Skincare in your 50s is all about maintainence and consistency, as a lot of your skin’s natural processes tend to slow down dramatically. So your skincare should help support your skin as well as targeting any specific concerns. I’m sharing my advice for the best skincare routine in your 50s and beyond.
What Skin Concerns Arise in your 50s?
This is the decade when your skin starts to show the signs of sun damage from the previous years. You are very likely to see signs of wrinkles and lines, loss of firmness and uneven skin tone as well as pigmentation and age spots.
Women going through menopausal changes will also notice a difference in their skin type and sensitivity, as well as more redness due to symptoms such as hot flushes.
Another common change is a result of your oestrogen levels decreasing; it can have a significant effect on your skin’s moisturising factors and sebum production leading to drier skin.
Although ageing is inevitable, there are a few things you can do which will help your concerns so you can look just as young as you feel.
Anti-ageing skincare can work in 2 ways: to slow down further signs of ageing and to help reduce lines, wrinkles and marks that have already arisen. There are some essential ingredients to look out for to target specific issues.
- Look for creams which contain Collagen and Elastin stimulators as these are the 2 elements that suffer significantly as you age; your skin slows down their production, which as a result leads to sagging and development of lines and wrinkles.
- Retinoids (otherwise known as Vitamin A) and peptides are some great ingredients to keep an eye out for when trying to . I have explained all about the benefits of Vitamin A but it helps to heal and protect your skin, targeting scars, lines and marks.
- For pigmentation and marks, products containing ingredients like Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Vitamin C and Azelaic Acid are brilliant for helping to even out skin tone and calm any signs of hyperpigmentation.