Your Skin After 50: Deep Cleansing and Exfoliation
Your Skin After 50:
Deep Cleansing and Exfoliation
Have you ever wondered what your skin is doing?
Maybe you’ve wondered why your skin is so dry at times, how breakouts form or why certain skin-care regimens work better than others?
You know that well-cared-for skin looks and feels its best. Taking care of our skin also helps it perform its many jobs—especially as we age.
Understanding your skin and how it works may help you take better care of it… allowing the real you to shine through today and every day.
To that end, we’re sharing a little bit about your skin and how it works—and how to care for it so you can look and feel your best.
All about pores
Your skin is made up of three layers. The epidermis is the outermost layer, providing a waterproof barrier to keep moisture in and harmful contaminants out. The deepest layer of your skin, the hypodermis, stores fat and provides insulation and cushioning.
In the middle is the dermis layer, which contains connective tissue and proteins like collagen and elastin. It’s also where you’ll find hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
Each hair follicle begins in your dermis and breaches the top layer of your skin through an opening called a pore.
Pores also release sebum, the protective oil produced by sebaceous glands, onto the outer layer of your skin. Sebum lubricates the skin and also carries dead cells and debris from the dermis up to the epidermis to be expelled.
Your pores are self-cleaning for the most part… discharging dead cells and sebum with no problems at all.
The mixture of sebum and dead cells expelled by your pores helps form a barrier on your skin, protecting you against viruses, bacteria and other contaminants.
After 50, however, our pores become less efficient at clearing debris from the inner and outer layers of our skin. Reduced circulation means slower cell turnover, allowing a thicker layer of dead cells and sebum to form.
The accumulated debris can begin to stretch your pores. Meanwhile, external elements—like makeup, pollution, dry air or hormone imbalance—can worsen the buildup and lead to rough, flaky skin, inflammation and more visible pores.
At the same time, all three layers of your skin thin with age, making your skin more delicate, making gentle, deep cleaning even more important.
Cleansing your skin
Cleansing your face removes makeup, dirt and impurities that can settle on your skin during the day.
We suggest choosing a gentle cleanser that’s soap-free and pH-neutral, like Boom CleanⓇ.
Soap can strip your skin of needed moisture leaving it tight and irritated. Boom Clean gently removes buildup from the surface of your skin without drying.
Formulated with gentle, non-toxic ingredients, Boom Clean contains no parabens, synthetic perfumes or dyes that can irritate the skin.
The delicate, clean smell of our daily cleanser comes from witch hazel and grapefruit peel oil. Both are gentle astringents that clean your skin naturally and reduce inflammation.
You can use Boom Clean everyday to wash your face or any part of your body.
Reveal your most radiant skin
After you cleanse your skin, we suggest a gentle exfoliant to help remove any dead skin cells and sebum buildup. Regular exfoliation reveals your freshest, brightest skin.
Exfoliation may be chemical or physical. We suggest avoiding chemical peels, which may be too harsh for over-50 skin. Instead, choose a physical exfoliant that won’t cause irritation, like Boom Scrub™.
Made with all-natural oat kernel flour rolled in jojoba esters, Boom Scrub removes the buildup that makes your skin appear rough, flaky and dry.
As these dead cells and oil are removed, Boom Scrub’s other ingredients go to work cleansing and nourishing your skin.
Argan oil, with its rich source of antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E, helps to revitalize the appearance of your skin. Boom Scrub also contains aloe vera that can soothe all parts of your skin.
With Boom Scrub, you can exfoliate daily, several times a week or weekly—whatever works best for you—without worrying about abrasions, peeling or redness.
To use Boom Scrub, apply to damp skin as a mini-mask. After about five minutes, rinse clean with warm water.
Boom Scrub, like all Boom products, is also 100% cruelty-free—that means we never, ever test on animals.
With a little extra attention and gentle skin-care products, your skin’s naturally radiant glow can be maintained for all the years to come.
As always, we’d love to hear what you think. Tell us, do you exfoliate? If so, how often?