One of the benefits of growing older, besides the obvious that we are still here, is that we no longer fall for crazy beauty advertising hype. When I was a teen and in my 20’s, I would rip pages out of Glamour magazine and take them to the store to buy the next miracle product that would clear up in my skin, make my fuzzy hair smooth as silk, and get rid of my juvenile cellulite.
After age 50, we know there is no miracle out there, at least nothing that’s sold through a magazine or over-the-counter. The celebrities who are 60 and look 40 aren’t using anything you and I can buy on Amazon.com. They’re seeing their dermatologists and plastic surgeons on a regular basis, for neurotoxins, fillers, lasers, and some things we’ve never heard of. And of course, Photoshop. I’m not criticizing those women, do what feels right for you, but don’t say it’s because you drink 25 glasses of water a day. : >
There are still some easily-found products, however, that do make a real difference. For me, those are Retin-A, proven to actually improve your skin’s surface and, and minoxidil (generic for Rogaine) which does grow back some baby hairs at my temples. Of course, sunscreen of 30 SPF+ plus is a daily habit, especially since I live where the sun always shines.
What products do you swear by, that have made a real difference in your skin and or hair? I would love to hear your answers in the comments, and I’ll do a future post featuring your recommendations.
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