Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products for Skin Over 50
What's the Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Treatment?
After menopause, the collagen in the skin softens and skin tends to lose its tone. As a result, frown and smile lines form, the skin starts to droop under the chin and eyes, and wrinkles form. In addition, age spots--those small brown freckle-like marks caused by clumps of pigment under the skin--often appear. This is the time when accumulated damage from life-long exposure to the sun and weather, as well as lifestyle influences including diet, rest, stress, and environmental toxins, becomes apparent. What is the best antiaging skin care treatment to help keep aging skin youthful longer?
A Healthy Lifestyle Supports Anti-Aging Skin Care Products
Beauty starts from the inside out, so any products you choose are more effective when supported by a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet with at least eight glasses of water daily, sufficient sleep, and effective management of stress. A regular yoga practice that gently turns the body upside town to reverse the effects of gravity is also an important factor. I have written more about this in my article Face Care After Fifty.
My favourite anti-wrinkle serum is Isadermix Antioxidant C Serum with CoQ10. Its active ingredient, co-enzyme Q10 has been the subject of much experimentation lately. In a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, recent research by Bryan Fuller and his team at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, concludes that CoQ10 helps reduce inflammaton and damage to skin as a result of exposure to UV radiation and sunlight (2006).
After cleansing your face at night, pump a dime-sized amount or less of the serum into your hand, and massage it into your face, neck and decolletage area, avoiding the eyes. The texture of the serum is slightly oily, and I find it works well as a massage oil. I usually use a massage technique like this one, before leaving the serum to work overnight.
Age-Defying Eye Cream
Anti-Wrinkle Eye Creams
The tissue around the eyes is delicate and easily irritated, and needs particular attention. Since I have been using the Isadermix Age-Defying Eye Cream, I have noticed the crow's feet at the corners of my eyes less defined, the pouches under my eyes less puffy, and a glowing, toned look to my eyes. After massaging the face with the CoQ10 serum, pump a pea-sized amount of Eye Cream into the palm, and apply it gently to the lid area, under the eye, and the skin around the eye orbit. Then leave it on overnight.
Aging Skin Care Moisturizer
Lemon fresh and clean
Aging Skin Care Poducts for Moisturizing
It is crucial to drink at least eight glasses of water daily to moisturize the cells inside the body and in the skin, and keep healthy blood chemistry so the body's inner cleansing and nutritional system can work. It is also important to moisturize the skin from the outside to counteract the effects of weather and water loss through the skin. For this I use two moisturizers, one for the face and one for the body-- especially my legs and feet, which I find easily get dry and itchy if I neglect them.
The facial moisturizer I love best is Isadermix Intensive Renewal Night Cream for the face. I find a small amount of these Isadermix products go a long way, so only a dime-sized pump or even less is more than enough to spread lightly over the face, neck and upper chest. Apply it after the Antioxidant CoQ10 Serum has had a chance to work into the skin for about five minutes, and leave it on overnight.
For the body moisturizer, I use Body Butter by The Body Shop. There is a wide choice of light and non-invasive fragrances, based on tropical woods and fruits, such as Tangerine, Coconut and my favourite, Cocoa Butter. These body butters are not greasy, absorb quickly into the skin, and keep the skin feeling soft and moist for a long time.
Seacret Nail Care
Seacret nail buffer and oil leave the nails shiny and rosy, with a patina that almost looks like you've freshly applied clear nail polish.
Cuticle Cream for Nail Care
Although I occasionally splurge and have a professional manicure, most of the time I take care of my own hands and nails. I buff the nails with Seacret, a gentle moisturizer that includes sea salt, and leaves the nails smooth and polished. After this treatment, the nails are almost as shiny as with clear nail polish, which I avoid because of the toxic effects of the nail polish remover. Afterwards, I rub an small amount of Healthy Hoof Cuticle Cream into the cuticle area, leave it to work in for two or three minutes, then roll them back and clip them with a cuticle tool. However, the Healthy Hoof is so effective in softening and loosening the cuticle, I often find I can peel off the old dead skin effortlessly, leaving the cuticle area soft, rosy and smooth.
Happy and Healthy
I have an active lifestyle and not much interest in spending a lot of time and money on my personal appearance, but I definitely value looking groomed, healthy, and youthful. I neither feel the need to hide my age nor look the way I did at 16, and by using these products as part of a healthy lifestyle I can look great, feel great, and stay happy.
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology; Mar 2006, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p30-38.