Going sleeveless is a bit of a “thing” for most midlife women, including me. Unless you work out consistently and sometimes even then, the skin on our upper arms loses elasticity and can get a crepey appearance. Some women wear sleeveless garments without giving it a thought, but many do not. Today I’m joining my stylish blogging friends from the Over 50 Style Team, Tania, Susan, and Deborah to discuss our thoughts on how we wear sleeveless tops over 50.
In my thirties, baring or not baring my upper arms never crossed my mind. I just did. The older I’ve become, the more it’s become an issue for me. My latest weight loss was great for my feet and knees but wreaked havoc on my face, neck, and upper arms. And to be honest, my upper arms have taken the biggest hit, which these pictures don’t show.
I admit I am not exercising as much as I could be and my goal is to always do more, but even then, the amount of extra skin in my underarm area isn’t likely to go away unless I put that weight back on.
If I do plan to wear sleeveless tops, I head straight to the petite department. They generally have a shallower armhole so they cover more of what I don’t want exposed. They’re also more likely to cover the side of my bra which is mandatory.
I saw my dermatologist for a follow-up yesterday and I asked her about my upper arms. She surprised me by suggesting I use a Retinol cream on them. She then went on to say even Retin A would help so I’m going to add that to my regime. I’ve started using a bit of my self-tanner on my arms and it does help a bit.
I’ve just bought this cream at the suggestion of a reader and really like how it feels. It’s cruelty-free and fragrance-free with lots of great reviews. It’s too early to see any results but it is very moisturizing so I apply it twice a day. There are some very highly rated products to improve the look of skin on your upper arms.
PRODUCTS TO FIRM SKIN ON UPPER ARMS
The U Beauty Sculpt Arm Compound is quickly becoming a cult favorite. It has a cocktail of interesting ingredients that promise to help your skin look firmer. It’s also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Crepe Erase is already a cult favorite and many women swear by it to improve the texture of the skin all over their body.
What say you? Is going sleeveless something you give any thought to?
Now let’s head over and see what these ladies have to say about going sleeveless.
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.