Natural Beauty Tips for Mature Women

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All Women Are Beautiful

In modern society, healthy young women are generally seen as more beautiful than women of other age groups. Hollywood glamorizes the decade or so beginning at puberty, and industry uses young, sexy images to influence human thoughts, emotions, politics, and actions, including how we spend our hard-earned money.

However, if one takes a deep breath and steps back from the influence of the media, one realizes that human beings can be incredibly beautiful at any age and that female beauty is as unique and diverse as each individual woman is, no matter what her age.

In a healthier and wiser society, women would be viewed as beautiful based on qualities of character such as strength and development of the mind, loving kindness, creativity, spirit, devotion, sense of humor, and wisdom—as well as physical health and sex appeal. The capacity to recognize and nourish natural beauty at any age is within each of us, even in today’s world, though one must consciously choose it. Choosing natural beauty involves questioning, and perhaps rejecting, traditions such as excessive dieting and wearing make up, high heels (harmful to bone alignment and feet), and tight brassieres (restricting circulation and breathing)—just to name a few major offenders.

Modern society ensnares and indoctrinates young women in unnatural beauty schemes and values even before kindergarten. Little girls learn about being artificially sexy from videos, TV, and music, as well as from the climate at home and examples of their elders. Sex and the desire for love are natural forces in us all; however, it is all too easy for young girls growing toward puberty to come to believe that resembling Barbie dolls will make them sexy and beautiful and bring them love. Women tend to pass down the traditions they learned when growing up, often without reflecting on whether or not they are just or worth continuing.

In Your Opinion

Which of the following, in your opinion, makes a woman beautiful? (Chose the strongest factor.)

  • Youth and sex appeal
  • A thin and fit physical body
  • A wardrobe of expensive clothes in the latest style, including sexy lingerie and heels
  • Perfect make-up, beginning with foundation, including full eye make-up
  • A beautiful mind and soul
  • A sexy voice
  • She loves you
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Aging Beautifully Is Like the Sunset

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Choose to Nurture and Care for Women’s Bodies, Retaining Beauty and Health for a Lifetime

What if women simply stopped wearing make up, brassieres, and high heels? What if skincare were based on a diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh water, adequate sleep, stress relief, healthy exercise in fresh air, and joyful laughter? What if women allowed their bodies to breath, perhaps wearing camisoles or other undergarments that allowed for modesty and even a bit of support, but never bit and pinched off the circulation like wired brassieres and corsets that even in the 21st century continue to be sold as sexy and smart, while cutting off women’s circulation and limiting their ability to breathe? What if women wore flat boots, shoes, and sandals that supported their feet and maintained the normal alignment of the legs, pelvis, and spine? What if women threw out their scales, diet pills, and artificial diet foods like diet soda, and chose to eat regular meals and snacks in moderation from natural, whole foods, giving their bodies the fuel they need to maintain health and live active lives?

It is possible that making changes such as those would restore health, vitality, and organic beauty to any woman. The beauty that is each woman’s original birthright would shine from her face and eyes. Since Hollywood and the industrial complex continue to reign in this world, perhaps it takes becoming a woman of a certain age to realize this truth and courageously step away from the materialistic stereotypes of beauty that the world still asserts. By the time a woman enters menopause and beyond, it is not uncommon for her to have developed enough backbone and wisdom to make that choice.

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Natural Beauty Choices One Can Make

For women who are wise enough in mind and spirit to opt for a natural lifestyle, daily life offers simple opportunities to strengthen and maintain beauty. Here are 12 steps that women can, and arguably, should take in order to develop natural health and beauty at any age:

1. Exercise regularly but not obsessively

2. Eat moderately and healthily, without dieting

3. Get plenty of sleep every day; don't be afraid to take naps

4. Keep your body clean, using pure and natural cleansers

5. Use natural cosmetics and body care, rather than those made from harsh chemicals

6. Do not smoke or do drugs

7. Drink only very moderately, or not at all

8. Wear clothing that doesn't bind or constrict, including supportive, flat shoes that fit and gently supportive, flexible undergarments

