Skin care becomes especially important as women age. Learn about skin care for women in their 50s with help from a professional aesthetician in this free video clip.
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Hello, I'm Kristy Charlier, professional esthetician and today I'm going to talk to you about skin care for women in their fifties. As women move into their fifties, the collagen elastin start to lose their elasticity in the dermis of the skin so we want to make sure that we're using ingredients such as Retinols, peptides, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, that our skin stimulates and can restore collagen elastin and stop the deterioration of the fibers. A skincare regimen for women in their fifties should include a gentle cleanser, an antioxidant serum, a day and a night cream, an SPF and an eye cream. Today on Eileen we're going to use the L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Serum. A serum is an essential part of this regimen. It helps prevent against oxidation caused by environmental stresses and UV damage. If you're not already using one, now is the time to start. On cleansed skin, before your moisturizer, you want to use about two to three drops, just place this in the palms of your hand. It should be enough to do the whole face and neck, gently pat this on the skin. When we get older, our skin cells turn over at a slower rate. To make sure that the product penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, doing an exfoliation once a week would be a good idea. This product also contains caffeine. It's a powerful antioxidant that does help to neutralize free radical damage. Free radicals go and attack healthy skin causing deterioration in the skin cells. As we get into our fifties, our skin tends to be more dehydrated. One of the other ingredients in here is ceramides and also jasmine extract that's going to put back that hydration in the skin. Peptides are a new ingredient in skin care. They've been proven to stimulate collagen elastin production. They also prevent deterioration of existing fibers of collagen. This lightweight serum can be used day or night underneath your moisturizer. During the day you want to follow that also with an SPF. In addition to your skincare regimen there is non-invasive technologies out there today that can help reduce the visible signs of aging as well. So that's how to take care of your skin in your fifties. I'm Kristy Charlier, thank you for watching.