The Most Common Mid-Life Changes To Your Skin & How To Fix Them

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Do you remember the days of your young, bright, happy skin? As we age, our skin can change but the most dramatic changes happen around mid-life.

What happens to your skin when you hit your 40’s and 50’s? Here are the most common mid-life skin complaints and easy ways to combat them!

Wrinkles and Lines

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Even though you start losing collagen and elastin in your early 30’s, the drastic drop in your natural production of it really doesn’t happen until your 40 or 50’s. The first signs of change in your skin from getting older are often noticing lines, wrinkles, and even sagging skin starting to happen. While it is completely normal, not everyone wants to embrace their wrinkles and many people look for a powerful solution to help manage aging skin.

It’s important that you are using products that help speed up your collagen and elastin production so it can help stop and reverse wrinkles and lines. Using ingredients like Matrixyl 6 will deliver the nutrients your skin needs to fight wrinkles and produce more collagen, and will also help plump the skin making wrinkles look less noticeable.

Skin Gets Duller

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If you are over the age of 40, chances are you are having less of those great skin days where the skin looks dewy and hydrated. This is completely normal because as skin ages, it naturally becomes duller and holds less moisture. When skin is dull and dry, it makes wrinkles and lines appear even worse than they really are, but you can combat this easily with a great skincare routine.

To combat dullness, make sure you are using a moisturizer that is formulated to deliver deep hydration. Ingredients like shea butter and coconut and argan oil will deliver a surge of moisture to your skin and revive your dull complexion. It will also help balance the moisture barrier in your skin making wrinkles less visible and creating an easy canvas to apply makeup on!

Uneven Skin Tone

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As we age, its normal for skin tone to become less even. Many people start seeing signs of sun damage in their 20’s and 30’s but as you get older, you also experience age spots, excessive sun damage, and collections of melanin on your skin called dark spots. While this is a totally normal part of aging, it can leave you feeling self-conscious if you prefer to have an even skin tone.

Evening out your skin tone can take years off the look of your face easily. While some people opt for expensive and risky laser treatments to manage their dark spots and uneven skin tone, there are great ways to help erase them that you can do right from home. Our Dark Spot Corrector harnesses the power of 5 types of vitamin C to brighten your skin while helping to erase uneven skin tones, sun damage, and age spots. The result will be a glowing face with no imperfections!

Three Ingredients That Will Help Erase Your Age Spots

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Age spots are one of the most unwanted signs of getting older. They can affect your face, neck, and even hands – but no matter where they show up, they are always an unwelcome visitor.

The wonderful news about age spots is that you don’t have to live with them if you don’t want to. Thanks to powerful ingredients and new developments in formulations available, banishing age spots can become a reality!

Vitamin C

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If you follow skincare at all, you’ll know that vitamin C can be one of the most powerful ingredients in your arsenal of skincare products. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C fights free radicals that cause aging and helps regenerate damaged skin cells. If you aren’t using vitamin C in your routine yet, it’s time to start ASAP.

When it comes to age spots, vitamin C is a massive help to fade existing spots and help prevent new ones from forming. While some people go to extremes of lasers and peels to destroy age spots, vitamin C will actually provide similar results without the pain or cost. Not only will it help fade your age spots, but it will help fight wrinkles and sagging too!

Ginseng Root

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This prized Korean herb has been used for every type of healing you can imagine, and skin is no exception. In addition to helping control breakouts, de-puffing skin, and brightening complexion, it also works hard to banish age spots and keep more from forming.

Like vitamin C, ginseng root contains ample amounts of antioxidants. When your skin is exposed to environmental factors, it can lead to melanin production which causes age spots and dark spots, but ginseng stops it right its tracks! Using products that include ginseng will lighten dark spots while brightening the rest of your skin for a glowing, youthful complexion.

Safflower

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If you’re looking for a powerful ingredient that will really make a difference in your results, look no further than safflower extract. Safflower in your skincare is a natural and safe ingredient that will help you achieve radiant skin. Used for centuries as a natural way to fight free radicals, this unique ingredient packs a strong punch to banish pigmentation issues and age spots.

Safflower contains ample amounts of fatty acids that will help stimulate collagen production and lighten dark spots on your skin. Safflower is so powerful, it’s even used to treat dark undereye circles because of its incredible brightening properties. When it comes to fighting age spots, products like our Dark Spot Corrector harness the power of safflower to help diminish the look of age spots and keep new ones from forming. The result will be an even and bright skin tone that takes years off your look.

What Is Causing Your Sunspots And How To Stop Them From Appearing

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You can call them dark spots, freckles or age spots but no matter what name you attach to them, there is no denying that sun is powerful enough to penetrate your skin and leave you with darker, discolored patches of skin.

The severity of your dark spots can depend on a few things, your age, how often you have been in the sun unprotected, and even your skin tone can play a role but no matter what the cause is, there is a solution to reduce the visibility of sunspots and protect yourself from developing more of them.

What Are Sunspots?

sunspots, sun damage, skincareSunspots can come in all shapes and sizes, While some may look small like freckles, others can be larger and they mostly appear on your face, neck, and hands. No matter their size, they are all forms of sun damage and almost everyone will experience them at some point in their life.

While age spots are common and can be completely normal, it’s important to keep an eye on them. If you notice age spots, you need to make sure that you don’t actually have a serious skin issue. This is especially the case if the spots are very dark or have recently changed their appearance in which case, you should visit your dermatologist.

Tip: You can avoid sunspots by adding a layer of SPF 30 over your Repair & Release Cream daily. 

What Causes Them?

sun damage, sunspots, skincareSunspots can be caused by a number of things but the most common is exposure to UV rays. When the UV hits your skin, it causes darker pigmentation which is why most people notice their sun spots in summer months when the sun is strongest and they are outside the longest.

Even if you’re slathering yourself with SPF daily, the sunspots you see can actually be from damage that occurred years ago. Unlike freckles specifically which tend to show up directly after sun exposure, some age spots can take years to form on your face or may not be visible with natural lighting (like the image above). Those kinds of sunspots are often the hardest to get rid of.

How To Prevent and Treat Them

sunspots, sun damage, skincareThe easiest way to prevent sunspots is to limit your skins’ exposure to the sun. This can mean applying (and re-applying) sunscreen throughout the day. We recommend minimum protection of SPF 30 for your face and most face sunscreens are perfectly safe and effective when used on your neck, chest, and hands as well. A large sun hat goes a long way as well for sun spots on your face and neck.

To treat sunspots that have already appeared on your skin, you want to make sure you’re using products like our Repair & Release Cream that include ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vitamin C which are proven to not only sooth and lighten the spots exposed to the sun, but also help limit the amount of melanin that develops, which is the pigment that makes skin darker.

 

What do you do to limit the appearance of sunspots? Let us know in the comments below!