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The Best Skincare Routine for Women Over 60

For those over 60, skincare takes on a whole new meaning. Take care of mature skin needs with these products and practices.

Published: June 21, 2021

BEAUTY AT EVERY AGE

Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and ages. To age is a privilege that we often take for granted. As we age, our skin reflects the changes that our bodies go through and typically shows marks of a life well lived. As we grow older, our skin begins to experience the following:


  • Loss of elasticity
  • Decreased collagen production
  • Wrinkles
  • Dull appearance
  • Increased sensitivity and irritation
  • Dry skin

During puberty, our fluctuating hormones cause acne, breakouts, whiteheads, and cysts. A skincare routine during teenage years includes acne-fighting skincare products like benzoyl peroxide and spot-treatment. Phasing into adulthood introduces moisturizers, anti-aging products, and eye creams to a comprehensive skincare routine while middle-aged skin typically requires restorative, hydrating products.

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HOW DOES MENOPAUSE AFFECT THE SKIN?

Menopause plays a huge role in how a woman’s skin changes throughout life. It can begin for women in their late 40’s and last through to their 60’s. During menopause, hormone production declines as the body moves out of its fertile stage.


Hormones including estrogen are responsible for keeping our skin lubricated and supple. As levels decline, menopausal and post menopausal women often complain about drier skin all over their face and bodies. Additionally, the following changes may occur:


  • Increased fine lines and deeper set wrinkles
  • Increased skin sagginess
  • Additional dryness
  • Acne and hyperpigmentation
  • Thinning skin
  • Dull, lackluster appearance

Consult with a dermatologist or an esthetician at a spa for further information about how you can mitigate the effects of menopause on your skin.

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Optimal Skincare Routine for Women in their 60’s

Common misconceptions about exfoliators and toners often touch on their tendency to dry out the skin. For this reason, many post-menopausal women will make the mistake of skipping the step to exfoliate and tone, leaving their skin vulnerable to breakouts and a dull appearance. But toners and exfoliators don’t have to be harsh or drying if you choose the right ones made with beneficial skincare ingredients and antioxidants. The same can be said for moisturizers, serums, and masks. Over 60 skin care should hinge on selecting products with superior, natural ingredients.


Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are pillars to any skincare routine, laying the foundation for healthy, vibrant skin no matter one’s age. However, changing your skincare products to better match what your skin is experiencing can help you achieve optimal skin health.

EXFOLIATING GENTLY IS KEY

Mature skin experiences a slower cell turnover rate, which encourages dead skin cell build up on the skin’s surface. This excess leads to a lackluster, dull appearance and can even clog pores. An exfoliator or peel helps spur cell turnover and remove dead cells.

SERUMS AND BOOSTERS BRIGHTEN THE APPEARANCE OF SKIN

After cleansing with an exfoliator or gentle cleanser, apply a hyaluronic acid serum or booster with brightening agents like vitamin C. Products with retinol can help smooth and brighten the appearance, but check with your dermatologist to see which strength retinol is best for you. Age spots and dark patches often afflict aging skin but can be combated with the right serum and booster.

Apply ultra-hydrating creams before bed

Dry skin is a common side effect of aging. Hyaluronic acid is the wonder ingredient when it comes to any mature skincare regimen. HA molecules attract many times their moisture, improving the skin’s ability to stay hydrated, plump, and fortified. Moisturize at night with a cream and mask that boosts hydration.

PLUMP WITH A FIRMING CREAM

Plump up skin that has lost elasticity with creams and moisturizers formulated to penetrate deep.


/skin regimen/ Polypeptide Rich CreamThis essential product shields the face from pollution while working to reduce wrinkles and moisturize. Biomimetic peptides encourage firmer skin.


SACRED NATURE Nutrient CreamThis ultra-rich cream plumps the skin by enveloping it with an antioxidant-packed formulation designed to hydrate and fortify.

SEAL IN MOISTURE WITH FACE OILS

Depending on your skin type, a face oil serum can introduce additional moisture into your skincare routine. Apply after moisturizing to seal in hydration.


SUBLIME SKIN Intensive SerumIncrease the skin’s luminosity while locking in hydration with this powerful product. It works with the skin’s natural architecture to fortify and lift the structure. 


SUBLIME SKIN Lift & Firm AmpoulesPacked with powerful peptides, this firming serum tightens skin, reducing the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles.

lift the eyes with eye cream

The sensitive skin around the eyes grows even thinner as one ages, meaning gentle products are a must. These products were formulated for the sensitive eye area.


SUBLIME SKIN Eye Cream. This smoothing peptide eye cream evens out fine lines and deep wrinkles underneath the eyes.

USE SPF DAILY

Aging skin also grows increasingly at risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Choose a lightweight, broadspectrum face sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30. Incorporate an anti-aging sunscreen into your morning skincare routine to ensure it's never forgotten. Your dermatologist would certainly approve and may have additional recommendations for ramping up sun protection.

Over 60 Skincare Takeaways

Skincare routines must change along with the bodies and faces they serve. Beefing up the hydration, adding a brightening serum, and incorporating a facemask into your over 60 skincare routine helps treat your skin right, improving its overall health and appearance.

[ comfort zone ] has spent decades of research developing skincare for faces of all ages. We know how the skin changes and have curated a line of products for mature skin so that our customers can have a better understanding and appreciation for their skin at every stage.

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