The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Seniors (and How to Get Started)

 Written by: Harry Cline

While you may think of yoga and meditation as hippy stuff, you should seriously consider these healthy habits if you’re approaching or already in your senior years. There are an estimated 2.9 million people over the age of 55 who benefit from a regular yoga practice.

 

 

It’s a low-impact workout that emphasizes listening to your body’s needs, so it can help build strength, balance, and flexibility without risking injury.

 

Yoga and meditation can help with various problems including substance abuse and addiction. For many people in addiction recovery, having a good relationship with the physical self is just as important as the spiritual one. A yoga practice and regular meditation help relieve stress and promote mindfulness, which can make every day more enjoyable. Many people find that yoga and meditation help when it comes to pain relief and tolerance, as well. Additionally, yoga and meditation provide a sense of empowerment that maintains a healthy self-esteem.

 

What Is Yoga?

Yoga is a 26,000-year-old practice that originated during India’s Golden Age. Since then, it’s branched out to different ways of practice with their own specific intentions. Generally, yoga involves holding specific positions or “poses” while focusing and maintaining breath.

 

While in the West it’s often considered just as a form of exercise, there is actually a philosophy and spirituality to yoga as well

 

What Is Meditation?

Meditation is a mental exercise that allows a person to regulate their attention, calm the mind, and introspect. Regular meditation improves a person’s health, wellness, performance, focus, memory, creativity, and self-control. There are many ways a person can meditate.

The more common image we conjure up is of a meditating person being still in a seated position for a set amount of time. However, one can also practice a kind of moving meditation, including yoga.

Setting Up a Yoga or Meditation Space

Before you dive into yoga and meditation, it’s helpful to create a quiet, relaxing spacein your home where you can practice. The location of this space is up to you; however, it should ideally be somewhere away from distractions.

You might consider a spot with a view of nature, if possible, or include some green potted plants or gentle candles to help soothe your mind

 

Starting Yoga and Meditation as a Senior

Many people are nervous about starting a yoga practice, unsure if it’s for them. But yoga is for people of all ages. Most classes welcome anyone, whether you’re younger, a grandparent, or have certain physical limitations. You can do yoga standing up, sitting in a chair, or resting on your back. It’s all about finding what works best for you.

If you are completely new to yoga, it may be helpful to attend a class at a local studio or at your gym. When you go to a yoga class, the instructor can help you when it comes to refining your poses and encouraging breath.

Remember: Not all yoga classes are the same. Seniors should avoid advanced classes and heated styles like Bikram yoga.

Look for classes labeled as beginner and for styles like “hatha,” “Iyengar,” and “restorative” yoga.

It often helps to learn a few basic poses before you attend your first yoga class:

⦁ Mountain Pose, or Tadasana, is the foundational pose for all other standing poses.
⦁ Tree Pose, or Vriksasana, increases strength and stability in the legs.
⦁ Low Lunge Pose, or Anjaneyasana, releases tension and strengthens the hips.
⦁ Bridge Pose, or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, keeps the spine flexible.
⦁ Legs Up the Wall Pose, or Viparita Karani, is helpful in relieving anxiety, mild depression, insomnia, digestive problems, varicose veins, menopausal symptoms, and tired legs.

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While there are meditation classes you can take, it’s definitely not something you have to take classes to learn how to do. You can find guided meditations online through various sources. There are even apps that help you build your practice. However, all you really need is a nice, quiet space where you can sit undistracted and focus inward.

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When you start your meditation, sit down on a cushion or pillow and set a timer to your desired amount of time. Keep your back straight and soften your gaze. It may help to light a candle that you can focus on. Bring your attention to your breath and allow yourself to simply release any thoughts or sensations you become aware of. The mind will wander — just bring your attention back to your breath when you start to notice it. Most importantly, be kind to yourself as you improve your overall practice.

Yoga and meditation are healthy habits that help parents, grandparents, and caregivers live better lives. Yoga classes are very helpful for beginners to ensure that they are doing the poses in a safe and effective manner. Meditation, however, can be started at any time. Start today!

