Your sixties are a decade of big changes – retirement is a reality and grandchildren are likely just around the corner – but that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel and start wearing purple like Jenny Joseph in her famous poem.
Far from a time for letting it all go, your sixties are the perfect opportunity to really take care of yourself. In fact, now more than ever, proper diet, exercise and skin care will have a direct effect on how you feel on a day-to-day basis.
Kim Basinger, Sigourney Weaver, Jayne Seymour and Isabella Rossellini, all of these women are great examples of how to march into your sixties with your head held high. The world is at your feet and you’ve finally got the time to make the most of it – so here are our tips on how to sail through your sixties with style and class.
Light exercise is essential for women in their sixties as the benefits are phenomenal. Taking a brisk walk at least three times a week will not only benefit your health (lowering your risk of many cancers, strengthening your bones, reducing cardiovascular risk and improving joint function), it will also have a significant effect on your appearance.
Regular exercise promotes healthy circulation and maximises your oxygen intake, nourishing skin cells and carrying away damaging waste products like free radicals – basically cleansing your skin from the inside. It will also help you sleep better which can also have a beneficial effect on aging.
Hydration is the key for women in their sixties as the levels of moisture in the skin decrease with age. Your skin will be noticeably dryer and thinner and may even start to feel tighter and become flaky.
If you have been using soap and water, stop. Use a gentle, non-drying cleanser then opt for a heavier, oil-based moisturise to address dryness and protect your skin throughout the day. Using a rich anti-ageing night cream to hydrate your skin while you sleep will also help with the tone and texture of your skin.
The skin rejuvenation treatments that we recommended to women in their fifties are also effective for women in their sixties to address damage already caused. They may work more slowly and be slightly less effective, but will still have noticeable benefits.
Botulinum toxin injections are suitable for many women in their sixties, but their efficacy depends very much on the quality of your neural junctions and muscle tone, but also skin tone and quality. In addition to this, your overall health and any medications you may be taking can also impact whether or not you are a suitable candidate – this is why it is essential to discuss your treatment with an experienced, qualified medical professional.
Dermal fillers are another effective treatment for skin that has suffered from the effects of gravity. Restoring youthful contours can lift the face, and filling in the hollows that appear underneath eye bags can disguise them significantly. Selecting appropriate dermal fillers can also restore and support thinning lips and correct deeper lines and wrinkles.
The severe wrinkles, skin laxity, age spots and textural irregularities that have begun to set in in your sixties can be treated with a procedure called laser resurfacing. It is quite an aggressive, ablative treatment that will, quite literally ‘resurface’ the skin. It involves the use of an intense burst of laser energy to remove the outermost layers of the skin in a precise and controlled way, and when performed by a qualified expert, can have an excellent effect on its overall condition.
Less invasive treatments can also deliver remarkable results, significantly improving skin health and quality. A consultation with a Save Face Accredited Practioner can help you understand the options and select the best treatment plan for you.
If you are considering a non-surgical cosmetic procedure like any of those listed above, selecting a safe practitioner can be extremely challenging.
It is for this reason that we at Save Face have launched our multifaceted search engine, so that you are able to connect with practitioners who have been vetted against our strict standards for accreditation
Your safety is of utmost importance to us – don’t put it unqualified hands.