Lynnette Nicholas

Photo: William Abranowicz

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Nancy Gibson, 53
What She's Done
Monthly spa facials

What She'll Never Do
Anything that involves a scalpel

What She'd Consider
Anything short of a scalpel

Her beauty role model: "My mother is 88 and stunning. She's never put anything on her skin except moisturizer, and she's always been very active—she still swims four times a week. I'd love to look like her in my 80s, so I'm following her example."

A portfolio of her beauty investments (she spent 20 years in finance): "Ninety-five percent fitness and nutrition. Five percent haircare, skincare, and makeup."

The 95 percent: "I do Pilates two or three times a week and walk and hike regularly. I consider sleep part of fitness—you have to be disciplined about getting quality rest. I eat a lot of green vegetables and drink green vegetable juices."

The 5 percent: "My makeup consists of ChapStick, an eyebrow pencil, and a pair of they count? But skincare is a different story: I love experimenting with products. Every morning and evening, I wash my face, then apply a serum and moisturizer."

One age-defying secret that's hard to quantify: "Love. The comfort and support of feeling loved keeps me from focusing on, or stressing about, physical imperfections."

Her Extra Assists

YSL Eyebrow Pencil in #5
"This is the only real makeup I own. My brows are thin; filling them in gives more definition to my face."

Murad Firm and Tone Dietary Supplement Pack
"These vitamins claim to firm your skin. I don't know about that, but they're great multivitamins, and they come in convenient morning and evening packets. I also take extra vitamin D, fish oil, and probiotics."

"I drink two to three liters of water every day because I believe hydration is good for my skin."

Dress, Edith A. Miller, $180, Belt, Burberry, $275, Bangles, T Tahari, $85 and $95, Shoes, Bottega Veneta, $610,

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