Your skin can change significantly once you reach your 50s. The reason for this change is quite simple. Because of hormonal changes, collagen begins breaking down, and your skin becomes drier than normal. However, caring for aging skin does not have to be difficult or depressing. As long as you know which product to reach for and which cosmetic treatments to choose, this can be a great time for your skin. After all, you have most likely waved goodbye to acne for good!
Opt for Hydrating Products
Deep hydration is key during this time. Choose an appropriate moisturizer for morning and night. You may need to look for a heavier cream than what you have been using or even a skin oil that can really get below the surface of your skin.
Keep on Protecting Your Skin
Daily sunscreen protection is even more important now that your skin has become thinner and more fragile with age. The sun can further damage your skin by drying it out, etching in wrinkles and giving you sunspots.
If you have not yet been using a cream or serum containing retinoids, it is time to start. You can find many creams containing retinoids at your local drugstore. Be sure to begin slowly if you have never used them before because they may initially be irritating to your skin.
Look into Dermal Fillers
Your lines and wrinkles may now be more etched into your skin than ever. If you are dealing with static wrinkles, a dermal filler, such as Juvederm, can fill in these wrinkles as well as hollowed-out areas.
Choose a More Aggressive Laser
Fraxel and CO2 lasers are particularly good at this stage to repair skin damage, such as sunspots, while also creating smoother skin texture.