When you were younger, I’ll bet one of your biggest aims was to look a little older, but now, you’re probably hoping the opposite. Most women hate the thought of ageing and just wish that they could turn back the clock and be twenty-one again. Well, what if I said that you don’t have to? No, I can’t make you look how you looked then, but I can help you to feel beautiful and confident in regards to the way you look now. If you don’t like the grey hair, the wrinkles, or anything else, then you should do something about it. It’s your body, and you should feel happy in it. Here are eight things that you can do to look and feel fabulous in your 50s.
Sort Your Skin Care
As you get older, your skin stops producing collagen, which helps to keep your skin tight and smooth. Because of this, you probably have started to experience some sagging, especially around the neck and lower jaw, fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness. To combat these changes, you need to pay attention to your skin care and start using products that boost collagen and hydrate the skin. These include anti-ageing creams, which will help your skin to plump up and smooth out, and primer, which will reduce the appearance of the wrinkles and fine lines. A tinted primer would be perfect if you’re also worried about an uneven skin tone. You should also make sure to moisturise every day.
Wear What You Love
There is a lot of advice online about the sorts of clothes that women over fifty should or shouldn’t be wearing; For example, most people advise sleeves, to cover up the upper arm area. Personally, I think you should just wear whatever you feel confident and happy in. By the age of fifty, you will know what you are comfortable wearing and what you aren’t, and if you feel comfortable and confident, this will show to others.
Being comfortable doesn’t mean that you can’t experiment and find other things that you’re also comfortable in. As you get older, your complexion changes and your skin and hair lose some of its colour, making this a perfect time to experiment with a brighter wardrobe. Brighter coloured clothing, whether it’s a pink dress or a maroon blazer, also suggests confidence, which is essential for a fabulous lady such as yourself. Black is timeless, of course, and is a favourite among fashion editors, but be careful with it, as it could wash you out and make your skin appear dull.
Have Fun With Your Hair
Colour doesn’t have to be limited to your clothes; You could also try out a different hair colour if you’re not ready to go grey just yet. If you’re fine with the colour of your hair, you could just stick with your natural one, and dye the grey every so often, until you’re ready to submit to it. Of course, this can take some work, but it’s worth it if you feel great. As it says in this article, you don’t have to change your hairstyle as you grow older to something more “mature looking”; If it worked for you before, I’m sure it can work for you now. However you did want to switch things up, you could consider bangs for a more youthful appearance.
Opt For Subtle Makeup
You may want to stand out, but you have to make sure that you’re standing out for the right reasons. Wearing too much makeup, for example, is not great. You may have experimented with some crazy makeup looks when you were younger (trust me, we all have), but now is the time to tone it back a bit. Avoid having too much going on eyeshadow-wise, as this could draw attention to wrinkles around the eyes. Apply one or two light, matte colours for the lid, a smidge of blusher, and a subtle lip colour for a fresh and polished appearance.
Take Care Of Your Brows
When you get older, your eyebrows can go one of two ways: They’ll either grow out of control or become thin and sparse. When it comes to the former, you should keep your eyebrows trimmed, and pluck out the grey hairs if they bother you. If your eyebrows are sparse, use eyeshadow to fill in the gaps; This is much more subtle than a pencil but will still create a full brow, which can take years off you. Just avoid filling your brows in black, as this will make you look older.
Buy Some Falsies
Mascara is a must for most women, but as you age, it might not work as well as you hope. This is because you can experience loss of eyelashes as you get older, so the mascara has nothing to cling to, leaving your eyelashes looking sparse. To remedy this, you could try eyelash extension or false eyelashes, both of which come in many different styles. Just make sure you take proper care of your extensions, so they last a long time, and that you apply falsies following the instructions.
Watch What You Eat
As you should know by now, what you put into your body affects how you look and feel, so you should stick to a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables. These are packed with antioxidants which can help to improve the overall health of your skin, and combat signs of ageing. You should also remember that it’s much easier to put on weight when you’re older, so avoid having too many sugar and fat-filled treats, and exercise daily to burn off any additional calories. The odd chocolate bar or doughnut isn’t going to cause much damage, as long as you balance it out, so don’t worry too much if you have a sneaky treat every so often.
As women age, we tend to worry about losing our looks, but it really isn’t necessary. Hopefully, this advice helps you to feel fabulous well into your fifties and even older.