Beauty After 50: What Real Women Wish You Knew


J. Crew

Beauty is so tied to youth in our society. The two ideas are almost inseparable. More often than not, the models you see in beauty campaigns are barely out of puberty, and the faces on magazines that have a few more birthdays under their belts are retouched to remove any signs life after 25. Let’s be real; we’re all vain here. We all want to look beautiful. But with such a limited definition of beauty, we leave out a lot of the real kind. Beauty isn’t a constant—it’s always changing; that’s kind of the, well, beauty of it, right? And certainly it doesn’t have just one definition. Which is why we asked women ages 50 and above to speak candidly about beauty—how they view it, how they approach it, and how they wish the rest of society would understand it. 

Keep reading for eye-opening look at beauty after age 50.