Aging skin not only needs daily care, but also special procedures for rejuvenation. They help to resolve wrinkles, tighten the oval, give the skin a pleasant, soft shade and elasticity. No need to go to the salon - you can improve one 's condition at home.
Aging skin problems: what you need to deal with
Cosmetologists are convinced that skin aging begins at age 25. The initial symptoms are not very noticeable. Gradually, the epidermis loses its elasticity, it loses its ability to retain moisture; after a full night of sleep, the skin does not have time to recover. Every year more and more strong cosmetics are needed, salon procedures are needed. By age 40, the problem becomes clear, it becomes more and more difficult to hide flaws with makeup. Key signs of aging include:
- change in density of epidermis;
- increased dryness of the skin, significant peeling;
- enlarged pores and uneven relief;
- uneven pigmentation;
- earthy complex;
- swelling, especially noticeable under the eyes;
- human oval "floated";
- small wrinkles, prone to deepening.
With age, skin type can change. Women with normal skin in their youth begin to complain of increased dryness. The oily epidermis suffers dehydration and irritation, reacts to weather changes and new cosmetics.
The rapid deterioration of skin appearance is not always associated with age. The following have a negative impact:
- smoking and alcohol;
- lack of fresh air;
- inadequate sleep;
- overly aggressive cleaning;
- improper cosmetics;
- hormonal disturbances.
Before starting home anti-aging procedures, you need to eliminate negative factors as much as possible. It is important to increase the amount of fluid you drink and monitor nutrition. The menu includes as many fresh vegetables and fruits as possible, fermented milk products, natural fiber. It is advisable to give up cigarettes altogether and significantly reduce the amount of alcohol, get enough sleep and walk more.
Renewal at home: essential procedures
An experienced cosmetologist can develop an individual anti-aging program and select 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 humidity. The only universal cream will not be able to maintain the hydro-lipid balance at the optimal level. It is recommended to first moisturize the face with a lotion enriched with herbal extracts and hyaluronic acid, then apply a liquid emulsion and nourishing cream. High quality cosmetics absorb quickly without creating discomfort. Multi-stage application allows you to retain moisture in the skin, prevents peeling and dryness.
- A balanced diet. It is recommended to apply serum on the face first, and only then lubricate the skin with cream. Refurbished products are used deep in 20-30 days. For example, after you finish a course with retinol, you can take a short break and start using products with hyaluronic acid or vitamin C.
Excellent anti-aging agent - masks with collagen, retinol and hyaluronic acid.
Occasionally, the skin needs more active treatments. Deep cleaning is essential to improve complexion. Instead of an aggressive scrub, delicate gommages are used. Cream 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 skin surface. After such a procedure, the face brightens, smooth wrinkles are cleansed, blush is seen. You can clean again 1-2 times a week.
To remove make-up, use aggressive gels, but saturated hydrophilic oils that deeply cleanse the skin and do not dry out too much.
Superficial peeling has a good effect on mature skin. At home, you can use formulations with the addition of fruit acids. They gently exfoliate dead cells, refresh the face and improve the penetration of nutrients. For very dry and thin skin, milder glycol peels are ideal. It is recommended to use preparations from 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 enhances the appearance of age spots.
Properly selected 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 the face thoroughly, avoiding the area around the eyes. Oil rich textures create a protective film on the surface of the skin, help clear wrinkles and retain moisture in the skin. Add a few drops of ether to the base of almond, soy or peach oil. Lavender or jasmine oil combats hyperpigmentation and deeply nourishes dry skin. Pink has a slight lifting effect and is ideal for self-massage. Juniper narrows enlarged pores and balances the relief, smooths neroli smooths wrinkles, relaxes, and accelerates cell regeneration.
Instead of industrial tonics, you can use herbal decoctions. Parsley will brighten the skin and remove age spots, chamomile will alleviate dryness and flaking, oak bark will reduce pores. Rinse face with a cool decoction after morning or evening washing.
Base vegetable oils can be used for hot compresses and body wraps. They are especially useful in winter, when the skin is suffering from dryness.
Homemade masks will help to tighten the oval of the face, rejuvenate the skin and enhance its color. Red clay will help with sluggish, toneless skin. The powder is mixed with warm milk until a slurry that is not too thick is formed. It is applied on cleansed skin for 10-15 minutes and is thoroughly washed first with warm water and then cooled. For deep nourishment and elasticity, a fresh yeast mask mixed with milk is ideal, whipped protein will make the oval a little tighter and shrink enlarged pores. Masks from fresh berries: raspberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes have an excellent moisturizing, exfoliating and brightening effect. Procedures are done in courses, after 8-10 applications you can take a break.