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin gets rid of dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull and flaky. But don’t do it more than once a week or your skin can get dried out. Use a mild store-bought product or make your own from brown sugar and coconut oil.

10. Check ingredients

Many products are available to treat the signs of aging. Ask your doctor about tretinoin, a prescription topical cream in the vitamin A family. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat fine facial wrinkles. Over-the-counter products containing retinol (in the vitamin A family, but weaker) or alpha hydroxy acid can smooth your skin, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *