Article Discusses Skincare and Age Reversal: Skin Care for Women in Their 50’s

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2007

Many women think that nice skin is a luxury of the past once they hit their 50’s, but with the multitude of treatment options on the market today, this is no longer true.’s latest article, “Skin Care in Your 50’s,” covers everything from prodcuts to procedures to help women age gracefully.

Menopause is only one of the many reasons that women in their 50’s need a little help figuring out their skin. Acne can resurface due to the increase in testosterone and slowing down of cell renewal, which is where adult acne treatments come into play. Collagen loss – which occurs as estrogen levels decrease – is among the biggest causes of aging. It leads to wrinkles and saggy skin. Products with vitamin C can help boost collagen production.

According to the article, it is never too late to start using products with alpha hydroxyl acids and retinol. Alpha hydroxyl acids, including glycolic, lactic, tartaric and citric acids, diminish wrinkles and age spots. Begin with concentrations of 10 to 15 percent, and work up if needed. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and is shown to improve fine lines and wrinkles along with skin tone, color and texture.

For those who spent their younger years sunbathing, drinking and smoking, more drastic measures might be needed, such as a face-lift. The classic face-lift surgery takes two to six hours, and lasts five to 10 years. Choose to add options such as a brow-lift or eye-lid surgery to complete the younger look. Maybe a mini face-lift is all that is needed; an anterior focuses on the lower face, while a posterior lift improves the neck area.

There are also minimally invasive procedures like an autologous fat transplantation, which removes fat from the stomach or bottom and injects it into the skin to get rid of wrinkles. One of the newest procedures in resurfacing technology is fractional resurfacing, which works on a portion of the skin and delves deep into the dermis to promote collagen production using a laser.

Non-surgical procedures like Botox and Restylane have become the popular go-to injectables for a temporary shot of youth. Averaging $ 400 per treatment, Botox banishes wrinkles by blocking acetylcholine, which is responsible for contracting the muscles and creating wrinkles. Restylane – a transparent hyaluronic acid – is typically used for plumping up the lips and smoothing out wrinkles.

Finally, when it comes to makeup, keep it simple. It’s best to avoid powders and heavy eye makeup. Instead, go with soft hues for the eyes, like gray or brown eyeliner. The only drama should be reserved for the upper lashes by using an eyelash curler and mascara. covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

“Growing Impatient With the Hands of Time”

For those who feel they have done everything possible to improve their skincare, and yet are still battling years on their skin, the problem may be solved more simply than they might think.

Microdermabrasion: The New Skin Care Solution

Skin care has truly met technology with microdermabrasion, and women all over the U.S. are joining in the growing trend of this skin care wonder treatment.

Illegal Hair and Skin Care Products: Don’t be a Victim

While the idea of selling salon and spa brand hair and skincare items at local drugstores or supermarkets may make sense to the average person, this notion isn’t a very realistic one. If the drugstore has finally decided to sell that top name brand conditioner or eye cream that is normally only sold at a salon, this could be a line of products that are being illegally sold.

Skin Care for the Guys Part 1: Your Daily Routine

Many guys have been either traumatized or confused by their girlfriend/wife/significant other’s vast collection of skincare products. Don’t be intimidated by it. Men’s skin care comes with a territory all its own. It’s still essential to cleanse and moisturize the face at least twice a day. All it takes is a few minutes.

About — “Your Source for Intelligent Skin Care” is the online source for consumers seeking intelligent beauty and skin care news, advice, tips and articles. Founded in 2005, features articles, news items and frequently asked questions on skincare and beauty related issues. is located in Sacramento, California, but receives visitors from all around the world. For more information, visit

# # #