Growing old gracefully: Clarins’ guide to skincare in your 60s and beyond
As you enter your 60s and beyond, your body stops producing as much oestrogen. The result? Undernourished skin that’s dull, very dry and often fragile. With a lack of elasticity and firmness, wrinkles and fine lines are more pronounced which can leave the skin looking tired and lacking radiance.
However, with a few small changes to your daily routine, you can change the way your skin looks – and feels – leaving you free to focus on the important things in life. Here are our top six tips for maintaining healthy, nourished skin in your 60s and beyond.
1. Treat your complexion to a hydrating moisturiser
With lower oestrogen levels post-menopause, skin can often suffer from intense dryness and fragility. To pour life back into aging skin, opt for over 60s skin care products that are specially formulated to help combat common problems faced by mature skin. Clarins Nutri-Lumiere range nourishes, revitalises and illuminates, so you’re free to feel confident in your skin – no matter what age you are.
To keep your skin ultra-nourished and hydrated throughout the day, we recommend an over 60 face cream, such as the Nutri-Lumiere Day Cream. With a soothing texture that turns to oil when applied, this brightening cream will leave you feeling silky-soft and nourished. Nutrient-depleted skin is treated to a powerful concoction of plant extracts, including the exclusive revitalising duo of Horse Chestnut Flower extract and Horse Chestnut ecsin, which work together to restore density, plumpness and hydration to even the dullest of complexions.
If you prefer a light cream texture, the Nutri-Lumiere Day Emulsion is a gel-in-oil formula that melts onto the skin to prep your face for whatever the day has in store. With Organic Oat polyoses, which provide an immediate lifting effect and Shea Butter to hydrate and soften, this emulsion is an invigorating treat for dry, dehydrated skin.
2. Protect your skin from the sun
Ensuring there’s a protective barrier between your skin and the sun’s UV rays is the best way to reduce premature aging of your skin. Clarins’ collection of sun protection creams and oils use a powerful concoction of plant extracts to hydrate and nourish your skin while keeping it safe and protected from the sunlight. Extracts of Senna and Aloe Vera help prevent visible signs of sun-related aging and dehydration, while the thin, melting texture applies easily, leaving a matte, non-greasy finish.
3. Exfoliate regularly
For healthy skin, regular exfoliation is a must. This step in your beauty routine becomes even more important as you enter your 60s, when removing dead cells from the skin’s surface is paramount to maintaining youthful, even skin. Treating it to a gentle exfoliation once or twice a week will help your moisturiser absorb deeply into the skin’s surface and work its hydrating magic. So for your face, we recommend Clarins’ Comfort Scrub – a nourishing oil-based exfoliator that uses sugar microcrystals to gently remove dead skin cells and Mango extract to relieve dryness. Rich in essential fatty acids, even the driest, most fragile of skin will be left nourished, comfortable and more luminous.
To exfoliate your body, try Clarins’ Tonic Sugar Polisher. This spa-fresh body polisher uses essential oils – such as Rosemary, Rosewood and Mint extracts – to smooth away dry cells, flakes and impurities from the skin.
4. Re-energise your skin with an intense night cream
As we sleep, our skin renews and repairs itself. To give it a helping hand, a hydrating night cream is an intensely nourishing treatment for fragile, dehydrated skin. The rejuvenating Nutri-Lumière night cream uses Organic Wakame extract to strengthen aging skin while effectively targeting age spots with Desert Date extract, which helps to preserve the skin’s evenness. What’s more, Organic Harungana and Tetrapeptide extracts help to restore density and plumpness, so you can wake up to a fuller, more radiant complexion each and every day.
5. Replace soap with a nourishing, creamy shower gel
The chemicals in soap can strip your body of its natural oils and leave your skin dry and dehydrated – something you want to avoid in your 60s as skin becomes drier naturally as you age.
Replacing soap with a creamy shower gel or bath soak will work wonders for your skin, so we recommend our Wonder Fig Foaming Gel which creates a thick, smooth and ultra-nourishing lather. Smelling deliciously vibrant and botanical, this intensely moisturising shower gel uses Aloe Vera extract to soften and comfort, leaving your body supple and velvet-smooth to touch.
Additionally, try to keep the temperature of your bath or shower warm rather than hot, as hot water can further dry out your skin. And always follow up with a moisturiser or body lotion to lock in the hydration.
6. Use gloves when doing housework or gardening
The products used for gardening and housework expose your skin to harsh chemicals which, in turn, can leave your skin intensely dry and prone to premature aging. To avoid this, we recommend using gloves when working in the garden or cleaning the house to put a protective barrier between your skin and the products that you’re using.
The best product to nourish busy hands and green fingers? We recommend Clarins’ emollient-rich, moisturising Hand and Nail Treatment Cream. With soothing Sesame Oil and fortifying Japanese Mulberry extracts, this best-selling treatment forms an invisible, protective glove around your hands to help shield them from environmental damage. Diminishing dark spots while regenerating and strengthening nails, this non-sticky cream absorbs instantly into the skin to leave you with super-soft and silky hands.
Strengthen and regenerate your skin with Nutri Lumière
At Clarins, we believe growing old gracefully means enjoying your life, loving the skin you’re in and deeming wrinkles and fine lines as proof of a life well-lived. This means that our Nutri-Lumière collection is specially crafted with you in mind; to hydrate, nourish and reinvigorate your complexion so you can feel confident in your skin, no matter what age you are. Discover the range today.
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