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

Experiment with CBD products

“Those products may be a little pricier but can have therapeutic benefits while moisturizing, reducing fine lines, [and reducing skin irritations and inflammation, including mature skin acne]. Two products I especially I love are Clean Coconut’s CBD lotions and No Borders Natural’s moisturizer. It’s worth trying.” — Aliza Sherman, 53

Verified: CBD is an up and coming contender in the beauty space, with its moisturizing and anti-inflammation properties — though you should check if it’s available in your area. People with dry skin may find it especially helpful. But it’s far from the best and shouldn’t replace tried-and-true ingredients like retinol.

Slather on the SPF

“My biggest tip is to stay out of the sun or, when you are in the sun, wear good sunscreen. I am 55 years old and have sun spots from sun exposure. Many of my friends and I have excessive or early wrinkles from the sun. We used to lay out in the sun slathered with baby oil! I wish instead of focusing on how tan I was I had just used sunblock all year round.” — Maria Leonard Olsen, 55

Verified: UV rays are a number one contributor to photoaging and skin damage. Protecting yourself with sunscreen daily is one easy way of preventing surprise skin changes, such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, spots, damage, and burning.

Get your hair professionally done

“When I was younger I used to lay in the sun with my hair covered in Sun-In and lemon juice. But that’ll only dry out your hair and cause breakage! I wish I had started going to a professional hairstylist to color my hair earlier.” — Patty Bell, 58

Verified: Whether you’re DIY-ing rainbow hair or looking to cover up small grays, it’s worth consulting a professional. Hair treatments can vary depending on your texture, thickness, and overall hair health, whether it’s been treated with chemicals or not. Speaking to a professional about the right treatment can end up saving you money in the long-run.

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