Aging skin needs not only daily care, but also special procedures for rejuvenation. They will help smooth out 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.
Aging skin problems: what you need to deal with
Cosmetologists are sure that skin aging begins at the age of 25. The initial 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 strong cosmetics are required, there is a need for salon procedures. By the age of 40, the problem becomes obvious, it becomes more and more difficult to hide defects with makeup. The main signs of aging include:
- change in the density of the epidermis;
- increased dryness of the skin, noticeable peeling;
- enlarged pores and uneven relief;
- uneven pigmentation;
- earthy complexion;
- swelling, especially noticeable under the eyes;
- "floated" 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. Oily epidermis suffers from dehydration and irritation, reacts to weather changes and new cosmetics.
Not always the rapid deterioration of the appearance of the skin is associated with age. The appearance is negatively affected by:
- smoking and alcohol;
- lack of fresh air;
- insufficient sleep;
- too aggressive cleansing;
- inappropriate cosmetics;
- hormonal disruptions.
Before you start 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 completely abandon cigarettes and greatly reduce the amount of alcohol, get enough sleep and walk more.
Rejuvenation at home: 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 better to replace tap water with boiled, filtered or spring water.
- Multistage 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 herbal extracts and hyaluronic acid, then apply a liquid emulsion and nourishing cream. High-quality cosmetics are quickly absorbed without creating discomfort. Multi-stage application allows you to retain moisture in the skin, prevents peeling and dryness.
- Balanced diet. It is recommended to first apply serum to the face, and only then lubricate the skin with cream. Deeply restoring products are used in courses of 20-30 days. For example, after completing a course with retinol, you can take a short break and start using products with 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 complexion. Instead of aggressive scrubs, delicate gommages 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 skin surface. After such a procedure, the face brightens, fine wrinkles are smoothed out, a blush appears. You can repeat cleaning 1-2 times a week.
For makeup removal, not aggressive gels are used, but saturated hydrophilic oils that deeply cleanse the skin and do not overdry it.
Mature skin is well affected by superficial peeling. At home, you can use formulations with the addition of fruit acids. They gently exfoliate dead cells, refreshing the face and improving the penetration of nutrients. For very dry and thin skin, milder glycol peels are suitable. 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 contributes to the appearance of age spots.
A 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 a thoroughly cleansed face, avoiding the area around the eyes. Rich oil textures create a protective film on the surface of the skin, help smooth wrinkles and retain moisture in the skin. A few drops of ether are added to the base almond, soy or peach 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 narrows enlarged pores and evens out the relief, neroli smoothes fine 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 relieve dryness and flaking, oak bark will reduce pores. Rinse the 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 suffers from dryness.
Homemade masks will help to tighten the oval of the face, refresh the skin and improve its color. Red clay will help sluggish, toneless skin. The powder is mixed with warm milk until a not too thick slurry is formed. It is applied to cleansed skin for 10-15 minutes and thoroughly washed off first with warm and then cool 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 enlarged pores. An excellent moisturizing, exfoliating and brightening effect has masks from fresh berries: raspberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes. Procedures are done in courses, after 8-10 applications you can take a break.