Getting older is a funny thing. We've been conditioned to fear physical changes, but with age comes so much good stuff: wisdom, comfort in your own skin, and the oh-so-coveted ability to give fewer sh*ts. If you ask us, that sounds pretty great.
When it comes to aging, we've entered a new age—one that embraces laugh lines as much as laughter and silver hair as much as precious metals. Instead of seeking the fountain of youth, we're celebrating the diversity of our lives in how they translate to our skin, hair, and bodies.
Still, who says embracing aging means giving up skin care? That wouldn't be fair. Mature skin has different needs and, more specifically, different tolerance levels than younger skin. "As women go through perimenopause/menopause, many will notice changes in their skin," said dermatologist Cybele Fishman, M.D.