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70 Years Old: Which Face Cream To Choose?

70 Years Old: Which Face Cream To Choose?

For a healthy and radiant skin, it is important to adopt a daily beauty ritual made up of care products that meet the requirements of the type and age of the skin. Of course, the beauty routine is not the same at 70 as at 30 or even 50. At this age, the skin shows more signs of aging than before. The choice of an adapted face cream will accompany the natural aging process. We tell you everything you need to keep aging beautifully!

Published December 19, 2022, by Stéphanie, Doctorate in Life and Health Sciences, — 5 min read

Skin Changes at Age 70.

At age 70, the various skin mechanisms and functions of the skin's key components change. For example, the number of fibroblasts responsible for producing collagen and elastin decreases significantly. Sebum production slows down because the sebaceous and sweat glands are less active, the hyaluronic acid naturally present in the body becomes scarcer over time (loss of about 6% every 10 years), and the skin's natural ability to produce lipids decreases. As a result, the skin is less supple, less resistant and barely elastic. Its texture can be mixed or dry, but most of the time dehydrated. Marks such as wrinkles become more pronounced, brown spots are more and more frequent, the complexion becomes dull and dark circles appear. In addition, 70-year-old skin is characterized by slower skin regeneration, so the skin becomes thinner and loses more and more of its elasticity and tone. As a result, its sensitivity to UV rays and other environmental aggressions increases. In addition, the development of blood vessels in the dermis gradually slows down. Poor blood circulation means that less nutrients and oxygen are delivered to the skin's surface, resulting in some dullness and loss of skin density and firmness.

Some Tips for Caring for Mature Skin.

The choice of skin care products intended for the treatment of mature skin is important in order to enjoy healthy skin and a radiant complexion despite advanced age. It is therefore recommended to choose products that respect the texture of this type of skin and provide more comfort. For example, the daily routine should include a gentle cleanser, a moisturizer enriched with vitamin C to neutralize the action of free radicals responsible for aging and its acceleration, a serum that helps regenerate skin cells, and a firming cream to treat the effects of aging. In addition to the face, other parts of the body should also receive proper care. These include the neck, where the skin is dry and prone to wrinkling. This area needs to be cleansed and moisturized both day and night. As mature skin is quite sensitive to the sun's rays, it is advisable to protect it with a sunscreen and to apply only gentle care products.

Which Face Cream Is Right for a Septuagenarian?

When the skin becomes slack due to sagging tissue and loss of elasticity, the use of a plumping skin care product is essential. You can use a nourishing face cream based on hyaluronic acid. This active ingredient moisturizes the skin in depth and works by reducing the appearance of fine lines responsible for skin dehydration. Its daily use makes it possible to tone and soften the skin. With its moisturizing properties, this molecule exists in three forms: medium and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which moisturizes the deep layers of the skin, and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which moisturizes the upper layers of the epidermis. This ingredient can be combined with shea butter, appreciated for its soothing and nourishing properties that protect the skin's surface from external aggressions.

To reduce wrinkles and fine lines, you can alternate your moisturizer with a firming cream with retinol and tsubaki oil. This treatment contains active tensors that allow you to enjoy a supple and plump skin. Among them, retinol is used: a flagship active ingredient in many creams dedicated to mature skin. It stimulates the fibroblasts in the dermis, whose role is to synthesize collagen and elastin. Also, with age, the skin becomes more fragile, the dermis is more exposed and is increasingly vulnerable to external aggressions: the use of an antioxidant cream is therefore essential. Enriched with vitamin C, this active ingredient protects and boosts collagen synthesis, in addition to brightening the complexion.

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