Let’s talk about our 50+ skin. Do you know what’s lacking? Water, that’s what - hydration. 

I live in mile-high Boulder, CO and when I say that the air here is dry, I mean DRY.  28% humidity is a good day. I realize that most people live in climates with a bit more moisture, but I think it’s true for most of us over 50 that our skin needs a bit more help maintaining a healthy hydrated glow.  Some days I feel like an iguana.

As we age, the skin loses its ability to retain moisture - this is called TEWL, or transepidermal water loss - and dryness is a common symptom associated with older skin. There are several reasons why this happens.

  • Reduced sebum production: Sebum is the natural oil produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin, and It helps to moisturize and protect the skin from external elements. As we age, the production of sebum decreases, leading to drier skin.

  • Decreased skin cell turnover: In older skin, the process of skin cell turnover (shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with new ones) slows down, leading to a buildup of dead skin cells, contributing to dry and dull-looking skin. 

  • Loss of skin elasticity: Over time, the skin gradually loses its elasticity due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which are proteins responsible for maintaining skin structure and flexibility. The loss of these proteins can exacerbate dryness, leading to fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Thinner skin: As we age, the skin tends to become thinner due to a decrease in the production of collagen and other components of the skin's extracellular matrix. Thinner skin is more prone to dryness and may be more susceptible to damage from environmental factors.

  • Environmental factors: Environmental factors, such as exposure to harsh weather, low humidity, and excessive sun exposure, can exacerbate dry skin no matter what your age, but as the skin's natural barrier weakens with age, it loses its ability to retain moisture.

So, the first step in taking care of our skin is to provide hydration - when we wake up, before we go to bed, and throughout the day as well.

So, here’s how it works

When I was looking for a skincare solution specifically for my 59-year-old face (now 60), I wanted a skincare product that could address dryness and restore some hydration to my skin, something formulated for the unique needs of my 50+ skin. 

So I created the Daily Hydrate Face Mist, made with hyaluronic acid, a powerful humectant that attracts and retains water, providing intense hydration to the skin, and glycerin, an effective humectant that helps the skin retain moisture and prevents water loss.  Botanical hydrosols of rose, helichrysum, frankincense, and cucumber soothe and hydrate, while niacinamide and antioxidants, including kakadu plum and green tea extract, protect.

How to use Daily Hydrate Face Mist

 First thing in the morning – what do you do?  Splash some water on your face, preferably cool. Dry your face and spray the Daily Hydrate Face Mist on your face and neck.  Did I mention my neck? It’s so important to take care of your neck just as you do your face. For 58 years, I ignored my neck – maybe I put some lotion on it when I got out of the shower, sometimes some sunscreen but not always. Now, I take my taking care of neck very seriously!

In the evening, after you wash your face, spray the mist on your face and neck and apply the Daily Nourish Face Oil to seal in that moisture and nourish and protect your skin.

And voila! Hydrated, smooth, soft, protected, glowy skin.  The Daily Hydrate Face Mist provides hydration for your skin and the Daily Nourish Face Oil forms a protective layer on top of the hydration, sealing it in. And guess what? This makes your skin very happy. It’s like wrapping your face in a protective blanket that hydrates softens, smoothes, and protects the skin.

October 12, 2023 — Caraline Team

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