Safeguard with Sun Protection
Sunscreen isn’t just for beach days and summer sports. It should be a part of your everyday routine. Not only does it help to reduce the risk of sunburn, but it can prevent your skin cells from being damaged due to sun exposure. Sun damage can cause premature aging, skin discoloration and inflammation. Wearing sunscreen can be particularly important for those who struggle with skin issues such as rosacea or psoriasis as sun exposure can cause redness and inflammation.
Research indicates that by age 70, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer; however, applying a minimum of SPF 30 throughout the day can help lower that risk.
Here are two products that do double-duty:
Anthelios UV Correct Face Sunscreen SPF 70 with Niacinamide
Not only does this face sunscreen have the power of SPF 70 protection, it’s also described as being an anti-aging suncreen for mature skin. According to the product’s description, its formula helps correct previous discoloration from the sun and blur fine lines and rough skin textures.
UV Expert Defense 50+ Primer and Moisturizer
This cream is the ultimate three-in-one. It acts as a capable sunscreen, and the product information states that it also provides hydrating moisturizer and smoothing primer to apply before your makeup routine. According to the website description, its weightless, cooling texture may help the skin to feel refreshed without the oily residue of other sunscreens.
Rejuvenate with Moisturizer
It’s never too late to start moisturizing. Moisturizer generally helps your skin stay hydrated, which can make your skin feel softer and refreshed. The key ingredients of most moisturizers, humectants, emollients and occlusives, typically help create and lock in moisture, leaving your skin refreshed throughout the day.
There are a few products to consider when shopping for a moisturizer if you’re over 60. Different products can target different concerns, meaning you can personalize your skincare routine.
Roc Retinol Correxion Max Daily Hydration Anti-Aging Cream
According to the product information, this cream includes glycerin and retinol, which, when combined, can bring water to the surface of your skin for immediate fullness. It also may be able to add collagen to the skin, which may help to improve wrinkles long-term.
Kinship’s Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 32
Reportedly made for sensitive skin, this moisturizer helps support and protect your collagen. The product description notes that it's plant-based, reef-safe (which means it contains ingredients relatively less harmful to the environment) and doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates and silicones that can irritate sensitive skin. The bonus? It’s also a sunscreen.
SkinFix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream
Made for all skin types, this cream is hydrating and firming, which may help with loss of elasticity, wrinkles and dryness. The website describes this cream as being vegan and fragrance-free, and it may also work well for sensitive skin.
Refresh with Vitamin C
Vitamins are no longer just gummies or pills you pop into your mouth each morning. Their use in skincare has increased as research has suggested there may also be benefits in topical application.
Topical vitamin C may improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and skin texture, as well as help with sagging skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to control oil production and can heal lesions from acne for some individuals.
To use, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and apply a few drops of vitamin C to your face and neck. Next, apply your moisturizer and sunscreen. While it does not replace sunscreen, it can help enhance the effectiveness of your sun protection.
Consider trying this vitamin C serum for mature skin:
TruSkin Vitamin C Serum
Ranked as one of Amazon’s best-selling face serums, this formula (according to its product description) promotes healthy skin while helping to brighten and hydrate. The website states that the serum is plant-based and cruelty-free, and it could work well for sensitive skin.
This serum is made with antioxidants, vitamins and fruit enzymes, making it a smoothie for your face. The description of this serum states that it can help to firm and brighten the skin and may reduce signs of aging. It can also help remove dead skin cells and promote an even complexion, according to the website.
Brighten with Eye Cream
The skin around your eyes is thinner, meaning it generally ages faster and is more vulnerable than other places on your face. This makes it critical to protect and nourish the areas, which may include using creams and serums. Using eye cream daily not only nourishes your under eyes but can also help to smooth wrinkles, minimize puffiness and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Consider the following products for eyes that have years of experience:
Olay Regenerist Retinol Eye Cream
Not only can this cream hydrate your skin, its formula reportedly also contains retinol, which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen growth (according to the product description). It is recommended to use at night and is typically safe for everyday use per the information provided at the link.
C-Shield Eye Restore Hydrator
This eye serum may help to lift sagging skin through the use of antioxidants and vitamins. According to the website description, its blue light defense formulation can help to protect your eyes from hours of screen time, which includes looking at your phone or computer. The product description states that after application, skin may appear smoother, feel lifted and shine brighter.
EyeMax AlphaRet Overnight Cream
You may be able to help reduce the look of crow’s feet, thinness, puffiness and dryness with this overnight eye cream. The product is described as fragrance-free, cruelty-free, dye-free and paraben-free, and it is likely safer for sensitive skin. It includes a retinoid and alpha hydroxy acid to help combat fine lines and wrinkles.
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