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Embracing Natural Beauty Over 50

Embracing Natural Beauty Over 50: Skin Rejuvenation and Hair Care Options

As we age, it’s normal to notice subtle changes in our appearance, such as fine lines and a touch of gray hair. While these changes are a natural part of the aging process, there are many options available for women over 50 who wish to enhance their inherent beauty without resorting to surgical procedures. Skin rejuvenation products, non-invasive facial treatments, and specialized hair care products can help you maintain and improve your appearance.

**Understanding the Impact of Age on Skin and Hair**

Various factors, including sun exposure, smoking habits, diet, and genetics, can influence how your skin ages. Additionally, stress, gravity, and obesity can affect the appearance of your skin. As you grow older, your skin’s cell turnover rate slows down, leading to reduced elasticity and increased dryness.

Similarly, the cells responsible for your hair color, known as hair pigment cells, become less efficient at renewing themselves over time, resulting in the appearance of gray hair.

8 Natural Beauty Tips for Your Skin

According to WebMD, here are a few simple steps that are all you need to do to care for your skin as you get older. These natural beauty tips can get you started.

  1. If you smoke, stop. Research shows that smoking prematurely ages your skin.
  2. Just say no to sunbathing and tanning salons. Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sun’s burning rays are the strongest then. If you must be outside, wear a protective hat, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and sunglasses. Freckles, age spots, and blotchy complexions are linked to sun exposure.
  3. Wear sunscreen Use products with at least 7% zinc oxide and an SPF 30 or higher — with both UVB and UVA protection every day. Reapply your sunscreen to exposed skin every two hours when you are outside. Sun damage can result in such changes as fine wrinkles and an uneven skin tone.
  4. Check your skin often for skin cancer.If there are changes that worry you, call your doctor right away. Older, fair-skinned people are at high risk and must have a yearly check.
  5. Soothe dry skin. Use a humidifier. Also, use moisturizing soaps, creams, and lotions. See your doctor if you still have problems.
  6. Eat right and hydrate.Good nutrition helps the body repair skin. Drinking lots of water helps hydrate skin from the inside out.
  7. Try anti-aging products.If you’re over age 50, over-the-counter creams and lotions can help enhance your natural beauty by rejuvenating your skin. Pentapeptides (a chemical compound in many new products) may help prompt skin cells to produce more collagen, which is the support structure that gives skin a firmer look. Prescription treatments and retinoid creams are also options.
  8. Know about skin treatments.Injections of Botox or Dysport can ease wrinkles in the upper third of your face. Chemical peels can remove fine lines and freckles and smoothen skin, especially around the eyes and mouth. Wrinkle fillers can plump up your skin and erase lines. Microdermabrasion and microneedling erase ultrafine lines, rejuvenate your complexion, and improve skin tone and color. Laser resurfacing can improve sun-damaged skin, scars, wrinkles, and other facial problems.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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