When you reach the age of 60, you’re reaching the prime of your life. However, your skin might not always know that, and you’ll deal with changes due to menopause, genetics, and simply getting older that will throw your skincare routine out of whack. With high-quality products like the ones from Epicuren Discovery, you won’t have to worry about your radiance as you age – and we’re always here to help you learn the best way to take care of your skin no matter what age you are or what age you feel.
Skin Changes in Your 60s
Loss of Elasticity
The main culprit of aging skin by many people’s standards is a lack of elasticity and volume. No surprise then, that thicker, more elastic skin is one of the major goals of people seeking an anti-aging skincare routine. Lack of elasticity is partially due to a breakdown and slowdown of the proteins like collagen and elastin, but it’s also due to water loss throughout the skin tissues, most notably in the face and neck. This brings us to the next struggle people in our 60s have to deal with.
Past age 50 and beyond, especially women, struggle with drier skin for several reasons. First, we’re losing molecules of hyaluronic acid that draw multiple times their weight in water to the skin. Second, we’re losing natural oil production to seal in the little moisture that does come close to the surface. These circumstances hit the eyes, neck, and jawline the hardest, leading to symptoms like jowls and under-eye bags that show everyone that we’re getting older whether we want them to or not.
Hairs will start growing in spots that never had a hair growth until now. It’s nothing to worry about health-wise, but it will be another change to consider in your 60s. This might develop into a small but noticeable (to you and maybe others) layer of fuzz in areas like the upper lip or chin. Skincare products probably won’t help here, but it’s something to be aware of in case you can’t pinpoint why or how your face looks different than it did a few years ago.
Finally, another major concern that people our age with fair skin bring up is increased dark pigmentation, whether new age spots or old ones that are getting more pronounced. People who have had a lot of unprotected sun exposure during their lives are more susceptible to this phenomenon, but nearly anyone can experience it. This is a major driver of demand for skin brightening products as well as skin tightening ones.
Best Skincare Routine For 60-Year-Olds
The fundamentals haven’t changed for what makes a good skincare routine for any age, but for folks in their sixth decade of life, it might become more complicated. Using high-quality products with proven active ingredients is still the best approach. Consider these steps if you don’t have them already tied into your routine.
Cleanse and Exfoliate
As we age, cleansing becomes more important, not less. This is because there are more dead skin cells than ever before that threaten to clog pores and darken your complexion, which means you deserve a gentle but effective exfoliating cleanser. We recommend our Herbal Cleanser and Apricot Facial Scrub for these all-important first steps.
Tone Your Skin
Once your skin is clean, it’s ready to absorb nutrients and serums tailored to your specific concerns. Our toners come in handy at this point, providing a refreshing mist or hydration that we need these days. Try our Protein Mist Enzyme Toner or our Rebalance and Rewind Vegan Collagen Serum which is perfect for individuals concerned with skin texture. (It’s vegan, too.)
Brightening and Hydrating Serums
Now it’s time for a brightening serum or extra-rich moisturizing formulas. Not everyone ages the same way, so go with your preference for how your skin feels as of late. We don’t think you can go wrong with either choice of Ultima Peptide Maximum Peptide Complex and Defy Age Corrective Facial Oil serums, both packed with moisturizing compounds and skin loving ingredients.
Seal in the great benefits of your previous products with a luxurious moisturizing cream. Choose your tried-and-true favorite or experiment with Epicuren’s Skin Rejuvenation Therapy Moisturizing Cream with essential oils, growth factor technology, and our Metadermabolic® Protein Enzyme Complex infused into this lightweight formula.
Use Eye Cream
The eyes are the first part of the face that feels and shows your age, which by now you’ve noticed to some degree. That’s why taking special care to moisturize the delicate skin of your eyes and eyelids is critical to keeping your complexion as youthful as possible. Our dense and rich Eye Cream feels great whether you put it on at night or in the morning. Happy Epicuren customers share how silky, smooth, and easy-to-spread this formula is, as well as how it helps with the appearance of crepey and sensitive skin.
In the morning, whenever you’ve got plans outdoors, it’s important to protect your skin with sunscreen. Even cloudy days can have harmful levels of UV radiation that can damage your delicate skin cells, so keeping a tube of sunscreen on hand that you enjoy is one of the best ways to protect your skin for years to come. Any of our sunscreens are good for everyday use, but our Defend and Balance Tinted Mineral SPF 50 formula goes a step further and is perfect for individuals concerned with anti-aging benefits.
Browse More Anti-Aging Skincare Products Online
Looking for more? We have it online. Browse our anti-aging category to see how else you might benefit from a high-quality skincare routine as you encounter new challenges to your skin with age. Plus, take our Skin Quiz to find products tailored to your unique concerns.