Beauty Over 50: 5 Steps to a youthful springtime refresh for your complexion

Just like our flowerbeds need a springtime refresh, so do our over 50 complexions…especially this year during the time of a pandemic.  If we are careful to do some small steps with our complexions then we can easily achieve the youthful glow so many of us desire to see when we look in the mirror. 


I am a huge fan of dermaplaning which uses this funky little pink razor.  But, I do not do this with a home treatment.  About a year ago, I began to get my dermaplaning once a month.  This is where my esthetician scrapes off dead skin cells and pesky little facial hairs.  It is amazing how great your complexion looks once this is done.  It literally does refresh and take off years.  I was so excited to get it done last week for the first time since February.  Feels amazing.  You can purchase in home systems and I have put them in the slideshow below, but I have an esthetician I trust and have known for years, so I prefer her to do this ….than me. 

Chamonix DFS serum on over 50 feeling 40

The only thing I insist upon with my esthetician is that she immediately use my Chamonix Genucel Deep Firming Serum afterwards.  My face loves this product, all natural, plant-based and I look so much better since I switched my facial products to exclusively Chamonix.  Also, their Mother’s Day Sale has been extended… two, get two free…yes, please.   The DFS serum, Genucel XV moisturizer and the Triple Action Technology for the Eyes are my favorites.  But you can find so many products for special needs…redness, puffiness, sun spot treatments, jawline treatments….and on and on. 

Pamela Lutrell for Chamonix Genucel


Chamonix Spa treatments on over 50 feeling 40

I also exfoliate every day and follow it with the Chamonix Toner.  These products are in their Spa Treatment line.  My skin looks better with or without makeup when I care for it this way.  I always cleanser with a white wash cloth…old school, but I think it is the best way. 


YSL Touche Eclat on Over 50 Feeling 40

Not too long ago, I told you how sad I was that I no long could find my favorite beauty product…Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat…in this large jar, powder form.  It is now updated to a pen and concealer form.  But, I have loved the power for years because of the glow and the fact you cannot see it or tell I have it on.  I was so sad it was gone…and I tried everywhere.  A Nordstrom Beauty associate told me it was gone forever.  Then one day recently, I received a request from Amazon to answer a customer’s question about this product.  Bingo!  I knew it must be for sale again there…and it was. It is worth every penny to me and lasts a long time.  This is my third jar since I began using it about 7 years ago and I use it every day.   There are many good powders, but this is the only one which gives just amount of glow along with nice coverage that is not noticeable.  But, there are updated versions of this and I placed them in the slideshow below. Find a product which gives you a youthful glow like this one…especially around the eye area.  I do believe YSL does the glow best!


Brita Water Filtration Pitcher on Over 50 Feeling 40

When I came home to work, I had a bit of a water dilemma.  I drink a lot of water and believe it is very important for a glowing complexion.  We all know it is a vital part of good health.  During the day in my office, I kept a large cup and refilled it often with bottled water from a large dispenser.  My husband prefers drinking for bottles.  I prefer a large cup with ice in it. But, without the dispenser like we have in the office, I needed to decide where the fresh water would come from.  So, I purchased a Brita Pitcher and filter.  I like it…I am drinking the same amount and I like that it is cold in the refrigerator.  The filter can last about two months.  I would recommend and glad I chose this direction…there really isn’t anywhere in the house I would want one of those large bottle dispensers.  Just make sure you drink lots of water no matter how you get it!

Of course, add to these five things, a good night’s sleep, healthy eating, and sunshine (with sunscreen!) and you will have a healthy, youthful glow without injections!  I have been loyal to these products for a long time and believe they are some of the best.  The Fabulous Find slideshow is beauty based today…hope you enjoy…and 




Pamela Lutrell for Goli GummiesThere are several ways that I generate income through this blog in order to cover business expenses and give myself much needed income.  Purchases through the slideshow links is one way, ads on the page is one way and a new way is through ordering or re-ordering the GOLI Apple Cider Vinegar gummies through me with my GOLI LINK HERE.  Again, if you are not familiar with the benefits of apple cider vinegar, you should speak with your personal physician.  My husband and I are sold on the benefits and I am proud to represent this product.  I am going to leave this at the bottom of my posts so that when you, friends or family would like to order you can use my link.  Thanks for the support.  This is a great product.

By Pamela Lutrell

Disclaimer:  I was gifted some product for this post, but the words are my own.



  1. Are you convinced that the Amazon YSL product is real? I have seen so many knock-offs of name brands that I am leary of buying beauty products from them.

  2. Good point, Kate. It certainly wears like the one I have used in the past. There is no different to how it looks on my skin. So I believe it is real. Had not thought to question it, but your concern and caution is good.

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