Posted by James Brown | July 14, 2023

Over 50 Skincare Routine: 7 Expert-Approved Steps for Achieving Glowing Skin Over 50

Over 50 Skincare Routine: 7 Expert-Approved Steps for Achieving Glowing Skin Over 50

As we get older, our priorities change—but some stay the same. If you’re anything like us, having glowing, healthy-looking skin will always be at the top of the list. While some celebrities tout the pros of cosmetic procedures, plenty speak out against plastic surgery. Whichever side of the scalpel your opinions lie, there are ways to achieve a naturally radiant, healthy complexion that doesn’t involve surgery, even in your golden years.

Some simple additions to your daily skincare routine can make a big difference. We consulted several experts, including dermatologists, to get insider tips on building an effective over 50 skincare routine that reveals your best mature complexion. In addition to skincare tips, we’ll provide product suggestions with clinically proven results. Let’s begin!

Wear Sunscreen Daily—Not Just at the Beach

Chances are you’ve heard this sage piece of advice before, but we can’t stress enough how much consistent sunscreen use can transform your skin. Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of dull skin, and sunscreen is one of the best tools to achieve glowing skin over 50. Sunscreen has been shown to prevent the signs of aging associated with cumulative sun exposure, including dullness and discoloration.

In addition to adding sunscreen to your over 50 skincare routine, try to keep your sun exposure to a minimum by remaining indoors during peak sun hours (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and wearing long sleeves, pants, and hats to block the sun when you spend time outdoors.

In addition to sunscreen, we recommend using antioxidant-rich oils and serums to give your skin a protective barrier against other environmental stressors besides UV radiation. Spending time outdoors naturally exposes your skin to pollution and free radicals, and our potent, natural antioxidants may help to prevent or minimize skin damage.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

A woman moisturizing her face

Dry, flaky skin causes a dull complexion, regardless of age. But as you get older, your skin produces less sebum (oil), so your over 50 skincare routine must include a good moisturizer. If your old moisturizer is no longer doing the trick, swap it for a thicker, richer formula. Not only will the right moisturizer make your skin look and feel amazing, but it will also prep your face for a flawless makeup application—because the only thing worse than dull skin is lackluster skin covered in cakey makeup!

The Lea Black Beauty® skincare team recommends Lea Black Beauty® CBD Daily Face Moisturizer or Sudden Youth® 500mg CBD Intensive Moisture Renewal Cream to help you get glowing skin over 50.

Lea Black Beauty® CBD Daily Face Moisturizer is developed with 150mg of pure CBD isolate and the latest advanced skincare technologies to renew, revive, and strengthen the skin. Used daily as part of your over 50 skincare routine, this lightweight, concentrated, yet ultra-hydrating moisturizing lotion can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It may also assist in retaining the moisture of the skin to keep it soft, hydrated, and smooth.

Sudden Youth® 500mg CBD Intensive Moisture Renewal Cream is fragrance-free, moisture-rich, and instantly comforting to dehydrated skin. This intensive renewal cream has been shown to make skin firm and radiant This ultra-hydrating formula provides nourishing and long-lasting moisture while promoting the healthy growth of proteins to renew and regenerate skin. It works ideally overnight as an intense hydration treatment or overnight cream.

Try Retinol

Retinol is a holy grail ingredient for all skin types and ages, but it’s especially fantastic for an over 50 skincare routine. This powerhouse ingredient can be found in over-the-counter and prescription formulas and can help improve the overall appearance of aging skin. Retinol is an ingredient that promotes collagen production and enhances cell turnover. It has been shown to be effective in improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increasing collagen production, and improving skin texture to reveal a more radiant complexion.

To achieve glowing skin over 50, the Lea Black Beauty® skincare team recommends Lea Black Beauty® Anti-Aging Face Serum with 250mg CBD. This proprietary blend of fruit extracts includes full spectrum CBD, which enables higher retinol performance without irritation, which is especially important for an over 50 skincare routine. CBD has also been shown to increase the skin’s overall elasticity, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving the skin’s appearance by evening out texture and tone.

Brighten With Vitamin C

To brighten your complexion, you must incorporate a vitamin C product into your routine. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin by neutralizing the free radicals it encounters daily. Free radicals can cause changes in our DNA and activate certain enzymes responsible for breaking down the collagen in our skin. Incorporating vitamin C into your over 50 skincare routine can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help boost collagen, and it has brightening properties in that it decreases and prevents abnormal pigment production.

The Lea Black Beauty® skincare team recommends Lea Black Beauty® Brighten & Balance 200mg CBD Skin Toner. It’s enriched with CBD and natural ingredients that contain vitamins C and D and removes traces of dirt, makeup, and impurities while leaving pores deeply cleansed and skin hydrated. It has been shown to improve the appearance of overall skin tone and brighten a dull complexion. This gentle yet efficacious toner is great for all skin types, making it perfect for an over 50 skincare routine, even if you have sensitive skin.