*** Harry Cline is creator of NewCaregiver.org and author of the upcoming book, The A-Z Home Care Handbook: Health Management How-To’s for Senior Caregivers. As a retired nursing home administrator, father of three, and caregiver to his ninety-year-old uncle, Harry knows how challenging and rewarding caregiving can be. He also understands that caregiving is often overwhelming for those just starting out. He created his website and is writing his new book to offer new caregivers everywhere help and support.

Grandparenting Tips and a Wish List From The Heart (Future)

As I sit here at my desk…11:50 AM after, drinking my coffee, paying some bills, doing 3 loads of laundry, and a few other chores for the day, I began to think about my grandchildren; as I often do. <3 <3

I began to contemplate ahead to their future. This thinking pattern had me dwelling about prom, high school, dating, arguments with Mom and Dad, romantic summers and makeup for my granddaughter, girl problems for my grandson, career decisions, car purchases, iPhones, relationships, marriage, bullying,…well, I think you got all those pictures swarming in your heads.??

At least, I hope! lol

 

So, what did all this brainstorming about the (particular) contents above accomplish? What about that (wish list)? And furthermore, those tips??

Well, let’s back up just a bit… Let me tell you something! =)

BOTH my grandkids are as smart as tacks beyond their years!

I strongly believe that (they) are quite secured with powerful wills and fearless spirits.

I also believe that they have spent their share of time thinking about their future and what they will be doing as adults; especially my sweet grandson. My grands are 8 and 5, and growing way too FAST!!! 🙁

Considering (career decisions), I’ve heard my oldest grandchild say, “I want to be a (crop farmer)” and my youngest one say, “I want to be a (vet)”

Both of those choices have a colossal of possibilities, and even MORE aspiring choices in relation to those fields.

Grandma isn’t worried in the least, because she knows they will be good at anything they decide as careers.

However, their choices could change, and change again, and YET, again before they commit! My grandchildren could even spread their wings and explore multiple advancements. They are young and have quite a long time to consider the variables.

Now, getting back to that “wish list” before I lose my train of thought here…

Well, my thoughts are all over the place!! Having said that; it is NOT my intention to make this post essentially on (career picks). 😉

This leads me to consider my health more and more. Yes, Grandma certainly needs to be, and stay healthy in order to be around when all these things take place for sure!!!

So, what’s a wish list have to do with all this?

My wish list is the assorted things that I want to be able to talk about with my grandchildren.

More to the point; I want (them) to WANT to talk about those things (with me). To share tips with them, my thoughts, and my advice.

Important Note: I do realize that I’m not an expert when it comes to grandparenting tips. 😉

*** ~~ While this is ultra important to me; I also realize it may be too tall of an order to become a reality.

In addition, Their parents NEED to be present and have their opinions, their thoughts, their own tips and advice known when discussing those important topics.
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All these elements will mold these (2) little people into responsible adults in tomorrow’s society…(whatever that may be). LOL ~~ With how things are going in this world today; it’s hard telling what our society will be like. 😉

Personally, I hope Jesus comes back by then…seriously.

I still have a wish list regardless. My grandkids could talk with me, AND Mom and Dad also!

The Updated List Consists Of: (I want my grands to seek advice, and tips about the following subjects from me).

1) Makeup and skin care advice: My Granddaughter

Well…of course, this would be on top of the list! LOL <3 While, I sure hope she goes to her mom for beauty advice as well. Her Momma is beautiful BTW! <3

2) Girl problems: My Grandson

Now, I can already see him going to his dad for advice about this; that’s for sure! However, I do hope that he will come to me for a tip or two. 🙂

3) Prom: My Granddaughter

I would LOVE to get the chance to make her dress. I used to sew A LOT!! I even made my dress for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary party. I still don’t know what happened to that dress! 🙁

4) Bullying: Both My Grandson and Granddaughter

I’m not the bullying expert at all!! However, since I’ve been through it myself, I do hope I get the chance to give some advice…(if the need arises). I certainly hope it doesnt! <3<3

5) Career advice: Both My Grandson and Granddaughter

I do hope they both have their decisions made way ahead of time. With (most) kids, they end up changing their minds a dozen times; and that’s ok. That is the norm. With that being said; I would be ecstatic if they would pop their heads in the house and seek a little advice!

