I n W ith S kin May
20s, 30s, 40s, 50+
Skin Care, Makeup & Fitness Tips
Editor’s Desk A G I N G G R A C E F U L LY isn’t easy, but it’s a
rite of passage we all must go through. To help you on your beautiful journey, we’ve compiled the InWithSkin Guide to Beauty Through the Ages. Whether you are just starting out in your adult life or finally getting back to finding yourself after years of devotion to your career and family, it is imperative to take care of your skin and body from your early 20s throughout your lifetime. We will give you the skincare and beauty products and fitness tips to help you do just that in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond! Cheers,
Kimberly Stredney Editor in Chief
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BEAUTY Through the Ages
s SKIN CARE IT’S NEVER TOO SOON TO BE PROACTIVE ABOUT TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN. THE SKINCARE HABITS YOU START IN YOUR 20S WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH DAMAGE REPAIR YOU’LL NEED TO DO IN YOUR 40S. BIGGEST PROBLEM: ACNE
Women in their 20s typically break out from using dehydrating products that strip skin of its natural oils. Oil glands then overproduce to make up for the depletion, which leads to acne flare-ups.
Skincare Must-Haves Cleanser First things first. The most important thing in your beauty arsenal should be a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser to remove excess dirt and oil. Use it both in the morning and at night before bed – especially after a night out on the town. Leaving makeup on overnight can clog pores and lead to acne.
Kiehl’s Gentle Foaming Cleanser
A gentle, non-drying foam face cleanser. Contains a mild, gentle surfactant to ensure a clean rinse that is non-drying. Fragrance-Free. $19.50, kiehl’s.com
Moisturizer with SPF The biggest mistake women in their 20s make is not protecting their skin. The sun damage you are collecting today will catch up with you a few years down the road in the form of brown age spots and even skin cancer. Use a hydrating or oil-free moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Slather it on your face, neck and décolletage after washing your face in the morning.
Philosophy Hope In a Jar Oil-Free SPF 30
An ultra-light daily moisturizer for normal to oily skin with SPF 30. This gentle, fast-absorbing daytime lotion provides optimal hydration to revitalize skin and strengthen its natural moisture barrier, while preventing sun damage. $42, philosophy.com
Retinol Itâ€™s never too early to incorporate retinol into your nightly skincare routine. Derived from Vitamin-A, it helps stimulate collagen production and prevent breakouts. Start with an OTC night cream that includes retinol to get your skin acclimated, then move on to a prescription-strength product like Retin-A. Apply it over under the eyes as well in place of a separate eye product.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion This lightweight lotion is formulated with apple stem cells to help delay the natural signs of aging. Simultaneously, retinol stimulates new cell turnover and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $60, drbrandtskincare.com
Optional Products Eye cream The eyes tend to reveal the first signs of aging, so it would be smart to start taking care of them now. Choose a product with caffeine to reduce morning puffiness.
Origins No Puffery Cooling Roll-On for Puffy Eyes
This incredibly cooling roll on treatment with yeast extract instantly helps de-pouf puffs as it brightens dark circles. $25, origins.com Serum Before applying your favorite moisturizer, slather on a serum packed with antioxidants for early collagen protection and damage prevention.
Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum
This lightweight serum feeds your skin with vitamins and antioxidants, moisturizes with fatty acid-packed plant oils, and smoothes fine lines with peptides, alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10. $45, juicebeauty.com
Med Spa Treatments Chemical peels Gently exfoliate the top layer of skin to get rid of acne, even pigmentation, and renew your fresh skin cells for a healthy glow. Laser hair removal Get rid of unwanted hair while youâ€™re young, and save yourself time and money later.
s BEAUTY MAKEUP MUSTS
Chances are you don’t need a heavy base, so opt for a sheer tinted moisturizer with SPF instead. It will keep your skin supple throughout the day while providing light coverage.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 This advanced, oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of color and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in just four weeks. $42, narscosmetics.com
If you’ve got acne left over from your teens, you need a product that both covers and treats. Choose a concealer with salicylic acid that matches your skin color.
Pür Minerals Disappearing Act 4-In-1 Concealer
Create a flawless complexion for today and tomorrow with Pür Minerals’ 4-in-1 cream concealer with built-in skincare ingredients. Easily blendable and buildable, it brightens, balances and lifts the skin’s appearance with minimal effort. $22, purminerals.com
Using a loose mineral powder to set your makeup in the morning is a must for 20-somethings, but cut out the pressed powder touchups you do throughout the day. Powder can clog pores; use blotting paper to soak up any extra oil instead.
