Over 40 and Taking Charge
May 19, 2018
Dryness, sunspots, fine lines, crow’s feet and dullness. These signs of aging skin are unavoidable— trade-offs made after years of playing in the sun, and, well let’s be honest, entering a new decade doesn’t do us any favors either.
If you’re in the 40 and over set, you own the buzz words crow’s feet, uneven skin tone, and dull, ruddy skin. As terrible as that sounds, advancements in skin care technology are denying sun exposure and aging from taking center stage. You don’t have to settle for sunspots and dryness. Tools are available to slow down the signs of aging skin. The first step is realizing that glowing skin doesn’t happen by chance, and that’s why we were all in when OAI’s nurse practitioner Colleen Fitch agreed to share the swag in her designer bag.
Colleen’s favorites include products that target collagen and improve her skin’s elasticity. A daily staple in her skin care regimen is Neostrata Intensive Eye Therapy. The ingredients in this refreshing eye moisturizer smooth fine lines with peptides and enzymes that bolster and plump the skin.
To address dull, patchy skin, Colleen applies 0.5% Retin-A. Cell turnover naturally slows down with age resulting in uneven skin tone and rough skin texture. Retinol products provide the necessary boost to speed up cell turnover, sloughing off dead skin cells, restoring the skin’s even color and softness.
Before she applies her favorite sunscreen for the ultimate UVA and UVB protection, she maintains and restores her natural moisture barrier with Teoxane Age Defense Cream.
Teoxane is an anti-aging moisturizer with hyaluronic acid. In women under 40, hyaluronic acid is responsible for the moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness of the skin. After age 40, the amount of this naturally occurring carbohydrate diminishes. Teoxane is specially formulated to enhance the body’s own moisture production through a time-released technology that remains active throughout the day.
For added sexy, she keeps her eyelashes long with Latisse, treats her neck with Neostrata Triple Firming Neck Cream, and periodically pampers her décolleté with the Silc Skin chest mask to prevent chest wrinkles from sun damage, aging, and sleeping on her side.
Do not give up on softer, smoother skin. Follow Colleen’s lead; elude the sun and the passage of time and restore your radiant glow. Taking charge of your skin should be a timeless pursuit. Just do it!