If you are over the age 40, then your skin needs special attention than that of a 20 year old person. Due to lack in skin elasticity and hormonal changes, you need to nurture your skin with proper attention so that it looks even and smooth. Even if you are on the doorstep of 50, you can make skin look better and restore the youthful look by following some simple skin care routines.
Your aim should be at reducing further redness, spotting and dryness, and that includes a consistent use of quality products to revive your skin and restore the younger look.
Your simple aging skin care routine should comprise some basic things which are as follows: wash cloth, cleanser, towel, day cream with alpha hydroxy, moisturizer night cream with peptides, water, micordermabrasion and eye cream. These are the essential components for this routine to help your aging skin look youthful.
For this aging skin care routine, start with the use of a gentle cleanser to wash the skin. A cream based cleanser with exfoliating beads is recommended for normal to dry skin, while a clear cleansing gel with exfoliating beads is recommended for oily skin.
Splash water on your face to make it wet, and make sure your wash cloth is just damp (rinse it and ring out excess water). Rub the wash cloth gently over the skin with a squirt of cleanser onto it, in circular and smooth motion. Use it from your forehead to the neck making sure that the cleanser doesn’t get into your eyes and the eyelids are not being scrubbed.
With warm water, rinse the face cleanser off your face and pat it dry with a towel. Then apply the moisturizer with SPF and if possible with anti aging ingredients as well. An oil and fragrance free moisturizers is always best, and make sure that during the application of the moisturizers you avoid the area right around the eyes.
Use only a dime sized squirt of moisturizer and apply it on the neck upwards right from decollagete to the chin and always avoid rubbing downward – downward rubbing of moisturizers can promote wrinkling. If you plan to use make up, first use a day cream that should contain a mild concentration of alpha hydroxyl, as that helps in keeping the skin smooth and tight.
Use a peptide containing night cream during the evening that rejuvenates the skin.
A microdermabrasion treatment can be used for skin exfoliation at least once a week. It comes in two parts – the exfoliant sheds the dead cells and restores the youthful look followed by the usage of the replenishing liquid that comes in the kit.
Please also use eye cream around the eyes before going to bed as it reduces the possibility of wrinkle formation as you sleep.