If you are about to turn 50 or you are over 50, here are the 8 tips I follow on how to look younger and dare I say fabulous at 50. I am not talking about trying to recreate our twenties or thirties. Although I would love to go back to those days . . . lol !!
follow the latest trends
Having exceeded 50 already, I try to take care of myself as best I can. I have a teen daughter who thinks she knows everything when it comes to makeup and the latest trends. Well, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve that I know suit me.
Every generation has had different trends. I still advise my daughter on a few fashion trends that sometimes surprise her. My work is never done. Lol
But those trends might not be exactly suitable for my style. I don’t dress as I used to when I was my daughter’s age to look and feel youthful. My wardrobe consists of staple items. They are simple everyday items that can be dressed up or dressed down.
I follow a really cool system that I have just discovered but has been around for decades. Wish that I learned about it long time ago. It’s called the Capsule Wardrobe.
This system works with all body types, with any fashion trend, with any fashion taste. You should try it. You will not regret it.
If you don’t follow this system or never heard of it, check out this post and you will learn all there is to learn about Capsule Wardrobe.
Related Article: How To Start A Capsule Wardrobe That Will End Your Fashion Woes
8 TIPS TO LOOK MORE YOUTHFUL
1. Wear The Latest Trends – don’t be afraid to wear the latest trends.
a) The autumn months have so many vibrant colours that could be brought into the winter months and the holiday season
b) Like auburns, browns, yellows, deep greens, rich royal blues to name a few. Then bring out the silvers and golds for the holiday season.
c) Then there are the cool prints like leopard and tiger prints, plaid and houndstooth
2. Skincare – I started taking care of my skin in my 20’s but it is never too late. My mom (God rest her soul) asked me or followed my lead when it came to skincare and makeup. Never ever forget to take care of your skin. Even if you don’t like to wear makeup, you still need to moisturize it.
The different seasons dry out our skin so we need to keep it hydrated with a good product. Don’t be stingy in this department. There are all kinds of different creams and lotions and potions. 🙂 Educate yourself by asking your beautician.
I have tried many different kinds of creams throughout the years. I like to change it up once in awhile.
3. Makeup – wear a good foundation for your skin type. Before you buy any foundation, discuss your skin type with the professional behind the counter. I have done that many times on different types of makeup.
Sometimes I have used my knowledgeable judgment and most times I took the advice from the person behind the counter. After all, that‘s why they are there. To help you purchase the proper product.
Don’t wear heavy makeup. Especially around the eyes.
4. Drink Lots of Water – essential to hydrate your skin. Keep a water bottle with you. (I’m drinking some water right now . . . lol!) At work, keep a water bottle always filled. You will not have the excuse that you can’t drink water. We need to be drinking about 10oz of water daily. It’s not only essential for our health but keeping our skin hydrated and glowing.
5. Stay Out of the Sun – speaking of glowing. We don’t need this anymore. If you’re like me I’m already sick of sitting in the sun. I don’t have the patience anymore. I’m always hot as it is. Now I’m going to sit in the sun on purpose. What? To get more wrinkles and freckles or worse yet dark spots. Ouuu. If anything use the fake glow . . . makeup.
If you are going to be in the sun, whether you are gardening, going for a walk, etc., please do wear a lot of SPF lotion. Protect your delicate skin.
6. Don’t Do Any Fad Diets – isn’t it stressful to follow a strict diet. You should be in the frame of mind where you are leading a healthy lifestyle instead of denying yourself what you want to eat. Just keep in mind to educate yourself on what is healthy food for you to eat. Perhaps seek a professional nutritionist. Do your research first.
What I have learned is to limit your carbs. Do not take all of the carbs away from your menu. Just watch what you eat and when you eat and what frame of mind you are in when you eat. This all has a balance.
7. Exercise – you don’t need to do anything strenuous. Go for long walks every day. Doing housework is exercise. Just think of all the stretching and scrubbing you do. You are working your body right.
8. Sleep – saved the best for last. Getting enough sleep is very important as you enter midlife. It is important for your stress levels as well as your body.
Did you know that sleeping at least eight hours a night decreases the risks of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes? Good quality sleep is an essential component of your good health. Sadly, it’s also one of the last things most of us think about when trying to increase productivity.
However, just like eating right, staying hydrated, and exercising moderately, getting a better night’s sleep should be one of the first improvements you make to create a healthy and productive lifestyle for yourself.
Following these steps will get you looking more fabulous than you already are, at 50 and beyond. You got this ladies.