By the time you reach 50, you’ll not only have your skincare regime down to a T, but you’ll have a much stronger sense of yourself. This is the time to really nurture your skin so that it looks as radiant as possible. The sebaceous glands produce fewer lipids and skin becomes drier, so hydration is really key. As the collagen in your skin has depleted, you’ll also begin to notice volume loss, resulting in skin sagging, while nasolabial folds (smile lines) become more pronounced.
Our Top Tips:
1. Use rich formulas: By now, you should have a consistent regime, containing multiple hydrating products; a moisturizer, serum, face oil and an eye cream. Look for rich formulas containing as many active ingredients as possible. Remember, even if you’ve taken great care of your face up until now, your neck can still be a giveaway! Try our neck firming cream.
2. Look into probiotic skincare: You may also want to look into probiotic skincare. As your skin ages, the outer layer becomes more alkaline (the optimal pH balance of the skin is 5.5, which is slightly acidic), which means its defense is weaker, and it’s more prone to sensitivity and dryness. Adding a topical probiotic will help restore the skin’s pH balance, helping it to produce fatty acids so that it can retain moisture. It also helps your skin maintain any remaining collagen by neutralizing free radicals that destroy those cells. Basically, probiotic skincare could be a major game changer for your skin.
3. Incorporate a facial oil: These have a much smaller molecular structure that can penetrate further into your dermis, allowing your skin to retain hydration at a much deeper level. Using the right facial oil will not only repair and protect the skin’s barrier, but it’ll also nourish and plump like no other product on your shelf. If you’re using retinol (which you should be!), it can tend to dry your face, so using a facial oil will rebalance your skin’s hydration levels.
Ingredients to look for: Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid for brightening and moisturizing, retinoids, vitamin C and essential oils and face oils to lock in moisture.
Check out these great products for skin care in your 50's:
|Vitamin C Serum||Vitamin C Cream||Hyaluronic Acid Serum|
|Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid||Retinol Serum||Super Hydrating Moisturizer|