At the age of 50, you should welcome surprise changes in your body, more so on your skin. For half a century, your skin has taken the beating of makeup, outdoor elements, and other harsh conditions.
Also, our skin will thin, dry, and sag in our 50s. It will also look less radiant as the wrinkles multiply and become deeper. Most of all, our skin heals slower as we progress in our 50s.
But before you become frustrated with your skin, you can revamp your skin regimen to rejuvenate your cutis. The following steps may not reverse aging, but it will definitely delay the degradation of your cutis.
The Over 50 Skin Care Routine – Morning
If you’ve been sticking to a skincare routine for some time now, it will be easy for you to tweak your regimen with the addition of new products. But since you may not have all the time and energy to spend in front of the mirror, we will make your morning routine simpler.
Here’s the progression that you need to follow: cleanser, growth factor serum, cream-based moisturizer, reparative sunscreen.
CLEANSER. A gentle foam cleanser is the best option here. It’s easy to use plus it won’t irritate your skin. Avoid body and beauty soaps that are made for younger skin. This may feel smooth at first, but it may also strip your face’s natural oils.
GROWTH FACTOR SERUM. Unlike other serums, a growth factor serum targets collagen formation which is one thing that we need to focus on at this age. Make sure that you apply it well on your fine lines as it will help in lightening it up.
You can also try Elite Serum Rx. This is made to reduce puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles as part of its anti-aging effect. A small amount of this serum can go a long way.
CREAM-BASED MOISTURIZER. When you were younger, you have the freedom to experiment on different moisturizers. But in your 50s, you will need to be careful with the products you choose. For your moisturizer, opt for a cream-based type.
The milk proteins on the cream base will help nourish your dry skin. If possible, look for a product with natural extracts like jojoba, grape seed oil, avocado, Vitamin E, and more.
I recommend the Delfogo Rx Pure Hyaluronic Acid Cream. It helps to soften up wrinkles while moisturizing your face.
REPARATIVE SUNSCREEN. Remember, our skin thins as we age. It’s just right that you utilize a reparative sunscreen to block the harmful rays while rejuvenating your skin. SPF15 is the minimum if you’re not really basking under the sun.
These basic morning regimen should refresh your face without consuming a lot of time. If you’re in doubt, always consult your dermatologist to help you choose the products that suit your skin type.
Evening skincare routine
After a tiring day, you shouldn’t forget to pay attention to your skin. When we sleep, our bodies repair our damaged cells. You can experience better results if you supply your skin with enough nourishment.
Here’s our recommended nighttime regimen: foam cleanser/light acid cleanser, growth factor serum/retinoid, Vitamin C serum, reparative enzyme.
CLEANSER. You have the option to use the same cleanser you used in the morning or utilize a light acid cleanser. The latter will help peel away dead skin cells while giving a brightening effect to your skin.
GROWTH FACTOR SERUM. Apply the same growth factor serum you used in the morning. All day long, we should support collagen formation to have smooth and younger looking skin. Anyway, I recommend that you switch to retinoid twice or thrice a week if possible. Retinoid has anti-aging effects that can fix uneven skin tone.
VITAMIN C SERUM. If you have issues with pigmentation, apply a Vitamin C serum after the growth factor serum. I suggest that you try the Delfogo Rx Professional Vitamin C serum. This is infused with ferulic acid and vitamin E that do wonders on your skin.
The Vitamin C content of the serum will also help fix brown patches and sunspots that will mire your skin in your 50s.
REPARATIVE ENZYME. A DNA reparative enzyme contains immense moisture that refreshes your skin overnight. This replaces all the moisture that your daily chores take from your face. If you have sensitive skin, I suggest that you consult your dermatologist about this.
Tip: Skip facial cream in the evening. Before bedtime, we recommend that you try to stick on oil-everything or your nighttime regimen. This is faster to absorb and won’t smear easily on your pillow as long as you let it sit for a few minutes before going to sleep.
Make it a weekly habit to exfoliate using enzyme peels. Unlike scrubs, this won’t scratch or strip your face of its natural oils. Exfoliate once or twice a week to remove the dead skin cells that would accumulate on your face.
You can also treat your skin to a weekly firming mask if you feel like the skin in your jaw is starting to sag. I personally recommend the Delfogo Rx Corrective Anti-Aging Mask. It boosts skin elasticity, texture, and tone while reducing your fine lines.
Apply this directly to your face and leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Quarterly and yearly care
I strongly recommend that you visit your dermatologist once every three months. The age of 50 is when you become more prone to cancerous moles. Your risk to skin cancer also increases as you age and you might be surprised to find out cancerous lesions.
If you have current moles that changed in size, feel, texture, or color, head to a dermatologist to have it checked. Never self-medicate these spots or you might only worsen the potential problem. It’s also good to know what exactly causes moles on your skin.
Even at 50, you can maintain healthy and younger-looking skin. Aside from using products that nourish your cutis, it’s also important that you seek the advice of your dermatologist regularly. This way, you can diagnose any conditions and have it treated ahead of time.