Schedule a Professional Treatment

A woman getting a professional skin treatment

You may not want to go under the knife, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rely on professional treatments to help you achieve glowing skin over 50. You can get several in-office treatments at your dermatologist’s office to help your skin look and feel better. 

Doctors agreed that chemical peels and lasers are some of the best options for glowing skin. Resurfacing lasers and microneedling (devices) are additional treatments that can help achieve glowing skin by stimulating collagen production and removing the epidermis, or top layer of skin, revealing newer, more radiant skin. 

While getting treatments can be a beneficial part of an over 50 skincare routine, there are great over-the-counter products on the market at a fraction of the price of the procedures that will help you achieve glowing skin, as they can also help to accelerate the skin cells’ turnover and rejuvenation. Professional treatments are no substitute for an effective daily skincare regimen.

The Lea Black Beauty® skincare team recommends Lea Black Beauty® Moisturizing Skin Renewal Exfoliant and  Lea Black Beauty® Sudden Youth® Lift Complete Facial Treatment.

Lea Black Beauty® Moisturizing Skin Renewal Exfoliant removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. Exfoliating regularly as part of your over 50 skincare routine has been shown to leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

Sudden Youth® Lift Complete Facial Treatment is non-invasive and referred to by long-time customers as an “instant face-lift.” It lifts, tightens, tones, and stimulates the skin. This unique signature product helps reduce the visible signs of aging and encourages glowing skin over 50. It helps to even out the skin tone and promotes collagen and elasticity in sagging skin. Each treatment exfoliates the skin’s surface to revitalize and rejuvenate dull, dry, scaly skin, encouraging more rapid new cell growth. 

The mask helps to diminish under-eye puffiness, discoloration, and bags—don’t overlook the eyes when considering your over 50 skincare routine. It provides a deep pore cleanse and helps with blemishes, breakouts, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation. You will feel the deep cleansing sensation as the mask dries. One treatment makes your skin feel clean, tight, radiant, and luminous. Look for toning, firming, reduced pore size, and glowing skin. Customer testimonials and clinical studies indicate visible facial, neck, and chest results. Long-term use has shown improvements in scarring in some customers.

Take Care of Your Body

A man holding weights at a track

The skin is the largest organ on the body, which means if you want your skin to look and feel its best, you need your body to look and feel its best. The best over 50 skincare routine includes an overall healthy lifestyle. Luckily, the keys to a happy, healthy body are almost universal, regardless of age. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. If you smoke, kick the habit. Eat lots of whole foods, and get plenty of rest. You might be amazed by how these changes help you achieve glowing skin over 50!

The Lea Black Beauty® skincare team recommends a long, calming bath with a Lea Black Beauty® 25mg CBD Soothing Lavender Bath Treatment, developed to support and promote relaxation. Each bath bomb fizzing treatment contains 25mg of premium CBD and is infused with organic aromatic lavender oil. As you soak, it will penetrate the skin and add hydration and moisture to your over 50 skincare routine. The aromatic fragrance of natural lavender oils will soothe your senses and provide mental calming and physical satisfaction as you bathe. Great before bedtime.

Start Early

Prevention is the name of the game when it comes to youthful-looking skin. It is essential to start early and not wait for skin changes to occur. Whether you’ve already celebrated your 50th birthday or the milestone is right around the corner, it’s never too soon to adopt healthy skincare habits.

Shop Natural Products With Proven Results

The Lea Black Beauty® skincare team recommends starting your skincare journey with the Lea Black Beauty® Ultimate Skincare Collection. Perfect for starting an over 50 skincare routine, this bundle includes the ten “must-haves'' of the top-selling products from our popular CBD products and Sudden Youth® skincare collections. If you prefer to buy products individually, browse our products designed for dullness/lack of glow and aging skin

Ready to achieve glowing skin over 50 and beyond? Experience proven results with Lea Black Beauty®!

Author Bio

James Brown is an award-winning marketing executive with three decades of diverse experience across startups, private companies, and public corporations. Known for his detail-oriented approach and driven spirit, he excels in influencing retailers and clients to achieve their promotional and sales goals, as demonstrated by the impressive ROI of the projects he’s managed. His career has equipped him with a wealth of traditional and digital marketing expertise through roles such as Sales Manager, Account and Field Coordinator, Visual Director, Retail Marketing Director, Social Media Marketing Expert, Digital Director, Creative Director, Business Owner, Strategist, and Consultant. He has worked for companies like Macy's, Kenneth Cole, and Perry Ellis International, where he oversaw the retail and online marking for brands like Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, Cubavera, C&C California, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Nike Swim, Ping Golf Apparel and Callaway Golf Apparel.

At Lea Black Enterprises and Lea Black Beauty, he holds the pivotal role of Marketing and Senior Brand Strategist. In this capacity, he leads day-to-day operations for leablack.com, steering all brand direction and marketing efforts for Lea Black Beauty Skincare. He formerly produced and co-hosted the weekly web series and podcast "Lunch With Lea" and managed all aspects of branding and graphics, budgeting, public relations, social media, e-commerce, public appearances, traditional marketing, e-mail marketing, product development, and product launches.

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