Aging is a natural part of life, and as we grow older, our skin undergoes various changes.
One significant factor that accelerates these changes is excessive sun exposure. In this blog post, we'll discuss the issues that too much sun exposure can create and explore essential skincare tips for aging skin.
1. Sun Exposure and Its Effects
Summertime, with its scorching sun, can leave us with more hyperpigmentation and dehydrated skin. However, there's some good news! Cooler months are the perfect time to address and correct this damage, and to brighten your skin.
2. Proper Moisturization for Mature Skin
Moisturizing your skin correctly is one of the most important things you can do, especially after the age of 40. As we age, our skin becomes more susceptible to water loss, and we lose the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (HA) and oils in our bodies. Simply increasing your water intake is a good start, but it won't be enough. You need to use a hydrating moisturizer to replenish lost moisture and maintain skin health.
Bonus Tip: A thicker product doesn't necessarily mean it's more hydrating. Look for moisturizers with humectants like aloe, glycerin, and HA, as well as oils or butters like olive oil and shea butter.
3. Correcting Skin Damage and Brightening Your Skin
To correct skin damage and achieve a brighter complexion, consider using products that contain antioxidants, such as Vitamin C serums. These can help combat the signs of aging. Additionally, nourishing retinol formulations designed for mature skin can work wonders, especially when applied at night.
Bonus Tip: When targeting the eye area, look for ingredients like caffeine to instantly brighten and refresh.
4. The Importance of Exfoliation
Exfoliation is imperative after the age of 40, as it helps restore your skin's natural glow. Gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover. Aim to exfoliate 2-3 times a week, but be cautious not to overdo it. And don't forget to extend your skincare routine to your lips!
5. Seeking Professional Help
If you find that over-the-counter (OTC) products are not delivering the results you desire after a year, it's time to consult with a dermatologist. They can recommend prescription options tailored to your skin's needs. You can also consider scheduling professional treatments, such as chemical peels, with your esthetician to further enhance your skincare routine.
6. Sunscreen: A Year-Round Necessity
The summer may be ending, but UV rays don't take a break with the changing seasons. SPF (sun protection factor) remains your number one anti-aging best friend. Continue using sunscreen daily, especially when spending time outdoors. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when outdoors.
Bonus Tip: Remember, sunscreen should always be the last step in your skincare routine. While makeup can offer additional protection, it should never be relied upon as your sole defense against UV rays.
What's New at Jentri Quinn Makeup & Skin?
In the world of skincare and beauty, Jentri Quinn Makeup & Skin is always evolving to provide the best for your skin. We're excited to announce that we're now infusing ALL of our natural butters with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) from our family farm in Italy. This exciting development allows us to provide you with even more nourishment and benefits for your skin, ensuring it stays healthy and glowing.
In conclusion, taking care of your aging skin requires dedication and a well-thought-out skincare routine. Protect your skin from the sun, repair any existing damage, and enjoy the benefits of a radiant complexion, all while using high-quality products like those from Jentri Quinn Makeup & Skin. Remember, age is just a number, and with the right skincare, you can embrace every stage of life confidently.
The more you know the more you glow!
ps. to watch our latest over 40 beauty segment on Studio 512 go here!