Now that you’re in your 50s, when you get fine lines and wrinkles, you may notice they’re sticking and the ones you’ve had for a while now appear more deep set. You also might notice more dryness and that you have sagging skin around your eyes and mouth. You’ll have skin care concerns at any age and the key to addressing them is always the same: You have to find the best skin care routine to match your age and its new set of needs as your mature skin evolves. Keep these skin care tips in mind and always love the look and feel of your mature skin throughout this new stunning era of beauty.
Skin Care Tip #1: Always Take Sun Protection Measures
A basic skin care step that has hopefully always been a part of your routine is now especially important. Spending prolonged periods of time in the sun sans protection can lead to the appearance of visible signs of aging, like wrinkles and dark spots. That’s why you should always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher—or a moisturizer with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day SPF 15 Cream—daily as directed. Other sun protection measures you should take include limiting your amount of time in the sun (especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., which are the sun’s peak hours), seeking shade when you’re outside, and covering up exposed areas in long sleeves, pants, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
Skin Care Tip #2: Layer Your Moisturizing Efforts
Dryness is most likely something you will experience in your 50s, even if you had always had oily or combination skin in the past. The reason behind very dry, mature skin in your 50s is that your natural oil production decreases as you age. You’ll have to add in more moisture now to make up for that decrease. Use a hydrating serum, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Advanced Skin Repair Daily Serum, and eye cream, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm, in addition to your day and night cream or lotion. As far as moisturizer goes, try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition – Golden Balm Face, Neck & Chest. Now is also a great time to introduce facial oil into your skin care routine. Apply one before moisturizer for extra hydration.
Skin Care Tip #3: Add a Face Mask to Your Weekly Routine
Go ahead and pamper your complexion with a face mask! As skin matures, its ability to renew surface cells slows down, which can cause a buildup of dead cells on the surface. A a result, the natural pink tone is hidden and your complexion can end up looking dull, losing its natural rosy tone of youth. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Face Mask is a glow-activating face mask for mature, dull skin. The formula helps slough away dead skin cells to visibly smooth skin’s surface as well as well intensively refresh skin with a gelee texture. Immediately, skin looks fresh and hydrated and skin is left with a rosy, radiant look. With continued use over time, skin looks renewed and supple. Twice a week, apply the face mask to clean skin, leave it on for five minutes, then gently massage it into your skin using light, circular motions to help exfoliate. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry. If you use this face mask in the morning, follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer; if you use this face mask at night, follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream.
Confidence is a sign of true beauty; feel self-assured with beautiful skin by addressing your mature skin’s new set of needs. For another skin care lesson, head on over to 5 Skin Care Products You Should Try in Your 50s next.
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