6) Grandchildren: Both My Grandson and Granddaughter

I certainly hope I get the chance to lend some tips and advice along the way. More IMPORTANTLY; <3 I hope I'm still living when my great grandchildren are born. <3

A Grandmother Can Dream Can’t She?!

What are your thoughts?

Thank you for reading!

Should Grandmothers Go To A Beauty Specialist?

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Many women from all ages enjoy relishing themselves in getting professionally beautified every 2 to 3 weeks. This can involve getting nails, (both fingernails and toenails), hair, eye brows, tattoos and even professional messages. If every woman did all the above, it could, of course, get mighty expensive. Definitely too extravagant for my pocket book to keep up with the maintenance with all the above!

Does this grandmother get her nails done?

Yes, she does; approximately every 2 1/2 weeks. It depends on how fast the nails grow out. Most of the time, they grow fast. Eating various types of yogurt will for sure make them grow quickly, in addition to hair; just like taking prenatal vitamins. I do take prenatal for my hair. 🙂

Some grandmas are retired and fixed on a low income with their social security and small pension checks. Don’t get me started on amounts of pension checks. I’ll just say this; for most people, they don’t make enough pensions for themselves for the length of their occupations. In fact, it’s down right unfair for the small amounts for all the hard work they put in.

There, I’m now off my soapbox! lol =)

In a nutshell, some grandmothers just can’t afford to get pampered like that all the time. However, it does a woman good to treat herself to get pampered and prettied up once in awhile; especially if they are going somewhere special, or even a granny’s night on the town. Getting pampered seems to bring out not just the beauty in grandmothers; but the inside beauty as well.

I say if you can afford getting your nails done, or a pedicure done…or what have you, (and you love the way it makes you feel inside and out), do it!

My sister and I did just that while she stayed with me for 3 weeks of back surgery recovery. We went and got a pedicure together…Second pedicure for me. They are indeed nice! 🙂

See our beautified feet below! lol 🙂

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Fashionable Fall Colors

falltreesThis is Grandma’s favorite season…she loves fall!! 🙂

 

 

It really doesn’t matter if you plan to take a trip to look for possible inspiration for designs for your home improvement projects or you think about using ideas from a magazine. Designers all around the world often use classic ideas for inspiration in their future vision, so that may work for you to do the same if you feel stumped for ideas. Designs and colors may come from a number of sources, but in the end the color palette has been the same more or less for hundreds of years. This season we will have a good chance of seeing some classic colors making an appearance in the fashion world and beyond, following the imagination and ingenuity of designers from across the world. The fall season calls for some very interesting solutions, such as the following up ahead:

* Sangria is a great, deep and rich red color with a sense of exotic excitement and adventure, the allure of faraway locations, which works wonders with the color known as Aurora Red. Both of them combined will breathe new life into any boring old home, giving it a vibrant new start.

* With many more fashionable colors you can use this fall, you are sure to find ones that will inspire with their mere presence, bringing amazing new looks for any room in your home. A good example of that may be the color called Radiant Orchid, which has excellent adaptability for most purposes and the one called Mauve Mist, which has a great and elegant shade of purple with a lovely romantic subtlety. You can pair those two with the stronger Cypress, which in term will help with the relationship between both of them in a more effective way.

 

 

* Another solution you can find for the fall season is to use the faint, but pretty impressive Bright Cobalt shade, which will give your rooms a very calming, but unique effect. A good color that happens to be pretty close to this one is Royal Blue, which offers great versatility, but it also has a calming and classic look and feel. You can combine those with Cypress, Sangria, Mauve Mist or even Aluminum if you feel you need to create a more complex, yet futuristic look for your home or office environment.

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* Much in the same way as Sangria, Cognac has a warm shade which reminds us of rich environments and the fall season in general. This is a perfect color for decorations and evening wear during that time of the year, especially when it’s coupled with Misted Yellow for that extra special touch of autumn you need to make the experience perfect. Whether you combine them as prints or other ways is up to you, but in the end they will work well in this combination no matter what purpose you want them to serve.

Bio: – Ella is blogger and passionate writer with great passion for home interior and maintenance themes. She likes to follow the latest trends in home décor as well as in the fashion world. Obtain more tips for your personal household at: end of tenancy cleaning Battersea

35 Beauty Secrets From My Beauty iPad App That Grandmothers and Others Can Benefit From

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I was browsing all the beauty tips from my iPad app over the weekend and came upon the below 35 beauty tips/secrets that I wanted to share with you. However, there may be quite a few that you have read about before. A good portion of them were excellent tips for me and also some I have not heard of before.

