We’re more health-conscious than ever, and as a result of this fifty is no longer considered ‘over the hill’. With fantastic role models such as Julianne Moore, Elle McPherson, Michelle Obama and Courtney Cox (who are all aged fifty plus), these days there really is no excuse for hitting fifty and letting it all go.
Maintaining a youthful glow may be slightly more difficult now – your oestrogen levels are declining as menopause becomes imminent, which means drier, thinner skin – but the amount of positives that come along with this decade should make it one for celebration!
Advances in non-surgical cosmetic procedures and clinical skincare can ensure your skin doesn’t suffer. For those whose appearance remains a priority, there’s plenty to be done to ensure it doesn’t suffer.
Take a look at some of the best options for skincare in your fifties that I recommend and make sure you age the way you want.
Diet and Exercise
Food and activity is vitally important to women in their fifties, and you’ll find that it can have a spectacular effect on your health and appearance. Your metabolism slows naturally as you age, and if left alone, your lean muscle will turn into fat. Your bone mass has started to reduce while your risk of heart disease and diabetes increases, but it’s within your power to protect yourself from these issues. Understand your optimum calorie intake for your BMI and be sure to eat a balanced diet that’s rich in calcium and protein, as well as a moderate amount of unsaturated fats to keep your skin supple. For further nutritional ideas for your fifties take a look at The Louise Parker Method, Lean for Life and Today’s Dietician http://www.todaysdietician.com
The number of anti-ageing skincare products available has exploded in recent years and luckily for us, the quality of these products has also risen. Women in their fifties should choose products that wont strip their skin of its natural oils, and which are designed to penetrate deeper into the skin for a more concentrated boost of active ingredients. Ingredients to look out for include retinoids (Vitamin A formulations) which work to resurface the skin, boost cell production, improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines; AHAs, which also resurface, brighten and hydrate the skin; and vitamin C which is good for collagen production. I recommend ZO Skin Health range created and developed by world renowned dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi. This range is designed to activate your skin back to a healthy state and as a direct result your sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles will reduce dramatically leaving your skin looking even, glowing and healthy. https://www.airaesthetics.co.uk/skin-treatments/zo-skin-health/
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
There are a number of non-surgical, safe cosmetic treatments available which will enhance your appearance in your fifties.
Injectables like dermal fillers and botulinum toxin anti-wrinkle injections are extremely well-suited to women in their fifties, as they correct lines and folds and restore youthful contours. There are lots of different products available; each have slightly different qualities, so be sure to consult an experienced, highly trained medical expert to find out which is right for you. Results tend to be subtle and natural, so you can look forward to compliments on how well you look, without anyone guessing that you’ve had anything ‘done’.
Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
For patches of hyperpigmentation (also know as age spots) laser and intense pulsed light(IPL) works by using powerful light-based technology to destroy melanin pigment without damaging the surrounding skin. Further benefits include the removal of superficial wrinkles, as well as the tightening and smoothing of the skin. It’s a quick, non-invasive procedure that displays significant results even after one treatment with minimal discomfort.
Are you noticing how stubborn rolls of fat won’t shift no matter how much exercise and dieting you do? Revolutionary advances in technology have enabled aesthetics clinics to offer fat reduction treatments, some with better results than others. I recommend CoolSculpting by Zeltiq. Using Cryolpolysis technology CoolSculpting freezes down the fat cells causing a natural cell death. The treatment is FDA cleared meaning it is safe and effective. On average clients can reduce the treated area by 25% but here at Air Aesthetics we deliver consistently 40% fat reduction. Initial results are seen by 30 days with full results around 90 days https://www.airaesthetics.co.uk/coolsculpting-2/
Whatever your concern there is a treatment for you. For further information on “Treatment Options in your Fifties” please contact Air Aesthetics https://www.airaesthetics.co.uk/