Bobbi Brown Blotting Papers
These powder-free tissues absorb excess oil and perspirationfrom skin. $20, bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Eyeshadow Youâ€™re young, you have glowing skin, and you can get away with just about any look you like. Eyeshadow trends were made to be rocked by 20-somethings, so donâ€™t be afraid to experiment with bold and shimmery colors on your eyes!
BH Cosmetics 88 Color Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette
Sweep your eyes with eyecatching glimmer: metallic pinks, moonlight shiver greens, and honey yellows. Lustrous bronzes, twinkly turquoises, and pearlescent plums dazzle like jewels. $10.95, Bhcosmetics.com
Lip Gloss For a professional office look, skip the dark lipstick and slide on some lip gloss to make your pucker pop while letting your natural lip color shine through.
Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss
Luscious, vibrant color loaded into a refreshing formula that slips on satiny- smooth for sheer-to-medium coverage with nonstop glistening shine. $18, bareescetnuals.com
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All the blow-drying, straightening, and styling you do in your 20s can eventually dry out your hair and make it break. Minimize the damage with an ionic dryer and ceramic styling tools that are easier on your hair. For additional protection, spray on a heat protection product before primping. Hair follicles are still productive in your 20s, so now is the time to grow longer, stronger hair that can potentially last a lifetime. Donâ€™t wait until you hit 30 to cut out sugary drinks like soda and iced tea. Start learning to love water now, and get a jumpstart on healthy, hydrated skin. Trust us â€“ floss religiously now and save yourself countless dentist appointments later. Flossing lowers the risk of gum disease, which has been linked to heart disease and cancer.
Eyebrow maintenance is nothing to take lightly. Now is the time
to start taming your brows with the help of an expert who knows better than to overshape or cut off too much length.
“DON’T BE AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT WITH NEW WORKOUT PROGRAMS.”
YOUR 20s ARE PRIME TIME for new challenges and experiences because your body is still resilient and can recover more quickly. While many 20-somethings cardio binge on the treadmill or elliptical machine, you will actually get better overall health results by mixing in some weight training and a couple of yoga or barre classes each week as well. Donâ€™t be afraid to experiment with new workout programs like aerial fitness or join a co-ed flag football or volleyball league to have fun, stay fit and meet new people.
WEEKLY FITNESS PRESCRIPTION: STRENGTH TRAINING 1-2 days of 30-minute strength training sessions to build muscle definition and increase bone density. Lift enough weight that you struggle with your last few reps, but not so much that you canâ€™t get even through the first set of 15. CARDIO 2-3 days of 45-60 minute cardio sessions or aerobic classes to burn fat and build endurance. CORE 1-2 yoga classes to strengthen your core and lower back while you sculpt killer abs.
BEAUTY Through the Ages
s SKIN CARE SO YOU’VE ENTERED YOUR 30S… THE BIGGEST CHANGES YOU ARE LIKELY NOTICING ARE THINNER, DRIER SKIN AND MORE NOTICEABLE EXPRESSION LINES AROUND THE EYES, MOUTH, AND ON THE FOREHEAD. CELL TURNOVER HAS LIKELY BEGUN TO SLOW, SO YOUR COMPLEXION MAY APPEAR DULL. BIGGEST PROBLEM: DULL COMPLEXION
Once you hit 30, you begin to lose collagen and cell turnover starts to slow, so your complexion may appear dull from lingering dead skin cells.
Cleanser A good cleanser is just as important now as it was in your 20s, although you may need to switch your go-to for one that is pH balanced and formulated for drier skin. Fragrance- and alcoholfree are always good options, and a gentle, creamy cleanser may be just what your skin is craving.
Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Cleanser and makeup remover in one with wheat amino acids and vitamins A, C and E. Soap-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free and fragrance-free. $32, peterthomasroth.com
Moisturizer with SPF A really good moisturizer helps to replenish moisture and nutrients your cleanser might have stripped away. Choose one with antiaging additives that help reduce fine lines and restore elasticity.
