5 Effective Skincare Remedies for Older Adults

How to Take Care of Your Skin in the Elderly

Skin is the largest organ in our body. As we age, our skin naturally ages along with us. That's why, having a skincare routine is a must for us at any age. Therefore, it is essential for older adults to take care of their skin to keep it glowing and in good condition and prevent acne, wrinkles, dryness, and age spots.

What you can do to keep your skin healthy and glowing in your 50s, 60s or 70s? You can take several preventive measures to preserve aging skin. Here are 5 effective skincare remedies for older adults.

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5 Essential Skin Care Remedies for Older Adults

Caring for one's skin and body is an integral part of caring for ourselves. You do not have to restrict these to self-care days, but make a committed effort to incorporate them into your outlook in life. When we include these healthy channels and remedies into our lifestyle, it is far easier to turn to them regularly. 

Skincare is non-negotiable even when one grows old, or shall we say, especially when one grows older. Working towards healthy skin does not have to be filled with expensive treatments or extensive plans, but one can begin to make natural remedies a part of your life. In doing so, you begin to grow and understand oneself, one's skin, and cater to its needs and changes. Moreover, skincare for older adults is not vital for our skin to look but also feel better. Below are five effective skin care remedies that will help you reimagine and reconfigure your relationship with your skin, and subsequently, with yourself.

1. Curd and Cucumber pack for skin rejuvenation

The popular skincare image of cucumber on the eyes is not alien to us! We owe it to TV for introducing this remedy to us before we may realize its effects. Along with its many health benefits, cucumber holds power in rejuvenating the skin and reducing the dark circles under our eyes. Apart from being a soothing option, it also reduces any puffiness. The curd, however, contains lactic acid, which aids in exfoliating dead cells in the skin. You may want to turn to this pack after a long and tiring day. 

To prepare a face mask, you may begin by mixing half a cup of curd with two teaspoons of grated cucumber. Let it be for twenty minutes upon applying on the skin, then rinse it with warm water. This simple remedy can be effective if you use it twice a week, every few months.

2. Coconut milk for moisturizing dry skin

Coconuts are packed with various minerals and vitamins, helping to moisturize the skin, keeping it soft, supple, and young. You may begin by grating a raw coconut and squeezing the milk from it. By applying this milk to your face for twenty minutes and rinsing it, you allow your skin to regain radiance. Your skin will look fresh, and alive, and appear healthy. 

Other benefits of coconut milk are that it aids in exfoliating the skin, reduces acne, and helps you retain a shiny glow. Alternatively, you could even massage your skin upon applying it or mix it with a few tablespoons of curd to enhance its efficiency.

3. Papaya mask for firm skin

Papaya is significant in skincare journeys as its Vitamin A ensures an antioxidant action for the skin. An enzyme termed papain, present in papaya, actively digests dead cells. This enzyme strengthens the skin and adds firmness. 

You may make a papaya mask by yourself. Start by cutting pieces of ripe papaya fruit, and mashing the pieces into a soft and smooth paste. Then, you may apply this paste to your face. After fifteen to twenty minutes, you can wash it with warm water.

4. CBD for inflammation relief

CBD has immense anti-inflammatory properties. It is a classic pick in the cannabis market, but users seem to have gained from it significantly. The interaction with the cannabinoid receptors in the skin allows it to heal and address inflamed skin. As it comes in various forms like edibles, oils and flowers, you can opt for taking it in any way you like. For instant recovery, you can opt for flowers. But, if you wish to recover from acne or eczema, applying oils and tinctures on the particular spot may aid in healing them quickly. 

Applying it to the skin allows you to address the problem directly, in contrast to the delayed effects of taking gummies or edibles. The downside of taking CBD edibles is that it goes through the digestive system. This process may tend to take more time. Topical application is quicker, addresses the affected area, and may not produce intense psychoactive effects. It is non-irritating, so you can easily use it daily without any drying of the skin.

5. Rosewater for skin tightening

Rosewater is a vital element in skincare routines and industry. Many use it as a cleanser to remove dirt clogging in existing pores of the skin. It is said to have an astringent action, due to which it tightens the skin, giving it firmness while reducing puffiness from under the eyes. 

You may mix two tablespoons of rose water and a few drops of glycerine with half a teaspoon of lemon juice. With a cotton ball, you can apply this mixture every day before heading to bed. Along with the cleansing properties of rosewater, glycerine works as a natural moisturizer. 

You can try a face pack with a mixture of rose water, curd, and honey. For this, you will require one teaspoon of each of the three ingredients above. Apply this resulting mixture to your face and wash it with cool water after twenty minutes. Along with it, you can take it up a notch with some mashed ripe bananas.

Read Here: How to Get Rid of Wrinkles and Saggy Skin


One must not care for oneself only when convenient but must begin to include it in our busy schedules. From the skin remedies discussed above, you may have realized how easy it is to include them in your life. Even in older years, taking care of oneself and one's skin is equally significant. Take a step towards healthy skin, using general skin care products to tend to inflamed acne or eczema or using cucumber masks to relieve stress. 

Lastly, while making these changes, also ensure responsible use and gauge the results. These ingredients interact with everyone's skin differently, due to which it is wise to gauge results and proceed accordingly. Your skin and health must be your priority! Contact your dermatologist if you want additional professional assurance before making these a common tenet in your life.

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