Whether you’re a skincare novice or expert, your regimen is likely to change over the long term as you figure out what works best for you.
Because of the fact that we’ve been around the sun a few times, nature has its way.
Sun spots, un-smooth texture, deep wrinkles, and loss of plump—these are all the wonderful things that start to happen.
From the best way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles to the best way to plump up your face, here skin-care pros share the best tips and strategies on how to have an ageless complexion.
Cleanse and, Yes, Tone
Any skin, not just mature skin, should be washed with a mild, non-irritating cleanser that won’t dry out the skin, remove its natural oils or irritate dry and sensitive skin.
While using a toner is not necessary it can be a beneficial step after cleansing. A toner can supply an extra layer of moisture and help to improve the effectiveness of the skincare steps to follow.
Exfoliate—But Don’t Sand it Like a Coffee Table!
There are two different ways you can do it, both chemical (Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHAs and Beta Hydroxy Acid BHAs - both come from sugary fruits such as pineapple and papaya) and physical (scrubs) can be used on your mature skin, but you have to be careful.
As we age our skin becomes thinner and more susceptible to tearing.
It is more important now than ever to be gentle on your skin, while still providing an effective treatment to remove the layer of dead skin cells.
The best approach is a minimal approach that is mild and can be done every other day. We recommend using a very gentle polishing powder, such as Lulo Organic Skincare Hibiscus & Rose Petals Polishing Powder. Made with a delicate blend of soothing flower petals, plant leaves, and a collection of gorgeous essential oils that pull impurities and excess oil from the skin. The additional use of anti-aging superfoods - green tea leaves, rice powder and seaweed - helps nourish and restore your youthful radiance.
Yes, you heard it here first, well maybe. Face Yoga is still relatively new but it is rapidly growing in popularity because of the results it has been showing in people.
Face yoga, or facial exercises, works by strengthening specific facial muscle groups to keep the skin on top plump and firm, while improving the natural production of collagen. Does face yoga actually work? Well, there are certainly enough before and after pictures floating around that would seem to prove it does and one study done in 2018 by Northwestern University did show an improvement in measurably firmer skin, and fuller upper and lower cheeks.
Face yoga is an alternative to Botox and other facial fillers, and it’s also way cheaper (aka FREE!).
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Bring Back the Moisture
This one goes out specifically to my warm blooded sisters braving the northern climates. We get it. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes your skin feel dry and tight, and makes it look flaky. In fact, your skin loses more than 25 percent of its ability to hold moisture in the winter! If you’ve grown up in a tropical climate you notice the effects of this more than most.
To stay proactive in this regard we use and recommend Lulo Organic Skincare Antioxidant Face Oil - Coco & Café.
If you haven’t used oils on your face before, that may sound strange to you but don’t worry this is not your ordinary oil.
This natural oil will protect you from pollution by reinforcing the skin’s natural barrier. Its nutrients and extracts will prevent the evaporation of water from the skin’s surface, bringing back its hydrated and plumped look. Coco & Cafe Oil is also naturally conditioning and antioxidant, meaning you’ll have super soft skin every day. Packed with skin-loving nutrients like coffee seed extract, coconut oil, lulo fruit extract, sunflower seed oil, and mango seed butter.
Your face will suck-in this oil faster than you imagine and in the colder months, it’s a game changer.
If you don’t suffer from dry skin or live in a cold climate, you should still use it to protect your skin from free radicals and environmental damage, and to benefit from the powerful benefits of natural vitamin C, obtained from the lulo fruit extract.
Wear Sunscreen, Even Indoors!
Whether we are talking about skincare routines for over 50 or for teenagers. Whether we write about how to reduce crow’s feet or wrinkles around your lips, wearing sunscreen everyday, even indoor days, is rule numero uno.
We all know that sun exposure causes the skin to age rapidly and can cause cancer and sunburns.
However, it’s important to know that there are two types of UV light: UVA and UVB: UVA rays tend to cause premature aging of the skin (also known as photoaging) UVB rays can cause skin cancers and sunburns. An easy way to remember this is by replacing the “A” in UVA by “Aging” and the “B” in UVB by “Burn”.
Both types of rays are harmful, and you must protect against both, hence the importance of choosing a “broad spectrum” sunscreen (which
means that it protects from both, UVA and UVB rays).
Apply sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor (or SPF) of at least 30.
Keep in mind that sun damage is cumulative, so you not only get it from a sunny day at the beach but also from repetitive exposure to low doses of sun without protection.
That accumulated damage results in wrinkles, dark spots and loss of firmness.
Protect your skin even if it is a cloudy day and even if you will be indoors: UVA rays pass through regular window glass, furthermore, some indoor lights emit UV rays.
If you’re heading to a beach or around reflective surfaces like snow or ice, you should use a higher SPF.
BONUS TIP: Tinted sunscreen lotions are a great way to obtain a healthy glow while protecting you from the sun, also, they help ensure an even and frequent application. Don’t forget to always include your neck and décolletage!! Ditch the daily use of foundation and opt for a tinted sunscreen that, not only gives you an even, uniform color, but also helps reduce the number of products layered on your skin. Keep in mind that “tinted sunscreen” is not the same as “foundation with SPF”!
Eat Right, Exercise, Sleep Well, Drink Water, you know.. the Basics!
The truth is that even with the absolute best skincare products and routines nothing will cover up a poor lifestyle. Not drinking enough water, eating greasy foods or not getting enough sleep will definitely show up in your face.
When it comes to foods it is easier now than ever to get super healthy food, conveniently.
Back in the day, convenient meant “fast food”, which was not good for your skin or overall health.
Now you can have quick and easy meals delivered to your door that will support the lifestyle and look that you are going for.
We recommend trying ReviveSuperFoods to get a jump start on eating clean. Get a few weeks from them to get yourself some new ideas and keep going with them or start preparing and freezing your food in advance yourself and save a ton.
You wouldn’t feed a race horse a greasy plate of fries, yet we feed that to ourselves and complain about our complexion.
There is no one single way to improve your skin or health, but rather a cumulative effect of a lot of easy, little things that start to create a synergistic effect that really makes a strong lasting impact on the way you look.
For more incredibly helpful tips please take a copy of our Golden Rules For Perfect Skin Over 30 PDF here and start incorporating some of them today.