Aging skin requires not only daily care, but also special rejuvenation procedures. They will help smooth wrinkles, tighten the oval, give the skin a pleasant shade, softness and elasticity. It is not necessary to go to the salon - you can improve the condition of the face at home.
Age-related skin problems: what do you have to deal with?
Cosmetologists are convinced that skin aging begins at the age of 25. The first signs are not very noticeable. Gradually, the epidermis loses its elasticity, loses its ability to retain moisture; after a full night's sleep, the skin does not have time to recover. Every year more and more powerful cosmetics are needed, salon procedures are required. Around 40, the problem becomes obvious, it becomes increasingly difficult to hide flaws with makeup. The main signs of aging include:
- change in epidermis density;
- increased dryness of the skin, noticeable peeling;
- enlarged pores and uneven relief;
- uneven pigmentation;
- earthy complexion;
- swelling, especially noticeable under the eyes;
- "floating" oval of the face;
- small wrinkles, prone to deepening.
With age, skin type can change. Women who have normal skin in their youth begin to complain of increased dryness. The fatty epidermis suffers from dehydration and irritations, reacts to climatic changes and to new cosmetic products.
The rapid deterioration in the appearance of the skin is not always associated with age. Appearance is negatively affected by:
- tobacco and alcohol;
- lack of fresh air;
- insufficient sleep;
- too aggressive cleaning;
- inappropriate cosmetics;
- hormonal imbalances.
Before starting home anti-aging procedures, you need to eliminate negative factors as much as possible. It's important to increase the amount of fluids you drink and watch your nutrition. The menu includes as many fresh vegetables and fruits as possible, fermented milk products, natural fibers. It is advisable to completely give up smoking and significantly reduce the amount of alcohol, get enough sleep and walk more.
Home rejuvenation: necessary procedures
An experienced cosmetologist can develop an individual anti-aging program and choose the right cosmetics. Your daily ritual should include:
- Gentle cleansing with very gentle preparations enriched with natural oils, marine collagen, silk proteins and vitamins. It is best to replace tap water with boiled, filtered or spring water.
- Multi-stage humidification. The only universal cream will not be able to maintain the hydro-lipid balance at an optimal level. It is recommended to first moisturize the face with a lotion enriched with plant extracts and hyaluronic acid, then apply a liquid emulsion and a nourishing cream. High-quality cosmetics are quickly absorbed without creating discomfort. Multi-step application allows you to retain moisture in the skin, prevents peeling and dryness.
- Balanced diet. It is recommended to first apply the serum to the face, then lubricate the skin with cream. Deeply restorative products are used as a cure for 20 to 30 days. For example, after completing a course with retinol, you can take a short break and start using products containing hyaluronic acid or vitamin C.
An excellent anti-aging agent - masks with collagen, retinol and hyaluronic acid.
From time to time, the skin needs more active treatments. Deep cleansing is essential to improve skin tone. Instead of aggressive scrubs, delicate scrubs are used. Creamy products are applied to the face, wait a few minutes and roll the mass with your fingers. At the same time, keratinized scales, sebaceous plugs, cosmetic residues and other impurities are removed from the surface of the skin. After such a procedure, the face brightens, fine wrinkles are smoothed, blushing appears. You can repeat the cleaning 1-2 times a week.
For makeup removal, aggressive gels are not used, but saturated hydrophilic oils that deeply cleanse the skin and do not overdry it.
Mature skin is well affected by superficial desquamation. At home, you can use formulations with the addition of fruit acids. They gently exfoliate dead cells, refresh the face and improve nutrient penetration. For very dry and thin skin, milder glycol peels are suitable. It is recommended to use preparations of professional series, they are more effective. The exact course depends on the condition of the person. Acid peels should not be used in spring and summer, active sunlight contributes to the appearance of age spots.
A well-chosen lifting cream will tighten the oval of the face and prevent age-related ptosis.
Traditional methods to combat skin aging
For skin rejuvenation, base and essential oils are actively used. They should be applied to a thoroughly cleansed face, avoiding the eye area. The oil-rich textures create a protective film on the surface of the skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and retain moisture in the skin. A few drops of ether are added to almond, soy or peach base oil. Lavender or jasmine oil fights hyperpigmentation and deeply nourishes dry skin. Pink has a slight lifting effect and is suitable for self-massage. Juniper tightens dilated pores and evens out the relief, neroli smoothes fine lines, relaxes and accelerates cell regeneration.
Instead of industrial tonics, you can use herbal decoctions. Parsley will lighten the skin and eliminate age spots, chamomile will relieve dryness and flaking, oak bark will reduce pores. Rinse the face with a cool decoction after morning or evening cleansing.
Carrier oils can be used for warm compresses and body wraps. They are especially useful in winter, when the skin suffers from dryness.
Homemade masks will help tighten the oval of the face, refresh the skin and improve its color. Red clay will help sluggish and lackluster skin. The powder is mixed with hot milk until a not too thick porridge is formed. It is applied to cleansed skin for 10-15 minutes and thoroughly washed off first with warm and then cold water. For deep nutrition and elasticity, a mask of fresh yeast mixed with milk is suitable, whipped protein will slightly tighten the oval and reduce large pores. An excellent moisturizing, exfoliating and brightening effect has masks from fresh berries: raspberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes. Procedures are done in progress, after 8-10 applications you can take a break.