Replenish Your Skin

Skin Care Tips For Women Over 50
From Michelle Marshall Beauty Salon In Rhiwbina

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If you've noticed that your skin has become duller as you've got older, our Dermalogica skin care experts are here to help.  At Michelle Marshall Salon in Rhiwbina, our experienced beauty therapists can help restore your glow.  As we age, our skin needs change, so read on to find out how you can keep your skin looking fresh and youthful for as long as possible.

For more advice, book an appointment at Dermalogica skin clinic in Rhiwbina.

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What Happens To Our Skin As We Get Older

Skin care tips for the over 50s Cardiff beauty salonAs we age, our skin can lose its glow due to natural cell-turnover slowing down. This means dead skin cells can cling to the skin's surface for longer which in turn can cause your skin to look dull. Bring your inner glow back to the surface by using an exfoliator to remove the debris revealing the smooth, soft skin underneath.

Once we enter our 50s, our skin's lipid barrier gets thinner.  This means it becomes more difficult for our skin to retain moisture and it can become more prone to dehydration and sensitivity.  Chronic levels of stress and inflammation within the body can impact on our skin, making it slower to heal and easier to scar and mark.  We may also find that fine lines, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and large pores become more obvious at this time.

It's not all gloom and doom however!  Take appropriate action and adapt your skin care regime to your age, lifestyle and environment and you can cultivate a healthy looking complexion however old you are.  Our skin care experts are here to advise you, so book an appointment for a consultation.  Read on for our top tips for healthy looking skin as you get older. 

Why You Should Use An Exfoliator

If your skin is looking dull, flaky and uneven as you get older, using an exfoliator can help restore your more youthful glow.

Exfoliation has many benefits including:

  • It helps to prevent ingrown hairs,
  • It helps to smooth rough areas of skin,
  • It helps to reduce breakouts and congested skin,
  • It helps targeted treatments and moisturisers to better penetrate the skin.


How To Choose The Right Exfoliator

The different types of exfoliator can be split into the two most common categories - physical and chemical. Physical exfoliants tend to be quite mild, quick and easy to use. Chemical exfoliants are still gently enough to use daily or weekly, but are made from a skin-friendly blend of exfoliating acids and enzymes. In some cases, exfoliators are a combination of physical and chemical! This type of exfoliant is ideal for refining the skin's texture and enhancing vitamin delivery.

If you're not sure which type of exfoliant you should be using for your skin type, our skin care experts can recommend the right one for you. 


When using an exfoliator, remember these important points:

  1. Don't over exfoliate! Over-exfoliating can cause your skin to become dehydrated and prone to being sensitive and irritated. Typically, you should only exfoliate your skin a few times a week. If you're not sure how often you should be using your exfoliator, just ask a member of our friendly team!
  2. Exfoliate in the morning before applying moisturiser, anti-aging treatments, sunscreen or makeup. Exfoliating before putting on makeup can even help your makeup to last longer on your skin!
  3. Avoid abrasive scrub exfoliants as these can tear and irritate older skin. Look for scrubs with Rice Bran, Corncob or Jojoba in them for something more gentle.

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Book Regular Dermalogica Facials

Regular facials really will pay dividends when it comes to looking after your skin, especially as time goes by.  Book an appointment and our Dermalogica skin care experts will start by carrying out a face mapping skin analysis.  You may think you know your skin, but it's not always obvious what's going on beneath the surface!

After this they will recommend the most appropriate products and treatments at part of a Dermalogica Pro-Skin Facial.   This bespoke treatment will include professional grade skin care products developed by Dermalogica's scientists, designed to leave you with a radiant and glowing complexion.

Follow your treatment with a relaxing LED light therapy treatment.  Light therapy has numerous benefits including boosting collagen and elastin production within the skin, which will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It can also even out the skin's tone and texture, reduce the appearance of dark circles and sun spots and even treat thread veins.  It's easy to see why it's so popular.

Choose The Right Skin Care Products

Our skin care needs change as we get older, and you may find your existing products no longer work as well as they used to.  We recommend using professional skin care products for the maximum benefit.  Dermalogica Skin Retinol serum is particularly beneficial for aging skin.  Speak to your beauty therapist about the best way to introduce this into your skin care regime.

One of the key factors behind the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging is sun damage.  Be sure to use products including SPF daily.  Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery spf50 if perfect for protecting the skin year round from damaging UV rays. It also includes a highly moisturising formula with peptides for skin regeneration.

Healthy Skin Care Tips For Older Women

There are plenty of steps we can all take on a day to day basis to keep our skin - and ourselves more generally - healthy:

  • Avoid UV exposure - wear SPF and a hat!
  • Reduce stress if possible - many people find meditation relaxing
  • Cut out smoking - the free radicals in tobacco smoke cause extensive damage to the skin, causing it to sag
  • Prioritise sleep - keep to a regular bedtime 
  • Protect your skin from pollution - include anti-oxidants in your skin care and cleanse thoroughly
  • Eat a healthy non-processed diet - reduce sugar intake too because it leads to collagen breakdown and wrinkles
  • Manage your hormones through menopause - speak to your GP and educate yourself on the symptoms and solutions.

Book An Appointment At Our Rhiwbina Beauty Salon

Transform your skin and reveal your inner glow with a beauty appointment at Michelle Marshall Salon in Rhiwbina. To book your appointment, To book your appointment call us on 029 2061 1566