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  1. How the Menopause Affects the Skin’s Ageing Process

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    Article by Dr Barnish   What is the menopause? The menopause is defined as a cessation of menstruation for a period of 12 months, and the several years leading up to the menopause are known as the perimenopause. The age women experience the menopause is variable, with the average usually falling between 50 and 53 years. This age group often makes up a large proportion of patients for medical aesthetic practitioners. It is therefore extremely important to understand the relationship between menopause and the skin. Oestrogen Menopause is a result in the decline and changing of our hormone levels. Although it’s different for everyone, the symptoms of the perimenopause average around four years. There are four main hormones that are involved in the menstrual cycle. Oestrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). The skin changes...
  2. What Will Salons and Cosmetic Clinics Look Like Post-Lockdown and What Treatments to Try?

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    If you’ve been locked inside, your beauty routine probably changed significantly. Maybe you are using fewer products now, and who needs to put on make-up for a quick run to the market while wearing a mask? Now that restrictions are lifting and the world is opening up again, you may be first in line at your favourite cosmetic clinic. But what safety precautions are clinics taking to ensure the safety of their clients?    All treatments require you to be up close and personal with your doctor or esthetician. So we asked a cosmetic clinic in London what safety protocols they have in place so clients feel safe for their post-lockdown procedures. We also share with you the top treatments that the over-50 crowd...
  3. Some of my favourite skincare beauty gadgets for women over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon As I write this during lockdown, I know many women are missing not having the opportunity to have their regular facials. As it may be some time before we are able to have any ‘hands on’ therapies while we wait for restrictions to be lifted, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite home beauty gadgets . I have reviewed many over the years, but these are the ones that I am currently using – and seem to be the ones I keep coming back to – and give as gifts to friends!   Cleansing Gadgets Sonic silicone cleanser ...
  4. Midlife Real Life Video Chat Show Episode 2: The Benefits of Face Yoga

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon In the second episode of our Midlife Real Life video chat series, I am joined by regular panelists makeup artist Jo Jewett and stylist and brand consultant Maggie McMillan. We are joined by face yoga expert Karen Gider of Face Yoga Scotland. Karen shares with us the benefits of Face Yoga and guides us through some Face Yoga exercises. Karen is passionate about what she does and looks terrific – she is definitely proof that the exercises work! We also chat about living in lockdown, Dame Judy Dench on the cover of Vogue at the age of 85 , and of course our hero products for women over 50. New episodes will be shared every Sunday on...
  5. Review of Dermaworks Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol Serums

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I am always happy to highlight new British Brands, and am also always looking for quality skincare products that work. I was invited to try Dermaworks skincare products, notably three products in their range: Vitamin C Day Serum Hyaluronic Acid Serum Retinol Night Serum Dermaworks says that their products are: Never tested on animals Vegan Free from sulphates Free from parabens I started my trial of the range during lockdown, when, to be honest, my skin was looking tired and dehydrated – a bit like the rest of in these stressful times!! I was pleasantly surprised. Vitamin C Serum The Vitamin C serum combines vitamin C with vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid.  Vitamin C tackles free radicals and helps to tackle age spots and pigmentation. I have a darker area on...
  6. How to Look Younger Over 50

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    We all enjoy the fact that we are living longer, but in an ageist society, we don’t always relish the thought of looking or feeling older. But being fabulous over 50 isn’t about looking younger, it’s all about being the healthiest, happiest, most confident version of you. Sunscreen Being exposed to sunlight does come with various health benefits.  It provides you with Vitamin D which helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate I the body – important for muscle and bone health. It can help you to regulate the production of melatonin. On the flip side, sunlight can cause your skin to lose elasticity and age prematurely. To avoid this then you need to try and use a sunblock which has an SPF factor of at least 30....
  7. New Filler Treatment for Younger Looking Hands

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Ageing hands is often a topic  that is highlighted by Fab after Fifty readers  – and the beauty/aesthetic treatment options available. I was recently invited to a press evening by Cosmesurge in Harley Street to discuss the latest ‘tweakments’.  The cosmetic industry recognises that we would rather ‘tweak’ our appearance rather than do anything drastic! One of the points stressed was that we should take as much care with our daily skincare routine over our necks and hands as we do our faces – just use the same products. One of the new treatments demonstrated at the event was an option to rejuvenate hands. I have seen other treatments previously which plump up the overall skin, but this one...
  8. Review of Nivea Q10 Power 60+ skincare range for 60plus skin

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon The needs of our skin change as we age. Each decade brings different skincare  issues. The new Nivea Q10 Power 60+ range has been formulated to address the specific needs of our skin once we’re in our 60s. At this stage common issues tend to be lack of elasticity ( caused by collage loss), drier skin, age spots, sagging and wrinkles. Goodness – sounds dreadful when you see it listed like that but it doesn’t have to look that dramatic – changes are gradual!!   I have tried 3 products on the Q10 Power range, the Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream (£10.99), the Night Cream (£10.99)  and the Multi-action Pampering Oil (£19.99) All three products contain Q10 which is identical to the Q10 found naturally in our own skin...
  9. Review of Vichy’s Rose Platinium Night Cream

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon As we age our skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity , leading to wrinkles forming and sagging. The joy of ageing!! There are an increasing number of products being developed and launched to cater for the needs of menopausal and post menopausal skin. The latest one I have tried is the Rose Platinum Night Cream from Vichy. As we get older our skin becomes less effective at regenerating at night . Rose Platinum Night Cream looks to address , as it is formulated with menopausal and post menopausal skin in mind. Containing natural origin active ingredients specifically chosen for all mature skin, including rose flower extract, shea butter, beeswax, calcium and plant sugars.   My first observation when trying it was the smell – it has a...
  10. Going Grey – the French Way!

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    Article by Meredith Keeve – a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian There used to be a saying:  French women don’t get older, they get blonder. And many French women do, get “blonder” with age. But, as is the case in many places, there are also many French women who choose to go grey. Sophie Fontanel, the famous French journalist from Elle magazine, decided to go grey and wrote a book about it. She found it not only liberating, but even a source of a new power and beauty. Choosing to go grey But, as ever, with the French, it is a question of choice. In France, choosing to go grey, like most other attributes, is capitalized upon, and used as a strength. Often silver hair is becomingly...
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