The 5 Skincare Changes Experts Say Every 60-Something Should Make
When it comes to keeping skin healthy, there is one thing we know for sure, and that’s that prevention and protection is key. While some ingredients do exist that can help to lessen the signs of ageing, the key, dermatologists say, is to use products such as antioxidants that do their absolute best to give the skin exactly what it needs to defend itself against ageing aggressors. The truth is though, these sorts of skincare teachings are relatively new. The industry is forever learning more about skin and the way that it functions, and it’s only in the last couple of decades that we even learned at-home skincare routines should involve more than a hydrating face cream.
Having said that, the largest factor to skin’s health and the way it ages is without a doubt genetics. While what we put onto our skin can certainly help, each of us will age differently, with the skin’s natural ageing timeline guaranteed to look vastly different from person to person. The one thing we know for sure? As we get older, all of the good stuff our body produces to keep our skin looking youthful and healthy starts to diminish. And while for most of our lives our skincare routines are based around fluctuating hormone levels, when we start to enter our 60s, everything changes.
Celebrity facialist and skin expert, Abi Oleck explains, “Many skin issues start to arise in our 60s due to the hormonal changes that occur post-menopause in women, particularly the drop in our master hormone, DHEA. By the time we reach 70, the amount of DHEA we have is 77% less than at 20. Similarly, in the post-menopausal years, oestrogen levels drop significantly.” So, what does this mean for our skin and how we look after it? Keep scrolling to discover the five simple skincare swaps every 60-something should make to keep skin healthy and glowing.