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How to Have Great Skin in Your 60s and 70s


By: Amir Karam MD

Have you noticed that some people in their 60s and 70s have incredibly youthful and ageless-looking skin? Achieving this beautiful skin at any age is entirely in your hands. People in their 60s and 70s have commonalities that contribute to their healthy, fresh skin. I cover this in my ig video, “Here’s how to have great skin in your 60s and 70s!” Let’s take a look into what these commonalities are.

 

What people have in common whose skin is still beautiful into their 60s and 70s

The health and appearance of your skin are under your control, whether you’re in your 20s or your 70s. I’ve interviewed many people with age-defying skin who are 60 and above, and I’ve found they all have the same things in common that they’ve done consistently throughout their lives: 

  • Protect their skin from the sun
  • Follow a healthy diet 
  • Exercise and live a healthy lifestyle
  • Get enough sleep
  • Apply active ingredients to their skin–every day

These are the top five things that will keep your skin fresh and beautiful for years and years. I’m going to get into some details about each one of these points.

Sun protection

Some exposure to the sun is healthy and gives you the vitamin D your body needs. Most people don’t realize that the amount of time you need to spend in the sun to achieve this is only about 15 minutes, just a few times a week. If you overdo it, you’re damaging your skin.

Aside from smoking, sun exposure is the number one aging accelerator. UVA rays are responsible for the aging effects. Over time, skin cells store sun exposure as cell memories. As we age, the cumulative effect of the sun causes the cells to stop producing collagen and begin to express unwanted, uneven pigmentation.

The cells retain the sun exposure over time as cell memories. The cells that control pigmentation and collagen production begin to express the cumulative exposure to the sun. What we see as a result is collagen loss, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and other signs of age.

Healthy diet and hydration

As the largest organ of the body, the condition of our skin reflects the health of our body. Staying very hydrated and eating healthy, unprocessed, and nutritious foods contribute to the overall health of the body. Healthy foods and plenty of water help to keep the organs and skin in very good condition. 

Active lifestyle

Exercise helps to boost collagen production, which helps maintain skin structure and vibrancy. At the same time, regular exercise helps increase blood flow and circulation, which in turn brings a higher amount of nutrients and oxygen to the skin. The result is better skin tone and texture.

Sleep

Getting enough sleep is an important part of skin health. Having enough sleep contributes to bright, beautiful skin, while a lack of sleep diminishes the blood supply to the skin. 7-9 hours of good sleep helps ensure your skin maintains its youthful flush and tone.

Daily use of active ingredients

There is no substitute for using the right active ingredients on your skin that work on the cellular level. Active ingredients reverse or prevent the signs of age, resulting in healthy, beautiful skin. The following ingredients are some of the most vital when it comes to achieving strong, elastic, healthy, and firm skin:

  • Retinoids
  • Vitamin C
  • Growth Factors
  • Niacinamide 
  • Hyaluronic acid

One important point to remember about using these ingredients effectively is that they must be applied to the skin consistently, twice a day.

Why is it important to use proper skincare ingredients consistently, twice a day?

Consistency is key when it comes to any major element of achieving and maintaining healthy skin, and the proper skincare ingredients are no exception. Active ingredients should be applied to the skin of the face and neck twice every day to achieve optimal results. You will not see results without this level of consistency. Instead, collagen production will diminish again, hyperpigmentation will concern, and your skin will become dull again. Only with consistency will you achieve clear, luminous, balanced, and healthy skin. 

One of the reasons I bring up consistency is that it can be difficult to be consistent when your skincare routine is complicated. For years, I worked with patients who struggled to be consistent with multi-step skincare routines, too many products to juggle. It’s almost impossible to be consistent when your skincare routine is incredibly complex. That’s why I created the TRIFECTA.

The KaramMD TRIFECTA 

The TRIFECTA is a simple, three-step skincare program that includes all of the ingredients you need for healthy, beautiful skin. It’s an easy skincare routine you can realistically follow every morning and evening without worrying about time-consuming, complicated instructions. Use 1-2 pumps on your face and neck and around your eye area twice a day.

The TRIFECTA is packed with the vital ingredients your skin needs to reverse and prevent the aging process and is clinically proven to achieve youthful, supple, beautiful skin. Its three products are RINSE, QUENCH, and ILLUMINATE:

RINSE

This gentle, hydrating cleanser refreshes the skin as it removes makeup residue, toxins, and buildup. RINSE boosts cell regeneration, helps prevent damage from UVA rays, and prepares your skin for deep absorption of the potent active ingredients of the other TRIFECTA products.

QUENCH

This brightening vitamin C serum renews the skin and helps to prevent the breakdown of collagen. QUENCH renews the skin, smooths fine lines, reduces hyperpigmentation, and combats other signs of age. 

ILLUMINATE

This anti-aging cream is used in combination with RINSE and QUENCH to reverse and prevent the signs of age by boosting collagen production and triggering cell turnover. ILLUMINATE is also effective as an all-in-one product, improving skin elasticity and supple hydration, and resulting in more luminous, radiant skin.

POLISH

POLISH is a powerful but gentle exfoliator that supplements the TRIFECTA. POLISH buffs away buildup, dead skin, and other pollutants on the skin’s surface. POLISH regulates oil production, helps improve skin hydration, and leaves the skin texture smooth, balanced and fresh.

Dr. Amir Karam, your skincare expert

 

Dr. Amir Karam is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has more than two decades of experience. Over the years, he has achieved a beautiful, youthful-looking facial shape for hundreds and hundreds of patients and performed thousands of non-surgical skincare treatments. 

However, he wanted to help his patients achieve fresh, beautiful skin with a simple routine they could follow at home. Even with effective skincare treatments to boost collagen production and surgical procedures to sculpt and lift the features, without using the proper ingredients on their skin on a daily basis, his clients were still struggling to achieve radiant, fresh skin.

In his search for the right skincare products to recommend to his patients, Dr. Karam found the selection of products was generally complex, and the expected skincare routines people were to follow were far too detailed to follow consistently, twice a day. In addition, he found many products didn’t include the necessary ingredients to revitalize the skin. 

Dr. Karam spent the following years creating the TRIFECTA, his own skincare line with truly superlative formulae, clinically proven to achieve the glowing, fresh, beautiful results they desired. His groundbreaking, three-step skincare regimen is simple and easy to follow twice a day.

Dr. Karam’s skincare products are packed with all of the necessary ingredients required to achieve fresh, healthy, balanced, and youthful-looking skin. The TRIFECTA is safe, effective, and designed for use on all skin types and ages.

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