Askanesthetician's Blog

An esthetician explores skincare issues and concerns

Skincare Tips for Your 40s, 50s and beyond March 7, 2010

Above are just two examples of beautiful women who are well out of their 20s and 30s (they are Iman who is 54 Carmen Dell’Orefice who is 78).  Ok so both of these women were probably blessed with an amazing gene pool but that doesn’t mean that you can’t also have skin as beautiful as theirs when you are their age.

In my previous two posts about caring for your skin at different life stages I emphasized the need to gently wash your face every night, use skincare products with antioxidants in them, exfoliate regularly, and use a retinoid product.  And of course you are still using your sunscreen daily and remembering to reapply.

Menopause may cause some women to have breakouts because of the hormonal changes their bodies are undergoing.  If you are experiencing breakouts consider using a topical retinol product since this product will help your menopausal acne and your wrinkles simultaneously.

If you haven’t tried chemical peels or microdermabrasion by now I suggest you try these treatments especially if you are in your 40s.  Unlike more aggressive cosmetic treatments these two treatments have much less downtime (sometimes no downtime) and with a series of treatments you will definitely see a change in your skin.

This is also a good time to consider more aggressive cosmetic procedures to correct skin issues.  Laser treatments can shrink broken capillaries, clear up hyperpigmentation, decrease facial redness, and tighten the skin.  Injections like Botox smooth wrinkles and fillers fill in sunken areas.  And, of course, there is always plastic surgery if you want to make more drastic and lasting changes to your face. 

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