What You Need To Know About Skincare After 50

Who doesn’t want to master the art of graceful aging, right? There’s nothing wrong with aging; after all, more money, wisdom, confidence, and life experiences. Aging is natural, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep our skin looking fabulous. Plus, just like when you were younger, you wanted to do what you can to look great. Now, skincare isn’t just about looking great and feeling great, but it’s something that your skin needs. So, with that said, what can you do to take care of your skin after the age of 50? Well, here’s exactly what you need to know!

Start By Boosting Your Collagen Intake

So, one thing you need to remember is that collagen is key to maintaining skin elasticity and firmness, but its natural production declines with age. There’s nothing wrong with you, it’s natural for it to eventually decline. So, that’s why you want to enhance your skincare routine with hydrolyzed collagen products. Consider collagen supplements in forms like powders and capsules.

So, pretty much, it’s about consuming collagen. You can still take this up a notch by naturally consuming collagen in your diet (but you should still take it in other forms too), such as eating/ drinking Vitamin C-rich foods and bone broth.

Focus On Cleansing Gently

Something else you need to keep in mind is that your skin can’t handle much roughness as it ages. With age, your skin gets drier and a tad more sensitive, thanks to less oil production and thinner skin layers. it’ll be a good idea to swap out those harsh cleansers for something gentler, like a creamy cleanser or hydrating micellar water that cleans without any fuss or muss.

It’s All About Moisture

Now, there’s one thing you need to remember: moisturizing is crucial—more now than ever. That’s why you’ll want to look for a top-notch moisturizer that suits your skin type, especially one packed with hydrating heroes like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides. These ingredients keep your skin plump and happy by holding onto water. And don’t forget about your neck and chest; they deserve some love, too (it’s one of the main spots that are forgotten about).

You’ll Need To Bring-On The Heavy Hitters

If serums were your friend before you turned 50, they’re going to be your best friend now. they’re packed with powerful ingredients. If you’re navigating skin care after 50, keep an eye out for serums with:

  • Vitamin C
  • Retinol
  • Peptides

All ages need these, but you definitely need to incorporate them now!

Use SPF Daily

It doesn’t matter what the weather is outside, the season, or whether you’re going to be staying indoors all day—you need to have SPF on your face! Seriously, sunscreen is your skin’s hero. It wards off premature aging by protecting you from UV rays, which can make wrinkles deeper and age spots more pronounced. It needs to be at least SPF 30 protection.

Be Smart About Exfoliating

This goes back to what was said earlier: your skin is sensitive and can’t handle roughness anymore. Shedding off dead skin cells with exfoliation can make your skin bright and smooth. But remember, too much of a good thing can irritate and dry out your skin, especially as it gets more delicate. Keep it to a gentle scrub once or twice a week.

You Still Need A Nighttime Routine

You probably already knew this, but it’s still nice to highlight it anyway. Night creams are richer and more nurturing than their daytime counterparts (but it does depend on the brand). They often pack a punch with anti-aging goodies because they work in sync with your skin’s natural night-time fixing process. So, you’ll want to pick one that tackles your main concerns, be it dryness or firming up.

Start Using Microcurrent

If you’re not using microcurrent now, then you have to start using it immediately! This isn’t even a luxury for anyone; it’s a necessary skincare tool that you can’t miss out on. For the most part, you can find microcurrent devices for fairly affordable prices. But something like this needs to be used daily; in fact, you can even use some microcurrent devices on your scalp to help with your scalp and hair growth.

You’ll Never Go Wrong With Seeing A Professional

Sometimes, a little professional help can go a long way, especially when home remedies just aren’t cutting it. Now, there’s nothing wrong with DIY; in fact, you should; the pros want you to have a solid skincare routine. But sometimes, it’s nice to have that extra “oomph,” especially when it comes to tools that are literally unavailable to consumers directly. Treatments like lasers, microdermabrasion, or peels can be game-changers, but always check in with a qualified pro who understands what mature skin needs.

Look Into LED

Just as you should be using microcurrent, you should also be using LED too. Now, direct-to-consumer LED therapy isn’t going to be nearly as strong as the tools professionals have. But that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t invest in LED therapy tools for yourself (just do some research first). It uses specific wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin at different depths and has various benefits, including enhancing collagen production, reducing inflammation, and diminishing age spots.

Red LED lights, in particular, are great for boosting circulation, giving your skin a rejuvenated look. Again, the stuff that professionals have is way better, but even they will usually recommend that you own your own little device, too. So think of it this way: have one for yourself, but for deeper penetration every once in a while, seek out professional help.

Regular Skincare Checkups

Speaking of professionals, let’s circle back to seeing doctors specifically. It’s crucial to keep an eye on changes to our skin, including the appearance of new moles or changes to existing ones. Yes, even in old age, you still have to battle mols and other changes. So, it’s a good idea to schedule annual skin check-ups with a dermatologist to keep track of any changes and address potential issues early on.

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