The best skin care for women over 50

The best skin care for women over 50 according to industry pros

From reducing the appearance of wrinkles to the best brightening treatments, DESERT BLISS share best strategies for women over 50.

Whether you’re a skin-care minimalist or maximalist, your regimen is likely to change over the long term as you tailor it to your needs. By nature of time and gravity, the markers of aging—deep wrinkles, sun spots, crepe-y texture, and loss of volume—present themselves most conspicuously mid-life onward, which is why many look to overhaul their above-neck routines in search of the best skin care for women over 50. From the best way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles to the most robust brightening and resurfacing masks, here DESERT BLISS  share the best strategies and ways to build your arsenal for an ageless complexion.

Cleanse and, Yes, Tone

Needless to say, the best skin care for women over 50 begins with daily face-washing. Mature skin should be treated with a mild, non-irritating cleanser that won’t strip the skin. For those with dryer skin,  it’s best to use a cleanser that provides a good barrier protection with skin-protective ingredients like ceramides.  To help maintain the pH balance of the skin after cleansing, we  recommend using a pH-controlling toner, which can also supply an extra layer of moisture and “act as carrier” for the skin-care steps that come next.

Exfoliate—But Don’t Overdo It

In terms of exfoliation, both physical (scrubs) and chemical (AHAs and BHAs) may be used on mature skin—but proceed with caution. “Yes exfoliation is necessary, but don’t overdo it. With women over 50, the outer layer of skin becomes thinner and more delicate.” To avoid aggravation,  take a minimal approach to physical exfoliation, which can cause micro tears on the epidermis if you get carried away. To buff away dead skin cells safely,  use a gentle scrub, no more than three times a week, and following it up with a calming elixir with soothing ingredients such as ceramide and chamomile. For mild chemical exfoliation, which are  with glycolic and salicylic acids, as well as acne-scar-healing vitamin K and skin-tone-evening bilberry extract, and are gentle enough for daily use. Or, consider a weekly peel treatment , which is formulated with  AHAs blend of glycolic, tartaric, lactic, or  citric acids.

Give Yourself a Facial Massage

A daily facial massage does wonders for the skin at any age, but is especially transformative for mature complexions. It works to sculpt the facial muscles (think: more defined cheekbones and jawline) and reduce fluid buildup, as well as improve blood flow, cell turnover, tissue toning, and boost collagen production. Collagen is the support net of our skin—it’s what gives the structural integrity of the skin and as it declines, skin becomes looser, sags and wrinkles form. Because women experience a dramatic reduction in collagen synthesis after menopause. Using your fingertips or a tool, such as Pause’s Fascia Stimulating Tool, knead and contour the facial muscles, moving along the jawline and upward toward the highs of the cheekbones, under-eye region, and across the forehead. For an extra boost at the end, wrap gauze around ice cubes infused with anti-inflammatory green or chamomile tea, then glide them over the skin.

Restore Volume Loss With Extra Moisture

Starting in your 30s and 40s, hyaluronic levels begin to decrease, which is what makes fine line and deep wrinkles more noticeable. When applied topically, hyaluronic acid can help replenish and retain cell moisture (it holds 1,000 times its weight in water), which is why it’s such a common ingredient in  serums  moisturizers and creams—particularly in formulas targeting mature skin. It not only delivers hyaluronic acids to the dermis, but the complex chains of different hyaluronic acids stimulate production of your own hyaluronic acid, increasing the resilience of your own skin. To seal in a supercharged creams,  will help mimic and help restore the skin barrier, which combines ceramides and a special peptide complex of camel milk to calm irritation and minimize redness.