50 and over skin care tips.

As we age and our skin loses its fat and elasticity in our face, gravity starts to pull a little harder, so we must step up our skin care game! Regardless of whether you have a skin care regimen, or are just about to start, use these tips for beautiful and glowing skin.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

Sun Protection

You should be protecting your face with more than just sunscreen. A wide brim hat and big sunglasses will not only call on your inner Audrey Hepburn and look flawless, but you will be blocking out harmful UV rays. Be sure to use a chemical free sunscreen. Speak with your esthetician, she can help choose one of our organic, mineral based sunscreens we carry at the spa.

Including a cleanser to your routine

A gentle cleanser can help create a clean canvass, allowing your moisturizers to penetrate more effectively.

Keep Moisturized

Yes, we are pointing out the obvious, but do you really know why it is so pressed upon for a good 50 and over skin care regimen? As we age, the skin barrier has become weaker and does not replace lipids as easily. This can lead to further damage, and unfortunately wrinkles. Some tips from keeping face from drying out:
• Never use hot water on your face or extended periods in the shower. Use only lukewarm and rinse with cold water. • Use a cream tailored to your skin. Talk to your aesthetician and see what she recommends for your skin type. • Exfoliate, at least twice a week. Rejuvenate your cells with a body scrub. Be sure to always finish with a hydrating body moisturizer.

Schedule a monthly microdermabrasion facial

Looking for some immediate results? Book our 30 min micro-dermabrasion facial to diminish appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, age spots and enlarged pores. The Ultrasound stimulates collagen production to leave your skin plumped and renewed. A scheduled appointment every month will give your skin the extra boost it needs.

Less is more

Adding to much eye makeup can magnify crow’s feet. You want to accentuate, not hide your beautiful features. Choose neutral shades like beiges and earth tones. Makeup is about celebrating your best features, not hiding them.

Microblade

This is for the ladies looking to have that fuller eyebrow look. Micro blading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo. Achieve a flawless look, each morning without even having to get out of bed! Speak with one of our estheticians about our techniques and book an appointment online.

Update how you do your makeup.

What an amazing age we live in! There are thousands of high quality how to/tutorial style videos on makeup. Take advantage of the content on YouTube and find a look that you like. You can find all kinds of videos, like the one below. These videos are real, older woman, who are giving you step by step instructions.

Exfoliate

Just as we say it’s important to come in for monthly facials, so is having a routine that includes exfoliation. As we get older our cell regeneration slows down. This can mean that your body slows down when getting rid of old skin cells and generating new ones. If old skin cells pile up on the surface, it can lead to dry, dull and rough looking skin. An excess of dead skin cells can lead to clogged pores and worse, acne. I’m sure we assume that our days of acne are well behind us!

Use a barrier boosting cream

As we age, our estrogen production slows, and as it slows so does our skins ability to protect itself. The skin has a harder time maintain hydration or produce strong collagen. When older skin suffers from a loss of natural lipids (fatty acids) it can contribute to dehydration and inflammation. To help repair your depleted skin, use a cream rich in skin’s own lipids, like (insert ECOCHIC SPA cream here.)

The best place to start is to speak with our estheticians on the best skin care regime that is tailored specifically to your needs. Be sure to have a look at what services we offer and book an appointment here.

Posted on May 18, 2017 .