By Susan "Honey" Good
Not much really has to change as we mature, right?
We are certainly capable of still being stylish, cool and beautiful. However, if we're talking skin care, one thing definitely does change- the needs of our skin!
Now, I do not believe that we are doomed to skin troubles after 50; we just have to make sure that we are catering our skin care routine to the needs of our skin. While this is important at every age really, it often becomes even more visibly important after we hit that 50 mark.
I've written about how beneficial olive oil is for your skin and today I want to share with you some other oils that I have found to be useful.
As we age our skin often becomes more prone to dryness and avocado oil is a great way to combat that dryness. It's a natural moisturizer! It contains plenty of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids that help decrease inflammation.
A great product to test out the benefits of avocado oil is Garnier's Whole Blends Avocado Oil & Shea Butter Nourishing Mask available for $6.29 here.
Another issue that is common in aging individuals is an increase in skin sensitivity. If you have every experienced eczema in the winter you know just how painful and annoying sensitive skin can be when it is irritated. Flaxseed oil is a great option for those sensitive skin. Not only does it moisturize skin, but it has also been known to aid in evening skin tone and reducing the appearance of redness, blemishes and dark circles.
Among several other real superfood ingredients, ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil utilizes the moisturizing benefits of flaxseed oil and is available for $65.48 here.
Wrinkles may seem inevitable, but I truly believe there are steps that we can take to help reduce their appearance. One way I have talked about is supplementing with collagen from Vital Proteins to improve, among other things, my skin's strength.
Another great topical treatment to protect skin from the visible signs of aging is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil sounds exotic, but really it is just the liquid produced by the seed of the shrub called Simmondsia chinensis.
This shrub is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Jojoba is beneficial because it contains skin strengthing nutrients including zinc, copper, and vitamins B and E. It promotes skin elasticity which means fewer wrinkles for us all. And, another little secret of jojoba oil is that it makes a great makeup remover, even for waterproof mascara.
If you want to experience jojoba oil's benefits, then I recommend Hobacare's Jojoba Oil available for $16.99 here.
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