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 to deal with
Beauticians are sure that the aging of the skin begins at the age of 25. The first 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 reach to recover. Every year, more and more powerful cosmetics are required that salon procedures are needed. At the age of 40, the problem becomes obvious, it becomes more and more difficult to hide defects with makeup. The most important 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;
- "liquid" oval of the face;
- small wrinkles, prone to getting deeper.
With age, skin type may change. Women who have normal skin in their youth begin to complain of increased dryness. The oily epidermis suffers from dehydration and irritation, responding 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;
- for aggressive cleansing;
- inappropriate cosmetics;
- hormonal disorders.
Before starting anti-aging procedures at home, eliminate negative factors as much as possible. It is important to increase the amount of fluid you drink and monitor your nutrition. The menu contains as many fresh vegetables and fruits as possible, fermented dairy products, natural fiber. It is advisable to completely give up 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.
- Multi-stage 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 absorbed quickly without creating discomfort. Multi-step 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. Deep restorative products are used in courses of 20-30 days. For example, after completing a course of 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, sebum plugs, cosmetic residues and other impurities are removed from the skin surface. After such a procedure, the face brightens, fine wrinkles are evened out, a redness appears. You can repeat the cleaning 1-2 times a week.
For the removal of make-up, not aggressive gels are used, but saturated hydrophilic oils that cleanse the skin in depth and do not over-dry 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, refresh the face and improve nutrient penetration. 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 person's condition. Acid peels should not be used in spring and summer, active sunlight contributes to the occurrence of age spots.
A properly selected lifting cream will tighten the oval in the face and prevent age-related ptosis.
Traditional methods of combating skin aging
For skin rejuvenation, base and essential oils are actively used. They should be applied to a thoroughly cleansed face, and avoid the area around the eyes. Rich oil textures create a protective film on the skin's surface, helping to smooth out 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 combats hyperpigmentation and deeply nourishes dry skin. Pink has a light lifting effect and is suitable for self-massage. Juniper narrows enlarged pores and evens out relief, neroli smoothes fine wrinkles, relaxes and speeds up cell regeneration.
Instead of industrial tonics you can use herbal decoction. Parsley will lighten the skin and remove age spots, chamomile will relieve dryness and peeling, oak bark will reduce pores. Rinse face with a cool decoction after morning or evening wash.
Vegetable base oils can be used for hot compresses and body wraps. They are especially useful in winter, when the skin suffers from dryness.
Homemade masks help to tighten the oval of the face, refresh the skin and improve its color. Red clay helps with 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 washed thoroughly first with warm and then cold water. For deep nutrition and elasticity, a mask of fresh yeast mixed with milk is suitable, whipped protein will tighten the oval slightly and reduce enlarged pores. An excellent moisturizing, exfoliating and brightening effect has masks from fresh berries: raspberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes. Procedures are performed in sequence, after 8-10 applications you can take a break.