Laura Mercier Repair Day Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen
This advanced anti-aging daily moisturizer helps repair skin, for a smoother, radiant, younger looking complexion while providing environmental protection. $98, lauramercier.com
Retinoid It’s time to get serious. Once you hit 30, retinoid products are no longer optional. The anti-acne benefits they afforded you in your 20s will be replaced by the anti-aging properties they offer now. Increase your usage to four or five nights a week to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and even your skin’s texture.
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5
Helps stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both photo- and intrinsic aging. $57, skinceuticals.com
Masks It seems there are masks these days that do just about everything from detoxifying to moisturizing skin, but the one you need is purifying. Find a clay option to deeply clean pores and balance your natural oils.
Exfoliator This is the decade where you need to add an extra step to your cleansing routine. Exfoliating dead skin cells will help clear them, brightening your skin and clearing the way for new cells to regenerate. Either substitute your moisturizing evening cleanser for one with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and gentle, synthetic microbeads, or pick up a skin-cleansing product like Clarisonic. Avoid harsh scrubs that can cause even more damage.
Facial sonic cleansing with a harmonic blend of function and form. $199, clarisonic.com
Kora Organics Clay Purifying Mask
A purifying and cleansing mask especially formulated to gently detox, purify and refine the texture of the skin. Containing natural clay to rebalance sebum excretion, draw impurities and refine and cleanse pores. $53, Koraorganics.com
Eye cream If you didn’t bust out the eye cream before, now is the time. For dry skin around the eyes, choose a product with hyaluronic acid. For dark circles, hydroquinone is key ingredient, as are brightening botanicals like licorice or soy.
Dermalogica Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum
This powerful treatment fluid contains an advanced peptide known to encourage collagen-producing activities to help smooth fine lines and target the signs of aging around the delicate eye area. $50, dermalogica.com
Ser um An anti-aging serum’s main purpose is to protect the skin by delivering a punch of powerful antioxidants that enhance the absorption of your night cream or moisturizer. Shelter your skin from daytime damage by combining an antioxidant-infused serum with green tea or vitamin C with your moisturizer with SPF.
Eminence Green Tea & Guava Fortifying Serum Antioxidant-rich green tea nourishes and protects as guava juice and honey replenish moisture. Its Biocomplex formula works to fortify and strengthen, improving texture and tone for a healthy, revitalized look and feel. $48, dermstore.com
Med Spa Treatments
Fillers & Injectables Many women in their 30s turn to Botox®, Restylane®, or other brands of injectables or cosmetic fillers to treat their emerging Crow’s feet and frown lines.
Microdermabrasion Sometimes your at-home exfoliation efforts may not be enough. To increase the potency of the retinoids and AHAs in your night cream and cleanser, schedule a microdermabrasion treatment to help boost their effects. This gentle polishing of the skin with microcrystals will help remove dead skin cells and oil buildup, in addition to treating wrinkles.
s BEAUTY MAKEUP MUSTS
Have a few fine lines starting to form that you’d rather not draw attention to? Use an illuminating tinted moisturizer to keep skin supple throughout the day while the shimmer effect reflects light and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Illuminating Broad Spectrum SPF 20
A lightweight, buildable sheer foundation formula that delivers a youthful, radiant finish. $43, lauramercier.com
Concealer Powder concealer can sink into fine lines, so try a dryer, oil-free camouflage concealer to hide redness, sunspots and other imperfections.
gloMinerals Camouflage Oil Free
Camouflage blemishes, scarring, hyperpigmentation or other visible skin conditions with this oil-free mineral makeup concealer. $24, gloprofessional.com
Blotting Paper If you didn’t cut out the pressed powder in your 20s, there’s no time like the present. Use loose mineral powder in the morning, but opt for blotting paper to soak up oil throughout the day and avoid creases from powder settling into your laugh lines.
Jane Iredale Facial Blotting Papers with Compact
These all-natural blotting papers are made from organic flax seed, which is more absorbent than rice and linen. $11, shopjaneiredale.com
Eyebrow Pencil Thinning brows can be a telltale sign of aging, so make sure yours are thick and full. Fill in hairs using a ticking motion from bottom to top with an eyebrow pencil in a neutral shade.
Anastacia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Ideal for filling in sparse brows with the ultimate natural look. Anastaciaâ€™s ultra-fine pencil tip mimics the appearance of tiny hairs. $21, anastacia.net
Light Lipstick You may have loved the vamp glam look in your 20s, but the dark lipstick can be unflattering as you age. Rock rose-colored or neutral shades for a more grown-up glam.
Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel
Marc's unique, gel lipstick is full of saturated, long-wearing color and a sensual, touchable texture. $30, marcjacobs.com
Blush Blush is a great way to give yourself an instant cheek lift. Start at the highest point of your cheekbone and blend in a circular motion. Choose warm pinks or bronzes to create less contrast and give a youthful glow.
A favorite with make-up artists, this blendable and easy to wear blush offers is created with a moist and sheer powder formulation that glides easily over the skin. $26, cargocosmetics.com
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You’re already using a face moisturizer with SPF, but that sometimes isn’t enough. Stave off skin damage by investing in oversized sunglasses and a wide brim sun hat for any summer daytime outing. Schedule an eye exam. You may not notice you now have to squint to read faraway signs, but you will once the Crow’s feet start appearing at the corners of your eyes. Glasses or contacts can prevent
Retinoid isn’t just for your face. Slather it on your hands as well
– they are too often neglected but can reveal your true age if left unattended.
For an extra lift, refrigerate skincare products to keep them fresh and give your face a cooling treat. Your 20s have come and gone, and the party is officially over. Cigarettes shouldn’t even be an afterthought at this point and caffeine and alcohol should be saved for special occasions, not just Taco Tuesday.
s FITNESS In a nutshell, you need to burn more calories in ONCE THE 30s ROLL AROUND , you are typically less time. As we age, lean muscle decreases and invested in your career and may also be tied body fat increases. The secret to combating this up with new family obligations, which can leave challenge with minimal workout time is interval little time for exercise. Unfortunately, this is workouts and strength training. Try a cardio also the time when it becomes more difficult to conditioning or circuit training class like P90X or lose unwanted weight because our metabolism Body Pump. Many 30-somethings start running has started to slow. more and training for half and full marathons they can do with their spouse or a friend.
WEEKLY FITNESS PRESCRIPTION: STRENGTH TRAINING 2 sessions on nonconsecutive days. Do 3 sets of 1015 reps lifting enough weight so that the last few are difficult to get through, but not impossible. If you can easily complete all reps with little effort, add more weight to develop more muscle mass and increase bone strength. INTERVAL TRAINING 2-3 30-minute sessions of interval training each week that include running or hopping on a bike, elliptical or treadmill. Intersperse 3-minute periods of moderate-intensity exertion followed by 1 minute of high-intensity exercise. CARDIO 1 45-60 minute cardio session each week in the form of a Zumba or other aerobic class. CORE 1 Pilates class can help get your tummy back shape after a baby or simply help keep your muscles long,
BEAUTY Through the Ages
s SKIN CARE FORTY MAY BE THE NEW 30, BUT TELL THAT TO YOUR SKIN. YOU MAY NOTICE YOUR SKIN CONTINUES TO GET DRIER AND HAS LESS ELASTICITY, AND YOUR EXPRESSION LINES ARE LIKELY DEEPER THAN THEY WERE A DECADE AGO. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME WHEN THE SUN WORSHIPPING YOU DID IN YOUR 20S STARTS TO SHOW IN THE FORM OF DISCOLORATION AND AN UNEVEN SKIN TONE. BIGGEST PROBLEM: FINE LINES & WRINKLES The remedy? Deeply hydrating products and prescription-strength anti-aging ingredients.
Moisturizer Forget the diamonds, in your 40s, a good moisturizer made with ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid and packed with antioxidants is a girl’s best friend. Your oil glands are less active than they used to be, so you need to bring in an oil-based reinforcement with petrolatum or shea butter.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
A universal daily moisturizer formulated with a proprietary Super 7 Complex that’s proven to provide 24 hours of significant moisture. $42, fresh.com
Cleanser Still #1 on the list and the first step in any skincare routine, both in the morning and at night. If you haven’t switched to a gentle, creamy cleanser, now is the time. It is also imperative that it be fragrance- and alcohol-free with moisturizing qualities.
Korres Milk Proteins 3 In 1 Cleansing Emulsion
Ultra-gentle cream emulsion, rich in lactose and essential amino acids, offer nourishing, hydrating and moisturizing properties to the skin. $21, korresusa.com
Retinol At this point, skip the OTC retinol product and go straight to a prescription retinoid at least three times per week to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate hyperpigmentation, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage. Minimize the appearance of dark spots with a retinol product that also contains Alpha-Arbutin to reduce melanin production and create a brightening effect.
StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Day Treatment SPF 30 This daily multitasker has broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection and fights the major signs of aging, including texture, firmness and wrinkles. $99, strivectin.com
Exfoliator As in your 30s, sloughing off dead skin cells to make way for new ones is a must. Using a gentle product with both physical (microbeads) and chemical (natural enzymes) exfoliants is key to evening out your skin tone and clearing dirt and oil that can cause adult acne. Look for a product that contains lactic acid or fruit enzymes for optimal results.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
Scrubbing microbeads are designed to deep clean pores and salicylic acid is formulated to balance hydration. See dramatically smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin after just one use. Papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin enzymes are formulated to naturally exfoliate dead skin cells, without over-drying. $85 katesomerville.com
Ser um Serums are a super supplement for women in their 40s. Switch off every other day with two or three different types to maximize your antioxidant ingredient options and the benefits to your skin. Choose one with peptides for skin that really needs a nourishing boost. Or, add a drop of argan or marula oil to your favorite serum. There are so many oils to choose from, you can create a different formula for your face each day.
Hydropeptide Anti-Wrinkle Cellular Transformation
Visibly reverse the signs of aging.Â Skin appears transformed with the most potent and advanced, bioengineered ingredients available featuring six peptides, three growth factors, a milk polypeptide and more.Â $130, hydropeptide.com
Med Spa Treatments
Fraxel This resurfacing laser treatment helps stimulate the skin and repair tissue damage with minimal down time.
Ulthera速 Not liking the loose skin that is appearing on your neck and under your jawline? This non-ablative tightening procedure gives skin a lift, making you look and feel years younger.
s BEAUTY MAKEUP MUSTS
Foundation If you havenâ€™t already, switch to a mineral foundation, which acts as a natural sunscreen. Look for one with moisturizing hyaluronic acid to combat dry skin or AHAs or retinol to breathe new life into a dull complexion.
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals A Foundation
A light-reflecting, mineral foundation in a special liquid formulation. State-of-the-art technology prevents active ingredients from degrading and allows actives to time-release into the skin. $50, shop.janeiredale.com
Corrector Fight the signs of aging with an undereye spot corrector. Find a product packed with peptides to conceal and lighten the appearance of dark circles over time.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector
This creamy, highly pigmented yet lightweight peach-based concealer is designed to effectively neutralize, and erase the look of eye darkness, dark circles and even age spots. $29, itcosmetics.com
Luminescent Eyeshadow Save the sparkly stuff for your daughter. Instead, opt for a matte eyeshadow that complements your eye color, and finish the look with a dot of silver eyeshadow or luminescent cream in the corner of each eye.
Benefit High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer
This satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek and brow bones for a dewy, radiant glow. Use as a spot highlighter over makeup. $26, benefitcosmetics.com
Primer Sometimes, you just need a little extra coverage. Apply a primer before putting on makeup to help it go on smoothly and last longer.
Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer
Creates a silky canvas for ultra-smooth foundation application. Helps diminish the appearance of large pores, lines and wrinkles, while simultaneously helping to reduce the appearance of redness and discoloration. $29.50, presctiptives.com
Mascara Slowed collagen production may have your lids loosing elasticity. Full lashes lift the eye area, so double up on coats of a luscious lengthening mascara.
MAC False Lashes
Fashionably false in look, but honestly real, this mascaraâ€™s key benefits of volume and curl are matched by a dramatic end look. $21, maccosmetics.com
You may notice your lips are thinner and less colorful than they were in your 30s. To replenish color and definition, trace and fill in lips with a pencil that matches your lip color. Top with a coat of sheer gloss.
Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil
A lip pencil that outlines the lip contour with surprising smoothness and maintains a beautiful finish for hours. $20, shiseido.com
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Eliminating sugar from your diet may seem like an exercise
in torture, but your skin will thank you! Sugar causes collagen damage, which can lead to wrinkles.
Now more than ever, it is important to get plenty of sleep to give your cells time to renew and refresh overnight.
Exercising is one thing you canâ€™t afford to cut out of your
weekly schedule. It will keep your body healthy and keep you active as the years pass by.
