There are the celebs that get better with age - JLo, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Angela Bassett...(this list goes on) and I aspire to look just as good!
Here I am - a 40-year-old woman who has learned the importance of skincare, self-care, and the magic of makeup and I'd like to share what I've learned with you. Let me remind some of you these are just things I've learned that helped me these last 20 years and should be taken with a grain of salt! With this said, I invite you to sit back and read up on my 9 tips of achieving youthful beauty...
Also, SPF is most often found in our foundation, usually at a lower setting (i.e. SPF 8) but know that this does not add to whatever SPF you're wearing underneath (e.g. SPF 8 foundation + SPF 15 lotion does NOT equal SPF 23). The SPF with the higher number is what you should rely on as your main source of sun protection.
3. Diet & Exercise
5. Less is More
6. Peach/Orange Concealer
7. Avoid a One-Dimensional, All-Matte Face
To achieve that youthful dew, start with a good moisturizer and primer so that your base makeup goes on more smoothly. Cream facial makeup (blush, contour, highlighter etc.) are great alternatives for those with drier skin types. For people that still have oilier skin (like me), adding a little bit of powder highlighter in areas where light would normally hit further adds to that glow-from-within look. Lip gloss is a better alternative than lipstick because it gives the appearance of more plump lips, which, we seem to lose a bit of as we get older.
8. Thicker Brows
Trust me - there is a difference! The brows frame our face and the thicker the brows (at least what your face can take), the better and more youthful!
When it's thinner, all your other features seems to overtake them and you can almost appear like you have 2 thin lines above your eyes or, worse, like you have nothing. The key is BALANCE.
As we get older, our brows seem to thin a bit. Leave them be and only pluck stray hairs, avoiding the areas above of the brows. You can always fake thick brows by drawing them with a light hand or shading sparse areas in. However, if you're like me and suffer from sparse brows overall, get them micro-bladed by a reputable artist.
9. Get Regular Trims
Notice I didn't say get regular color treatments. I think gray hair can be attractive so I'm going to leave that up to you. Regular trims, however, can really give you a fresh look to complement your overall appearance. It rids you from dry and split ends as well as leaving you with bouncier hair.
I used to wait months at a time to get my hair trimmed but have recently been getting them every 6-8 weeks. My hair is looking and feeling healthier and I'm even getting my natural curl back!
No matter what, you'll always get critics saying it's frivolous to do these things but there's nothing wrong with self-care especially if it helps you feel good about yourself and is beneficial for your well-being. We should all take some time to ourselves to recharge!
I hope that, regardless of your age, you were able to pick up some tips to incorporate into your daily routine. You'll thank yourself for starting good habits and being mindful of your health sooner than later.