How We Age: Best Skincare Devices for Your 60s and 70s

by Chloe Beveridge

How We Age: Best Skincare Devices for Your 60s and 70s

Your 60s and 70s are life changing decades. Whether you're planning to put your work life behind you and settle in to retirement or you’re looking to spend some time on your own - this time in your life can be refreshingly relaxing.

Whilst your 60s and 70s are potentially game changing in terms of life events, the impact doesn’t have to show on your skin.

You only have to look at the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, and Glen Close to see that your skin can look and feel truly gorgeous well into the later years of your life.

What happens to your skin in your 60s and 70s?

Just like in all stages in your life, your skin in your 60s and 70s will be somewhat a reflection of how well you have looked after it in previous decades.

Your skin’s metabolism is now significantly slower than it was in your 30s and 40s, meaning your complexion will now be significantly drier and perhaps ‘thinner’ looking in appearance.

During this period the movement of blood throughout your system of small vessels (a process known and Microcirculation) will have slowed down, meaning small vessels and capillaries are now less efficient than they were in previous years. By the time you reach 75, you’ll have 50% fewer blood vessels in your face. This means your skin may begin to lose its ‘glow’ or ‘pinkness’ that it once had - leaving it duller looking.

For females, the good news is that you will have likely finished the menopause, meaning that any skin sensitivity relating to hormonal changes should have now subsided.

Key changes to expect at this age include:

  • Skin may be drier and ‘thinner’ looking
  • Previous fine lines and wrinkles may become more dramatic
  • Superficial blood vessels may appear around the cheeks and nose
  • More age spots may form
  • Eyelids may start to sag

Increase circulation

Whilst the reduction in Microcirculation in your 60s can result in a duller looking complexion, there are ways to naturally increase blood flow at home without an invasive procedure.

Enjoy the benefits of cryotherapy from the comfort of your home with the CurrentBody Skin Cryo Roller. After storing in the freezer, roll over the face and body to effortlessly sculpt, depuff and brighten your appearance.

The Daily Mail says "It helps flush away toxins, and reduce water retention, for radiant skin."

Up your hydration

Moisture loss and dryness is so prevalent in your 60s and 70s, it’s vital that you counteract this by upping your moisturising treatments.

The OXYjet GO Oxygen Facial System is a handheld oxygen facial tool that reduces the visible signs of ageing, plumps and hydrates skin. It's the convenient at-home version of the popular salon OXYjet treatment. 

After four weeks, you'll be left with a noticeably youthful appearance that you can maintain with a single treatment each week.

Our Resident Product Expert, Heather Talbot, says: “It’s really good for refreshing and resurfacing the skin. You can use it alongside your own skincare products, meaning you can use the products you’ve always loved.”

We also recommend using a thicker, richer moisturiser such as the Lancer Skincare The Method: Nourish, it locks in moisture and replenishes the skin's natural barrier. This lets all the previous active ingredients continue to work on the skin during your day.

Don’t forget about your neck

We’ve all heard of the dreaded ‘turkey neck’ but it’s an area that is often overlooked. Which is silly really, as it’s actually one of the areas of your body that actually reveals your age first due to the skin being much thinner than on your face.

“It’s the one place that everyone forgets, it’s also one of the areas that catches the sun more than the rest of your body so it can show the signs of ageing more prominently.” Heather says.

The CurrentBody Skin LED Neck and Dec Perfector harnesses two powerful light therapies to encourage cell renewal for younger-looking skin. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in red and near infra-red work together for a more powerful effect. They increase collagen and other key nutrients which makes the skin bouncier and firmer.

Shop now > Anti-ageing skincare and anti-ageing devices. 

Prev Post

How We Age: Best Skincare Devices for Your 40s and 50s

Next Post

Interview: David Bean, Founder of Nira Skin