By Mark Kirkpatrick−
You’ve probably heard that you don’t need lots of makeup to look good, but the truth is you don’t need any at all! This idea might sound scary if you love dipping into your makeup bag every morning or if you’re afraid of letting your real age show, but there are clever ways in which to make fresh-faced beauty a reality when you’re 50 and beyond. Here is what you need to know about looking your best, no makeup required.
Keep Your Teeth Healthy
A smile is what makes your face beautiful but you want to be sure that your teeth look great before you show the world your widest grin. Besides for brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, you should avoid alcohol, smoking and caffeine as these all contribute to lacklustre, yellow teeth. Replace them with fresh, crunchy foods such as apples, cauliflower, nuts and carrots – these remove dirt from teeth and prevent stains. When your teeth are healthy, this also encourages general health. Not cleaning your teeth properly has been possibly linked to heart disease, for example.
Get a Fabulous Haircut
Although your hair’s not on your face, it frames it. The wrong cut can make you look drab and dull. This is especially the case if your hair is thinning. Visit your hairstylist who can help you choose the right haircut in a rich, glorious shade to accentuate your skin tone and eyes. Hair colour is important – the wrong shade can make you look washed out whereas the right one will make your skin glow.
Top Up On Antioxidant Foods
Antioxidant-rich foods give your skin the vitamins it needs to look healthy because antioxidants fight free radicals that can damage your body. When it comes to your skin, this damage takes the form of wrinkles and pigmentation. Vitamin C is an especially important antioxidant when you’re in your 50s. Found in foods such as strawberries, bell peppers and papaya, Vitamin C boosts the skin’s production of collagen, making you look more youthful.
Go To Bed
When you don’t get enough sleep, your body’s cortisol levels increase. This stress hormone makes your skin’s glands produce more oil, which leads to breakouts. In addition, not getting enough sleep every night can leave you with puffy skin or under-eye dark circles – both of which make you look haggard and older than your years.
Scrub The Years Away
Skin that glows is tied to a youthful visage, and you can achieve it by exfoliating twice a week. This gets rid of dead skin cells that prevents skin from looking radiant because it can’t reflect the light. Once you’re rid of dead skin, your complexion can be on its best dazzling behaviour. Make your own skin or body scrub by mixing together brown sugar and olive oil.
Get A Healthier Moisturizer
Your skincare needs some changes as you get older. One of the most important things to do is use a moisturizer that supports your skin and treats changes due to menopause that involve skin thinning, drying and skin that shows signs of ageing. This is why you need to start using a serum that’s infused with nutrients and antioxidants to replenish your skin’s health and turn back the clock.
When your skin is discolored, this makes you look older than your years so you really want to nip any pigmentation issues in the bud without putting your skin or health at risk. Use a natural-based skin-lightening product that erases discoloration while infusing your skin with botanicals and antioxidants so it is not only bright but beautiful and rich in health.
Sugar damages your skin and the older you get, the more you need to limit its consumption. Sugar’s very unhealthy for your skin because it breaks down elastin and collagen, the two proteins your skin needs to look supple and firm. By giving sugary snacks a skip, you can welcome healthier and more youthful skin that looks good without a stitch of makeup no matter how old you are.
When you get older, you really shouldn’t shy away from leaving the house without makeup on. With some skincare and lifestyle tips, you can easily show off a radiant, beautiful complexion, no blush or lipstick required.