Age and the passage of time are noticeable in all organs of the human body. However skin, being the most extensive of all organs, is one that suffers most from damage – regardless of the steps or dermocosmetic products we have used throughout our lives. Sooner or later, the surface of the skin begins to lose its elasticity and thickness, becoming more sensitive and exposed to external agents.
Consequently, there are specific skin treatments that should be used in later life. If your skin is not the same when you are in your 30s as when you were in your 20s, imagine the difference and deficiencies 30 years later… Getting older does not mean the end. In fact, it’s a time to learn to live better – albeit with certain limitations. Thus, a proper diet, some physical exercise (depending on what you can manage) and the use of moisturising creams specifically made for older people form the basis of the most appropriate care routines at this time of life.
Recommendations for caring for your skin in later life
- Sun protection. The sun is one of the skin’s main enemies and is the cause of premature ageing and the appearance of marks and wrinkles. This means that, to care for older skin, you should: use a sun cream that protects against UVA rays, walk in the shade (as far as possible), and wear a hat.
- Hydration. Inside and out. Our water requirements increase as we age. This means it is essential to drink at least 2.5 litres every day and include fruits and vegetables in your diet. But hydration is also needed from the outside, through the skin, with the use of moisturising creams designed for older skin.
- Cleaning. To avoid drying out or damaging the skin further, it is best to use warm water and soaps that are specifically designed for dry and sensitive skin. In later life, moisture loss is also important. Therefore, after bathing, it is best to dry the skin by gently patting it with a towel and immediately (whilst the surface of the skin is still wet) apply moisturiser.
- Eating and habits. It is always important to think twice when it comes to routines and vices. But as we age, bad habits become certain risks. It is therefore important to give up tobacco and alcohol, not to become sedentary, and to stick to a balanced diet, with a predominance of fruit and vegetables. This not only improves the overall functioning of the body, but gives the skin a more efficient supply of nutrients as well as improving its appearance.
As the years go by, the body stops producing collagen, and this is what causes the loss of firmness and the appearance of wrinkles. The sooner you start caring for it, the better your skin’s condition will be in later life. Bioxán creams, which are made with 100% natural ingredients, provide the necessary amounts of Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Omega 3, to help the production of collagen and fight against premature ageing.