9. Whenever possible, choose natural preventative health care and medicine

10. Do not use Botox, plastic surgery, “enhancement” of breasts, lips, etc., or liposuction

11. Feed your mind, spirit, and heart

12. Love others—partner, family, society.

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Natural Beauty Tips for Mature Women 14 comments

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Lots of great tips and advice here! I agree human beings can be beautiful at any age. I actually think Helen Mirren and Oprah are pretty hot, mainly because they seem comfortable in their own skin, smart, kind, healthy (Oprah might not be slender like Helen but she does seem very fit!), and don't have an unnaturally taut, Botoxed face like many older female celebrities do.


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healingsword 4 years ago from California Author

Hi Om, Thanks for reading this Hub and for your comment. The recommendations I wrote sound simple, but might seem a world away for many of us. For so many people, a natural, free relationship with style/makeup, food, exercise, body weight, medications, and health might seem a barely attainable, and perhaps a questionable, goal. There are often psychological or life style issues blocking making the change to a healthy lifestyle. It can take quite a "leap of faith" to abandon regular use of makeup, wired brassieres, and high heels for women, for example. Some might think they would be less beautiful or desirable, some might worry that they would be made fun of or lose their jobs, etc.


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mecheshier 4 years ago

Hi Om

What a fabulous Hub. I am so surprised that you have had but a handful of readers. Your writing style is superb and your message is inspiring. I do thank you for sharing such an enlightening post. Voted up on beautiful and awesome plus spread this wonderful article to my FB, Tweeter and Pinterest fans. :-)


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healingsword 4 years ago from California Author

Hi mecheshier,

Thank you so much for your strong support of my Hub; I'm flattered and happy that you enjoyed and shared it! I hope more people stop by in time; also, I hope to make more time to write Hubs. I've been so busy teaching online, leaving myself very little time for this wonderful site and my creative writing over the last year or so since joining HubPages. Again, thank you for your kind comments! By the way, I am Ann, this Hub's author, also called healingsword, not Om--she is another Hubber to whom I was responding above :-). No worries!


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mecheshier 4 years ago

Oh my, what a horrible mistake. Can I hide now? I am sorry Ann.


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healingsword 4 years ago from California Author

Don't be silly, mecheshier; no worries! Come out--no hiding necessary!


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mecheshier 4 years ago

;-) I tried to post just a smile but got an error message that said "Your comment is rather short". To funny...


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healingsword 4 years ago from California Author

Thanks again, mecheshier--have a great night!


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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

These are very simple tips to retain our beauty as we age, but these are the best ways. Shortcuts (like plastic surgery) will make mature women look like a zombie (lol) and are nothing compared to beauty worn and maintained naturally throughout the years. Thanks for sharing them.. Up, useful, and a following from me. :)


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healingsword 3 years ago from California Author

Hi FullOfLoveSites,

Agreed--plastic surgery is miraculous for accident victims, etc. but it should not be used to try to mask aging faces and bodies. Accepting, even celebrating, aging while taking care of ourselves in a natural way is best. Thank you for reading my Hub and leaving your thoughts!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Some great tips! We may as well do all we can, there is no turning back the clocks!


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healingsword 3 years ago from California Author

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for reading my Hub! I think that some things can slow aging or even moderate some of the current distress of aging (stress reduction, good food, healthy weight, adequate rest, vitamins, some herbs like ginseng, healthy sex, happiness, exercise in moderation, not smoking/drinking/drugging, keeping active, being with friends and loved ones, etc.) However, making peace with growing older and even with someday dying is both sane and wise. We need to stop fearing growing old and dying, and people in our society need to embrace middle-aged and senior citizens equally with younger folk. Real beauty, love, and life are ageless.


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KoraleeP 3 years ago from Vernon British Columbia Canada

Great advice. I totally agree with you. Women have to accept that aging is part of life and actually makes us more beautiful.


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healingsword 3 years ago from California Author

Hi KoraleeP, Thank you for reading my Hub and commenting. You are right--beauty comes in all ages. It can be difficult to remember, sometimes.

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