We’ve all seen the horrors of aging in women in so many forms in the media. Television commercials and magazines have shown how women who become older develop wrinkles and age spots. Even cartoon characters like Snow White’s Evil Queen is constantly concerned and determined with staying the fairest in the land. We’ve also witnessed our mothers, aunts, and grandmothers applying creams in the beginning of the day and right before they go to bed or after they take a shower.
Because of these ideals, a lot of women start to worry about their beauty and their skin as they become older. As women approach their 60s, the skin can become drier, thinner, itchy, wrinkly, and vulnerable. However, age should never limit women from continuously looking their best despite their age.
For women in their 60s and beyond, here are some of the best ways to care for your skin and keep it healthy, glowing, and smooth!
1. Relieve Dry Skin by Bathing
Bathing lessens the skin’s tendency to become dry and itchy. However, instead of using bar soaps, it is advisable to use a gentle emollient. The water should also be warm and not overly hot as hot water can strip off the skin’s natural oils and make it even dryer.
2. Protect Your Skin from The Sun
As the skin becomes older, it also becomes more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Constant exposure to the sun can also cause the skin to develop freckles and uneven tones. Being exposed to the sun during its most hazardous times, between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, can also cause skin cancer. If going out is needed, make sure to wear protective clothes and apply lotion with SPF 30 or higher to make sure your skin is protected.
Exfoliating cleansers, which usually have beady components, can be harsh and cause irritation especially when the skin is becoming thinner and more vulnerable. Instead of using these products, cleanse with gentle and creamy moisturizing cleansers free of harsh beady granules. To exfoliate dead skin cells and give the skin’s glow and youthfulness, use cleansers with smaller or lesser granules to avoid irritation.
4. Moisturize and Smoothen
As mentioned earlier, the skin becomes dryer due to old age. However, moisturizing and applying lotion everyday will keep the skin from being dry.
5. Drink Lots of Water
Drinking eight glasses of water everyday hydrates not only the inside of the body but the outside as well.
6. Have Your Skin Checked by a Dermatologist
While the aforementioned tips are easy to do, it’s never too late to have your skin checked by a dermatologist to guarantee that your skin is safe from any diseases.
All in all, these are very safe and inexpensive ways to keep your skin healthy, smooth, and youthful. Aging should never stop women from feeling and looking their best.