Just like so many things in life, skin care is not a one size fits all formula. What is balancing for one person might make another person break out, become overly dry, or produce more oil. If you are over 50, there is a good chance you would like to start focusing on ageless beauty. Products, treatments, and techniques that focus on firming the skin, increasing collagen production, lifting, plumping, and hydrating. Here at citron, we take an inner and outer approach to all things skincare and wellness. We believe that a holistic approach truly produces the best results.
1. At-Home Skin Care Rituals Specifically Formulated for Aging Skin
Your morning and evening skincare routines should include products that focus on mature skin. There are a variety of options but I listed some of my favorites. My recommendations include:
AM + PM Cleanser: Phyto Active Enzyme Cream Cleanser
Includes anti-aging plant stem cells, papaya enzymes, and potent peptides that firm, plump, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
AM or PM Exfoliant (use 3-5x’s per week): Brightening Polish
Kojic acid, botanical brighteners, and eco-friendly jojoba beads provide dual-action exfoliation to improve skin texture, reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines.
AM or PM Mask (3 x’s per week): Phyto-Active Firming Mask
Botanical actives, pearl, platinum, peptides, and s superfruit complex visibly lifts and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
AM + PM Toner: Glycolic Resurfacing Toner
Ingredients including 7% Glycolic Acid, Aloe Vera, and Alpha Arbutin offer exfoliation and brightening with antioxidants to soften fine lines and smooth texture.
AM Serum: Hydra-Bright Vitamin C Drops
Includes 20% vitamin C, kakadu plum, and multi-peptides, to plump and lift, and promote collagen production.
PM Serum: GlyPro Retinol Drops
This retexturizing serum smooths the appearance of fine lines, pores, and surface imperfections with a brightening blend of retinol, glycolic acid, and gallic acid.
AM + PM Moisturizer: Hydra-Bright AHA Hydrator
Powered by 1% vegan lactic acid, this moisturizer gently exfoliates and refines texture imperfections, and the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles are visibly improved.
AM SPF: Oil-Free SPF 40
This 100% mineral oil-free SPF protects against sun damage and aging environmental skin stressors and is infused with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and nourish the skin.
AM + PM Eye Cream: C-Shield Eye Restore Hydrator
Infused with, antioxidants, peptides, nourishing vitamins, and blue light defense, this hydrating eye cream protects and prevents signs of aging, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness.
2. Monthly Ageless Beauty Facials
Why do you need a monthly facial? Our facials are formulated to take a holistic approach to wellness and skincare. The Glo Ageless Beauty facial at citron will include a professional-use-only level one peel, clean skincare specifically formulated for maturing skin, and tools and techniques that help improve the overall health of your skin. We focus heavily on deep relaxation and stress relief through aromas, steamed towel compresses, and nurturing massage that improves blood flow and has a host of anti-aging and wellness benefits. A private infrared sauna session is also included with your facial (which we will talk about next). The best mind-body results are seen when facials are done on a month-to-month consistency, which is a benefit of our Lifestyle Memberships.
3. Infrared Sauna Sessions
We combine our facials with a private infrared sauna session to enhance the inner and outer wellness and skin health results we desire. Stand-alone infrared sauna memberships are also available to reap the benefits on a weekly basis. Near, mid, and far infrared lights penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging and detoxifying health benefits.
4. Eating Foods to Age Well
Choosing foods that nourish your wellness and skin from the inside out is at the foundation of a good holistic skincare plan to age well. Eating a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables, staying hydrated, and incorporating lots of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants is a great place to start. For some extra ideas, check out my blog on Best Anti-Aging Foods for Healthy Glowing Skin.
5. Keep Moving: Exercise
Not only does exercise get endorphins flowing, reduce stress, and improve mood, but it also helps increase blood circulation, providing more oxygen and nutrients to our skin cells. When we sweat through exercise, we also help our bodies rid themselves of toxins that can affect our overall bodies and skin health. Another skin benefit of exercise is that it helps increase collagen production in both your muscles and face.