6 Beauty Tips Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

By on July 22, 2020
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Of course, every woman knows that real beauty blossoms from within, and a healthy diet, a daily exercise routine, and avoiding stress are essential to maintaining a youthful glow. But the appeal and effectiveness of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are not to be ignored. Sometimes it takes some professional beauty tips or treatments to tweak those wrinkles into submission and obtain the look you really want.

Here are a few beauty tips from women who enforced the notion that 50 is the new 40.

Tip #1 – Avoid sunbathing and tanning salons

Oh, that wonderful bronze shade that magazines and travel brochures tease us with! Unfortunately, there is nothing healthy about the “glow” of tanned skin. Tanned skin is damaged skin, no matter your age or skin type. Even if you avoid sunburn by getting a “base tan,” you’re still doing damage to your skin and increasing your chances of skin cancer. And while Vitamin D is an important building block to a healthy body, evidence shows that the Ultra Violet rays (UVA and UVB) used by tanning lamps do not provide any of it and are in fact hazardous for your health. 

Tip #2 – Vaser Liposuction will help you regain confidence

If skin tone is not your first concern and it’s that excess fat you are worried about, we recommend Vaser Liposuction. This is a revolutionary procedure that uses ultrasound technology to disrupt the bonds between the fat cells. The effect is that the fat is distributed more evenly across the whole body, leaving fewer clumps than traditional liposuction. Of course, you can target a specific problematic area such as arms, chest, chin and neck, upper back, waistline, hips, thighs, or buttocks. The procedure itself is not complicated and can be performed without general anesthesia. However, you may want to consider undergoing Vaser liposuction on a Friday morning so that you can recover at home over the weekend.

Tip #3 – Wrinkle remedies – miracle creams really DO exist

Forehead creases, crow’s feet, vertical lip lines, they creep in your 30s and only become more and more stubborn. If you are looking for an over-the-counter remedy you can always rely on the well-documented effects of retinol creams (such as Retin A). Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and, since it can cause sun sensitivity, it is recommended for evening use or followed by applying sunscreen in daytime hours. These non-invasive procedures can be coupled with a good old rhytidectomy, better known as “facelift” which is guaranteed to have visible effects for up to 15 years.

Tip #4 – Microdermabrasion feels like bathing in crystals

Dermabrasion is a fancy name but it basically means peeling away the top layer of skin. Your doctor will be using a dermabrader, which is a small motorized device with a rough surface. Often called a “power peel,” it scrubs the skin with tiny crystals that exfoliate the outer layer, reducing fine lines, brown spots, and mild acne scars – usually with little recovery time. The effects are long-lasting so do not be afraid if your skin still feels tingly and a little tender a few days after undergoing the procedure.

Tip #5 – Put your trust in cosmetic fillers

Another pro-tip against sagging skin is the use of dermal fillers. Dermal (or cosmetic) fillers are substances that smooth wrinkles and folds by bulking up the tissue underneath. The procedure is usually safe if done by an experienced and suitably qualified practitioner. The oldest and most known cosmetic filler is of course collagen, but newer options include hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate beads) and even ordinary fat that is transferred from your own thigh or belly. Lately, filler procedure has become really sought-after as a remedy for dark circles and “bags” around the eyes. Make sure to consult with your dermatologist before deciding what might be the best procedure for you.

Tip #6 – Eat right and don’t forget to hydrate

The old saying “you are what you eat” should also include “you are what you drink”. Dehydration is known to cause a reduction in blood volume, decreased skin blood flow, decreased heat dissipation, and an increased rate of glycogen use (the main store of energy within the body). And boy, do these deficits show! So make sure to make a habit of drinking the recommended amount of water for your weight and age along with a balanced diet plan. Even if your diet doesn’t include meat, you can still get plenty of protein from soy, quinoa, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, and beans. The effects will be obvious in time.

All in all, there is a wide array of surgical and non-surgical procedures that lift, firm, and tone the face and body with long-lasting results. Whether you are the type to thoroughly research or take a leap of faith, make sure you make the best of this next journey. Enjoy your body and enjoy the new you!

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6 Beauty Tips Every Woman Over 50 Should Know