Skin-Smoothing Techniques For Women Over 50

As we age the health of our skin can be impacted by many internal and external factors from pollution, diet to sun damage. [...]

As we age the health of our skin can be impacted by many internal and external factors from pollution, diet to sun damage. Those who are more likely to have dry or rough skin through pre-existing conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea will also need to find ways to manage and maintain healthy skin. It can be challenging to find a way to restore a youthful complexion, here are a few methods to help with ageing and rejuvenating your skin.

Exercise
If you already maintain a healthy diet with vitamins and antioxidants to boost your skin’s defences and you have enough rest and recovery through your sleep routine you can complete this with some consistent workouts. When you exercise you will prompt further blood to be pumped through your body and vessels on your face, this can help the skin to promote more micronutrients and healing properties for healthy rejuvenated skin over time. Working up a sweat is a great method to get debris out of the pores but it can also help with inflammation and help the skin regulate significant hormones for smoother skin all around.

Skincare
Cleansing the skin daily is vital to remove traces of dirt in the pores, grease, and makeup that builds up over the day and to prevent your skin from drying out. In some cases, you can double cleanse to make sure you get everything off the skin followed by a mild exfoliation.

Regardless of your skin type, dry or oily, moisturising is a key step to keep your skin’s sebum production in balance to prevent any future dry skin and to consistently replenish any moisture that has been lost. Water can help with boosting hydration alongside some moisturisers. Your moisturiser can be combined with active ingredients from, retinoids, vitamin C, or alpha/beta acids. You can discuss this with your skincare consultant or dermatologist. UV radiation should

Non-invasive treatments
One of the laser technologies that are effective to smooth the skin, even out the tone and texture is CO2 laser resurfacing with a range of treatment modes. The CO2 laser can help with skin conditions ranging from scarring, pigmentation, sun spots, and more. The CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser is an ablative laser that removes the top layer of your skin and a small part of your second layer of skin this causes the skin to respond by stimulating its healing process to start encouraging new skin cells and collagen production for all-round smoother skin and any targeted skin conditions. 

After the treatment, there will be some swelling and redness which will improve over 7-14 days, and the skin underneath will feel renewed with softer, smoother, and even complexion. The results from a CO2 treatment will progress over 3-6 months as the layers of skin will continue to build new collagen.

There are many lasers on the market from non-ablative, erbium YAG, and Fraxel alongside many facial treatments that may be suitable to help you achieve smoother skin. You can book a consultation with an experienced practitioner or doctor with a range of treatments so they can create a bespoke treatment plan for your skin goals and become a step closer to smoother skin.

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