Crows feet, laugh lines, puffy eyes, dry skin, it is all things that we have to deal with as we age. There are a ton of products on the market that promise to turn back the hands of time or to make you look like a super model if you only do this and that and spend this much money. However, what works for someone 18, 25 or even 35, but most likely doesn’t work for a woman over 50. In addition, many beauty tips are just the same tips regurgitated over and over again. So, we have scoured for some new and improved beauty tips for women over 50.
Our feet get beat up more than any other body part. If you are like me, I wear flip flops all year long. I don’t let any woman (including mother nature) dictate to me what I wear. However, that means that my feet take a beating over the year. If your feet are looking for a pick me up try this.
- Mash a banana in a bowl
- Mix in a few drops of honey
- Take that mixture and massage it into your heels
- Take plastic wrap and wrap your feet up and allow the mixture to soak in for at least 10 minutes
- Rinse your feet and then gently exfoliate your foot with a pumice stone
We are all guilty of it. We’ve gone out in the sun and skipped the SPF (one time couldn’t hurt right)? Now here we are year’s later applying sunscreen religiously to our discolored skin, but once the discoloration is there we are stuck with it. Unless of course you are ready to dish out thousands of dollars. If you want to try something on the more natural side, try this trick. Take a washed strawberry and gently rub it on your discolored areas, three times a week. Allow the juice to stay on your skin for two minutes before rinsing. Berries have citric acid which works as a natural lightener that gradually fades spots, and is much less harsh to the face than lemons.
When I was younger I was blessed with thick beautiful hair. Every hairdresser I went to use to comment about how wonderfully thick and luscious my hair was. I never realized my hair became thin until I went to have my hair done and I mentioned how thick my hair was and I was told “Your hair isn’t thick. It is thin.” I think I might have gasped out loud. Now even bobby pins and barrettes don’t want to stay in.
But, I’ve found a solution.
Spray any fastener you are using with dry shampoo right before you slip them in. The product will give the clip a slightly tacky feel. This helps them so they won’t slide out.
If you want even more holding power with bobby pins, criss-cross them over each other.
If you are like most women you have been wearing black eyeliner since you were a teenager. Well, now it is time to discard that old standby because it is showing your age. Instead, use a brown creamy eyeliner from a more subtle eye enhancement. Also, try swapping out your regular pencil eyeliner (which can drag and tug on your skin) for a cream eyeliner with a brush or a gel liner. They go on more smoothly. Here is one more note. To get the look of an instant eye lift, don’t put on your eyeliner in a straight line with your eyes closed. Instead, keep your eyes open and angle your liner up at the ends of your eye at a 45-degree angle to “lift” fallen lids. Follow the same process at the outer corners of your eyes when you apply eye shadow. Believe me, you will love the younger you that will be staring back at you in the mirror.
To make your eyes look wider and more youthful dump those fake lashes and cheap eyelash curlers. Eyelash curlers from the drug store just lack a strong enough spring to give a proper curl. A good curl acts like a cup. It holds your lashes up. Then you need a good mascara to freeze them into place. Waterproof or water resistant are the best choices for optimal results.
As we age our natural lip line can begin to fade. This can make lipstick more prone to bleeding. Trace your lips with a clear lip liner to help your lipstick stay put.
There are a ton of tips to look more youthful and we hope that these are some new ones for you to try.
By Alisa Bashaw for the 50 Plus Report