Revitalize Your Skin: An Exfoliation Guide for Women Over 50
As we age, our skin's natural exfoliation process slows down. This can leave our skin dry, dull, and more prone to irritation.
That's why it's essential for older women to incorporate proper exfoliation into their skincare routine 1-3 times per week.
Proper exfoliation removes dead skin cells and other skin barriers. Doing so helps your skin to better absorb the ingredients from your daily routine. Exfoliating also promotes cell turnover and collagen production.
Healthier and smoother skin that feels "new and fresh".
To get these results, it requires finding the right exfoliant and incorporating it the proper way into your routine. Learn about how to do so in this exfoliation guide for older women...
Choosing the Right Exfoliant
For older women, the key is finding a GENTLE exfoliant.
We recommend absolutely avoiding the following:
Chemical exfoliants with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol
Retinoids in high concentration
Instead, look for physical exfoliants with "micronized" or soft ingredients.
Or you can look into naturally derived chemical exfoliants such as those using glycolic, salicylic, or mandelic acid (all can be naturally derived from plants). These are found to be gentle and non-irritating.
(Don't let the words "chemical" and "acid" scare you. Our bodies contain many natural and healthy chemicals and acids.)
Sole Toscana's THE HYDRATING MASK has been formulated as a gentle exfoliant for older, sensitive skin. It uses recycled, micronized olive leaves from its Italian countryside farm along with naturally derived chemicals to provide a gentle exfoliation. Combined with its incredibly hydrating ingredients, it provides the perfect balance of gentle exfoliation and intense hydration.
Don't Overdo it!
When it comes to exfoliating, there are two ways you can overdo it and potentially cause more harm than good:
Frequency - Don't exfoliate too often. For older women, we recommend starting with 1-2 times per week. Pay attention to how your skin responds. Some skin types can go up to 3 times per week.
Application - Be gentle! Use soft, circular motions and avoid the delicate eye area. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Moisturize After Exfoliating
After exfoliating, it's crucial to replenish the skin's natural moisture barrier. We suggest to first infuse the skin with a hydrating serum, as your skin is ready to soak in all those healthy antioxidants and nutrients.
Then use a high-quality moisturizer that doesn't have any toxic or harsh ingredients. Preferably one that is certified organic, like Rosehip & Calendula Triple Cream. This cream hydrates and soothes the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
By following this exfoliating guide, you'll be on your way to maintaining even healthier, more radiant skin at any age.
Start by picking one or two days of the week to add in a gentle exfoliator, like The Hydrating Mask, to your daily routine and watch your skin become healthy, fresh, and "new".
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