Changes in Skincare: Your 50’s and Beyond

If you’re in your fifties, your skincare needs are ever changing. For the most beautiful skin possible, you need to address these changes. Here is what to know.

Just as your body’s needs change significantly with each passing decade, so do the needs of your skin. If you want to maintain the healthiest skin possible, you have to change your skincare as you get older. Here are some of the changes you can expect in your fifties and how to handle them.

Welcome to your fifties, when age spots are a reality and so are wrinkles.

When cells decide to produce pigment in the absence of sun, they create patches of pigmentation, or age spots. Most people see them on their hands, arms, and/or face. Spider veins are also much more common at this age, typically caused by sun-damaged blood vessels.

Skin continues to loosen, which can make your pores more pronounced. Collagen and elastin is weaker, causing more wrinkles. Your skin is also more dehydrated, making it dryer and often flaky.

The skin’s lack of elasticity is often apparent around the eyes. Eyelids become hooded when elasticity breaks down.

Menopause is messing with your hormones, which also has a number of effects on the skin. With less estrogen, your sebum production slows, leaving your skin less protected. The imbalance of hormones can lead to facial hair. The body is generally less hydrated, causing dry skin to crack; leg ulcers are common.

If you’ve experienced periods of rapid weight gain or loss throughout your life, your body may have an especially difficult time regaining its elasticity. Without regular exercise, you’ll also experience a loss in tone and muscle.

How to Adjust Your Skincare

As always, what you put in your body is as important as what you put on it. Maintain a nutrient-rich diet that supports healthy skin, muscles, and bones.

Moisture is a significant issue now, so in addition to hydrating the body, you also want to hydrate your skin. Masks, serums, and night creams can all be an effective part of your daily regimen.

Vitamin A retinol-based products can also help firm and tone your skin.

Remember that everyone ages a bit differently. Many factors determine what you can expect, including genetics, exercise, diet, and lifestyle. The products you need will vary on the actual condition of your skin, so it is ideal to get help from an expert.

The team at Urban Retreat Medical Skin Spa can not only assess your skin needs, but also offer a variety of skincare options for you that range from organic to medical. We individualize your treatment so that you get the absolute best care for your skin. Grow young with us today.  Contact us at 952-974-7858 or