I know some people give up on anti aging products when they hit a certain age. However, not all senior citizens are willing to accept “looking old” and since we’re all living longer, it only makes sense that people out more effort into their skin even as late as 70 years of age.
It’s natural for women (regardless of their age) to want to look and feel young. Senior citizens are typically not interested in crazy invasive cosmetic procedures. They prefer to stick with those that are low risk where they can recover quickly. What some people don’t realize is that mature skin often requires special care. Women 50-years-old and older can have skin complications if they try to apply the same techniques that women in their 20s and 30s are applying. As they age, so should their skin care routine.
I’ve got some tips for women that are senior citizens who want to look as young as possible without putting themselves at too much risk.
Skin Care Tips For Senior Citizens
Here’s a rundown of some of the most basic tips that all senior citizens should be concerned with. If anything, it will help keep their skin healthy looking and damage free.
Moisturize In The Evening
Seniors should be applying very thick moisturizer to their skin on a daily basis in the evening. It would be wise for them to incorporate the use of products containing petrolatum, shea butter, and even hyaluronic gel. As we age, our skin tends to dry out easier and it’s important to keep it properly hydrated. Doing so prevents cracking, infections and other complications that dry skin can bring on.
Don’t Wash Too Much
As we age, our oil production diminishes significantly. With very little oil production occurring, elderly skin can really dry out. If you’re washing two to three times per day then you’re likely doing an injustice to your skin. Try cutting back on washing to once per day to better preserve the natural oils being produced.
Do No Use Retin-A
This ingredient can wreak havoc on your skin if it’s aged and not accustomed to being used. Sure, it’s touted as one of the best collagen building ingredients on the market, but when you have old skin, it can actually dry things out and make it much more irritated. 70-year-old women should not be using products that contain Retin A unless instructed to do so by a doctor.
Avoid Hot Water
Water that is extremely hot can really damage senior citizens skin. Since senior citizens naturally produce less oil, they have less to strip away from the skin. Hot water can do a number on any individuals skin, regardless of their age. It’s best if older individuals use luke warm water to shower and also reduce the use of cleansers containing harsh chemicals.
These tips should help you or any senior citizen that you know. I suggest passing this information along to anyone that you think might need to be aware. After all, it is National Healthy Skin month and we owe it to one another to share the information!