Your skin ages over time, just like the rest of your body, but that doesn’t mean that your skin needs to reveal your age. Knowing how to take care of your skin in your 50s can help you prevent the most common causes of aging and keep you looking refreshed and youthful for years to come.
At The Skin Center by CPS we understand the science of aging gracefully. We offer the most advanced procedures, medical grade products and optimum non-surgical cosmetic alternatives. Our primary objective is to provide healthy, long lasting results at every age. Your restorative journey begins today by scheduling a consultation with one of our skin health experts. They will perform a comprehensive skin evaluation then work with you to curate a custom treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Remember, It’s never too late to begin a healthy regimen.
In the meantime, here are a few steps you can take to improve your skin in your 50s
Benefits of Good Skin Care in Your 50s
Having a good skincare regimen in your 50s is essential to your overall appearance. Proper care of your skin has several benefits which include overall good skin health such as;
- Reduces your risk of developing skin cancer
- Prevent lines, wrinkles, and leathery skin
- Having a clearer more even complexion
- Corrects and controls uneven texture and tone of your skin
Even if you haven’t taken great care of your skin in the past, it’s never too late to begin good habits that will improve your skin’s health and appearance.
Holistically Caring for Your Skin in Your 50s
You should take a holistic approach to caring for your skin at any age, but especially in your 50s. Good nutrition and hydration ensure that your skin has the essential building blocks it needs to stay looking radiant.
Other lifestyle habits we recommend in your 50s include avoiding indoor tanning and wearing sunscreen every day. Even if you don’t plan to go to the beach, sunscreen reduces your overall exposure to the cancer-causing UVA and UVB sun rays. We recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher to protect you against IR-A and HEV (blue light and heat) which diminish collagen causing the skin to age at an advanced rate. We recommend annual skin cancer screening beginning in your 50’s since this is often the decade that risks increase.
If you smoke, you should do everything possible to quit. Smoking is a direct factor of premature facial wrinkling and skin aging. Exposure to cigarette smoke restricts blood flow to skin, dries it out and tobacco smoke causes skin to appear gray, withered and leathery. Premature wrinkles, fine lines and dry, dull complexion caused by smoking unfortunately cause you appear much older. The combined and dramatic effects on the skin are referred to as smoker’s face. Quitting smoking not only helps you avoid premature aging of your skin, it also improves your overall health.
Finally, caring for your skin should be a 24-hour endeavor. Even while you sleep, your skin works hard to rejuvenate itself. Skin restoration is only possible by getting plenty of rest. That’s why it’s called beauty sleep. Cortisol levels decrease during sleep which in turn leads to the skin repairing daytime damage. Plus, as you may have already experienced the short-term effects when not getting enough sleep, such as heavy bags and dark circles under your eyes make you appear old and fatigued.
While taking care of your health also helps your skin to stay healthy, you can also be more proactive in improving the appearance of your skin with the use of quality skin care products and non-invasive treatments.
Skincare Products to Use in Your 50s
Various products will help you to keep your skin refreshed and looking younger. Some of these, such as facial cleansers and moisturizers, you use daily. Other products, such as chemical peels, require occasional use. Consult with a skincare professional, such as our team, at The Skin Center by CPS to find the right products for your skin type and beauty goals.
Wash your face twice a day, We recommend products that do not contain harsh chemicals, fragrances or ingredients that dry out the skin. Skip the soap, most dehydrate the skin on the face. Instead opts for a gentle facial cleanser specifically formulated for the delicate skin on the face. Avoid rough scrubs or brushes. They can damage the skin thereby allowing bacteria to enter causing bumps, rashes and pimples.
We do however recommend when exfoliating your skin, selecting an exfoliating cleanser containing AHA/BHA or glycolic acid which offers a mild chemical peel result or a facial exfoliating wash that contains magnesium oxide that gently polishes off dry, dead skin cells.
As you age, subcutaneous glands produce less oil beginning after menopause. This makes it difficult to keep the skin moist, resulting in dry and often itchy skin. To combat dryness and keep your skin looking its best, use a daily moisturizer rich in peptides, hyaluronic acid, skin barrier protecting ceramides and wrinkle fighting retinols.
Chemical peels come in a variety of options for all skin types. Choosing the right chemical peel for you especially in your 50’s will help avoid unnecessary irritation, prolonged recovery or an allergic reaction.
Chemical peels turn back the clock on your skin. They improve its appearance by removing the outer layer of old skin, replacing it with fresh, new skin that is smoother and less wrinkled in appearance. Another benefit of a chemical peel is that your products will penetrate better offering better results.
With dozens of options to choose from it is difficult to know which anti-aging peel is best for your skin. Our skincare experts at The Skin Center by CPS have years of experience performing medical grade peels of different types from glycolic to TCA (trichloroacetic acid) with varying pH levels using only trusted brands such as Skinmedica and ZO Skin Health. During your consultation we will review peel options that would best suit your skin type and address your personal skin concerns.
Non-Surgical Skin Care Treatments to Consider in Your 50s
To give skin in your 50s a boost in appearance, consider a non-surgical treatment. These include options such as Vivace Ultra Microneedling with RF, Conventional Microneedling or DiamondGlow to correct the appearance of wrinkles and to rejuvenate aging skin.
Vivace Ultra – RF (radiofrequency) / Microneedling
50’s are about being fabulous! Just because you have more years on your life, doesn’t mean it has to show on your face. Vivace Ultra™ is FDA-cleared, industry leading, top trending, radiofrequency – microneedling device, offering a dual approach to rejuvenate aging skin, designed for an incomparable patient experience. The duality of Vivace alleviates facial wrinkles, fine lines, tightens the face and neck, minimizes pore size, and improves skin tone and texture.
Microneedling is a procedure designed to invoke the healing response in your skin by creating controlled microtrauma in a targeted way.
RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin causing constriction and tightening of the skin as well as stimulates collagen and elastin production. Because RF energy is delivered deep in the skin, it produces faster and more dramatic results.
Vivace Ultra™ is not limited to the face, it may be performed all over the body.
In your 50s, you may already see signs of aging, such as wrinkles and lines on your face or sagging skin. Microneedling uses the skin’s natural ability to heal itself to improve itself.
The procedure uses a device to create tiny channels in the skin with fine, acupuncture size needles. Quickly, the skin responds to the areas of damage by producing collagen. Once repaired, the treated area looks refreshed, more youthful and bright.
Microneedling helps people with all skin types who may have age spots, wrinkles or lines, acne scars, stretch marks, large pores, or rough texture.
If you have lines or crepy skin that you want to get fixed, ask your skin care professional about DiamondGlow®. Unlike other non-surgical treatments, DiamondGlow® can safely address fine lines and wrinkles on the most delicate areas of the face, including the lips, under eye area, and eyelids. It is ideal for the skin of people in their 50s.
DiamondGlow® uses a three-in-one system; removing oils, exfoliating, and infusing the skin with a custom serum. Before the procedure, your provider will consult with you to help select the most appropriate serum or combination of serums to deliver optimal results leaving your skin refreshed and glowing.
Visit Us at The Skin Center by CPS for a Consultation
At The Skin Center by CPS, we offer an extensive menu of non-surgical skin treatments from injectables, laser, chemical peels, facials, body contouring and medical grade skin care products. We cater to patients of all ages and in all stages of their skin health journey. Want to Love The Skin You’re In? Schedule your consultation today to learn more about the best care for your skin in your 50s.