Now is a good time to be aging: technological advances offer women in their 50s the opportunity to feel great with supplements and look great with new aesthetic procedures. As we age, our nutritional and skin care needs change - especially during the 50s when our bodies are going through hormonal changes, thanks to menopause. The culprit? Loss of estrogen. This affects both external skin and internal workings but may be helped with the right facial fillers and supplements.
Where maintenance for younger skin is about good skin care products, women in their 50s should start to simplify when it comes to their skin care regime. Too many products may conflict and often irritate the skin - causing acne and redness. Look for a moisturizer that contains cermides, a natural element that locks moisture in. They may help plump skin and boost skin glow temporarily.
When all else fails, a trip to the dermatologist or an aesthetic provider may be in order. There are a myriad of dermal fillers that can address wrinkles and each targets specific areas. Botulinum toxins such as BOTOX, Dysport and now Xeomin are ideal for the glabellar lines, or frown lines between the eyebrows and forehead. However, Sculptra may be ideal for women in their 50s because this particular filler stimulates the body's own collagen growth to offer natural filling. While results are a bit slower in appearing, they may be more natural looking and may last as long as 2 years.
For overall skin rejuvenation to address age spots and skin tightening, there are many fractional laser resurfacing devices available that may deliver dramatic results. Non-ablative resurfacing is also available, such as the eMatrix which heats the cells below the epidermis, creating a wound-healing reaction that causes the production of collagen.
As important as it is to treat the external signs of aging, nutritional supplements are integral for women in their 50s. As a general rule of thumb, a multivitamin a day is a must - the body absorbs all the nutrients it needs and eliminates the rest as waste. However, as we age, our nutritional needs change along with our skin so the multivitamin that we used in our younger days may no longer do the trick.
One of the biggest health hurdles women face in their 50s is bone health. According to livestrong.com, osteoporosis, which causes bones to weaken and therefore break easier, is a serious concern for adults age 50 and above. The addition of Vitamin D and calcium can help with bone density and strength. In addition, Dr. Oz's number one recommended supplement is Omega-3 fatty acid. Found in the fatty acids in fish, one kind of omega-3 fatty acid isn't produced by our bodies at all so if your diet doesn't include omega-3 fatty acids, a supplement is extremely beneficial here.
Defeating the signs of aging is as simple as having a plan of attack. From taking care of yourself with nutritional supplements to making sure your skin looks as youthful as possible, you might say your 50s are the new 30s!