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Top 7 Essential Skincare Products for Women Over 50

Your Skin Care Survival Guide: Top 7 Essential Skincare Products for Women Over 50

Turning 50 marks a significant chapter in the story of your skin. Keeping collagen and maintaining a clear complexion may have been your focus in your 30s and 40s, but your 50s call for a more nuanced approach. 

Hormonal shifts during this stage can impact the texture and appearance of your skin. Skin elasticity and collagen production decline as we age, causing fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. As the skin barrier dries, dehydration becomes a concern. 

Fear not, a well-rounded skincare routine can address these challenges head-on. When you’ve already mastered the basics – cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting – now’s the time to boost your regimen with cellular renewal and collagen-boosting ingredients. Hydration also takes center stage, ensuring your skin remains supple and resilient. 

Eye Cream

The delicate skin around your eyes deserves special attention. The skin is thinner and more prone to signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. Eye creams are essential to combat these specific concerns effectively. 

Look for eye creams formulated with ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. These ingredients can help hydrate, firm and brighten the area around the eyes, helping you look refreshed.

What We Like:

SkinBetterScience Eye Max or Interfuse Eye, ZO Growth Factor Eye Serum 


Growth Factors 

Growth factors play a crucial role in skincare by stimulating collagen production and cellular renewal processes. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and firmness to the skin, but its production naturally declines with age, leading to sagging and wrinkles. 

Growth factor formulations signal skin cells to produce more collagen, improving skin elasticity and firmness. Additionally, these formulations aid in cellular renewal, revealing smoother, more youthful-looking skin. 

What We Like:

ZO Growth Factor Serum, @rionaesthetics Plated Intense

 

Cleansers

The type of cleanser you choose should be formulated for your skin type. Cleansers are formulated with specific ingredients to address a variety of concerns. Those with oily skin who are prone to breakouts should opt for cleansers containing glycolic or salicylic acid. 

These ingredients help to effectively cleanse pores, regulate oil production, and prevent acne. For dry skin in need of hydration, prioritize cleansers with moisturizing properties. Look for formulas enriched with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides.

What We Like:

For Oily Skin: D-Lux Clarifying Cleanser. For Normal Skin: SkinBetterScience Oxygen Infusion Wash. For Dry Skin: ZO Gentle Cleanser


Moisturizer

With each passing year, many women notice drier skin which is often attributed to a natural decline in oil production and cell turnover, particularly noticeable post-menopause. Regardless of your skin type, hydration is paramount. Consider incorporating a lightweight moisturizer into your routine to replenish moisture levels and support the skin barrier. 

What We Like:

For Oily Skin: Skinbetter Interfuse Face and Neck, or Alastin Light Moisturizer. For Dry Skin: ZO Hydrating Cream, Skinceuticals Triple Lipid or Skinbetter Rebalancing Trio


Vitamin C

In the realm of skincare, Vitamin C emerges as a potent multitasker, offering a myriad of benefits to your complexion. From lightening dark spots to combating free radicals- culprits behind collagen degradation – to smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, Vitamin C proves remarkably effective across the board. 

What We Like:

For Dry Skin: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic or DLux Mega C B E and Ferulic, SkinBetterScience ALTO Advanced, Alastin C-Radical Defense Anti-oxidant. For Oily Skin: Skinceuticals Phloretin CF or Skinbetter Alto

 

Retinol/Retinoid

Consider using a skincare treatment like retinol/retinoid to help the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage. The ingredients also promote cell turnover and stimulate collagen production for smoother, firmer skin, making it essential for women over 50. 

What We Like:

Rx is best – Tretinoin 0.05, 0.025, or 0.1; if you can’t tolerate prescriptions, our top pick is SkinbetterScience AlphaRet and Alpha Ret Intensive


Sunblock

It can be redundant to constantly hear about the importance of sunscreen, but if there is one beauty rule you must follow it’s this one. Nothing damages your skin more than exposure to the sun. Protect your skin from premature aging and sun damage by incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine. Opt for a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF, and one that blocks UVA and UVB rays. Apply it generously every day.

What We Like:

EVERYDAY With a Tint: Colorescience FLEX and Glow, SkinbetterScience Sunbetter, Alastin, Elta MD Elements and Daily

EVERYDAY Without a Tint: PAVISE, Skinbetter Sunbetter Sheer, Elta MD Sheer and Elta MD PURE.

As you enter your 50s and beyond, prioritizing a personalized skincare routine is crucial. By addressing hydration, collagen production, and sun protection, we safeguard our skin’s health and resilience against aging and environmental factors. Always seek guidance when incorporating anti-aging products to ensure they’re tailored to your needs and safe for your skin. We’re here to help.

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Alex grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Florida in 2016 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduating in 2020, she attended the University of Miami and received her Masters in Skin Biology. Alex has the long term goal of becoming a PA.

Jordan is another Naples, Florida homegrown! She comes to us with over 8 years of experience, previously specializing in vascular care. Jordan is also a busy mom of THREE boys, who finds her role of MOM as a source of inspiration and joy that fuels her commitment to making a positive impact professionally.

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Sharon is originally from the Boston area and has lived in Southwest Florida for over 20 years. Sharon came to us with 20 plus years of management and customer service experience. After staying at home to raise her twins for seven years she was excited to get back to work joining D-Lux Medspa in 2017. when she’s not working she enjoys cooking, gardening and has a passion for all things organization! Sharon and her husband Wayde also enjoy fishing trips, going diving with there children Carly and Chase or just going for a walk with their dog Ginger.

Alexis is a Naples Florida native who graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019. Alexis brings her organizational skills along with her experience in the field of aesthetic management. When she’s not busy getting things ship-shape at DLux, you’ll find her soaking up the sun at the beach, enjoying boat trips, traveling and spending quality time with her adorable son Landon and two furry companions, Beau and Riley.

Nichole moved to SouthWest Florida 10 years ago after residing in Albuquerque New Mexico for most of her life. She met Dana not long after her arrival and they have been fast friends ever since. With a background in sales and graphic design Nichole brings her passion for delivering impeccable customer/patient service to her role at Dlux Medspa. When she’s not at the office she enjoys cooking (ask her about her old food blog!), being “artsy” and helping curate the Dlux Instagram accounts. She tries to avoid exercise at any cost, but somehow manages to get a work out in every once in a while, even if it is against her will.