Thinking about cutting your hair short? Think again! Chopping your hair reveals parts of your face that have been covered for years. Instead, covet a shoulder-length cut with layers and long bangs to lessen the appearance of forehead lines. Hair thinning? Go for a hair gloss that boosts volume and whisks away dullness.
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s FITNESS WOMEN IN THEIR 40s are typically more
centered, have more confidence, and may even have more energy than they did in their younger years. Unfortunately, with age and wisdom also come a slower metabolism, decreased muscle mass and an increase in body fat, especially in the midsection. Exercise at this stage in life should be more about feeling healthy in body
and mind than looking good, although that always helps. The good news is you donâ€™t have to stick to running or cardio machines to get a great mind/ body workout. Dancing, swimming, biking and other more entertaining and lower impact forms of exercise work just as well.
WEEKLY FITNESS PRESCRIPTION: CARDIO 3-4 45-minute low-impact, short interval cardio sessions will help alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, and fight weight gain. Try a dance class or water aerobics. STRENGTH TRAINING 2-3 60-minute sessions. Book a personal training session or take a weight training class at first to make sure you donâ€™t hurt yourself and optimize your efforts. The key now is form and control, not number of reps. CORE Pilates can help blast unwanted fat in the tummy area, while also keeping joints limber and muscles strong.
BEAUTY Through the Ages
+ SKIN CARE YOU MAY NOT REALIZE IT, BUT NOW IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR SKIN. IN ADDITION TO DRY SKIN, LOSS OF ELASTICITY AND WHAT MAY SEEM LIKE PERMANENT AGE LINES, YOU ARE ALSO LIKELY DEALING WITH SPIDER VEINS, AGE SPOTS, AND SUN DAMAGE. IF YOU’VE HIT MENOPAUSE, ACNE AND ROSACEA MAY ALSO BE REARING THEIR UGLY HEADS. BIGGEST PROBLEM: DISCOLORATION
Years of damage caused by free radicals from the sun and environmental pollutants can result in age spots and pigmentation issues.
Cleanser Slather on a creamy, moisturizing cleanser to start each day. Make sure it is fragrance- and alcohol-free to prevent irritation and dry skin.
Jan Marini Age Intervention Gentle Cleanser
Mild cleanser for post-procedural or sensitive skin, including the eye area. Will not dry out the skin and is also an effective eye makeup remover. $24, janmarini.com
Moisturizer with SPF If you’ve been using a lightweight moisturizer up until now, it’s time to make the switch to a heavier broad-spectrum product that offers maximum moisture barrier and UVA/UVB protection.
RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
This unique formula is designed to work through the night—when skin is believed to be most receptive—to smooth and visibly reduce the appearance of even your deep wrinkles. $22.99, rocskincare.com
Masks If you’ve been using a lightweight moisturizer up until now, it’s Ultra-hydrating masks can be miracle workers for mature skin.
Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask
Creamy formula restores freshness, radiance and comfort to dehydrated skin in 5-10 minutes. Katafray draws moisture to the skin—then seals it in to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $36, clarinsusa.com
Med Spa Treatments
elos™ Want to zap unwanted spider veins? Elos uses combined bipolar radio frequency and light energies to precisely target and heat unwanted varicose veins while protecting the surrounding skin.
Fraxel This resurfacing laser treatment reduces hyperpigmentation and repairs discoloration and skin damage with minimal down time.
Slather on a creamy, moisturizing cleanser to start each day. Make Exfoliator – At night, use an exfoliating cleanser with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or natural enzymes to slough off dead skin cells and allow a youthful glow to shine through. Avoid harsh scrubs that can irritate your skin and strip it of its natural oils. Instead, use a gentle product with microbeads to help even out your skin tone and clear away dirt and oil that can cause adult acne.
As in your 40s, skip the OTC retinol product and go straight to a prescription retinoid at least three times per week to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate hyperpigmentation, increase collagen production, and reverse sun damage. For a more moisturizing option, try Renova.
Strivectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub
Visibly reduces wrinkles with 01% Pure Retinol, the highest concentration with virtually no irritation. Smoothes skin texture and helps even tone. $56.99, laroche-posay.us
This radiance-revealing exfoliator clears away dead skin cells leaving skin soft and smooth – primed for age-fighting treatments. Jojoba beads buff, sunflower oil cushions, and oat bran soothes irritation. $29, strivectin.com
Ser um Smooth on an antioxidant-rich anti-aging or brightening serum that contains peptides or vitamin C when your face is still damp. Serums are more easily absorbed than lotions or creams and can help your moisturizer sink in more effectively as well. If you can find one with hyaluronic acid, that’s even better.
