Beauty Tips For Boomers: 4 Easy Steps to Remember

Baby Boomer womanTHERE IS ALWAYS this understanding that once you go past forty, there would be nothing to do about your beauty, as beauty supposedly fades with age.

This, is nonsense.

What fades with age is the body’s ability to fix itself. It will not do with as much rigor and ease the rejuvenation of skin cells and skin elasticity, and one will have to take more care if one wants to stay beautiful at any age.

First step: Acceptance. Accept that your physical youth is well behind you and that the beauty tips you knew then will not apply to you anymore. The elderly, much like infants, have a separate and more specialized set of, say, rules.

Second step: Focus on the beauty within. Eating a variety of raw fruit and vegetables in several portions in a day will help your body build healthy new cells and your skin repair itself, thanks to the many antioxidants and vitamins found in the produce. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale and varieties of cabbage are the top choices, the darker the green the better. It is important to remember that the more colorful the fruits and vegetables that you eat, the better it is for your body.

Probiotics are also excellent for your body; these are the good bacteria found in fermented food like tofu, kimchi and yogurt. They are great for digestion and contain the right amount of probiotics, calcium, vitamins B-2, B-12, D,  magnesium, potassium, and other nutrients that provide additional health benefits to your body and health.

Lastly, hydrating your body from within will reflect immensely on the surface: drinking several glasses of water a day will help hydrate the skin from within. Soft drinks and other sugary drinks are especially bad for the bones, so it would only make sense to drink water and natural fruit juices.

Third Step: Skin Care. Look for products that contain Alpha-Hydroxy Acid. The chemical aids with exfoliation and helps remove dead surface skin cells to reveal fresh new skin.

Next, also use retinol at night. Retinol increases the rate of skin turnover, boosts collagen production, gives skin a healthier appearance and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, ultimately rejuvenating your skin.

In the day, also always remember to put moisturizer and sunblock on, spf+30 up and not anything lower!

Fourth Step: Makeup. Remember that the makeup you used to do when you were younger does not necessarily apply now.

Concealer and eye creams aid in nourishing and conealing the bags of skin under the eyes. As one ages, the skin grows thinner and the veins underneath become more visible, making you eyes appear tired. Use a concealer that is 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone and blend in your favorite foundation over it. Use sof motions so as to not stretch the sensitive skin.

In applying eye shadow, always avoid metallics, frost, and glitter. The specks can get stuck in the creases and wrinkles on and around the eyelids highlighting them even more. Soft, natural, neutral eye shadows are best.

In applying blush, it was more common in your youth to apply them in the hollows of your cheeks. The hollows in your cheeks sink and get deeper as you age so it would be best to put blush instead on the apples of your cheeks for a soft, natural glow.

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