Reaching the age of 50 is life changing for anyone everything changes, from how you look at the world to the texture of your skin. Dullness, fine lines, rough texture and sagging might become a thing of concern for you. It is a common skin care principle of cleansing, toning and moisturizing of the skin that most people do today, but when you hit the big 5-0, you will have to target cleansers, treatments and moisturizer for more mature skin. Using the right products can cause you to age younger, slower and radiant, coupled with a good diet, healthier.
Most women over the age of 50 tend to have drier skin texture than in their younger years. In order to retain texture, opt for gentle cleansers that are not harsh to the skin, formulas that can be rinsed, or tissued off, as they live natural lipid (oil) layer of skin intact. Cleansers that exfoliate like jojoba beads or mild alpha-hydroxy acids are a good bet and are best used at night to be effective.
Fine lines, hyperpigmentation (dark spots), loss of elasticity and dullness are all characteristics of skin in its fifties. A stronger treatment other than moisturizer or cleanser is needed, and that is Serums. These are concentrated formulas developed to help individual skin issues. Your doctor can tell you the best times to use this to get the best results.
For fine lines, look for a retinoid (vitamin A), which works to resurface the skin. Best used at night, retinoids also increase cellular activity in the dermis (lower levels of the skin) thereby helping with loss of elasticity. Hyperpigmentation responds well to the chemical hydroquinone, as well as natural ingredients like licorice extract, kojic acid (from fungus) and vitamin C. For improving sagging skin, vitamin C is a good option, as it helps with collagen production. Alpha-hydroxy acids, better known as AHAs exfoliate, resurface and unclog pores, leading to radiant skin and relieving dullness.
Moisturizing is one skin care regimen that is highly essential for people over 50. This is because it replenishes the natural oils the surface of the skin which are mostly eliminated due to estrogen loss in your fifties. Moisturizers with vitamins C and E as well as other antioxidants like green tea, and a few others will do for your skin.
Last, but certainly not least, wear an SPF anytime you are outside during daylight hours. Your best choice is a broad-spectrum sunscreen which protects skin from UVA (aging rays) and UVB (rays that burn). If you don’t have an SPF included in your moisturizer, use a minimum of SPF 20-30 on a daily basis.