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Skincare Routine in Your 60s

The big 6-0. Like any other decade, you might be going through a lot of changes in your life- you might be retiring, becoming a grandparent, or simply just enjoying life. However, in your 60s, you’re probably seeing signs of aging like you haven’t seen before. Something to remember- aging is never anything to be ashamed about, even when it shows on your skin. Skincare simply helps to keep your skin as healthy as possible, and through that, your skin looks more youthful and radiant. Let’s look into what a sample skincare routine for your 60s might look like and what you should be focusing on.

Cleanser: Whether you’re rocking a full face of makeup or just sunscreen, skin at every age needs a good and thorough clean twice a day. There’s a lot of dirt, dead skin and sebum that builds up in your pores, and while you might be past your acne years, clogged pores can still lead to fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture. The HydroPeptide Cleansing Gel is a great option if you’re looking for an all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser, and toner. It uses lactic acid along with botanical extracts to deeply clean skin while keeping it balanced and hydrated.

Treatment/Serum: Although you may be seeing increased signs of aging like mentioned before, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do. Serums can deliver highly concentrated active ingredients to the skin to treat concerns while keeping it hydrated and smooth, and the iS Clinical Pro Heal Serum does just that. It uses L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamins E & A, olive leaf extract and retinol helps to reduce signs of aging while soothing inflammation and brightening skin.

Moisturizer: Hydrated skin is happy skin. As you age, your skin tends to become dry and dehydrated a bit easier, and this can make signs of aging more prominent. No matter what type of skin you have, whether dry or oily, you’ll want to moisturize at least twice a day to keep your skin soft and smooth. Jan Marini’s Age Intervention Face Cream is intensely hydrating and specifically targets fine lines and wrinkles. It’s packed with effective ingredients, including amino acids, antioxidants, copper peptide, hyaluronic acid, jojoba, shea butter and Vitamin E for maximum skin-plumping hydration.

Eye Cream: Your eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging, and they’re also some of the most delicate areas on the skin. Keeping them hydrated is seriously important, especially if you’re struggling with fine lines or dark circles. Obagi’s ELASTIderm Eye Cream is a rich and hydrating cream formulated with a bi-mineral complex and malonic acid to smooth the area around the eyes and treat wrinkles.

Sunscreen: We know, you hear it over and over; wear sunscreen! Not only does wearing sunscreen help prevent aging skin, it helps to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. As you age, taking care of your body is of the utmost importance, and sunscreen plays a vital role in that. You’ll want a sunscreen with a high SPF, like the Colorescience Unforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50. Not only is this sunscreen great at protecting your skin from the sun, it’s also hydrating and rich in antioxidants and other ingredients like niacinamide to protect and heal your skin all day.

As always, if you have any questions about your skincare routine, please reach out.

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About Dr. Alan J. Parks

Dr. Alan Parks is a board certified dermatologist. Dr. Parks founded his practice, Eastside Dermatology, in 1986 and has been practicing there ever since. In 2016 Dr. Parks launched DermWarehouse, an eCommerce website selling professional strength skin care products to customers across the United States.

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