Your 50s is the decade where you’ll experience the greatest loss of collagen! Menopause starts to affect most women in their 50s, resulting in a sharp decline in estrogen, causing collagen production to drop sharply. Below we’ve shared a list of products that will help you navigate this change and produce glowing skin!
Research shows that products with inflammatory agents speed up the aging process. Try adding a few anti-inflammatory products to your morning routine to reduce sagging in the skin. In the mornings, reach for an inflammation calming antioxidant.
Eye cream is more essential than ever now. During your 50s, the skin around your eyes starts to become crepey, and many women develop dark circles or crow’s feet. Use an eye cream that contains collagen boosters, like retinoids, glycolic acid or peptides to prevent these blemishes from showing up.
The sun is the number one source of skin damage! A good sun protectant will stop damage lurking beneath the skin from surfacing and prevent new blemishes from popping up. Choose a sunscreen with a rich base. If your skin is pretty dry, try mixing a moisturizer with your sunscreen to increase moisture in your skin.
Gently washing your face in the evening removes any dander and dirt you may have picked up throughout the day. The practice helps to create a clean canvas that lets anti-aging treatments penetrate more effectively. Find a clarifying and balancing cleanser that suits your skin, while also gently removing dirt.
Don’t forget your antioxidant cream. You can use the same cream from the morning in the evening as well.
Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and reveal beautiful new skin! Find an exfoliant that encourages cell turnover, and ultimately boost collagen production. If retinoids irritate your skin, lean towards a product with glycolic acid or peptides. While these chemicals aren’t as powerful, they’re a great substitute because they’re less irritating.