In your 50s is realistically when the menopause will likely start, which can not only be a challenge physically and mentally, but lots of hormonal changes can sap essential moisture from your skin, leaving it dehydrated and dull. When a woman’s oestrogen levels drop, the skin barrier’s ability to retain water also drops. Which is why stepping up your skincare regime is essential for beautiful, glowing skin.
First step, Double Cleanse!! By now you should have this step down packed… then exfoliate. Use a good quality exfoliating acid like glycolic acid or lactic acid, or (even better) both, to slog away dead skin cells, revealing fresh skin underneath, promoting radiance by encouraging oxygen and nutrients to the surface of the skin, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Then we suggest you build in an active ingredient. For the daytime, this could be a powerful, antioxidant filled vitamin C serum to fight free radicals and pump the skin full of goodness.
Don’t go overboard with this product as it may overwork delicate skin rather than enhance it.
You probably have a favourite day/night cream by now. We suggest a lighter lotion/ cream for the daytime, preferably with added hyaluronic acid to hydrate and niacinamide to protect the skin barrier. For the night time, a rich nourishing cream is recommended. Preferably with a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that can get to work while you sleep.
Adding a few drops of facial oil over the top of thinner consistency products like lotions and creams helps to seal in moisture and penetrate through the other skincare layers to add oil back into the skin now that our natural oil production has slowed down.
In our 50s eye cream is ESSENTIAL, as tiredness will show up under your eyes more and more as we age.
Your skin is one of the largest organs your body has, and it works hard every day to protect our bodies from harmful elements. Taking care of your skin and developing a skin care routine at any age is important, because it can help this organ do its job better and longer.
For personalised advice or if you just feel like you need to up your beauty routine but feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of products out there, book in for our prescription facial. In this 90min treatment, we will assess your needs and perform a treatment specifically designed for you. We will also send you home with an all inclusive skin care kit to maintain those results at home as well as putting you on a skincare plan to achieve your goals!