How To Keep Skin Flawless In Your 50s
Your fifties are awesome. By this point, your career is full stride. If you’ve got kids, they’re likely successfully launched. You’ve already made the mistakes of youth and gained invaluable wisdom from them. You’ve developed your personal style. You’ve gained the confidence to no longer care what other people think. You’re at the peak of your game. Your skin should be the least of your worries.
But then along comes menopause, and suddenly your skin seems to change overnight. It’s all about estrogen or lack thereof.
You may not have been aware, but estrogen has been giving your skin all kinds of vitality over the last few decades. It’s kept sebum production in check. It’s been a proponent of plump, elastic skin. It’s stood in the way of collagen breakdown. It’s kept skin hydrated by enhancing water-binding capacity. It’s been responsible for healthy blood vessel dilation. It’s enhanced elasticity and reduced inflammation.
With the steep decline in estrogen that goes along with menopause, skin can undergo some dramatic changes in tone and texture becoming drier, thinner, saggier, and sometimes, redder (remember, estrogen helped regulate healthy blood vessel dilation).
In this decade, your skin care priorities are all about replacing and retaining moisture, promoting collagen production, protecting against free radical damage and reclaiming your glow.
Build That Barrier
A healthy skin barrier is essential to keeps skin looking youthful and supple. Reduced estrogen levels mean skin is more vulnerable to inflammation, dehydration and a compromised skin barrier. Skin loses natural lipids, fatty acids and water and requires replenishment in order to retain elasticity. This is the time to start using creamier formulations that contain ingredients that hydrate (pull water into the skin) and moisturize (seal moisture in and protect against water loss).
Vivant’s Cleansing Milk Gentle Non-Drying Cleanser gentle, luxuriantly creamy, moisture rich formula dissolves oil, removes dirt and residue, and leaves skin feeling soothed, supple.
Marine Skin Nourishing Cream is the optimum moisturizer—an intensely nourishing blend of antioxidants and bioactive marine minerals, amino acids, sea proteins, and grape seed oil to replenish and restore suppleness and elasticity.
Free radicals accelerate the aging process by attaching to damaging DNA and degrading collagen in the skin. Since your skin is more vulnerable than in previous years, you need more protection than ever. Add an additional layer of support to your skin barrier and cell function with a daily antioxidant shield.
Spin Trap Antioxidant Serum with the synergistic strength of vitamins C and E scavenges free radicals and helps repair damage already done. This potent formula also contains lactic acid, urea, glycine, and niacinamide to increase hydration and bolster the skin barrier.
Plump Up With Peptides
Peptides are the building blocks of protein, which is the structure of collagen, which keeps skin looking plump and vibrant. In your fifties, your collagen production needs a serious kick-start and peptides provide exactly that.
Rejuv Rx Peptide Concentrate stimulates production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid to combat fine lines, wrinkles and thinning skin. Also, contains ingredients to encourage cell renewal and help reduce redness associated with rosacea.
Reclaim Your Glow
Cell turnover is the key to glowing skin, but with age, the process slows down. An accumulation of dead skin cells leaves skin looking dull and weighed down. Some gentle exfoliation is what’s needed to accelerate cell turnover and reveal fresh, new skin and a healthy, radiant glow. Vitamin A (aka retinoid) is the acknowledged change agent—the one ingredient proven to work in this arena, and the one that works best (without a prescription) is Vitamin A propionate, developed and patented by Dr. Fulton.
Vivant’s Derm-A-Renew combines the transformative strength of vitamin A propionate with the lifting and firming power of peptides in a single serum for the ultimate renewal and rejuvenation.