The skin from the age of 50 begins to change.
It is clear that most people in their 50s have a few wrinkles and blemishes on their face and hands, or the famous double chin appears, or the eyelids are droopier.
The question you surely ask yourself is: why? Or perhaps more important: Can these changes be avoided or counteracted?
The answer is: Yes! But it requires major variations to your lifestyle. Do you have the guts to try it?
These skin damages come from the innate biological and regenerative functioning of every human being, timed to decrease their efficiency when we already step on half of our life expectancy, therefore they are not completely avoidable or counter-retractable (We would like to have the recipe for eternal youth!)
But if we understand why these changes occur, we can slow down that biological timer.
Below I explain all the changes that occur in your skin from the age of 50, what causes them, and 1 or 2 tips for you to combat each of them.
It’s still time to look radiant!
Dry skin after 50
How difficult it is to keep skin smooth and moisturized at 50! The face is dull and the lips are cracked without explanation. Well, actually there is an explanation.
At this age hormones start to rampage again, as in adolescence, but this time to begin to decrease, and this implies that many of the tasks that hormones were responsible for, such as beautifying your skin, now you have to do them yourself, eating more nutritious foods and applying creams.
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The menopause is part of that hormonal mutiny, and by reducing estrogen both your skin and your hair and even your nails are going to need support to keep looking amazing.
How to avoid dryness?
The most important thing is to drink a lot of water. From the age of 50, the brain sends fewer signals to report thirst; therefore you have to plan your times to drink water even when you do not feel the need.
Set an alarm on your mobile every couple of hours to remind you. At this age more than ever you have to drink the recommended 2 liters of water per day.
Second, use moisturizers for your face, hands, elbows, feet, and all those areas that you see dull and dry. Apply them at least 2 times a day. The lips can be moisturized with cocoa cream.
It turns out that one day you woke up and looked in the mirror and as if by magic a couple of new moles appeared on your face during the night, round and brown.
Most likely they are not moles, but spots on the skin. These occur due to exposure to the sun over the years.
The melanocytes are responsible for releasing melanin, the substance that protects our skin from the sun, and the one that gives it the color. But when we expose some part of our skin to the sun for a long time, melanocytes send more melanin to that place – like the face, shoulders and hands, those parts that are usually uncovered – and that poor distribution of melanin is transformed into those moles, freckles or spots that were not programmed in your DNA and that multiply with age.
How to avoid stains?
First of all, try not to expose yourself to the sun during those hours of high direct radiation, between 10 AM and 3 PM. If you have to walk, use an umbrella with UV protection.
Second, use sunscreen ALWAYS when you leave the house during the day.
And use makeup with sun protection.
Wrinkles and expression marks
One of the most worrying problems, without a doubt, since they are the greatest demonstration of aging.
When you are past 50, an unfortunate deficit of collagen and hyaluronic acid production begins in your body, and these substances are responsible for regenerating tissues and giving volume and firmness to the skin.
Without these substances it is as if the dermis is “deflated”, and the skin ends up folding over those unfilled spaces, producing what we know as wrinkles.
How to avoid wrinkles and expression marks?
Include antioxidant-rich foods such as mango, carrots, peaches, broccoli, green tea and dark chocolate, among others, since antioxidants are reinforcement for collagen in the skin and fight the wear caused by free radicals in cells.
Use anti-aging creams. From the age of 20 you can start using them!
The important thing is that you change the product from time to time so that the cells do not get used to the components and stop working.
Sagging skin after 50
Not just your face, but everywhere your skin softens when you reach 50.
This is part of the same problem with a lack of collagen, and also with the loss of muscle mass.
When you reach 50, the body will no longer keep the muscles toned on its own, but all those that have little use will begin to lose mass, and therefore you will lose weight and the skin will lose firmness.
How to avoid sagging?
Do exercise! It does not matter if it is only 15 minutes a day, create an exercise routine that adapts to your physical condition and improve it progressively.
The yoga is an excellent choice also because each person goes at their own pace and the level of demand is nice and progressive.
Even at 50 years of age, the body reacts well to a balanced cardiovascular and stretching routine.
Droopy eyelids and dark circles under the eyes
It’s no longer just after awake one night at work, but every day those blessed dark circles under your eyes that make you look tired and depressed.
The lack of hyaluronic acid also influences this problem, but the main cause is that the human body begins to relocate its accumulations of fat after 50.
The fat in the legs, buttocks and arms goes to the abdomen, for example, while the fat from the eyelids falls into the lower part of the eye socket, creating those dark circles that do not go away with a good night’s sleep and leaving the eye lids languid like old curtains.
How to avoid droopy eyelids and dark circles?
You can’t stop your body from shifting fat! But you can surely prevent it from accumulating in the eye socket.
The key is to use an eye contour cream with natural components, since these not only cover the damage, but also contain hyaluronic acid to nourish the skin, and eliminate all impurities from the inside.
Eye contour creams are also great for reducing crow’s feet.
Now that you know all the changes your body will undergo (or is undergoing) at age 50, and how to deal with them, how do you feel?
Life is beautiful at any age, and if you follow these tips you will be able to give your best face to face problems, literally and metaphorically!