I hope they benefit you…enjoy!

Wash your face with cold water each morning to get rid of puffiness around your eyes.

Eat high-fiber snacks, such as nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. This will keep your skin and hair healthy.

Don’t indulge in too much fatty or deep-fried foods as they can dull and age your skin prematurely.

Your nails become brittle if they are exposed to extreme heat, cold, bleach, chlorine or other cleaning chemicals.

Sweet potatoes contain lots of vitamin A, which is a remarkable anti-aging and anti-wrinkling vitamin.

Brush and comb your hair only when it’s dry. Wet hair is weak, and brushing wet hair can easily damage it.

Baby formulated shampoos are gentle to hair and will not strip your hair color.

Massaging your scalp regularly can stimulate oil production, which will help reduce the dryness of your hair.

Make your lips look fuller by lining them with a pencil and then blend the edges with a sponge applicator. Then cover with gloss.

If you have small eyes, use only light colored eye shadows, and use no more than 2 shades at once.

Eat baked or grilled salmon twice a week. Its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins reduce aging free radicals.

Zinc can help prevent hair loss by building hair protein. Good sources of zinc include meat and seafood.

Fresh carrot juice is high in calcium and phosphorus. It is great for strengthening your nails.

Eat more garlic. Garlic helps to combat wrinkles, restores damaged tissues, and prevents sagging skin.

Get into aerobic exercise like walking, jogging, or swimming. These types of exercises keep your blood vessels healthy and improve your skin tone.

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Deep-set eyes can be made prominent by applying a pale shade of eye shadow over your lid and darker shadow under your brow.

Eat plenty of tomatoes, which are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium; all are great ingredients for beautiful and youthful skin.

If you have age spots, wash your face with buttermilk. The acid from the butter milk cleanses your face and rids your face of age spots.

A slice of raw potato can be placed under your eyes to reduce dark circles.

The best thing you can do for your skin, stress level, and overall health is to be physically active.

Store your nail polish in the refrigerator to maintain its smooth consistency.

Sticking your fingernails in lemon halves for 5-7 minutes will help clean and brighten them immediately.

Shrink your pimple by placing an ice cube in a thin dish towel on the zit for about 3 minutes; this will reduce the swelling and redness.

If you want firmer, smoother, and younger looking skin, you need to exercise everyday. Exercise brings oxygen and nutrients to your skin.

Slightly elevate your head while sleeping to prevent extra fluid from settling around eyes and making them puffy.

Olive oil can be used quite effectively to moisturize your hair. Cover your hair in olive oil for about 30 minutes, then rinse.

Learn to breathe deeply. Breathing deep down into the diaphragm has been shown to slow down the aging process.

Daily hair shampooing is not recommended. Shampooing removes the oils from your hair. Shampoo once every 2-3 days instead.

Kidney beans and lentils are good for your hair since they provide protein to promote hair growth. They also provide essential iron, zinc, and biotin.

You can use a hair dryer to heat your eyelash curler. The warmth of the eyelash curler will help curl your lashes more efficiently.

Use olive oil to massage your facial skin often. The massage action on your skin will increase blood circulation and tone your skin.

Drink green tea daily to help protect against cancer, heart disease and memory loss, as well as to lose weight and to look years younger.

A smoky violet pencil looks best if you have green eyes. Green and violet are opposite, and so they look great together.

Acrylics and other false nails usually carry more germs and bacteria than your natural nails.

Need a dramatic look? Simply apply a coat of volumizing mascara, and then follow by a coat of lengthening mascara on the tips.

 

 
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A Combination of a Healthy Mindset And Beauty Product Tips For Anti-Aging Grandmothers And All Women


 

 

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

 

Anti-aging is all about feeling the best you can at every moment. To really capture youth, you need to do more than focus on aesthetics. You need to develop a healthy mindset that will keep you young at heart for years to come. However, it’s hard to argue that feeling confident in the way you look won’t help you accomplish a more youthful attitude. That’s where anti-aging strategies come into action and there are plenty of options to choose from.

