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Vintage Beauty Is The Best Beauty!
None of us look forward to aging and wrinkles with a calm, happy attitude, but with a few good tricks, we older gals can make the most of our maturity and grace. There's no need to resort to drastic measures to retain your youthful appearance. Youth is highly valued in our culture, but there is a lot to be said for aging gracefully, and with a few clever ideas that do not require any surgery, many women can look much younger, more vital and feel better about themselves.
Use gentle exfoliating cleansers or even just a soft washcloth and gentle, natural soap to remove dead skin cells. This one step reduces wrinkles and fine lines, while helping your skin appear tighter. Don't overdo it, though. Once or twice a week is plenty to remove dead skin cells without over-drying your skin.
Use a moisturizer for your type of skin to avoid flaking and dryness. Add a good eye cream to provide the delicate skin around your eyes with plenty of moisture and help plump up small wrinkles. As you age, you may find that your eyes seem more dry and red all the time. Use a simple saline solution to help your eyes feel better and bring back their shine.
If you want to look young, use makeup discreetly. The more makeup you apply to aging skin, the older it looks. Many liquid makeups leave deposits in small wrinkles and make skin look "crepey."
Use a good concealer to hide dark shadows or dark spots, and freshen your complexion by applying a little blush on the apples of your cheeks. The blush should always be well-blended; "bars" of blush are not only unnatural, but make you look years older. Finish your look with a few bright touches:
- Eye Shadow: Give your eyes a more alert look with a bright, highlighting eye shadow placed right below your eyebrows.
- Mascara: Your upper lashes can benefit from mascara to create a strong line that opens up your eyes and takes the focus off under-eye bags.
- Eyeliner: A darker eyeliner on the outer margin of your upper lid helps enhance this effect.
- Lip Gloss: Accent your lips with lip gloss in fresh colors. Because of the softer texture of lip gloss, fine lines disappear around your lips and the gloss creates a look of more lip volume.
Limit Sun Exposure
Get just a few minutes of sun daily for a healthy glow. Although many people still think that a tanned complexion looks fresh and youthful, on aging skin it looks tired and dry. On the other hand, fair, light skin pays off because you will have fewer lines and sunspots, and your skin's texture will remain more smooth. Wear a good sun screen when in the sun extensively and avoid sunburns. Use a bronzing powder on your face to give you a sun-kissed look without the sun damage.
Eat Well & Avoid Toxins
External factors such as sun, environmental toxins and poor diet contribute to almost 80 percent of skin's aging. Eat a whole foods diet avoiding processed foods and excessive sugar. Drink plenty of purified water to keep your skin hydrated and "plumped-up".
Keep Your Hairstyle Fresh & Modern
Your youthful looks can be maintained with stylish haircuts and layered looks. Heavily styled and sprayed hair can quickly make you look old. Take a few hair-styling cues from celebrities and women on TV talk shows who are in your age group. Look for styles that allow you to have a low-maintenance cut that flatters your face shape and features.
Use Hair Color Wisely To Impart A Youthful Look
Gray hair can make your complexion look sallow. Coloring your hair with warm brown, golden or auburn tones that suit your complexion creates a fresh-faced look. Honey-blonde highlights in warm shades of gold and light brown look great, and bring out definition in layered hair cuts.
Accentuate The Positive!
Have the right attitude. Being young is a mindset, and those who remain mentally active, eat a well-balanced diet and practice regular exercise not only feel full of energy but also come across to others as younger, vivacious and dynamic. A cheerful disposition helps you keep your youth, because laughing helps tighten facial muscles and relieves stress. Make use of the oldest and most natural mini-face-lift technique, and enjoy the fun that comes with it.
Be A Wise Woman
With aging comes wisdom, confidence and many other benefits. Allow your looks to age with grace by taking good care of your skin and using the techniques above to keep you looking young and refreshed. Remember, your age is just a number!
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