SKIN ANTIAGING OVER AGE 50
| 30-40 |
40-50 | Over
Skin antiaging for those over age 50 is compounded
by the effects of menopause, signalling a decrease in
estrogen sufficient to stop ovulation. Any HRT will
have an impact on skin care programs.
Hormonal changes caused by menopause can lead to drier
complexions, requiring richer cleansers and moisturizers.
This skin is also a lot thinner so it pays to avoid
irritating skin treatments. Hormone
replacement therapy is used to maintain more youthful
levels and delay the onset of these effects.
Photodamage, from sun exposure will really start to
show up at this age with skin ‘age spots’.
These can be treated with glycolic,
beta (salicylic) and microdermabrasion
treatments. Other common signs of skin aging; loss of
firmness or wrinkless can be treated by collagen
Choosing the right products for your age is critical.
Select moisturizers and antiaging products designed
for mature skin. In your fifties, your face displays
more visible signs of aging, including more significant
lines, loss of firmness and an overall lack of luminosity.
Richerc cleansing and moisturising products and eye
creams with nonirritating skin-smoothing and boosting
such as copper or kinetin , ceramides and sunscreen.
Hydroquinone is effective in treating persistent hyperpigmentation,
especially in coloured skins. CAUTION: protect your
skin with a sunscreen of at least SPF 30; even minimal
UV exposure can reverse the effects of a hydroquinone-based
Diet and Nutrition
Keeping the skin hydrated is key as we get older, and
the most effective way of achieving this is simply drinking
at least 2.5l a day of filtered
water. Consider Human
Growth Hormone [HGH] replacement to supplement
normal HRT programs. As the systems become less
efficient in absorbing nutrients with age, keeping to
diet regime is essential to maintain that healthy
Professional Antiaging Skincare Treatments
There are a wide range of professional treatments available,
most of which have been mentioned above. In addition,
cosmetic surgery is common to reverse the aging
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