Beauty And The Bath

Look Your Best At 40 And 50

You can look your best now more than ever, at fifty many women have more time and money to spend on themselves.

Tips To Keep You Looking Your Best

Mature Beauty and Skin Care for Women 40 and 50

While we would all love to have beautiful skin that shows no signs of aging, mature beauty and skin care for women in their 40s and 50s is a whole different process to be successful.

There’s no question mature women need to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize to maintain healthy skin, but the products you used 20 years ago probably won’t give you that fresh, young look you’re seeking to look your best.

What a Difference Years Make:

As women age our skin retains less moisture. This, in turn, leads to wrinkles, dryness, and less flexibility. That means your everyday soaps, toners, etc. can actually make matters worse.

You need products that nourish your skin with things like Vitamin E and glycerin, and almond oil. By the way, drinking more water is also very good for your skin. It’s a very simple way to hydrate from outside in. 

Makeup, Hair and Clothing To look Your Best:

While it’s tempting to use more makeup to hide those laugh lines and wrinkles, don’t give in! On mature women less makeup is far more youthful looking.

Remember that cosmetics are intended to highlight the beauty you have, not cover it up. Also not all cosmetics are good for your skin and may actually make matters worse.

As far as hair and clothing go, you don’t have to lose your style but there are adjustments everyone should consider making. Take a look at current trends in mature beauty and skin care for women 40 and 50 in both magazines and on the internet.

Find those colors and cuts that accentuate the positives. For example, if the slowing metabolism has left a few extra pounds look for clothing that’s got movement to it and avoid big patterns (these scream – "go on a diet!”).

As far as decking out your outfit, use jewelry as a clever distraction from features with which you’re not as happy.

To illustrate: if you have got lovely long fingers, wear a ring. Or, if you don’t like your hands, get rid of the ring and wear a necklace to show off that body line instead.

If your neck is starting to lose firmness, avoid dangling earrings that draw the eyes exactly where you least want them to be!

In the hair department – it may be time for a change. If you’re still wearing the same style from 20 years ago it can make you "look” old just by first impressions.

Rounding out our recommendations to look your best for mature beauty and skin care for women 40 and 50, now is not the time to drop the exercise plan, let alone get started on poor eating habits.

Women in their 40s and 50s are typically very on-the-go. Nutritional eating and regular exercise support that active lifestyle. You will find it keeps your energy reserves up, your waistline under control, and even makes your skin look healthier.

Yes, there may be days that your schedule does not allow for well-rounded meals or your normal exercise time, and that’s fine in moderation.

However, it is more important than ever for you to continue focusing on a healthy lifestyle so that you can enjoy every moment going forward feeling like you're still 25 and to look your best. Stick with it! You're worth it.

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Updated February 23, 2012

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