The best skin care routine for your 50s and beyond


As you enter your fifties, the signs of those carefree years spent having fun in the sun are likely to start settling into your skin.

If you’ve maintained an anti-ageing skin care routine in your thirties and forties and applied SPF on your face every day, you’ll have done a superstar job at preventing and delaying the signs of ageing. Now, it’s time to manage the health of your skin to keep it looking and feeling young, fresh and healthy in your fifties and beyond…

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At this age, your main skin care concerns are no doubt lines and deep-set wrinkles, sagging skin and pigmentation – so you need to make hydration a priority.

As we age, our skin cells lose hydration more quickly, which is why your skin probably feels more dry and delicate. Topping up its moisture stores every day is a must.

Get your hands on a rich, creamy cleanser – it’ll work hard to restore lost hydration throughout the day and overnight, while also giving your face a good, thorough cleanse.

Let your skin soak up the restorative powers of an anti-ageing serum. Choose one that’s packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids to protect your skin from free radicals and help to strengthen it from the inside.

Eye cream
Your eye area is most likely showing the most visible signs of ageing, so help to firm, plump and smooth the skin by applying an eye cream both morning and night.

bh loves: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cleansing Milk, A’Kin Cellular Radiance Serum, Trilogy Eye Contour Cream


When it comes to managing your moisture, choose a rich day cream that contains SPF to avoid further sun damage. Not only will it deeply replenish your skin’s vital moisture levels, but it’ll also help to smooth out crepey skin for a fresher, more youthful complexion. At night, opt for a cream that targets loss of firmness and elasticity for plumper skin upon waking.

bh loves: Garnier UltraLift Anti-Ageing Day Cream SPF 15, Elemis Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream


Over the years, your pores have probably become larger in size as your skin loses firmness and elasticity. The key is to use a pore minimising serum or moisturiser to refine them. You don’t need to apply it to your entire face – just focus on areas where your pores are most visible, like your nose, chin and the apples of your cheeks.

bh loves: Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimising Skin Refinisher, Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator

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Are you in your 50s? What does your skin care routine involve?

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