The fifties can be a big time of change for the skin. Many women undergo menopause at this time which entails a dramatic change in hormonal production and a decrease in oil production, resulting in increased sensitivity and vulnerability to barrier dysfunction.
As we age, a number of biological shifts take place. Many of the changes we started to see in our thirties and forties multiply in our fifties, accelerating the skin aging process. Visible signs of aging, like wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin, become more pronounced. The underlying causes include weakened circulation, a reduction in nutrient delivery to the dermal layer, and diminishing collagen and elastin production. As body produces fewer oils, especially after menopause, barrier function becomes less robust, wrinkles form and dry skin becomes a common condition.
The most common symptoms we see in our clients at this age are increased fine lines/wrinkles, redness/sensitivity, hyperpigmentation/sun spots and dryness/dehydration. Even though we cannot defy nature, this regimen is designed to provide essential building blocks for healthy skin by minimizing the impacts of these changes. We believe you can maintain balanced and beautiful healthy skin if you strategically supply it with all the micronutrients and lipids it requires.
We advise a treatment strategy that includes topical and internal support to compensate for the body’s changes and to replace crucial nutrients that are naturally lacking. Often with aging, the skin becomes increasingly dry. Therefore, barrier function support via serums and topical oils is essential, as is the internal supplementation of omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin D3.