Anti-aging for our 50 & 60’s…..another phrase for addressing the cumulative effects of time, all the things we did in our misspent youth….. Do you remember…..

– heading out on bikes/to pools without sunscreen, or better yet using baby oil or greasy tanning products?

– dealing with pollution exposure pre-regulation near city factories in neighborhoods growing up?

– the only time we drank water was if there was a hose around?

– how old you were when you found out about alcohol…..and overindulged…..?

So much of what 50 & 60 year olds grew up with is now what makes them the fabulous generation they are, but alas also contributes to aging issues that can still be addressed …….ergo, Anti-Aging!

First, no matter the age, sunscreen is of the UTMOST importance.  Our go-to at any age is Elta MD®, but more specifically the tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 44.  A moisturizing sunscreen with Hyaluronic Acid helps to restore our body’s largest organ – our skin.  With both UVA and UVB protection you are covered whether driving in your car or reading the latest Book Club novel poolside, but did you know that UVA rays penetrate more deeply into the skin and drive premature skin aging and wrinkles?? 

But that said, lets start at the skincare 101 – washing.  Facial washes are a dime a dozen, but so many incorporate ingredients that do not work best for every age – gentle is the key.  Elta MD’s Foaming Facial Cleanser – where a little does go a long way – is a great choice for the 50-60 year skin. With both a gentle enzyme and an amino acid blend, it loosens impurities and excess oils gently with a thick foam that lifts the impurities where they can be rinsed away.  The result is no ‘overdrying’ or irritation.  We understand why Elta’s Foaming Cleanser is listed by the Today Show in March of 2020 as one of the most recommended facial cleansers.

So, pat your face dry and then move to eye cream, skin nectars and moisturizers.  Lumiere® Illuminating Eye Cream by Neocutis, a product awarded InStyle Magazine’s Best Beauty Buys in 2019, is an amazing choice for eyes.  Lumiere restores clarity and vitality with a gentle formula designed to boost cell repair and reduce wrinkles.  Alastin® Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology provides strength and supports production of elastin in the skin.  Daily use improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while clearing out damaged elastin and collagen.   Then it’s on to moisturizing, where we offer up Obagi® Hydrate Facial Moisturizer which provides a non-clogging, 8 hour moisturization derived from natural ingredients.  This dermatologist-tested product is designed for a variety of skin types and is non-irritating and combats dryness…..perfect for 50 & 60’s skincare!

To wrap it up, we suggest you use a Tretinoin Cream.  Starting with Obagi’s .025 Tretinoin and gradually working your way up to .05 and .1 which encourages rapid epidermal turnover—so skin releases dead cells faster than it otherwise would. While doing that, you will also boost production of your skin’s vital collagen and remodels elastin, which break down with natural aging and photoaging.

If you have found yourself in your 50’s or 60’s and feeling like you shouldn’t be there, come see us!  With the multitude of techniques, products and treatments available to help achieve “your look, your lifestyle”, NDC&G Medspa customizes treatments to each individual.  Rejuvenate your Reflection!!