Beauty Tips for Women Over 50 – Guest Post

 

 

 

I thought this was a particularly good post, and all these beauty tips are excellent for Grandmothers too. =)

 

Skin Care Routine

Before you go in search of the perfect make-up, it’s important that you adopt a skin care routine that makes you feel beautiful sans cosmetics. Women who look younger than their years often have one secret: healthy natural skin!


Exfoliate

If you are dissatisfied with your natural skin, consider expanding your skin care routine to include more than cleansing and moisturizing. Exfoliating your skin weekly will remove the surface layer of your skin and will promote regeneration.
You can use a dry brush daily and a natural exfoliator once a week. Instead of buying pricey products, I mix 2 tablespoons of brown sugar with one tablespoon of water for a natural exfoliant (that smells yummy too). Rub gently in circles, avoiding the sensitive skin under your eyes, and rinse with tepid water.

Moisturize

As we age, our skin becomes drier because our oil-producing glands are less active. Although this means blemish-free skin, there comes the new challenge of keeping skin hydrated. For mature skin, the Mayo Clinic suggests an oil-based moisturizer with petrolatum as the base. Also, search for products with antioxidants or alpha hydroxyl acids to help fight wrinkles.

Protect

Remember to wear sunblock! When you slather up the grandkids, be sure to follow suit. Sun exposure can advance aging and promote an uneven skin tone.

Cosmetics

The days of wearing makeup to look mature are over. Whew! However, this means a new approach to cosmetics is in order. Sultry and vibrant looks are too harsh for the mature woman. Instead, try soft looks that accentuate your natural beauty.

Foundation

As the base of your cosmetic routine, a great foundation is essential to finding the perfect overall look. A moisture rich foundation will hydrate skin and can even contain SPF 15. A heavier foundation will offer medium to full coverage. If you prefer a lighter everyday look, consider a tinted moisturizer and save the foundation for special occasions.
Making an investment in a high-quality foundation may help boost your confidence and give you more control in the selection process. (You can try before you buy.) Clinique and Bobbi Brown are my favorite brands, but there are many different options at your local department store.

Lipstick

Thinning lips is a natural sign of aging. The general rule is to keep your lipstick shade as close to your natural lip color as possible. Two shades deeper is a good rule of thumb, but many women are opting for sheer looks. Lip gloss and natural shades keep your look soft and natural.

Eyes

Just as with lips, keeping the look soft is the most flattering for mature skin. Use an eyeliner pencil instead of a liquid liner, and set the pencil with a complimenting shade. Earthy tones such as golds, browns and corals.
When choosing a concealer, compare it to your foundation. You need to find a highlighting shade that is lighter. Ensure your skin is well moisturized or the concealer will become chalky. Use your fingertips or a concealer brush to pat the concealer beneath your eyes. (Be gentle!)

Just because your college days are over doesn’t mean you can’t take a few online courses!

Here are a few fun video clips for beauty after 50

How to Lift Mature Eyes
Fundamentals of Applying Concealer
Concealing the Common Signs of Aging

Enjoy! 🙂

Maria Rainier fell in love with blogging before it was cool, and now she’s lucky enough to make a living out of it. She generally writes about subjects related to online education, including universities that offer competitive online associate degrees and online bachelor’s degrees for the 21st century college student. Please share your comments with her!

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