From Julianne Moore to Salma Hayek and Christie Brinkley, time and time again beautiful women over 50 prove that age is nothing but a number. And while women are gorgeous at any age, it goes without saying that our bodies change as we get older—bringing about new skin concerns and, in turn, shifting our beauty routines.
Here, we breakdown the products and treatments that are geared towards helping those over 50 look like the best versions of themselves.
The main skincare issues for those over 50 tend to be the loss of skin elasticity caused by hormone-related depletion of collagen. This can cause under-eye hollows, sagging cheeks, thinning lips, and deepening smile lines. Skin also tends to get drier, and irregular pigmentation is also a common concern. “By the time you have hit your 50s, the majority of damage to the skin has already been done so the goal is to help repair the skin,” New York-based dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner explains.
“Make sure to use a vitamin C serum in the morning — it’s a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage and can brighten and even skin tone,” Dr. Zeichner shares. “In the evening use ingredients like retinol or hydroxy acid and glycolic acid to enhance cell turnover, stimulate collagen, strengthen the skin, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” ÉLÉVATIONE™’s Age Beautifully Face Serum, infused with glycolic acid, will do just the trick.
Dr. Zeichner suggests lasers such as Fraxel, which improves skin tone and texture. “It is probably my workhorse laser in the office. Besides lightening dark spots, it also is FDA-approved for treating sun-damaged skin,” Dr. Zeichner shares. He adds that injectable treatments, like Botox and Dysport, can “help relax muscles responsible for the eleven lines between your eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet.” To help replace the loss of volume that occurs with age, Dr. Zeichner suggests injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. “They can address under-eye hollows, sagging cheeks, deepening smile lines, and even thinning lips.”
The dermatologist quoted in this story is not associated with ÉLÉVATIONE™ and does not endorse it or the products shown.
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