By the time we enter our fifties, our bodies start going through natural processes that will kickstart the skin ageing process. “The average age of menopause in the UK is 53. As average life expectancy increases, it means a large part of the female population are spending their time in a period of oestrogen deficiency. Oestrogen is a key hormone for a number of skin functions and it is common to experience a number of issues, from wrinkles to dryness,” says Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist at Skin 55.
And actually, because of these changes, it turns out that our fifties genuinely is a time to start reconsidering our skincare routines. While we can carry on using the majority of our favourite ingredients and products, experts do have some advice on things that are more likely to make your complexion better (or worse) throughout your fifties. Keep reading for their top advice.