Natural Beauty Products for Seniors with Sensitive SkinSeptember 8, 2023
Natural Beauty Products for Seniors with Sensitive Skin
All our lives, our skin changes. One product that may have worked well ten years ago may no longer have its desired effect. You may have even found that your skin is much more sensitive than it was a few years prior. This may initially cause you concern, and while it is certainly a good idea to get your skin looked at every so often, sensitive skin is just a part of aging.
As your skin grows more sensitive, finding the products that work best for you becomes more important than ever. For some, natural beauty products—or products free of synthetic chemicals—are the solution. While you should always discuss making any changes to your skincare regimen with your doctor first, these natural beauty products for seniors with sensitive skin could be great.
Some ingredients that are to be great for sensitive skin
August is National Skin Care Awareness Month, so make an effort to give your sensitive skin the care it needs. As you explore new products, you may learn certain ingredients are shown to be helpful for those with sensitive skin. Keep an eye out for these ingredients, as they may be beneficial to your skincare journey.
- Ceramides—these naturally occurring liquids help moisturize and protect the skin.
- Niacinamide—as a form of vitamin B3, niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents the evaporation of moisture from your skin
- Hyaluronic acid—this molecule is a non-irritating humectant (a compound that keeps things moist) that improves elasticity and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Chamomile—though usually thought of as something to drink, chamomile has great anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated skin
- Aloe—in addition to treating sunburns, has shown to be soothing for sensitive skin
- Retinol—as a concentrated form of vitamin A, retinol encourages cell production, which increased collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Remember: transitioning your currently existing skin products all at once can actually lead to more irritation. If you’re planning on swapping your beauty products for more natural alternatives, replace them one at a time.
Natural skin care products for seniors
You could spend hours perusing the aisles of your local superstore in search of a natural product that works best for you. However, if heading to the store feels overwhelming, these products could be a good start.
Sometimes, makeup removal products can feel harsh on one’s skin. Micellar water is a great option for those looking for a gentle solution. This product creates micelles, or small particles that attract dirt, oil, and makeup. This makes it easy to wipe away grime for fresh, moisturized skin.
Gentle makeup removal products are especially important for seniors. As one ages, their skin loses its elasticity and is more prone to injury. Having light, but effective makeup remover will be beneficial to your overall skin health.
This gel cleanser cleanses the skin without stripping it of moisture like some cleansers do. Instead, this product gently exfoliates without drying out your skin. All Ursa Major products are made with natural ingredients, so if you like this one, you can explore their entire line.
Burt’s Bees is one of the most recognizable brands that have touted natural ingredients for decades. This hypoallergenic product utilizes relieving ingredients such as aloe and cotton extract to reduce redness and irritation in sensitive skin. Apply it after cleansing the face for the best results.
Skin care doesn’t end with your face—your whole body deserves to be treated correctly! The unscented, oat-based formula soothes and relieves irritation for 24-hour relief. It was formulated to treat excessively dry skin, making it especially handy for those who suffer from dry skin in the winter months.
Finding a moisturizer that works for you is essential. While dry skin may seem like a frustrating nuisance, it can be a more serious problem for seniors. Dry skin can lead to dermatitis and repeated scratching. As a result, seniors can experience chronic wounds and even infections. Treating dry skin early is essential to solving the problem.
Natural makeup products for seniors
For older adults who wear makeup, finding new beauty products that fit their evolving needs is even more of a challenge than skincare. You need the right balance between a product that makes you feel good and look good. For many, natural and organic products are what their skin needs. Consider some of these clean beauty brands for all your makeup needs.
There are few beauty products that claim they can actually improve skin, but bareMinerals is one of them. Since the 1990s, this brand has produced clean, cruelty-free, vegan products that help improve texture and tone—which is especially great for seniors. Though they use to create just power-based products, the brand has expanded to liquid products too.
Clean beauty brands have a bad reputation for not bringing the coverage that users need. RMS Beauty, however, is different. The brand was developed by renowned makeup artist, Rose-Marie Swift, who knows the importance of quality, clean products. As a result, she developed a full, inclusive line of beauty products with clean ingredients for those of all skin colors and types!
For more minimalist makeup, ILIA is a great option. With buildable formulas, users can have as heavy or as light as they want. What’s more, as a skin-care-based brand, these products are designed to help protect your skin from any environmental stressors. Most of their products have SPF, which makes the brand a great option if you’re going to be spending any time outside.
For full body health, consider home care
Skincare is only a portion of your full body health. To stay the healthiest, happiest “you,” you need to maintain your personal care routine, eat well, maintain your home, and so much more. As an older adult, this may be challenging to do on your own—but that’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be “on your own.” You can receive the help of an at-home caregiver.
Our staff at Home Care Powered by AUAF is available to assist seniors with all the intricate activities of daily living. If you think you would benefit from help at home, give us a call at 773-274-9262. We would be happy to discuss our program with you.
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