Hello gorgeous! The natural act of aging can be a beautiful process in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond especially if you are willing to embrace this as yet another change in your body. 

Remember how you felt when you were becoming a teenager and your skin began to change? This is really no different.  As we gracefully grow through life, our skin evolves just like we do and it deserves nothing less than the best care at any age. 

Let’s explore the different stages your skin goes through as you age and share tips to help you look and feel your best. You’ll also find seasonal skincare advice for various climates and even special tips for communities of people with different skin types and tones. 


In Your 50s:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: During your 50s, you may notice fine lines and wrinkles becoming more pronounced. Combat this by incorporating a rich moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants into your routine.
  • Loss of Elasticity: As collagen production decreases, your skin may lose elasticity. Consider treatments like retinoids, collagen-boosting serums, and facial massages to help firm up sagging skin.
  • Age Spots: Sun exposure can lead to age spots. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, and consult with a dermatologist for treatments like laser therapy or chemical peels to reduce the appearance of age spots.

In Your 60s and Beyond:

  • Thinning Skin: Skin becomes thinner and more fragile in your 60s. Prioritize hydration with thick, nourishing creams and include peptides to improve skin density.
  • Deep Wrinkles: Target deep wrinkles with products containing peptides, growth factors, and regular exfoliation. Consider professional treatments such as microdermabrasion or dermal fillers.
  • Skin Discoloration: Uneven skin tone can be addressed with products containing vitamin C or licorice root extract. Regular facials can also help improve skin texture and radiance.


Hot and Dry Climates:

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to maintain skin moisture from within.
  • Lightweight Sunscreen: Opt for a lightweight, non-comedogenic sunscreen to avoid clogged pores in hot weather.
  • Hydrating Mists: Use hydrating mists with ingredients like aloe vera or rose water throughout the day to refresh and moisturize your skin.

Cold and Wet Climates:

  • Layered Skincare: In colder weather, layer your skincare products to create a barrier against harsh elements. Start with a hydrating serum, followed by a thicker moisturizer.
  • Lip Balm: Don’t forget to protect your lips with a rich, emollient lip balm.
  • Humidifier: Use a humidifier indoors to combat dry, indoor heating that can dehydrate your skin.


Skincare needs can vary among different people due to variations in skin type and pigmentation. Here are some tailored tips:

  • For Darker Skin Tones: People with darker skin may be prone to hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Use products with niacinamide or alpha hydroxy acids to address these concerns.
  • For Fair Skin Tones: Fair skin is more susceptible to sun damage, so daily sunscreen is crucial. Consider antioxidant-rich serums to combat free radical damage.
  • For All Skin Tones: Focus on a gentle, hydrating routine. Avoid harsh exfoliants and be mindful of ingredients that may cause sensitivity or irritation.

Remember that skincare is an ongoing process, and with the right care, you can continue to look and feel your best well into your 100s. Embrace each day and every smile line as a testament to a life well-lived.

Editor’s note: If you’d like to check out a few women-owned, small businesses that offer thoughtful skincare for aging, here are two that I personally use and truly love: Marjani Naturals and Donna J Skincare.


While you are caring for your beautiful skin, did you know there are some general considerations about colors to wear that can help women ages 50-100 look and feel their best? 

Remember to choose colors that resonate with you, regardless of your age. Fashion is a form of self-expression, and it should bring joy and positivity to your life at any stage.

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