MyBody Brightamin-C Vitamin C Age Repair Serum
Give your skin the radiant glow you desire with quality skincare you deserve. Radical Vitamin C provides your complexion with a radiant, soft glow while providing it with the utmost protection. $145, lovelyskin.com
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+ BEAUTY MAKEUP MUSTS
Highlighter Once youâ€™ve applied your favorite cream foundation, itâ€™s time to add a little depth to your facial profile. Use a highlighting product to emphasize your cheekbones and jawline while detracting from wrinkles and other imperfections.
Bare Escentuals Natural Light Face Lifting Duo
A perfect pair of translucent bareMinerals that work together to brighten and give the look of a lift. $19, bareescentuals.com
Cream Foundation As we age, our skin gets drier as our oil glands become less productive. Replacing your loose or pressed powder with a cream foundation will keep your skin moisturized and prevent creases that can occur when powder settles into the deeper lines on your face.
Merle Norman Perfecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Created for all skin types, this advanced formula contains innovative high-definition 3-D pigments to create a perfected, airbrushed look. $30, merlenorman.com
Corrector One easy way to cover up dark circles under those aging eyes is to invest in a tinted color corrector to instantly even out your skin tone.
Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector
This multi-tasking, nutrient-rich concealer even skin tone instantly, while working overtime to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, moisturize and balance skin texture. $34, tartecosmetics.com
Your eyes one of your best features, so why not make them stand out? Lose the harsh liquid liner and opt for a softer eye pencil instead, then make your peepers pop by choosing a complimentary eyeshadow Rich browns and golds work with all eye colors.
As we age, our lips tend to thin and lose color and definition. If you are over 50, pair a neutral lip liner with a cream lipstick slightly darker than your natural color to define the lips. Top with a little gloss to give the illusion of plumpness.
STILA Kajal Eye Liner
This classic, creamy lipstick delivers stunning color and silky-smooth shine. Formulated with the innovative extreme shine Maxi Lip Complex to help plump and hydrate for full, soft and supple lips. $27, clarinsusa.com
These richly hued pencils are formulated to mimic the ultra-soft texture of the Indian eye darkener of the same name. The luscious formula glides on perfectly, without dragging across the fragile skin of the eye area. $18, stilacosmetics.com
Blush You may think this an unnecessary step, but blush can add a burst of color and brighten up a dull complexion. Lightly apply to the top of your cheekbones and blend well.
Le Blush CrĂ¨me de Chanel Cream Blush
This innovative powder-cream formula offers an enticing new way to blush with sheer yet vibrant pigments for instant luminosity. $38, chanel.com
Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick
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Get regular skin cancer checkups, especially if you have fair skin.
Moisturize! Look for skincare, body and makeup products that contain hyaluronic acid and other moisturizing ingredients.
Run an ice cube over your face every night before bed to keep wrinkles, fat cells, and acne under control. Your hands are the only parts of the body aside from your face that are constantly exposed. Show them a little love by investing in a good repairing hand treatment. When you donâ€™t have time to hit the salon, hide stray grey hairs with mascara for dark hair and bronzing powder for blonde or red locks.
+ FITNESS YOUR 50s AND BEYOND is a time to focus on strengthening both your body and mind. More now than ever, posture and alignment should become a major focal point of our exercise efforts as our bone density decreases and muscle mass and tone dwindles.
WEEKLY FITNESS PRESCRIPTION: CARDIO 4-5 30-minute cardio sessions each week. Many fitness gurus advocate the 10,000 steps (5 miles) a day program for this age group. Walking is low impact and keeps you active and moving each day. STRENGTH TRAINING 2 30-minute sessions of weight training doing more reps with less weight. CORE Stretching is vital for keeping your flexibility. Pilates and yoga classes will help your body stay strong, lean and aligned.
One fantastic form of exercise that helps increase focus while also helping with balance and alignment is tai chi, one of the Chinese martial arts. Enrolling in a tai chi class once or twice a week is a great way to work on your posture and mental acuity.
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