Aging doesn’t mean you’re not beautiful (quite the opposite!) but for many women it might mean opting for a beauty routine with fewer frills. Here are some classic and simple beauty ideas to try. We think they’ll age as gracefully as you do.
In addition to being part of a heart-healthy diet, vitamins have tons of benefits for your skin. Eating aloe can also benefit you. Aloe contains lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes. Because it has high levels of polysaccharides, it also has a lubricating effect on joints and skin. Polysaccharides also help maintain stable blood sugar and healthy digestive, immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. Consuming animal proteins such as dairy and meat increase the acid load in the body, meaning the calcium in your bones is being used to neutralize acid. This calcium loss can weaken bones, putting you at greater risk of fracture.
Your body produces lower levels of hormones as you age, so pick an herbal moisturizer that will support your skin during and after menopause. Skin becomes finer and more prone to lines with age, so while a consistent and moisturizing skincare routine can make your skin appear more plump and dewy, lines are no cause for worry—they show a long life well lived!
Tanning increases risk of skin cancer and ages the skin more quickly. If you do soak up some rays, use a sunscreen with a high SPF and use a vitamin-enriched moisturizer afterward.
Skin tends to dry as we get older, so skip cleansers that strip skin of its natural oils. Creamier cleansers and products like serums and face masks can help replace oil in the skin and leave your skin looking bouncy and fresh. Making sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. This also helps protect your skin.
Cosmetic acupuncture is an alternative to Botox and other procedures designed to reduce signs of aging. Cosmetic acupuncture isn’t an injection, though; it improves blood circulation, which stimulates skin cells, causes collagen and elastin production, and tightens facial tissue.
Defining your brows, wearing mascara, and putting on a lip or cheek color are simple things that will make you look polished and give your features a pop.
Trimming brows is another quick way to look polished with minimal effort. It can help reduce the appearance of gray hairs, too. If you choose to fill in your brows, try soft shades that accentuate your hair and eye colors. Extremely dark shades can which can make you appear older.
Eyelashes also naturally thin with age, but beauty stores carry false lashes that range from natural to dramatic and glamorous. Paying attention to care advice can help you get the most mileage out of cosmetic lashes. If you don’t want to fuss with makeup and false lashes every day, you might consider eyebrow microblading or eyelash tints, lifts, or extensions.
Thorough dentistry can help keep your pearly whites, well, pearly white for a long time. Veneers are another option if you lack confidence in your smile. Veneers are permanent, and cover your teeth to fix permanent flaws such as shortened and worn down teeth.
A heart-healthy diet is possibly the best beauty advice for all people of all ages. As you get older, though, foods high in phytoestrogens such as legumes, GMO-free soy, red clover tea, and ground flaxseeds help to combat lower levels of estrogen. Diets high in fruits, vegetables, poultry, and fish also help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.