Facial creams

Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon scoured the world for the fountain of youth, believing if he could only drink of the majestic waters his youthful vigor would be restored to him. This day and age, facial creams are about as close as one can get to a fountain of youth. Coming up with a top 10 list of the best anti-aging creams is difficult to do, despite the many attempts at just that by so many magazines.

Anti-aging is a personal affair. Your skin color, texture and other personal attributes are going to have a big impact on how a particular cream works for you. The best anti-aging cream for you is going to depend on your skin type. People with oily skin should look for creams with oil-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Dry skin will be best served by creams with shea butter or hyaluronic acid.

Anti-aging facial creams are made with some pretty exotic ingredients. Don’t be fooled when you read about dragon’s blood — you aren’t actually rubbing the blood of a mystical creature on your face. Dragon’s blood is the name of an exotic plant with a bright red hue and restorative properties that make it popular in anti-aging creams. Facial creams are non-invasive and can offer pretty significant results when used repeatedly overtime. However, the cost of facial creams can add up, especially if you’re going for quality creams, which is where you’ll find the biggest anti-aging benefit. It can make a lot more sense from an investment perspective to opt for a more substantial anti-aging treatment.

Aesthetic enhancement


Gravity tends to take its toll as you age. Sometimes it feels like from one day to the next another patch of skin starts to droop. Between frown lines and laughter marks, it seems like you can’t win no matter what your emotional state is like. Aging is a beautiful process — there’s no denying that. However, there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to look your best and feel comfortable in your own skin. Sometimes wrinkles and sagging skin can get in the way of how you want to present yourself.

Two of the most popular aesthetic enhancements are:

* Botox: Anti-aging specialists can now use Botox to give a “mini facelift,” in addition to adding plumpness to lips and smoothing out the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and mouth.

* Necklift: Another alternative to the traditional surgical facelift is the non-invasive necklift, a skin tightening rejuvenation procedure without the cost and recovery time of more intensive treatments.

The truth is there has really never been a better time to age. Modern technology makes it possible for aesthetic procedures to range from non-invasive to simple surgical solutions that come with minimal downtime. Whoever said youth is wasted on the young hasn’t looked into the anti-aging market recently. Mark Twain had it right. Aging is all about mind over matter. You’re young at heart, you feel young in spirit and now you can match your mindset with a more youthful appearance.

Danielle believes that proper lifelong care of skin starting at an early age is one of the best ways to prevent aging. She moisturizes daily with Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. By The Body Shop.

Look and Feel Your Best at Any Age – Grandmothers Included Guest Post

 

 

 

There’s a saying that age is just a number, and now, perhaps more than ever, it’s especially true. Don’t be tied to preconceived notions about how people your age should look or act. Take steps to look and feel your best, regardless of how many birthdays you have had!

1. Be active

 

 

 

Incorporating physical activity into your usual routine is a great way to maintain your weight and keep you looking your best. Plus, it also helps ward off many health concerns, from heart disease to diabetes. The Center for Disease Control recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. In addition, two sessions of strength training help tone and develop muscles. Try joining or starting a running or walking club with others in your neighborhood if you’re having a hard time finding the motivation to get started.


2. Enhance your look

If you feel like your youthful appearance is disappearing, there are plenty of ways to preserve it and keep yourself looking as good as you feel. A non-invasive procedure like an eyelift can make a huge difference and give you a confidence boost. In addition, consider revamping your wardrobe. Although you won’t be turning to today’s teen fashions to make yourself look younger, you can find stylish clothing that is flattering and age-appropriate.

3. Eat well

The foods you eat have a big impact on both how you look and how you feel. Eating a healthy diet helps you manage your weight. Keeping your diet free from foods that sap your energy helps you feel ready to tackle anything. A healthy diet should include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Try a new recipe, like a quinoa salad or a Turkish red lentil soup.

4. Manage stress

Feelings of stress can spill over into the rest of your life. Instead of dwelling on things that cause you stress, find outlets to let you relieve that tension. Look for local coupons that let you try out a new yoga studio or pottery class. If you’re more of an introvert, find some instrumental music you like and play it while you sit quietly and meditate for at least 10 minutes each day. Learning stillness can help you focus your attention and remember that stressful situations in your life aren’t going to take over.

