Home Skin Care Tips for Your 40s and 50s

Home Skin Care Tips for Your 40s and 50s

Except for dealing with a few acne flare-ups, you didn’t do much for your skin during your teen years. Daily washing and some moisturizer now and then was the extent of your routine. 

In your 20s and 30s, you may have gotten more diligent about using sunscreen, and perhaps you tried a few new products, but still, your natural resources were doing the heavy lifting.

Unfortunately, your 40s and 50s are a whole new ball game. Your skin needs extra TLC and perhaps a complete overhaul to slow the signs of aging and restore its healthy glow.

That’s where we come in. 

Our skin care experts at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa in Godfrey, Illinois, have years of experience nourishing skin of all ages. If yours is showing signs of dryness, wrinkles, lines, dullness, and thinning, we can help. 

Here are some professional tips for caring for your middle-aged skin.

Keep your guard up

You may know that the sun can damage your skin, but you may not realize that the ultraviolet rays are responsible for up to 90% of the visible signs of aging in your skin.

If that makes you regret those long days at the beach when you were younger, we understand. You can’t change the past, but it’s never too late to start protecting your skin and preventing further damage. Our pro tips are:

These efforts are well worth making at any age. 

Cleansing and moisturizing never go out of style

Sometimes, the simplest approach is best. Good old-fashioned cleansing and moisturizing are still the most powerful parts of your skin care routine. 

Use mild cleansers to wash your face at least once daily to clear your pores and flush away dead skin cells. Then apply a good moisturizer to help keep your skin well-hydrated and supple. 

Get plenty of vitamin C 

Collagen and elastin, the two proteins responsible for your skin’s structure, strength, and resilience, thrive on vitamin C and rely on it to do their jobs. Vitamin C also protects against sun damage, so it serves a double purpose. 

Boost your vitamin C intake by eating more fruits and veggies, especially berries, citrus fruits, and dark leafy greens. 

Choose the right skin care products

Like most people, you probably have a graveyard of empty bottles and jars containing skin care products long on promises but short on results.

Our team helps you navigate myriad choices to determine the best for your unique skin needs. Used routinely, high-quality products can revitalize aging skin and slow the aging process. We offer top-of-the-line skin care solutions, such as:

Ask us about the professional skin care products we carry. 

Add facials to your skin care routine

Now more than ever, your skin needs the deep care you can only get from regular, customized facials that can breathe new life into aging skin. 

Your skin has unique needs, so we tailor our facials to meet your goals, using professional-grade products that you can’t find at the local drugstore. We offer specialized facials for:

We also offer the patented HydraFacial®, which cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin, and the Glass Facial, which supplements the HydraFacial with microneedling and serum infusions.

If you’d like to learn more about skin care in your 40s and 50s or if you’d like to schedule a facial, call our friendly staff today for an appointment.

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