Skin Care Over 50: Influential Fifty-Somethings Share Their Beauty Secrets

 I like to wear natural makeup when I’m meeting friends, but I am very experimental when it comes to fashion and the red carpet. I follow beauty trends, because at 73, I need to remain relevant, stylish and unexpected. My favorite makeup products are concealer to hide my sunspots, foundation to smooth my uneven skin tone, eyebrow pencil to give my face some kind of shape, mascara to enhance my short eyelashes, and a bold lipstick that’s outlined a little larger than my lips, as my lips are very thin. My preferred brand is Dior.

I am very careful about my skin care. I use good products to wash my face, eye cream, moisturizer and lip balm. I also use a face mask when I have 20 minutes to relax. For a mask, I use 111skin regularly. I am using a lot of Dior skin-care products for cleansing, moisturizing, make-up remover, face scrub, and eye cream.

I take care of myself very carefully, as I need to be in good health and have plenty of energy. As a dietitian, I follow a flexitarian diet, which means vegetarianism at home and meat, fish or chicken when eating out. When I take care of myself physically, it helps mentally as well. When I eat badly, I feel sad. Don’t be sad. In my nutrition practice, my patients would tell me they are seeing more wrinkles. I would tell them that would happen as they are losing fat in their faces. It is still better than heart disease, diabetes or hypertension. Health is everything!

Grece Ghanem

I believe that as I have grown older, I’ve gotten to know myself better and I have become more confident in who I am. I believe this self-confidence radiates as beauty.