Let’s face it: our fifties are not kind to our faces. Not since our teenage years have hormones wreaked this much havoc on our systems. As menopause arrives, our oestrogen levels plummet, sending collagen production into a tailspin. Seemingly overnight, our skin is stripped of moisture and elasticity, leaving it looking dry, saggy and lacklustre.
But it’s not all bad news. By embracing natural and organic skincare that’s full of antioxidants, you can give your skin a boost of hydration and vitality. Follow this simple skincare routine for women in their 50s for skin that glows from the inside out.
- Skip the morning cleanse
You may be used to washing your face morning and night, but to retain your skin’s natural moisture now’s the time to ditch the morning cleanse (so long as you’ve washed it the night before). Instead, simply splash your face with cold water and you’re good to go.
- Use an antioxidant-rich moisturiser
Prime your skin for the day ahead with a nourishing, antioxidant-rich moisturiser. Antioxidants fight free radicals and have been shown to reduce the effects of ageing. Our Antioxidant Daily Renewal Cream reduces the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, while enhancing your skin’s tone and elasticity.
- Dab on a gentle eye serum
Chances are the delicate skin around your eyes will be one of the first areas to show your age. By using a gentle Antioxidant Soothing Eye Serum once a day you’ll help reduce lines, puffiness and dark circles.
- Choose a hydrating cleanser
Before you go to bed, remove makeup and daily grime with a cleanser that hydrates and protects, rather than one strips the skin of its natural oils. Try our Deep Cream Cleanser to leave skin softened, hydrated and supple, without irritation or tightness. For a deeper clean, once a week use a gentle exfoliator, like our Retoning Facial Scrub, to slough away dead skin and allow your skin to soak up more antioxidants.
- Add a few drops of rosehip oil
There’s a reason why celebrities love rosehip oil. An antioxidant powerhouse, Wild Harvested Rosehip Oil helps skin repair and regenerate itself, improving skin tone and texture, and fighting the signs of ageing. Simply apply a few drops to clean, damp skin on your face, neck and chest.
- Repair while you rest
For your final skincare step each day, use an Antioxidant Night Restoring Cream that’s been specifically formulated to fight free radicals and promote younger looking skin. The potent natural antioxidants will work while you rest, so you’ll wake up with skin that feels soft, hydrated and energised.
For more skincare tips for every age, discover why you should switch to natural skincare in your 40s, follow this simple skincare routine for your 30s, find the best skincare for your 20s, or try the natural skincare solution for teenage skin.