As we age, our skin loses elasticity and density. Our skin is more vulnerable to the elements and displays damage with very little provocation. Assembling a skin care routine that will not only nourish and support aging skin but leave it luminous and glowing is a challenge, but these tips and tricks may make the job that much easier.
Avoid Scalding Hot Showers
Scalding hot showers and baths are for impervious youth. Older folks should refrain from overly hot showers multiple times a week and opt for warm temps instead. Extremely hot showers and baths can rob skin of its vital moisture, so be cautious when drawing a stress-relieving bath or having a quick shower.
Your Skin Is Sensitive
Use only moisturizing soaps and body washes designated for sensitive skin. Soaps and body washes for “normal skin” (whatever that is) can result in drying or irritation if your skin is anything other than leather. Instead, do a bit of research and invest in both a moisturizing soap that meets your specific needs and a lotion or hydrating cream and moisturize vigorously after bathing.
Use a Humidifier
Utilize a humidifier in your living areas, especially in winter months when constant heater use can dry out your environment. This along with diligent hydration and clean eating will give your skin a distinct advantage as it ages.