Finding Beauty at Any Age

Insights from local experts on achievable beauty at any age.

Finding  Beauty at Any Age

The 40s

Woody  Theis

At this age, hair starts to change, requiring more shine, moisture, and a rich, vibrant customized color to complement the haircut. I love Aveda’s hair color line because it’s formulated without nitro dyes, parabens, or animal-derived ingredients. For clients who are struggling with thinning hair, I’m really excited about Aveda’s new line of invati products. The scalp revitalizer contains turmeric and ginseng, which promotes a healthy environment for the hair follicle.
Mary Gail Hall


Pat Scherven

Just as you support your body with good food,
nourishing your skin helps maintain its good health and immunity. I consider these essential oils to be particularly beneficial to the skin:
• Neroli or orange blossom oil soothes mature skin and helps hormonal acne.
• Lavender promotes cell regeneration, helps prevent scarring and stretch marks, and helps heal wounds.
• Rose oil helps rejuvenate cells and can be used on bacterial and viral skin infections.
• Rosemary boosts circulation, reduces cellulite, and decreases inflammation and dermatitis.
Mary Gail Hall

Elizabeth Dehn

Around this time, full-fledged wrinkles and hyperpigmentation often appear. Soften them at home with a prescription-strength retinol and a skin-brightening agent such as Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. For more rapid repair and visible results, consider a series of professional laser treatments at your dermatologist’s office..
Mary Gail Hall

Kyle Simonson

In the 40s, hair may become thinner and more fragile. Nioxin Intensive Therapy Hair Booster enhances circulation and vitamin uptake in the follicle for more resilient growth. For glamorous “growth,” professionally installed hair extensions and do-it-yourself clip-in hair accessories add length, fullness, and volume.
Mary Gail Hall