Beauty Tips for Senior Women

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Over time, many factors such as sun exposure, lifestyle habits such as smoking, diet, and genetics all factor in when it comes to beauty. As a result, the way you do your makeup changes as you get older. You focus on minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, exfoliating, protecting your skin, and finding the perfect shades of makeup to match your skin tone.

Moisturize and exfoliate

The key to taking care of mature skin is moisturizing. Consistently moisturizing helps to hydrate and plump the skin so everything else can be applied easily and smoothly. Makeup will not stay on a dry, flaky base.

Exfoliating can be a key process in your beauty regimen as it can beat dryness and flakiness. A good time to exfoliate is a nighttime when you take your daily makeup off. Be sure to never sleep in your makeup, as this can clog your pores and dry out your skin even more. Exfoliating in the shower allows for more time to exfoliate and can be less messy.

Never forget the sunscreen

No matter your age, you should always wear sunscreen, even if it is a cloudy day. Even slight sun exposure for small amounts of time can cause wrinkles and sun spots. Your face, neck, and hands are the main parts the sun will affect. Many moisturizers have sun protection factors in them, so you can moisturizer and protect yourself from the sun in one step.

Find the right foundation and lipstick 

Find a foundation that matches your skin tone and is right for your skin type. Many older women tend to use the same makeup brands and colors that they have used for years. Skin texture and color changes over time, so you want to make sure your foundation and other makeup reflects that change. Many of these products are made particularly for mature skin, so they may contain moister or a higher spf, giving your skin what it needs in order for you to look your best.

This is also true for lipsticks. Over time, lips tend to appear thinner. Like with skin, many lipsticks are made with mature lips in mind. Therefore, plumping agents are added to provide a nice, full texture and moisture to keep lips sleek and moist. In addition, different shades of lipstick used together can make the lip appear fuller and more plump.

After 60, it’s up to us to help our skin and give it what it needs in order to look out best. This even goes beyond our faces and our makeup. A proud, confident woman, standing up straight with her chin up is a beautiful sight to behold, no matter the age, no matter the makeup. You make your own beauty through not just the makeup you wear, but setting your standards and the manner in which you carry yourself.

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