17 Beauty Tips Women 50+ Have for Their 20-Year-Old Self

Lebofsky’s armpit detox recipe


“For the armpit detox, I combine 1 tablespoon bentonite clay, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 5 drops of lemon or tea tree oil, and 1 to 2 teaspoons of water to get the right consistency. Then, I slap it on clean armpits and leave on for 5 to 20 minutes.”


Wash your face the right way


“Never wash your face with bar of generic soap! It’ll dry your skin out. For example, I only use a more delicate facial foaming cleanser before I shower which I then rinse off under the shower water.” — Patricia Cole, 76

Verified: When soaps aren’t formulated for the face, it can mess up your pH balance and dry it out. There are many other ways to wash your face, from oil cleansers to sonic brushes. Check out the 15 do’s and don’ts for washing your face.

Use a vitamin C serum


“The most obvious advice is to stay out of the sun as much as possible, but I’ve found that there’s one product that minimizes the effects of sun damage: vitamin C serum. My favorite product is the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic serum, which I apply a few drops of every morning. I’m actually 60 and no one believes me when I tell them!” — Silvia Tobler, 60

Verified: Vitamin C is one of the best hydrating, brightening, and firming antioxidant ingredients for your skin. Combined with vitamin E and ferulic acid — which help stabilize the product — it’s a win-win for your healthiest skin.

Sunscreen your hands


“I wish I thought about my hands and all the possible sun exposure and damage that can happen while driving! I would have been more diligent with sunscreen on the hands or driving with gloves.” — Margina Dennis, 51

Verified: On top of hands, the earlobes, neck, chest, and eyelids are other areas many people forget to sunscreen.

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