Estrogen and progesterone play a major role in skin hydration and promote cell regeneration. They ensure the right content of collagen, a support protein guaranteeing firmness and tone, and preserve the elasticity of collagen fibres. But at age 50, the fall in the rate of these two hormones is evident. But it can result from several factors:
- The loss of hydration : the “the sebaceous gland produces less sebum (the oil in our skin), the skin is drier and it also dehydrates more quickly” explains Fanny Chauvin.
- Slowing of renewal and thinning of the epidermis : the supply of nutrients is reduced because over time, the blood vessels that irrigate the skin thicken.
- The loss of elasticity : collagen and elastin fibers bind together resulting in a loss of flexibility. Thus, wrinkles are formed.
- Thinner skin : Increased sensitivity to external and internal aggressions which results in the appearance of irritation, redness, itching, dry patches which exfoliate.
The time of menopause
With menopause, the skin dries out and loses comfort. It is necessary to rely on moisturizing active ingredients capable of retaining water such ashyaluronic acid at different molecular weights. “We take time to make masks, you can leave some on all night to regain smooth skin the next day! I advise the korean style sheet masks with hyaluronic acid”.
It is also to provide suppleness and elasticity with active ingredients such as ceramics and fatty acids. Using fruit acids also helps stimulate cell renewal for more radiance. the retinol or bakuchiol can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pigment spots and helps accelerate cell renewal.
But when the troubles become really bothersome, it is better to consult a dermatologist who will be able to actually answer the problem.
Also read: Bakuchiol: protection, anti-aging, anti-imperfection, the benefits
Food and lifestyle
It is useful to keep and apply the same advice as at 40 years old. Of the fatty acids, minerals, vitamins to reduce irritation and risk of redness, protect and increase elasticity. “For the radiance we take we do not hesitate to make cocktails of ginseng, white tea and vitamin C”. Vitamin C is the anti-aging treatment par excellence. It has antioxidant and restorative properties. It is ideal for fighting pigmentation spots and for repairing skin damaged by the sun.
It is also necessary to ensure reduce the level of saturated fats and sugars in the body because they tend to increase the production of acids. Excess acids must be eliminated by the kidneys. This acidity dries out the skin, causes irritation and itching.
The alcohol, combination of sugar and water, acidifies but sugar also has a negative effect on collagen fibers. It causes the creation of bridges between the fibers which creates a certain rigidity and therefore a loss of elasticity. As to tobaccohe increases the destruction of collagen and disrupts the microcirculation in the skin which reduces the supply of nutrients.
What routine to adopt at 50?
Fanny Chauvin reminds us, “some steps remain indispensable“to have beautiful skin at any age:
- It is necessary to keep a good rate of cleaning, morning and evening. It helps to use makeup remover,”that we should rename cleanser because we use it every day morning and evening even if we don’t wear makeup”! The specialist also advises applying it with cotton squares, which are better for the epidermis. “It can be in the form of gel, oil or milk, it is to choose according to your desires”.
- The second step is to exfoliate your skin, once or twice a week, to help maintain its cellular rhythm, while adapting the type of scrub to the sensitivity of the skin.
- Hydration is the absolute key to healthy skin. This routine also comes with a floral toner or lotion.”to restore the pH of the skin and allow the rebalancing of the microbiota”. It is advisable afterwards to apply a serum and a cream, again “according to your needs”.
- The facialist reminds us, “we must protect the skin again and again”. In addition to the daily use of a total screen and a protective day cream, it is advisable to limit overexposure to the sun or cold. Hats, scarves and other accessories allowing you to protect your face from the direct impact of the external elements are to be prioritized when you go out.
- Finally, physical activity will improve blood circulation and oxygenation. Sweating is also beneficial for the skin, to re-oxygenate itself.
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