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

women in their 60s and 70s
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 Instagram 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: 

  1. Protect their skin from the sun
  2. Follow a healthy diet 
  3. Exercise and live a healthy lifestyle
  4. Get enough sleep
  5. 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 & 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. 

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.


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 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.


KaramMD Customer Support Team

Hi Peggy,

Trifecta is all you need. There won’t be any need for another product but you can continue using a retinol if you’d like to. You would simply apply your retinol after Rinse. If you are not already religious with a retinol, the trifecta is perfect as a stand alone trio.

The retinol in Illuminate was never meant as a stand alone ingredient, it is just one of over a dozen active ingredients used for brightening and improving uneven skin tone. The formula is cutting edge, because it was important to Dr. Karam the Trifecta was tolerable for all skin types and textures, even for sensitive skin; therefore the concentration of the retinol has had to be carefully modulated to meet these specifications.

Use of full strength retinols and Retin-A cuts the pool of participants significantly as most people can’t tolerate, and therefore they stop using it. With Illuminate, even at low doses, it is still creating positive anti-aging effects, specifically because it comes in a form of a patented complex designed to maximize absorption and efficacy, and people can use it 2x a day without irritation.

Many find Quench and Illuminate provide enough moisture but you can add a simple moisturizer on top of the Trifecta, like Cetaphil or Cerave, while the skin is acclimating to your new routinw or during dryer months. If you feel like you want some added moisture, do what feels best for you!

We hope this is helpful and please don’t hesitate to reach out to if you have any additional questions!

Peggy Thomas

Love your videos! I’d love to be able to see you in person. I live in Northern California and don’t get down your way very often.

I just turned 75 and have been following dedicated skincare since I was in my teens. Always used an expensive moisture cream ( the best I could afford) but just heard you say that expensive is not necessary. I do use your trifecta program. But I’m concerned about irritation I just had with a prescription retinol cream. So I held back. Is it better to alternate a prescription retinol with your trifecta? Or is it better to just go with your trifecta alone. Also, wondering if I need the additional moisturizer.

Thank you for your videos. They are so helpful and so interesting.

KaramMD Customer Support Team

Hi Kaja,
It sounds like you would be a great candidate for the Trifecta. It’s a simple, three step regime. The Rinse cleanser is used first followed by the Quench serum and Illuminate all in one cream. If you have any additional questions please reach out to

Kaja Christiansen

Hi I love Dr Karam
I am going to order the trifecta skin routine , how long does it last ? And I 64 major skin damage , sun turkey neck smoker ! Doesn’t he have moisturizers a.m. p.m. I took your test for mature skin and it recommended the powder polish so I guess I’ll get that but that’s all it said could you email me and recommend anything else and I’m just concerned what about moisturizers and what kind of cleanser do I use confused thank you Kaja Christiansen

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Amir Karam MD

Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Founder / Creator of KaramMD Skin

Dr. Amir Karam is a renowned facial cosmetic surgeon and an authority in his field. With over two decades of experience helping patients achieve a younger, refreshed appearance. In addition to surgical procedures that sculpt a youthfully-defined facial shape, Dr. Karam takes the quality of the skin into account.