OK, here it is. We are all getting older, and none of us can escape it! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but honesty is always the best policy. So let’s do the home truths bit. Your skin will sag and wrinkle, your hair will thin and grey, and your nose and ears will get pretty big. But don’t despair! There are ways to reduce the impact of these signs of aging without spending an absolute fortune.
Makeup is your new best friend. You may have got through the first 40 years of life with only applying lippy at Christmas, but it’s time to try and keep that face looking fresh for the next 40 years. The good news is you don’t need lots of it. You just need to take care of your skin and apply a little nurturing makeup to minimize your signs of aging.
The best way to look after your skin is to make sure you eat well. Undereating is going to under nourish your skin, and your complexion will suffer. If you are on a calorie controlled diet, make sure you are still eating plenty of vegetables and some good quality fruit. If you lose weight as you get older, your wrinkles and lines will be more prominent. Rapid weight loss will make you look gaunt and leave you with excess saggy skin.
Sweat is a good thing for your skin! It’s true. If you work up enough of a sweat while exercising, your skin will release all the muck and toxins from the day, cleansing you from the inside out. Be sure to cleanse and tone your skin thoroughly after a workout. You may also want to try a facial scrub once or twice a week to be certain all the dead yuck on your face is polished away.
Managing the signs of aging needn’t be too challenging. You can remove skin tags and cover up brown age spots with one of a number of great creams and remedies on the market. Your nose and ears continue to grow throughout your life, but clever makeup shading and hairstyles can reduce their prominence.
If you are unhappy about your appearance as you move into middle age and beyond, you may be considering cosmetic surgeries. These are expensive and limited in their effectiveness or permanence. Consider them carefully. If your appearance is causing more than unhappiness, it may be time to visit your doctor to discuss this in depth.
Your posture and how you dress can also make a difference to how old you look. Having a good posture and secure core will help keep you looking and feeling younger. While the mutton dressed as lamb look will cause heads to turn for the wrong reason, feel confident enough to wear clothes you would have worn in your twenties and thirties. You don’t need to be overtly sexy, just feminine and comfortable. Dress for your shape as it changes. You may get a little bigger around the middle, but remember that is perfectly acceptable!