3 Ways Your Skin Changes With Age And How To Manage It Naturally
How many articles have you come across online that promise tips for younger skin overnight?
And how many online advertisements for the latest and greatest “anti-aging” potion have you seen follow you around as you browse the internet?
If you’re like most women (myself included), then you’ve seen your share of these empty promises and magic lotions.
And with so much focus on staying young, it’s easy to see why many women turn to chemicals or medical procedures to prevent the natural changes their skin goes through as they age.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
As a woman aging gracefully, you want real advice for targeting skin care concerns unique to your natural aging process.
In this article, I’m going to address three of the more common skin care concerns I’ve heard my customers struggling with, as well as offer a few simple suggestions regarding ingredients and products that can help you as your skin changes with age.
Dry skin due to a compromised skin barrier
Even though dry skin may affect women of all ages (especially during the colder months), older women are more susceptible to it due to a compromised skin barrier. As we age, our skin layers become thinner, cell turnover rates reduce, and our ability to retain moisture reduces.
All of these age-related changes contribute to thinner, less elastic, drier skin.
Like most women who try to combat dry skin, you may rush out to purchase the first moisturizing product you encounter, but unfortunately this can be counter-intuitive. Conventional products such as those found in your drugstore, contain harsh, drying ingredients that can strip your skin over the long-term and provide no real skin benefits.
When purchasing a hydrating cream, look for a product that is toxin-free and brimming in tried and tested nourishing oils and antioxidants like our Evening Primrose Anti-Aging Face Cream.
Not only will this powerful moisturizer deliver that deep hydration your skin has been craving, it will infuse the layers of your skin with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and the oil we refer to as the miracle oil; therapeutic Emu Oil.
Saggy skin due to collagen loss
Saggy skin is a result of reduced collagen, a structural protein that is abundant in our bodies when we are young, yet naturally decreases as we age.
To boost collagen levels in the skin, it’s important to topically apply a product that will promote collagen formation.
Vitamin C is our favorite antioxidant vitamin for boosting collagen, as well as fighting off aging free radicals. You’ll find this beauty vitamin in our Vitamin C Facial Repair Serum along with beautifully soothing calendula and an array of luxuriously rich oils that your skin will sip right up.
Dull skin due to dead skin build up
Dull looking skin is likely a result of dead skin build up and can be managed naturally with a weekly exfoliation.
Exfoliation helps to stimulate cell turnover and boost collagen for brighter skin over time. Our Cleopatra’s Complexion Facial Masque is formulated with clay to pull out toxins and slough off dead skin while soothing, rich goat milk will add deep down hydration you can see and feel for a silky soft, creamy complexion.
Along with a healthy lifestyle, these three tips and the anti-aging skincare products recommended within this article, can go a long way in helping you manage the changes that occur naturally as you age. If you have any questions about this article, please feel free to email me, my mailbox is always open!