By Patricia Wersinger
This time of year when weddings abound, all thoughts are on the brides – their gowns, makeup and hairstyles, along with all the celebration details. But what about the other very important lady that day, the Mother of the Bride? Her dress, shoes, flowers and hair may all in place, but after months of details, details, details, is she glowing on the outside as much as she’s glowing on the inside? Let’s make sure mom’s skin looks as amazing as she feels. Oh and by the way, there’s no rule against dad being a young looking father of the bride, share these products with him too!
As we age, the skin’s oil production and cell turn-over slow down and a dry “roof” on top of the skin requires expert exfoliation to allow younger skin to come through. The cell turnover rate slows down after menopause. One of the best ways to keep skin looking radiant and young is by using an efficient microdermabrasion scrub such as Dr.Thomas P. Sterry’s. Dead cells are removed in a gentle scrubbing action and debris is dissolved from the skin’s top layer with tiny pumice granules to bring out better skin underneath. For best results use twice a week.
Available at http://www.drsterrry.com and in his office in NYC
Brides and mothers have different skin moisturizing needs. . A specific skin moisturizer for women over 45 is Glo-therapeutics Cyto-Luxe Hydration+ with plant stem cells and plankton extract. It refines a mature skin’s surface and hydrates it deeply. It forms a set with Cyto-Luxe Vitamin C+, an efficacious collagen stimulator with sweet iris, hyaluronic & ascorbic acids known for their ability to repair aged skin. The liquid formula should be applied morning and night, 10 drops at a time.
Available at http://www.gloprofessional.com
Under eye puffiness worsens as you reach your 40’s due to a variety of ageing factors. Simy Skin, made especially for those over 45, firms the delicate eye area with six active ingredients to help regenerate skin cells as it decreases the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. It also contains hersperidin methylchalcone to reduce discoloration and dark circles along with vitamin B12, a multi-purpose nutrient that has the ability to moisturize skin, prevent wrinkles, and relieve skin inflammation at once.
Available at http://www.simyskin.com
Bad texture and age spots are two of the most annoying aspects of aging and definitely one of their most tell-tale signs. Today’s mature woman doesn’t have to suffer all the bad effects of sun damage, there are some products for rejuvenation. NeoStrata Dermal Replenishment is formulated to restore optimal hydration levels in mature skin. It’s especially effective in helping to reduce dark spots and create better skin texture. Mom will love the elastic texture of this easily absorbed lotion and its subtle uplifting natural fragrance.
Women suffering from rosacea, overly dry skin or inflammation, which increases as skin ages, will love Priyana‘s Damage Controle C + DNA Daily Moisturizer. Priyana uses a powerful mixture of peptides and hyaluronic acid to reduce inflammation, redness as well as DNA and cell damage caused by the sun and environment. The smooth silky moisturizer also contains evodia (a Chinese herb that increases the flow of chi) and B5. Priyana is a doctor’s formulated collection.
Available: medical spas, doctor’s offices and http://www.priyanamd.com
If the mother of the bride is an earth mother at heart, she’ll want to use products from the award winning Trilogy skin care collection. This organic line uses plants to nourish and heal the skin in easily absorbed formulations. The Age Proof collection for mature skin includes a CoQ10 serum containing co-enzyme Q10, macadamia nut oil and tamanu, a natural topical healing agent.
Lines around the lips can make the mouth look hard as people age. For a picture perfect pout use Dermelect Smooth Upper Lip & Perioral Anti-Aging Treatment. It’s formulated with 6 active ingredients that combine to contour the delicate area around the mouth with peptide Matrixyl 3000, hyaluronic filling spheres, and skin brighteners including arbutin and retinol. Apply every night and be prepared for lots of kisses on the big day.
Obviously, whether you’re the mother of the bride or simply a woman over 45, you deserve to look great. These targeted products are designed specifically for you to help you age beautifully and gracefully.