We begin to age much sooner than we thought. Of course, there’s no reason to worry about your aging skin when you’re 20, but when you’re 50, there’s no better time to start focusing more on your skincare. At this time, skin starts to lose elasticity and become drier, resulting in sagging and lifeless skin. And wrinkles, lines around the mouth and eyes as well as age spots also start to become more visible after 40. So what should you do to retain healthy and beautiful skin?
Use The Right Cleanser
The best way to start your daily skincare regimen is with a nice cleanse. Dirt and old skin cells won’t do anything good for your skin but clog your pores and give the skin that dull complexion. Therefore, it’s crucial to clean your skin every day. Foaming cleansers are the best because they remove everything from makeup to the dirt that’s stuck under the surface. If your skin leans towards the dryer side, opt for a product that is oil-based, while skin types that are usually more oily should look for formulas with salicylic acid.
Introduce A Serum
To feed your skin, you need a serum, a day type and a night type. For the day, focus on something with vitamins C and E, which are great at fighting UVA and UVB radiation. Boosted with antioxidants that repair the skin and prevent future damage, serums with vitamins will be there for your skin the entire day. For the night, opt for vitamin A, mainly one of its variations called retinoid or retinol. No matter if you get it from your dermatologist or buy it over the counter, it will achieve amazing results.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Wait for your serum to dry and then be generous with moisturizer. After you turn 50, the oil production of your skin slows down, so you need to keep the skin moist with products, especially if you live somewhere with extreme weather like Australia and its relentless sun, heat and ocean breeze. That’s why you can try out probiotic skincare with natural extracts and probiotics that support the skin’s barrier, improve its function and make your skin look healthy, hydrated and radiant. Apply several times a day for the best results.
Adjust Your Diet
And finally, it’s as important to take care of your skin from the inside as it is from the outside. You are what you eat, and your skin will reflect that. If you rely on fast food and sugary drinks and snacks to survive, you can’t expect healthy, full and radiant skin. It’s definitely worth it to reconsider your diet and introduce more whole grain, protein and fiber to your diet. Things like fruit and veggies are high in moisture, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which can benefit your skin. Add some perfectly balanced multivitamins, minerals and probiotics to your diet as well. Plus, they will keep you full for longer and allow you to maintain a healthy weight without too much effort.
Grab An Eye Cream
Some people start using eye creams as early as their late teens, but once you turn 50, this skincare step is not a choice anymore, but a true obligation. The skin around the eyes is thin and frail, so it requires a formula with a slightly different effect. Apply your eye cream every day, and try to keep it in the fridge, to be cold and perfect for reducing puffiness in the morning.
Always Wear Sunscreen
It really doesn’t matter who you are and how old you are, you should wear sunscreen every day all year round. A formula with UVA and UVB protection of at least 30SPF will help keep your skin safe from sun damage and even some lines and age spots. According to some research, sunscreen can even reverse the sun damage to the skin, so make sure to commit.
Use A Targeted Mask
Now that you have proper skincare habits every day, boost them even more with a weekly mask. In your 50s, you might benefit the best from masks that brighten, lift, smooth out and firm up your skin. A face mask is also a great opportunity to relax and unwind for 15-20 minutes and enjoy this pampering moment.
With these skincare tips, your skin in its 50s will look better than in your teens. So stay true to this regime and you’ll see amazing results in no time.
Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in business and marketing related topics.
In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.