5. Maintain a positive attitude

Having a negative attitude about yourself is sure to spill over into how you carry yourself and how you feel on a daily basis. Find friends who make you feel positive and who focus on the good things in life rather than the bad to help support your own positive outlook. You don’t have to be that perfect person your mother may have led you to believe you needed to be. Embrace who you are and enjoy the life you have.

Developing healthy patterns in your daily routines has a huge impact on how you look and feel. Say no to complacency and get out there to make the most of every day, week, month and year, regardless of your age. You might just feel like you turned back the clock a few years.

Danielle, who loves blogging about her favorite brands in her spare time, is an avid yogi and a true believer in positive thinking. She enjoys trying out all the latest trends in beauty. Her latest endeavor has been researching non-invasive eyelifts and stress relieving tactics. Read her work at eatbreatheblog.com.

5 Important Tips For Grandmothers Aging Gracefully

There is no way to get out of aging. We begin aging the instant we are born. All of our muscles, bones, skin cells and brain cells begin to age the very day we are born. When most women get into their 30’s and 40’s, is when they start thinking of ways to turn back the clock. Of course technically, there is no way of turning our aging clock back. Although how we wish we could…especially Grandmothers!

However, there are things us Grandmothers can do to help our bodies and minds age more gracefully. And along with this, we start to feel amazingly younger, stronger and yes; more beautiful! 🙂

Below Are 5 Helpful Tips For Grandmothers Aging Gracefully


* Exercise – I can’t think of anything that exercise isn’t good for. However for Grandmothers; it’s especially good for muscles, brain activity and arthritis.

* Stay Hydrated – Drinking at least 5 to 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water per day aids a plethora of organs in our bodies, along with hair, skin, bones and nails. It also helps to maintain healthy bladders and digestive tracts. This is especially true for the elderly. And this of course means Grandmothers.

* Diet And Supplements – It would be best to get all of our vitamins and minerals through our diets, however there are some people that just don’t like a particular food group. So then we chose supplements to get the nutrients we need. If you take medication, it is best to check with your doctor before starting any vitamin supplements. That way you are more inclined to not have any surprises. If you have any doubts, it’s always best to check with a doctor. As we age, our bodies need more nutrients and minerals.

* Mind Activity – There are so many things that Grandmothers can do to keep their mind active. Of course the best activity is spending time with the grandchildren. Playing various light sports with them and joining in on other activities is beneficial for both Grandma and Grandchild.

However there are other things a grandma can do to keep her mind sharp and active. Word Find, jigsaw puzzles and board games are just a few to list. Walking outdoors is also beneficial. To get the full benefit of walking, you need to pay attention to all the sights and smells that surround you while on your walk. This also helps clear the mind and thus, further sharpens it. And you know what they say, an active and healthy mind is a young mind.

* Healthy Skin Care – As we age, the skin gets very thin and is more inclined to dry out, especially if we don’t use a good moisturizer after bathing or showering. There is nothing worse than spending a long time in a bathtub and afterwards not following up with moisturizing. Of course it’s even worse in the winter time.

Taking a shower is best for an aging grandmother, and you can’t ever be too moisturized. It’s best to invest in some good body and face lotion. Gold Bond is excellent for this. Gentle cleansers is recommended for the elderly, and cleansing is so very important in order to have healthy skin. Also generous doses of vitamin E is ideal to help keep skin healthy.

Also remember elderly skin is more prone to problem skin such as eczema and rosacea. And that’s just mentioning two symptoms of problem skin. There are many more.

You can find more articles on beauty and aging by Tammy Here.

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Daily Glow contacted me about a mention and a review via email.  🙂

 

I fell in love with the website. It focuses on the best practical tips for your skin and health, the latest in hair care, virtual makeover tips, anti aging secrets, hair loss, insider tips from the experts, and much more! Their website is recommended for young women, older women, and Grandmothers. Basically women of ALL ages.

I personally like the section where YOU can ask a question, press submit; and their panel of experts will answer it for you. How awesome is that?!  🙂

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After watching Daily Glow’s video, I began to think about various climate statistics and skin cancer rates. Your skin and complexion really does say a lot about where you live!

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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! 🙂

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