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Beauty, Education

7 Beauty Boosts for Aging Skin

You are continuing to evolve into your best self, shining from within like a diamond, glowing brighter with every passing year. As you change, so do your skin-care needs.

What worked as your routine in your 20s most likely won’t work now. Of course, lifestyle choices matter. Were you a late-night-party-loving, fast-food-eating, baby-oil-applying sun-worshipper in the ’80s, ’90s or early aughts? All that sun damage, poor eating habits (including fad dieting), smoking, stress, gravity, crease-inducing sleep positioning and inherited wrinkles are probably starting to show on your skin.

As we age, blood vessels become increasingly less supportive so we’re apt to bruise more easily. We lose fat, bone mass, and cartilage. This changes our facial structure—even the shape of our nose. Dark circles become more pronounced. We lose elastic tissue (collagen and elastin) so our jowls, eyebrows, and skin under our chin start to droop. Cellular turnover slows, making the skin look dull and muddy. We know, this sounds really ominous. But fear not—there are treatments and makeup choices that slow the whole shebang.

Treatments, Skin Care and Makeup

Skin resurfacing treatments such as a HydraFacial and Clear + Brilliant laser treatment bring a renewed glow to the skin. Botox injections help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. This includes crow’s feet, forehead frown lines, and the “elevens” between the brows.

The advanced Icon laser technology targets sun damage and discoloration by triggering the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. It’s revolutionary and perfect for clearing small facial blood vessels; treating scars from stretch marks, acne and surgery; reducing the appearance of veins in the legs; and fractional skin resurfacing.

Fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane replace lost volume. During your consultation, be specific about desired results—many people find that a “liquid facelift” (the combination of Botox, fillers and other non-surgical procedures) delays or replaces the desire for traditional surgical facelifts.

Topical skincare products that target brown spots and discoloration from SENTÉ, a clinically tested line. These products are great for everyone, but they’re especially friendly to those with sensitive skin.

Makeup wearers: crème blush is your friend, adding luminosity and a dewy finish. NARS, Lancôme, Honest Beauty, Milk, Glossier, Stila and Laura Mercier are good options. Love organic and natural? Try or Kjaer Weis. Also, The Organic Skin Co. Organic and Vegan 8 Palette In Blush Cheeky Blush and Lip combos are divine. Hourglass Cosmetics is a gorgeous makeup line for your everyday face. Think Bobbi Brown with a more modern glow. We have a crush on the Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick.

And finally, we know, we know, you hear it all the time. But seriously, drink more water. Staying hydrated doesn’t just maximize physical performance, boost brain function and help with weight loss, but it also helps counter dry skin for a more radiant appearance.

Skin is your largest organ. Treat it with care. You’ve learned enough to know beauty from the inside out matters. Glow on, baby, glow on!

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