50 Quick Beauty Tips For Women Over 50

May 6th, 2019
  1. Our cheekbones often grow more defined as we age. Accentuate your face shape with a pale lipstick and soft smokey eye.
  2. Don’t overcompensate for a paler complexion by using lots of color—try soft matte shades on the eye, and give your complexion a pop with a soft rosy or coral blush.
  3. Skin becomes finer and dryer with age, so it’s important to stay hydrated and use moisturizer.
  4. Heavy foundations can crease with any lines on your face. For something lighter, try a tinted moisturizer or BB cream.
  5. If overplucking has caused your eyebrows to thin, use a matte powder and an angled brush to fill in your brow shape.
  6. If your lips have lost some of their fullness, use a neutral lip liner to define a slightly fuller lip before applying lipstick. This will also prevent the color from bleeding.
  7. Since skin pales with age, try a tinted moisturizer or a gradual self tanner to give yourself a natural glow.
  8. Bronzer is another way to make your skin glow. When picking a bronzer, choose one that is no more than two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Err on the side of less product when applying.
  9. Coarse facial hair can crop up as estrogen levels fall. Threading and facial epilators are a more inexpensive option for removal than electrolysis.
  10. Silk pillowcases can help your face retain moisture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  11. Keep your hands moisturized.
  12. If you elect for cosmetic surgery like fillers or Botox, be sure to do your research and use these methods sparingly. A chemical peel is a less invasive option, but again, be sure to research reputable dermatologists before the procedure.
  13. Keep your smile clean and bright. Dentists can whiten your teeth at a teeth cleaning, and many toothpaste companies offer a whitening variety.
  14. Gray hair is finer than pigmented hair, but the loss of natural oils makes it feel coarser. Choose styles and products that give it volume. Lightly textured cuts will give your hair body.
  15. Short haircuts are low maintenance. Your stylist will know which cuts and shapes will flatter your face and can help you style your hair.
  16. Mid-length, choppy cuts with light texture are low maintenance and suit most face shapes.
  17. If you elect to color your hair, soft shades in blonde or light brown are flattering and less harsh than dark brown or black.
  18. If you maintain blonde highlights, try going fully blonde with lowlights that match your natural hair color.
  19. Turning fifty doesn’t mean you have to ditch fun clothing. Many classic styles have undergone flattering updates. Experiment!
  20. If you find that your shape has changed, buy an item to fit your largest point and have it tailored from there. Tailoring can make an inexpensive shirt look designer because it was cut specifically for you.
  21. The odd trendy item is always fun, but you can also get more bang for your buck by investing in timeless clothing with classic shapes and fabric.
  22. Every body shape can be balanced out; for example, an A-line skirt and short jacket will balance a pear-shaped body.
  23. Monochromatic outfits can look harsh. Wearing navy instead of black will still insert some color into your outfit if you prefer neutral tones.
  24. Shapeless clothes are often unflattering. Instead, try giving yourself definition with a belt, or have your clothes tailored to accentuate your body.
  25. Try adding color to your wardrobe. If you’re uncomfortable with bold shades, try pastels like powder blue and pale pink, or deep jewel tones such as burgundy or dark green.
  26. Experiment with bold prints. Clothing doesn’t have to be boring!
  27. Skirts are appropriate for every season. A knee-length skirt with thick tights and ankle boots is a warm but fashionable combo for winter, and can be adjusted for summer with strappy sandals.
  28. Jeans are classic and appropriate at every age.
  29. Soften the suit look by wearing jackets over blouses with a pussy bow collar, or a blazer over a loose white shirt.
  30. If you choose to use it, shapewear is nothing to be ashamed of. Falling hormone levels mean it becomes more difficult to maintain muscle tone in the abdomen, and shapewear can help with that.
  31. Shirts with V-necks and scoop necks are flattering.
  32. Waterfall cardigans, tunic dresses, and other articles of clothing that lack shape can make you look shapeless. Pair these items with something fitted to flatter your shape.
  33. Glasses can bring your features into sharp focus. Don’t be afraid to get opinions when trying on glasses and let the frames frame your face.
  34. Wear what makes you comfortable, but don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.
  35. Be sure to get your eyes checked on a yearly basis after menopause, even if you don’t wear glasses. Your eyes are a good indicator of your overall health.
  36. Be sure to visit the dentist regularly. Enamel thins with age, so it’s important to maintain dental health.
  37. Don’t ignore small problems. Have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly.
  38. A chiropodist can help you care for issues such as cracking skin and ingrown toenails.
  39. Stiletto shoes can cause a number of health problems, including back pain and bunions. Wedges or blocky heels are much more supportive, and still fashionable. Additionally, many flats come with orthopedic support.
  40. Try to exercise regularly. Even if you walk for a little bit each day, you’re building strength and a healthy routine habit.
  41. If you’re able to do so, exercise that mixes cardio and strength training has many benefits, including burning fat and increasing bone density (which can help prevent osteoporosis).
  42. A balanced diet will always be healthier and more effective than an extreme or crash diet.
  43. Make sure you’re sleeping enough. When you sleep less, your body releases hormones that hinder immunity and make you more susceptible to illness.
  44. Take time to meditate or breathe. The intake of rich oxygen is stimulating to your brain, heart, and lungs.
  45. Expect menopause. Perimenopause is a period of erratic periods. If your periods have stopped for a full year, you’re going through menopause.
  46. Have a support system. Talk to your friends about what you’re all going through; it will help you all understand what changes you’re going through.
  47. Prepare for the symptoms. Some women experience hot flashes and insomnia. Figure out coping mechanisms and make sure you compensate for the lost rest.
  48. If you suffer from severe menopause symptoms, ask your doctor what types of treatments are available. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is one option. It also comes with side effects, so be sure to ask about any alternative options.
  49. Exercise can also help mitigate the effects of menopause.
  50. Maintain a balanced diet. Oily fish will give you a vitamin D boost, and olive oil, avocados, and sunflower seeds have vitamin E, which has anti-aging properties. Dark green vegetables can also help prevent cardiovascular disease.

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