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The Best Skincare Routine For Women In Their 50s

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The volume loss, deep fine lines, wrinkles, dull and thin skin, sun damage, and lax skin you start to notice in your 40s become much more apparent in your 50s if you don’t actively work against the aging process with an effective skincare routine. 

Some of the most common aging changes during the 50s decade include:

  • More noticeable sagging skin as elastin production continues to decrease
  • Dryer, duller skin
  • Deepened fine lines and wrinkles as collagen production continues to reduce
  • Volume loss
  • Muscle banding in the neck

How can you support your skin to restore as much of your youthful appearance as possible and prevent these aging signs from getting more noticeable?

An Advanced Skincare Routine For Your 50s

To avoid forming defined wrinkles in your 50s that will stay with you and continue to deepen, you should stop using most of your drugstore skincare products and invest in medical-grade products and minimally invasive anti-aging treatments.

Medical-Grade Skincare Products

We recommend using medical-grade skincare products every morning, evening, and in between in your 50s. What makes these products so different from the products you can pick up from your local drugstore? 

Medical-grade skincare products are supported by scientific research and lots of it. These products go through several stages of studies to ensure they are formulated specifically to give you the best results possible. All medical-grade skincare products are under FDA regulation to ensure safety and effectiveness and contain 99.9% pure ingredients.

Some of our favorite medical-grade skincare product lines that can be formulated specifically for use in your 50s and that we highly recommend include:

Skinceuticals® – Established in 1997 in America to improve skin health, SkinCeuticals products were formulated to reduce signs of aging, prevent future damage, and protect your skin.

Revision Skincare® – With Revision Skincare products, you can maintain youthful-looking skin instead of letting aging take its toll.

Neocutis® – Known for its impressive wound healing technology based on extensive research out of Switzerland, Neocutis has been on the market for over 15 years. Neocutis products support natural healing by stimulating collagen and elastin.

Obagi Medical® Products – Formulated by dermatologists to minimize signs of aging such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and dark spots.

A Minimally Invasive Treatment Plan

If you haven’t already, you should team up with an aesthetic professional experienced with minimally invasive medical spa treatments to develop a facial rejuvenation plan tailored to you when you reach your 50s. The main requirement is for great skin to maintain its youthful glow as much as possible, and each of these treatments plays a vital role.

To customize this plan just for you, you’ll first meet with a professional to discuss your goals and allow them to assess your skin. If you’re experiencing more noticeable volume loss, fine lines, sun damage, skin laxity, and other aging signs common for your 50s. Below are treatments that an aesthetic professional may recommend you incorporate into your treatment plan:


We offer a variety of facials that target everything from rough skin texture to acne scars. We recommend taking advantage of these treatments in your 50s as often as possible for smooth skin that glows.

Some facials we offer that may be helpful in your 50s include:

Microdermabrasion Facial – removes dead skin cell buildup to give the skin an immediate glow using a manual exfoliation device.

Dermaplaning Facial – best for people searching for an anti-aging treatment with advanced exfoliation; removes vellus hair and dead skin from the face and neck.

NanoInfusion Treatment – highly customizable for the individual patient, this treatment is excellent for anti-aging, hydrating, resurfacing, and brightening.

Fire and Ice Facial – designed to stimulate blood circulation, this treatment is ideal for rejuvenation.

Sensitive Skin/Rosacea Facial – if your skin is sensitive and reactive, this treatment is ideal for calming inflammation without causing additional irritation.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels involve resurfacing the skin using a chemical solution to treat a wide range of aging signs and skin concerns that are commonly noticeable in your 50s, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Rosacea
  • Brown spots and uneven skin tone

Once the chemical peel solution is applied to your skin, we remove the top layer of the skin along with dead skin cells to allow the layer beneath to develop and eventually replace the previous, damaged layer. You’ll notice glowing, firmer skin, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and less discoloration. 

Depending on your condition and goals, we can apply a light, medium, or deep chemical peel, but most patients in their 50s need at least a medium peel to address their concerns effectively enough.

Dermal fillers

Your 50s are the time to get serious about addressing volume loss. This is the decade most people look into surgical options for addressing volume loss and wrinkles. If you have had surgery, dermal fillers still play a vital role in keeping your skin smooth and tight and maintaining a youthful contour. Regular dermal filler maintenance treatments, which we recommend getting every 4-6 months, restore volume where it’s lost and smooth out fine lines.

Dermal fillers we offer here at HerSpace MedSpa include:


Traditional microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment using fine needles to prick the skin, creating tiny wounds to stimulate new collagen and elastin production. As the treated skin heals, the fresh collagen improves its appearance. We recommend incorporating microneedling into your skin care treatment plan in your 50s to address the following skin concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scar tissue – acne scars or surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin pigmentation
  • Skin texture and large pores

RF microneedling, with The Lutronic Genius®, uses gold-plated needles and advanced technology to prick the skin and target radiofrequency energy in precise areas to deliver an incredibly effective, non-invasive skin treatment. The targeted trauma stimulates your body’s natural healing response to promote collagen and elastin production. New collagen and elastin fibers replace old, damaged cells. As you recover, you’ll notice that your skin becomes smoother and more toned, and the appearance of wrinkles or scars will be diminished.


Despite some stigmas surrounding using neuromodulators over 50, indicating that it’s too late to make a difference. If you’ve been regularly having maintenance treatments since your 30s, continuing to get those maintenance treatments into your 50s does make a difference. We recommend returning to an aesthetic office every 3-4 months for regular neurotoxin treatments in your 50s to prevent new fine lines from forming and existing ones from worsening.

We offer the following popular neuromodulators at HerSpace Medspa:


Threads can be worthwhile in your early 50s if you want to lift sagging skin on parts of the face such as the midface, neck, lips, and jawline without surgery. If you’ve taken care of your skin well up to your 50s, you may only have moderate skin laxity and may be a great candidate for threads to help postpone the need for surgical intervention as long as possible.

Here at HerSpace, we offer soft threads, absorbable thread-like sutures to stimulate collagen production and lift weakened tissue over time. Most patients notice a lifted, natural, and refined appearance as results shine through.


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injecting a concentration of your platelets to stimulate your body’s healing response, promoting collagen production. Growth factors and platelets naturally produced by your body and found in your blood can be injected into areas of concern to help to repair tissue and stimulate new collagen cell growth.

PRP can treat the following concerns you may have in your 50s:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Stretch marks
  • Tear troughs
  • Skin laxity
  • Volume loss
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars


BBL / MOXI™ treatments address a range of aging signs caused by sun damage, such as melasma, rosacea, pigment irregularity, and skin laxity. Sun damage is one of the causes of overall damaged and aged skin in your 50s, so we recommend addressing it head-on with cutting-edge, world-renowned technology. 

MOXI treatments use non-ablative laser energy to address signs of sun damage and aging like:

  • Superficial pigment
  • Pores
  • Irregularities
  • Texture
  • Wrinkles

Using the power of light energy, BBL treatments eliminate visible signs of aging relating to pigmentation, including:

  • Age spots
  • Sunspots
  • Redness
  • Dull skin 

The Importance Of Skincare In Your 50s

Whether or not you’ve been serious about skincare in previous years, investing time and money in your skin’s health in your 50s is vital for anti-aging. We recommend following the advanced routine described above to help prevent further signs of aging.

If you’re a woman in or approaching your 50s and interested in having your skin evaluated by a skincare professional to set up a customized treatment plan, please contact us.