We disagree! So, you got up and looked in the mirror and realized that you did not look or even feel your best. But despite what you may think, it is not because you are over 40! Shocking? Well, not really. There are many simple steps to maintaining your beauty and boosting self-confidence after 40. You just need to know where to start! So, let's start with what you saw in the mirror!
1.Skincare is the Best care.
Despite what anybody may think or say, skincare is essential! We tend to forget or not realize that the body's largest organ is the skin, so taking care of your skin is essential, not vain. To enhance your skin's beauty and health, it is advisable to start your day by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser followed by the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type.
It is also necessary to give special attention to your skin because it is continuously exposed to harsh elements, mainly the sun. An extended period of sun exposure is one of the leading causes of premature aging. So, for our ladies that love the outdoors, remember to always apply the appropriate sunscreen before leaving the house.
Before a night's rest, remember to cleanse your face from dirt, grease, and makeup with your cleanser and, of course, apply moisturizer. According to dermatologist and president of Amarte Skin Care Dr. Craig Kraffert, “The best strategy is to apply moisturizers when skin is freshly moist.” “This moist state is most accessible immediately after towel drying.”
Consistency in skincare is essential to achieving a fresh and youthful appearance. Looking our best helps us feel our best, which propels us to enjoy and live our best lives.
In an article written by Zinnia which was posted on October 16, 2017 by STYLECRAZE the best option when applying makeup in hot weather is to go light. In hot weather, wearing heavy makeup can cause our pores to clog, which will result in inflammation. A light foundation, concealer and accentuating the brows will enhance your beauty without causing your pores to become clogged. However, before applying makeup, always remember to use a primer with hydrating elements that will moisturize and help your makeup last longer, especially in hot weather.
3. Water is life.
We already know that water is essential to the health of every living organism on the planet. But are we really aware of the importance of water for our skin?
Dry skin is one of the major concerns for women that are aging. While consistent use of a moisturizer will help, why not try to achieve better results? According to an article which was medically reviewed by Karen Cross, FNP, MSN, and written by James McIntosh on July 16, 2018, dehydration can cause the skin to become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.
Sufficient hydration of the skin is achievable by regular intake of water, and not just plain water but also fruits and vegetables that are high in water content, namely, citrus, pineapples watermelons, and green leafy vegetables. It is crucial to evaluate your diet to include sufficient water, fruits, and vegetables daily to attain and improve general good health and specifically acquire healthy skin.
Remember, what we put in is what we get out. Let's treat our bodies right because we will see fantastic results in our skin tone and texture! We all want to feel beautiful, and we can unapologetically achieve this with hydrated skin.
4. A Trip to the Salon!
Whether you had a short shiny bounce or a thick, almost uncontrollable fro, we all at times smile in remembrance of the great head of hair we had in our 20's. It is an understandable frustration to experience hair loss and thinning hair.
While it is commonly said that a woman's hair is her beauty, we don't believe that to be entirely true. Many women have been through many health conditions that have caused them to lose their hair, but these strong and resilient women have not lost their beauty.
However, we do believe that hair is an essential part of enhancing one's beauty. Therefore, you need to evaluate whether you should add, improve, or treat what you have or just do the big chop! In reality, many times, our hair needs to go through a treatment process, while in other cases, we need to add some hair for a protective style while our hair regains its quality.
Regular trips to the salon must be properly advised on how to treat and style our hair. Don't be surprised if you are told that you just need a haircut. Or if you feel like trying a new hair color go for it! Subtle changes can make a world of difference because we don't need drastic changes to add to our beauty at the end of the day! And of course, don't forget about the occasional Mani and Pedi!
Earth tones with a tinge of bright tones will not only give your outer appearance a more elegant look but will also have you stepping out of that salon in strong, confident, and beautiful strides.
5. Style your Wardrobe
They're always special occasions where we have to take extra care in getting dressed up. But what if we told you that you should not have to wait until a special occasion arises to go shopping and get dressed up?
A little bit of retail therapy is always fun, and the best part is coming home and trying on what you bought and wearing it for the first time. We recommend that the next time you go out to shop, purchase a few pieces of bright clothing.
Bright colors help lift the mood and help put you in a radiant and colorful mood. What's a shopping spree without purchasing something sexy and a bit revealing? You may be unsure whether you can pull it off, but we guarantee that you can!
Remember that sexy outfit does not have to reveal your cleavage, it may just show a bit of shoulder, or it may have an elegant dip in the back or moderately short enough to show only the right amount of your legs. It all depends on what you're most comfortable with while showing how beautiful and confident you are.
As women in one of the most challenging phases of our lives, we still should be our best selves. As we continue to age beautifully, we are continually learning from our mistakes and using our wisdom to assist and motivate the individuals we interact with daily. Let us always remember that we are better than we were yesterday, and we will be better than who we are tomorrow.
By knowing this let's remain confident and unapologetic for who we are and what we want to achieve because, with age, our beauty becomes much more than just physical appearance but more of what we have to offer the world.