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What are factors that can affect skin and hair in women over 50?

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Time in the sun, smoking, diet, and heredity all have effects that become evident on your skin as you get older. Stress, gravity, and obesity also affect the way skin looks. And as you age, your skin doesn't produce new cells as quickly as it used to. So it gradually becomes less elastic and prone to dryness.

Something similar happens to cells that give your hair its color. Hair pigment cells become less efficient at renewing themselves, which makes hair gray.

From: Natural Beauty Tips for Women Over 50 WebMD Medical Reference

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Shaya Scarratt, stylist, Altered Ego Salon & Spa, Tempe, Ariz. 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Cosmetic Procedures: Effects of Aging on Skin;"  "Skin Care for Mature Skin;" "Treating Aging Skin;" and "Wrinkles." 

WebMD Feature: "Top 5 Nonsurgical Skin Treatments for Women."

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES: 

Shaya Scarratt, stylist, Altered Ego Salon & Spa, Tempe, Ariz. 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Cosmetic Procedures: Effects of Aging on Skin;"  "Skin Care for Mature Skin;" "Treating Aging Skin;" and "Wrinkles." 

WebMD Feature: "Top 5 Nonsurgical Skin Treatments for Women."

FDA.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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