You may have noticed that your skin has undergone some changes as you reach 60. It is something natural, and depending on the lifestyle you have led so far, these changes can be more or less noticeable.
The biggest cause of skin damage is obviously sun exposure . If you spent hours tanning under the sun’s rays when you were young, you may have noticed that your complexion is not as tight and even as it used to be.
You may have a few more wrinkles than you’d like, drier and rougher skin than you remembered, sagging, and even ruby spots .
With this perspective, it is normal that you want to act without delay and do everything necessary to reduce these signs of aging as much as possible.
Today, 60 is the new 40. You’re not old, so why should you look like it? But maybe your problem is that you don’t know where to start.
Your skin now needs specialized care, and for that we are here, to help you take care of your mature skin in the best possible way with these tips.
Protect yourself from the sun
It is very difficult to reach 60 without wrinkles and sun or age spots; so why is it still necessary to protect the skin from the sun? Well, at this stage of life, sun protection still offers many benefits:
- Helps prevent future age spots
- May reduce dryness and thinning of the complexion
- And it also reduces the risk of developing skin cancer
That is why it is necessary to protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun every day, even when it is not sunny. How? Applying a broad spectrum, waterproof sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily .
It’s also important to seek shade when outdoors, as sunscreen cannot block 100% of the sun’s harmful rays.
Wear hats, sunglasses, and clothing to help protect your face and neck from the sun. To find out if a garment offers sun protection, hold it in front of a bright light. If you don’t see light shining through it, it can protect your skin from the sun.
Keep skin hydrated
Dry skin can be uncomfortable, it can be itchy, peeling, and even cracking, so even though it seems obvious, the best thing you can do is hydrate it. Moisturizers are good for trapping in moisture and keeping skin hydrated.
Apply creamy, fragrance-free moisturizer formulated for dry skin within 3 minutes of cleansing. This helps relieve dryness by retaining moisture, and restoring the skin’s protective barrier.
And when the air is dry, the heat or air conditioning is on, use a humidifier. The dry environment can make the skin feel irritated and itchy. Keeping the indoor humidity between 45% and 60% can reduce this irritation.
Being picky about cosmetics
This means that now your skin will not tolerate anything you put on it. So choose well.
- Avoid fragrances in cosmetics . Perfume and fragrance ingredients in skin care products can irritate fine, delicate complexions in your 60s. By avoiding them, you can reduce the risk of developing dryness and itching.
- Put the bar of soap and soaps aside . Replace with a mild, creamy, fragrance-free cleanser or emollient.
- Use a gentler enzyme-based scrub . Harsh scrubs won’t help with long-term dullness. Now you need softer products, so your skin can focus on antioxidants, especially vitamin C, which adds shine and helps prevent dryness.
- Go natural . The biological profile of natural cosmetic active ingredients (botanical oils, floral waters, trace elements, vitamins, etc.) gives them an excellent affinity with the skin. Organic formulas are better absorbed by the skin and interact better with it, which makes them very effective. They are also perfectly safe for health.
If you are looking for cosmetics with natural ingredients for mature skin, take a look at this article with the Best Serums for Women in 60 years .
Never skip cleaning
Every morning and every night, start your beauty ritual by cleansing your face and neck. This will help keep your skin in good health, leave it better oxygenated and stimulate its renewal .
In addition, when the skin is clean and fresh, it is more receptive to the products that are applied next.
Because mature skin tends to be fine and sensitive, opt for a mild, natural facial cleanser that does its job without being harsh.
Never rinse with hot water
Hot water strips the skin of its natural oils, which can increase skin dryness and irritation. So if you use a cleanser that needs rinsing, or when you just need a face wash, always use lukewarm water to remove the residue.
Don’t forget the exfoliation
When we are young, our skin is completely renewed every 28 days on average. But over time, this natural regeneration process slows down.
From the age of 60, it is absolutely necessary to exfoliate the skin gently to stimulate its regeneration capacity . Exfoliating also helps remove dead skin cells, making the complexion look more radiant.
As we’ve already mentioned, mature skin can be extra sensitive, so be sure to use a gentle facial scrub and gently massage it in in circular motions.
You only need to use a scrub every ten days or so. At night you can use the konjac sponge, which exfoliates very gently and stimulates the complexion.
Nor the masks
After exfoliation, you should always follow up with a face mask. This is an essential step to help keep your skin balanced .
Gentle exfoliation refines the texture, so you’re ready for a deep-acting skincare product.
Not-so-young skin will love hydrating masks, which provide intensive, anti-aging hydration to help restore skin density and smooth lines. Perfect if you want your skin to look young and radiant.
Do not forget the eye and lip areas
The skin around the eyes and lips is much thinner and more fragile than the rest of the face, and even more so when you reach 60 years of age. So don’t skimp on lip and eye contour products! They will help smooth out the fine lines that have formed around the eyes and lips over time.
To keep lips hydrated and protected, make sure to always carry a lip balm with hydrating ingredients to keep them soft and supple; and antioxidants, to help delay the appearance of the signs of aging in this fragile part of the face.
For the eyes, opt for detoxifying formulas that can reduce puffiness and dark circles, plus hyaluronic acid, to smooth and firm the eye area.
Although it is crucial to keep your complexion well hydrated after the age of 60, it is also very important to nourish it with essential fatty acids. The active nourishing principles act to restore the hydrolipidic film of the skin , forming a barrier that prevents the evaporation of moisture.
By nourishing the skin, you also maintain your natural levels of hydration, while helping to improve flexibility and strengthen defenses against external aggressors.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.