Aging is something that happens to everyone, and many people are not fond of it. Older age can bring benefits like an abundance of wisdom. It can also bring changes in your body, such as the skin. Even in your fifties, you can still maintain your skin. Skincare is just as important now as it was before. Here are four tips you can use to improve your skin. 

Moisturize Twice a Day

You have probably heard people say this tip many times, but it is necessary that you moisturize. Moisturizing your face in the morning and at night will help prevent dry skin. It only takes about a minute to do, so you can easily add it to your routine.  

The type of moisturizer you will want is one that has vitamins A, C, or E. These ingredients will help boost your body's production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that supports: 

  • Muscles 
  • Bones 
  • Blood clotting 
  • Skin 

For skin, collagen keeps it firm and supple. Your body's production of the protein decreases as you age, which contributes to aging skin. As you age, you should always protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Some moisturizers will not only help you look young but can help repair sun damage. 

Reduce Dark Spots Caused by Sun Damage

The effects of UV radiation begin to show as people get older. Much of your skin's aging is a result of UV exposure over the years. The damage caused by the sun's rays can lead to wrinkles and dark spots. Dark spots appear in areas that overproduce melanin. They also are referred to as hyperpigmentation, and the color can range from light to dark brown. 

You do not need to be concerned about having dark spots. They are not a sign of anything dangerous, but some people remove them to improve their appearance. Some products, like shaving cream, will smooth your skin and reduce dark spots. There are peeling pads available that remove signs of aging. 

Use a Cleanser for Smooth Skin

As men's skin age, it will become rougher and dry. The reason for this is due to sun damage and a decrease in cell renewal. Besides your skin feeling rough, fine lines and wrinkles may occur. 

Try adding a black tea and lactic cleanser to your skincare routine. The black tea and lactic acid work together to improve your body's natural cell regeneration process. It will get rid of old skin cells to make your skin feel smooth. Not only will there be fewer wrinkles, but your beard will be hydrated as well. 

Avoid Soap When Washing Your Face

Washing your face at night is highly important. During the day, your skin will collect: 

  • Dirt 
  • Sweat 
  • Hydrocarbons 
  • Free radicals 

You will need to wash off all the bacteria from your face before you go to bed. Some of that oil may end up on your pillow and remain there. It likely will irritate your skin every time you lie down. There are many products that you can use to make sure your skin is healthy.  

One of the things you need to avoid is washing your face with soap. A detergent-based soap will strip your skin's natural oils, causing it to dry out. While it is important not to have too much oil on your face, a small amount is ideal. Instead, use a facial cleanser that hydrates your skin while it cleans. A pomegranate cleanser will reduce fine lines and fight skin-damaging free radicals. 

Being in your fifties does not have to be a bad thing. You can still make your skin as healthy as ever. Contact us today if you are interested in learning more.