At 20 it is practically non-existent, at 30 you will probably continue to fight against adult acne, as well as the first signs of aging (prevention is key at this stage).
When you hit 40, the signs of aging dominate your priorities, as do your children, meaning your poor, tired skin will suffer from sleepless nights.
Now that you’ve reached the golden decade of the 50s, it’s time to make up for lost time. Now is when you have the most time for yourself, and it’s time to adapt your skincare routine to your new needs.
To be realistic, 50 is also when menopause begins, which can not only be physically and mentally challenging, but all the hormonal changes can sap your skin’s essential moisture, leaving it dehydrated and dull .
When a woman’s estrogen levels decrease, the ability of the skin’s barrier to retain water also decreases. That’s why intensifying your skincare regimen is essential to achieving a beautiful, luminous complexion.
At this stage you should focus on removing dead skin cells to leave it radiant, flood it with super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, massage in dense and concentrated night creams, and continue with sunscreen to prevent future damage.
STEP 1: CLEAN
Since the skin is already quite dehydrated, avoid harsh cleansers with ingredients that further dry out, such as alcohol, harsh surfactants (such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate).
Instead, opt for gentle cleansers that have hydrating, nourishing, and soothing ingredients, such as rose water, shea butter, or aloe vera.
STEP 2: EXFOLIATE
Use a good quality exfoliating acid like glycolic acid or lactic acid , or (better yet) both, to remove dead cells. This will reveal fresh, new skin underneath, promote radiance by stimulating oxygen and nutrients to the surface, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
STEP 3: TREATMENT SERUM
According to dermatologists, antioxidants are key assets in an effort to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration.
Antioxidants are reducing agents, so they help slow down the aging process of the skin and make it more beautiful.
To achieve a higher concentration of antioxidants, the ideal is to use a serum. Find the serum for your mature skin in this article .
For the day, nothing better than a powerful vitamin C serum full of antioxidants to fight free radicals ; a serum with collagen stimulating peptides to fill and minimize wrinkles, or with hyaluronic acid to retain 10 times more moisture than water .
At night, opt for a gentle retinol-based product with hydrating elements. This derivative of vitamin A exfoliates, protects, tightens pores and keeps the skin looking more youthful .
Don’t overdo it, or this strong ingredient may overload delicate skin instead of enhancing it.
STEP 4: MOISTURIZING CREAM
With the loss of estrogen support, there is a relative imbalance with testosterone, so you will notice that the skin lacks hydration. It tends to have a dry and rough texture.
To treat dryness and retain moisture in the skin, nothing better than a moisturizer.
For the day, a lighter lotion or cream is usually best, preferably with added hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and niacin to protect the barrier.
For the evening a rich and nourishing cream is recommended, which in addition to hyaluronic acid, ceramides, glycerin and shea butter , contains a powerful anti-aging ingredient that can be put to work while you sleep.
STEP 5: FACIAL OIL
Adding a few drops of facial oil to lighter consistency products (such as lotions and creams) helps seal in moisture and penetrate through the other layers to re-infuse skin with oil now that our natural oil production has begun. decrease.
STEP 6: EYE CONTOUR
Eye cream is ESSENTIAL, as tiredness appears more and more under the eyes as we age.
Many brands have specific nighttime eye creams that intensify anti-aging products while we sleep.
STEP 7: SUN PROTECTION
Wearing sunscreen is an essential part of the anti-aging process, as well as necessary if using retinol, which makes the skin highly sensitive to sunlight. And although it has been part of your routine, it is now more important if possible.
Spending long periods of time in the sun without protection can lead to the appearance of visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dark spots.
That’s why you should always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher , every day, even when it’s not sunny.
Other sun protection measures you should take include limiting the amount of time you spend in the sun (especially between 10 am and 2 pm, which is the peak hours of the sun), seeking shade when outdoors, and covering areas. exposed with clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and UV filter sunglasses.
STEP 8: CHECK SENSITIVITY
Regardless of the type of skin you have, there is a greater sensitivity in your 50s. Hormones also affect the way the skin recovers from redness. And as the blood vessels lose their ability to narrow again, we can experience dilation of the capillaries.
Redness is very present, and when the skin is always sensitive, it does not work as it should.
Also, the moisturizer you’ve been using for years may now sting or sting.
For anyone with sensitive skin issues (such as redness, irritation, or dehydration), the way to go is to use cosmetics loaded with soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera, apple extract, and oat extract , which work to provide a “cushion” , improving the skin’s tolerance and immune system.
STEP 9: RENEW WITH FACIAL MASKS
Go ahead, pamper your complexion with a facial mask! As skin matures, its ability to renew surface cells slows down, which can cause a build-up of dead cells on the surface.
As a result, the natural pink tone is hidden and the complexion can become dull, losing its natural youthful tone.
Facial masks help remove dead cells to visibly smooth the skin’s surface as well as intensely refresh with a gelled texture.
Immediately, the complexion is fresh and hydrated, leaving a rosy and radiant appearance. With continuous use, it remains renewed and flexible. You can use it twice a week.
BONUS: SLEEP ENOUGH
In your fifties, there are multiple benefits to be gained from a good night’s sleep, if you’re doing it right. Sleeping on your back is best. If you sleep on your side or stomach you can generate sleep wrinkles.
Ideal bed companions include a beauty routine designed with heavier formulas, richer products to deeply nourish the skin.
We know, menopause is a dramatic change. If we look at all the processes that occur in the skin and that are important for the external appearance, the decline of these functions is five times faster after reaching menopause.
It sounds daunting, but the path to a hydrated and radiant complexion is right here.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.