Happy Friday and Happy July 4th week. I usually do a post on the 4th of July and it has always been one of my favorites!! I am old fashioned and loved to celebrate our great county with lots of red, white and blue. I have spent this holiday in NYC and Connecticut when my kids were young and sure miss those fun and patriotic parades and fireworks over the water sitting on the beach. However we do have a very cute July 4 parade in my town and it’s fun to watch and, of course, I have to see fireworks at some point during this week. I am like a kid about watching fireworks; my favorite part of the holiday. I have been meaning to write about summer skin care over 50 for quite a while now. I think no matter how old you are it is so important to take care of your skin! Summer calls for more moisturizer and skin protection like hats and sunscreen.
SUMMER SKIN CARE OVER 50 – PROTECTION
I happen to love summer, if I could live at the lake or the beach I would be a happy camper. I have olive skin and when I was younger I spent way too much time in the sun getting a really dark tan. We honestly did not have much awareness about skin cancer or sunscreen or maybe we didn’t pay that much attention to it. Now our kids do know and have the info but not sure they heed it as much as they should. At least since I started modeling in my 20’s I have always protected my face with sunscreen and a hat. I have written 2 blogs here and here about the procedures I had to remove the age spots from sun damage. My goal is to hit these treatments hard again next fall. It would be much easier and less expensive to take preventative measures now!!
By the way if you do want to go to the pool or beach I highly recommend finding a Miraclesuit in a style you like. I call it a Magicsuit because it’s like wearing Spanx but in a swimsuit. I bought 3 the last time I went shopping for a suit because who likes trying on swimsuits. Just get a couple that are flattering and move on. You will always feel great and have it ready to go. I also recommend having a collection of sun hats that you like. They are great and some are packable. A wide brimmed hat is the very best way to protect your face. Love a great ball cap too!
SUMMER SKINCARE OVER 50 – MOISTURIZE
I have dry skin so I have always used lots of lotion and moisturizers. I have written blogs before on my skin care routine. This blog I wrote in March; Anti-Aging Scoop – My Beauty Tips for Women Over 50 just about covers everything that I preach over and over. I tend to stay with the same products that I have found that work for me although I am always open to new ideas. My biggest advice would be to protect your face, keep your face out of the sun, wear sunscreen, wear a hat!!! I don’t really wear foundation but use Clinique City Block SPF 40 instead. I am not the biggest expert but I have been around fashion and beauty experts my whole career and my mother taught me early on to take care of my skin!!! As you know I love using Kate Somerville and this is my favorite daily summer moisturizer. I have been using this Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle for my night time moisturizer. I also love the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.
TIPS FOR BEAUTY OVER 50
2 – Exfoliate to remove dead skin
6 – Use a micro needling tool or go for professional services to repair damaged skin and restore collagen
7 – Use a serum to penetrate your skin and help restore moisture and collagen
8 – Exercise to relieve stress, get your blood flowing, prevent osteoporosis and feel better about yourself
9 – Sleep!!! Do not underestimate the benefits of getting a great nights sleep.
10 – Take time for yourself – you are important to your friends and family and me!! Be Still – You are worthy!!
SHOP DEBBY’S LOOK
I feel like I keep saying the same things over and over and recommending the same products in all of my beauty blogs. I am loyal and I don’t like change but am always open to trying new products. Do you have any tried and true recommendations? Thank you for reading and I hope it inspires you to take really good care of your skin and your whole self. Mind, body, spirit. You are important to everyone in your life so take a little time for yourself girls. I really appreciate you and love your questions and comments. As they say “beauty knows no pain” and I say “beauty maintenance ain’t cheap”!!! Save up, splurge, you are worth it!! XO Debby
PHOTOGRAPHY – Mary Summers Hafner