The half-century mark, while a milestone, should not be a millstone around your neck…. and face.
This notable wrinkle in time means that your skincare routine should be reassessed and adjusted from your… quarter-century routine. It’s now time to add some age-specific support to your skin and while injections or lasers are effective, they don’t replace a dedicated daily nourishing skincare regimen.
- As you age, the skin tends to dry out more rapidly. No longer, however, is it enough to simply add moisture, but it’s time to retain it deeper and longer by adding a powerful humectant. This is where a cross polymer hyaluronic acid and Omega 3s come in. Moisturizing, along with sun protection are the two most vital cornerstones to skincare at any age, but even more important to address after 50.
- Now is the time to add collagen and elastin, but not by putting it on your face. Collagen is just too large to be absorbed into the skin but peptides, the building blocks of collagen, penetrate the dermis and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
- Protect the acid mantle, the skin barrier. Again the only two substances shown to strengthen the cell wall of the skin are Omega 3s and ceramides.
- Sleep can be troublesome with age, yet this is the time when the body regenerates and repairs organs including the largest organ in the body, your skin.
- Nutri-cosmetics are a growing area of interest. When adding a daily supplement to your diet, why not get one that will also help the skin from the inside. Look for supplements with collagen, Omega 3, magnesium (for sleep), lycopenes, curcumin and biotin.
As for the full century routine, well, there’s always... reincarnation.