Some people believe a woman’s years of being beautiful are over at age 50. Not so. You might say inner beauty is stronger than ever at 50, but some outer beauty tips can help, too.
Take care of your skin. You should do everything you can to turn back time when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles around the face. The eyes and mouth are particular problem areas. Use a serum to correct facial flaws along with your moisturizer, every morning and evening.
Facial soap shouldn’t be used at age 50. Women of this age need to treat their skin more gently. That way cracked lines in the delicate areas around the eyes and elsewhere on the face won’t develop.
The type of makeup women use at 50 and beyond should change as well. Be careful about using liquid foundation, which can also emphasize lines and cracks in the face. The use of bold, bright colors for lipstick and eye shadow is also discouraged, as it’s more suitable for women in their 30s. Consider using a translucent powder instead, coupled with your tinted moisturizer.
Mascara and eyeliner should be applied most carefully of all. Dark circles and dripping makeup around the eyes look terrible, especially on women over 50. Use a pencil to line eyes and brows. Pencils can also be used on the lips, which are less elastic and smaller than in earlier years.The “trout pout” isn’t for 50-somethings, either. Don’t worry too much about making your lips fuller. Better to apply lipstick carefully within the lines of the lip pencil.
If a woman doesn’t exercise or eat right, she won’t look right and won’t feel good about herself. This is true at any age, but it’s especially true at this age since women tend to put on weight around menopause. Extra weight around the face and neck can make a woman look bloated and puffy, and rosacea can develop giving the cheeks an unhealthy reddish tinge. You can buy products that will mask some of these problems, but staying in shape will alleviate the difficulties more than anything else.
They say a woman’s crowning glory is her hair and extra care must be taken with the hair as a woman ages. Decide on an appropriate color for the hair and stick with it. At 50, women should not be changing their hair color every two weeks. Color your hair every six weeks or so, and consider using a salon if you can at all afford it. Hair color is so important, and a professional can do a much better job. Yes, it’s good to cover the grey hairs, but if you have a grey streak in your hair, don’t be afraid to emphasize it and leave it uncolored. (Sometimes grey streaks won’t take color) If you have a grey streak in professionally colored hair, you’re likely to look glorious. There’s nothing wrong with being glamorous, even at age 50 with a silver streak.
Confidence is more important at 50 that any time earlier in life, and these tips will help you maintain your confidence. Remember: skin and hair care are extremely important, and use just the right amount of makeup — not too much. If you eat right and exercise, you’ll be glad you’re able to stay in good shape. The years aren’t always kind, but you can always be kind to yourself!