November is Healthy Skin Month so it’s a great time for senior women to learn more about how they can take care of their skin. Healthy skin will make you look younger and help prevent health problems too. Skin texture and firmness can change as women get older, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no remedies senior women can use to keep their skin firm and looking great. Senior women over the age of 65 can use these tips to fight the impact of aging and make their skin healthy and younger looking:
Use A Silk Pillowcase
Many women don’t realize it but sleeping on a cotton or microfiber pillowcase can actually damage your skin. Sleeping on a rough cotton pillowcase can cause skin irritations, pimples, and other blemishes. Senior women should sleep on silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcases are recommended because they don’t cause the same kind of friction with the skin that a regular cotton pillowcase can cause. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can also help stop hair breakage and hair loss.
Try A Jade Roller
Jade rollers are skincare appliances that are thought to improve the lymphatic drainage of the skin. While there have been no studies showing that these appliances have any effect on the skin many women who use them think that they do improve skin’s appearance and reduce puffiness. Jade rollers are inexpensive and easy to use by most women, although women who have arthritis and poor grip strength may have a hard time holding the narrow roller handle.
Invest In Skin Care
One of the best things that senior women can do for their skin is to invest in high quality skin care products. That doesn’t mean it’s necessary to spend a fortune to get healthy skin though. Many drugstore skin care products have high quality ingredients that can keep skin healthy and looking good. It’s important to read the labels and know what ingredients to look for. Skin care products with Vitamin C are great for skin. So are products with hyaluronic acid. Not sure what products to choose? Seniors with senior home care can ask their care provider to read the ingredients on skin care products to them since they are often in tiny print on the package.
Wash With A Gentle Cleanser
Only teenagers need strong cleansers and other tough skin care products. Senior women have thinner skin that doesn’t have the same elasticity that younger skin has. That’s why senior women should always use a gentle cleanser on their skin. Some drugstore cleansers that are made with mild ingredients can work better than much more expensive cleansers. Women that wash their face with a gentle cleanser twice a day and follow up with high quality skin care products will have healthy glowing skin.
Eat More Fruits And Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are full of the vitamins that people need to keep their skin firm and fight the signs of aging. Adding a few more servings of fruits and vegetables to your meals will improve your skin as well as your overall health.