Mature women can have beautiful and healthy skin with the only help of natural substances that adapt to the needs of the skin. Food also plays an important role in caring for it from within.
Hormonal changes from the age of 50 also affect the skin. It becomes thinner, more sensitive and drier. Elasticity is reduced and connective tissue gradually weakens. This often means wrinkles and age spots or orange-peel skin. The demands of the skin change, but you can also change your care routine. Using the right ingredients, even mature skin will shine again. Many home remedies, which you can have at home, are perfect for giving your mature skin a healthy freshness.
VEGETABLE OILS TO CARE FOR EXTERNALLY MATURE SKIN
Vegetable oils play an important role in skin care after 50. The healthiest way to use them is using organic cold-pressed oils. They are ideal for the daily care of mature skin:
- Evening primrose oil.
- Pomegranate seed oil.
- Grape seed oil.
- Borraja’s oil.
- Argan oil.
They are high in healthy omega-6 fats. They also have an antioxidant effect and help improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. These vegetable oils are an ideal base for ointments, creams or massage oils, for example, against cellulite.
- Aloe vera gel can replace a wide variety of skin care products. It not only hydrates, but also provides numerous vitamins and amino acids. It has an antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral effect, improves the regeneration of the upper layers of the skin and reduces scars and stretch marks.
- Apple cider vinegar is a proven home remedy for daily face cleansing and care. Supports the protective acid mantle and provides the dermis with a fresh and smooth sensation. Apple cider vinegar can be mixed with water and used as a facial toner or to make alcohol-free tinctures, which can also be used for skin care. Regular care with apple cider vinegar can even fade age spots.
FOODS TO CARE FOR MATURE SKIN FROM WITHIN
As is well known, true beauty comes from within, and this is particularly true when it comes to the skin. External care benefits it naturally, but does not reach the deepest layers of the skin, where the action of essential nutrients is necessary. With the right foods, the skin can be strengthened easily and effectively.
After 50, due to slower metabolism, the body needs fewer carbohydrates, but more vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A, vitamin E, and biotin are particularly important for healthy skin. They are responsible for the structure and regeneration, protect against free radicals and ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and strengthen the skin, hair and nails. These vitamins are mainly found in:
- Whole grains.
- Nuts and seeds.
Minerals, particularly magnesium, calcium and silicon, also strengthen the structure of the skin and delay its aging, favoring its renewal. Silicon especially is involved in many metabolic processes in the body. Strengthens connective tissue, bones and hair and promotes skin elasticity. Cereals such as oats, millet and barley are especially rich in silicon.
Just as important as getting enough nutrients is drinking sufficient amounts of fluids. Helps the body eliminate toxins and activates metabolism. It is recommended to drink at least two liters of water a day.
RECIPES FOR THE CARE OF MATURE SKIN
With the right plant oils and other beneficial ingredients, you can make many natural mature skin care products yourself in no time.
COMFORTING AND NOURISHING OATMEAL BATH
The active principles of oats (silicon, magnesium, amino acids) have anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on the skin.
For an oatmeal bath you only need 100 grams of rolled oats, which contain a similar amount of minerals.
- The oatmeal is placed in a sack or cloth bag, put in the bathtub while the water is allowed to enter and it is left in it until the end of the bath.
- To increase the nourishing effect, a little vegetable oil or a few drops of essential oils can be added to the bath water.
FIRMING MASK FOR MATURE SKIN
The apple is rich in vitamins and enzymes that make it the ideal ingredient for a toning and firming mask.
To make it, finely grate a small apple and mix it with a tablespoon of organic honey. Apply this mask to your face and neck once a week. After 20 to 30 minutes, wash off with water, a little milk, or buttermilk.
Other suitable ingredients for a firming mask are egg whites, oatmeal, grated carrots, grapes, and white clay. Try what you like the most!