Skin Care for Women Over 50
Hormones are chemical substances produced in the body which has specific stimulating effects on tissue sites and body organs. Hormones are implicated in growth, emotions, reproduction, development and other important key functions in the body. Examples of hormones in the body include aldosterone, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid, to mention a few. The hormonal responses in a person vary at different stages of life. While some hormones are actively secreted and expressed in the early developmental years, some are secreted and expressed actively during pregnancy and childbirth while some are more expressed in old age.
However, hormonal changes in women are more evident and can be a cause of serious concern. It is a known fact that the body of a 20-year-old woman is hormonally far different from that of a 60-year-old woman. The body of the aged and elderly comes the markers of the years with wrinkles, pigmentation, sagging and dryness. This poses a great deal of fear in women who are approaching such age as they dread not only the feeling of being weaker but also the loss of the ‘glow’. In a bid to prevent this, the most popular skin care products and regimens for mature women claim to have anti-aging and wrinkle-free benefits. Unfortunately, most of the products claims are unfounded and false.
When a woman reaches the age of 50, the hormone responsible for youthful appearance, estrogen, gradually tapers off and the dominant male hormone, testosterone, takes over. This change causes an imbalance in the body, thus exposing the skin to damage from all forms of environmental toxins. The skin undergoes a series of changes which include loss of elasticity, moisture removal which causes fine lines of dryness at the corners and contours of the face and the veins become more visible.
As a skincare regime for women who belong to this age group, they are expected to ensure at all times their skin is hydrated and also their body. This tries to complement for the inevitable moisture loss that occurs. Also, skincare products that contain harsh synthetic chemicals should be totally avoided. In fact, many holistic doctors advise mature women to strictly use natural and organic skin care products. They are ideal because they are generally more gentle on the skin and body. Furthermore, serum-concentrated natural skin care products specific to individual skin issues can also be used to restore vibrancy and life to the skin of an aging woman. Vitamins A and C are also helpful in resurfacing the skin and increase the activity of skin cells. As part of the skin care regimen, women above the age of 50 should ensure they wear SPF moisturizers daily.