Each new decade of life brings different challenges. This is also true for facial skin over 50. Especially during menopause, the production of estrogen and progesterone decreases; the tissue increasingly loses the ability to produce collagen and lipids. Studies show that adapted care brings about significant improvements in terms of skin hydration, elasticity and wrinkle depth. Oh... that sounds a little serious. We at the 48grams blog actually value an entertaining writing style. However, the message is important, so it's okay to "slip in tone".
With the weapons of women
Aging is a natural process - no matter how far research has advanced, there's very little we can do about it. Most of us know that skin, of all things, reaches its prime by the age of 25. And after that, life becomes apparent, especially in our faces. The natural aging process causes the tissues to lose flexibility; fine lines, wrinkles as well as pigment spots can only be held back with effort and perseverance. In addition, the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid decreases. The result: the skin increasingly loses moisture and firmness. Ok, that was now the bad (but also known) news. From now on, we will show what weapons are available to women in the fight against time:
All the ingredients that really help
In this context, care products with very specific ingredients play a crucial role. Hyaluronic acid, for example, acts as a moisturizer and guarantees to reduce dryness lines. Retinol, also known as vitamin A, stimulates collagen production and improves cell renewal. Antioxidants (such as vitamin C and OPC) protect the skin from free radicals and also support collagen production. To support skin structure and - precisely - collagen production, peptides are considered particularly effective. Niacinamide (better known as vitamin B3) has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces pigmentation disorders. Now that was a wild ride through the best and most helpful ingredients.
Here's how to go about your skin care routine
Skin over 50... has special requirements. We have already mentioned that. The care routine should also be adapted to this - and be carried out in several steps. Gentle but thorough cleansing is always the first step. Important: Never use aggressive products, otherwise the skin barrier will be damaged. This should be followed by exfoliation (i.e. the removal of dandruff and dead cells) with mild AHA/BHA products. Here's a tip from the 48grams editorial team: AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid - meaning fruit acids. BHA means beta hydroxy acid - these products are fat soluble in nature. Anyone who has not yet had any experience with one of the two types of peeling should try both and evaluate the result for themselves. The rule here is that every skin behaves differently.
The right sequence makes the difference
After the peeling is before the care! The sequence is important for the subsequent facial care. Always apply the lightest textures first. That means: serum (small molecules) before cream (large molecules). Conversely, the liquid would hardly be able to penetrate the tissues, as the cells have already received an oily protective layer from the cream. So, we at 48grams recommend a serum with active ingredients such as OPC (a grape seed extract that is 40 times more potent than vitamin C). Then, after a period of exposure, a rich moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and shea butter, among others, should be worked into the skin. For the morning routine, a layer of a so-called broad spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 30) is applied to the skin at the end. This also provides protection against UV damage. Additionally, special eye creams can target dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.
Loving care keeps the glow
At 48grams, we say: with the right knowledge and loving care, skin over 50 will glow. It's never too late to take care of your skin health and preserve your natural beauty.