I like being in my 50s. In fact, I embrace it, says Jackie, a freelance food and nutrition consultant. Its a really liberating time in a womans life because the minutia means nothing to you. One small matter of regret, however, is her time spent baking in the sun. Until her mid-40s, the self-described beach fanatic relied on a golden tan to help her look and feel younger. I think my body is in good shape, and my mind is the best its going to be, she explains. But Ive done a lot of damage to my skin over the years, and thats really what shows your age. Even though she now slathers on SPF and wears a hat while sitting outside at her daughters soccer tournaments, she wishes she could peel off the sunspots on my face and chestand start new. These 7YY Mini-Makeovers helped to even her out:
- Hide Spots the Right Way: The team from Laura Geller Makeup Studio applied foundation first, then used concealer to cover and blend particularly dark blotches.
- Lighten Up: Aside from being diligent with sunscreen, Jackie used a cream containing retinol (to shed speckled skin) and vitamin C (to diminish spots).
Jackies Reaction: Its pretty amazing. The spot-fading product was so easy to use, and I started to see my sun damage fade after about three weeks. By six weeks, the spots were substantially lighter.
The Tip Shell Take With Her: Jackies trading in her tinted moisturizerit was a little too sheer to flatten her dark spotsfor a slightly heavier foundation. They showed me how to mix in a little moisturizer, so it still goes on smooth, not cakey.