Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind in the fight against time is that age truly is just a number. Fifty is hardly old age, and if reaching this milestone doesn’t bother you, chances are others won’t be bothered by it either. Laugh, have fun, participate in activities you enjoy and don’t let a few meaningless turns of the calendar rob you of your vitality and spirit. And while you are doing all that, arm yourself with a few new tips and tricks to keep yourself looking as youthful as you feel so nothing reveals your true age but you – and only if you want to. so, there are some of the anti-aging tricks which all women should incorporate and have knowledge about.
10 ways to look fabulous at 50
To improve the outlook, here is a whole bundle of things that you could try. You need to be realistic, though. As leading cosmetic dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe often says when lecturing on the subject of facial aesthetics: “Choose your parents with care.” How we look and how we age is largely – about 50 per cent – determined by our genes, and there’s only so much you can do to change what your genes have in store for you.
1. Use sunscreen for a wrinkle free 50s
Being exposed to sunlight does have health benefits. It can help regulate the production of melatonin, and we humans are are rather good at converting rays into vitamin D, a nutrient that a super majority of Americans are deficient in, particularly those living in northern states. That said, ultraviolet (UV) rays break down skin fibers, which cause it to sag and lose elasticity (not to mention lead to melanoma). If you’re going to be spending time outside, use a sunblock with an SPF of at least 30, and wear a hat with a brim that casts a shadow over your face.
2. Wear a genuine smile for anti-aging
Nothing will make you look older and more tired than wearing a perpetual scowl. The opposite is also true. A genuine smile activates all of the good muscles in your face and tells the world that you are a confident, happy person.
Smiling can also make you happier, through a process that psychologists call the “facial feedback effect.” This is great news, because, the happier you are, the more likely you will be to engage in activities that keep your body and mind in great shape.
3. Get enough sleep for anti-aging
The whole idea of beauty sleep is not a myth. Your body needs time to restore itself overnight and that includes your face, too. While you sleep, cells are busy repairing DNA damage from the day before, so snuggle down and give them a chance to get on with it.
4. Spending time with young people helps to regain youth after 50s
Nothing will make you feel 10 years younger quicker than playing in the park with an ice-cream fueled 5-year old. As I wrote previously, young kids can also teach us a surprising amount about getting the most from life after 50.
If you don’t have young kids in your family, why not consider volunteering at local youth center or becoming a mentor? Giving back has been shown to make you happier and it may just keep you feeling younger too!
5. Eating oysters help in aging back
In addition to being a great source of muscle-protective protein, oysters are a prime source of zinc. “This mineral helps convert vitamin A, a vital nutrient for eye health, into a usable form and transport it through blood, says Chip Goehring, Board President of the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF). “Recent studies also suggest that zinc can slow the progression of macular degeneration,” he adds. How’s that for a pearl of wisdom?
6. Burn fat the old fashioned way
Ok, I get it. Staying in shape really is harder after 50. It requires commitment and discipline. But, if we are honest with ourselves, we all know that exercise, combined with a healthy diet, is the single best way to look and feel youthful.
Here’s an easy way to get in shape in just one minute a day. Let’s say that you want to start running. Try the following.
On the first day, go for a one-minute walk. The next day, walk for two minutes. Continue this process until you are walking for 30 minutes at the end of the month. Now, start running for the first minute and walking for the remaining 29. If you continue this process, by the end of the second month, you will be running 30 minutes a day. To easy? That’s the whole point!
7. Tips to Take care of your skin at 50s
- Our face shape changes as we age. Many of us discover our cheekbones for the first time in our 50s… but sadly also our crow’s feet, so make-up needs to reflect that. Smokey eyes with pale lipstick is a very flattering palette on older women.
- Women can start to look washed out as they age. Don’t compensate by piling on the bright colours or you’ll look like a drag queen. Choose matte shades in neutral colours like grey and taupe, but avoid frosted and shimmer make-up as it just gets stuck in the cracks.
- Skin dries and dulls, so switch to a dewy, younger look. Swap heavy matte
foundations and powder for light-reflecting tinted moisturisers, and don’t go too pale. For more coverage, mix your foundation with a tinted moisturiser.
- As oestrogen levels fall, many women start sprouting whiskers. Electrolysis is a permanent solution but is pricey and leaves scabs in the short-term. Threading is a good option, and some people swear by facial epilators.
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Dry skin is very ageing so slap on a decent moisturiser daily but pricey eye and lip creams are probably a waste of money. Good value products like Epaderm or E45 cream are great for sensitive skin.
8. Look after your locks at 50
- Contrary to popular opinion, grey hair is finer than pigmented hair, but because it’s lost its oils, it feels coarser. Heavy conditioners will make grey hair limp so choose a style and hair product that give it volume, like 69-year-old silver fox Helen Mirren.
- Cutting your hair short can be as ageing as refusing to chop off your old straggly, thin locks. If your long hair is in good condition like 54-year-old Julianne Moore’s flame-haired locks, there’s no reason to cut it off.
- If you do go short, avoid elfin-styles as they’re hard to carry off unless you are actually an elfin queen like 45-year-old Cate Blanchett. Mid-length, choppy shapes suit most older women.
- When covering grey hair, staying blonde is easier than keeping it dark. If you do dye your hair dark brown, make sure you break it up with low-lights.
- At some point a woman with blonde highlights has to change to an all-over blonde tint unless she wants her hair to look like she’s a 40-a-day smoker.
9. Ways to take care of your health at 50
- Your eyes are a good indication of your general health. An experienced optician can spot anything from hypertension to glaucoma. Even if you’ve never worn glasses, it’s a good idea to get your eyesight checked, especially after the menopause.
- Don’t ignore niggly problems. This is the age when blood pressure and cholesterol levels start going up, and while your chances of developing ovarian cancer drop, the odds of breast
- Regular dental check-ups are essential because your teeth enamel thins as you age. Also, the mouth is one of those areas where all sorts of serious medical problems can reveal themselves.
- There comes a point when pedicures just won’t reach the parts that a chiropodist can. A new coat of varnish won’t cover up hard, cracking foot skin and ingrowing nails – you need your hooves clipped and shaved. Recurrent fungal problems need proper treatment – ask your GP for Terbafine.
- No need to strap on the orthopaedic shoes just yet, but hobbling around in ill-fitting stilettos will give you lower back problems and bunions. Wedge or block heels look funky and give you more support.
10. Manage the menopause, like a boss
- By the age of 54, 80 per cent of women have stopped having periods. So if you’re reading this, you’re either going through the perimenopause in which case your periods are erratic, or they’ve stopped for a whole year, in which case you are now officially menopausal.
- The menopause is still a bit of a taboo subject, so start talking to your friends about what you and they are going through. It’s important to understand what’s happening to your body.
- You need to manage the menopause – it’s not an illness and you will cope. Some women can suffer a range of symptoms from hot flushes to insomnia, but these are usually intermittent, and 30 per cent of women in the UK have no symptoms at all.
- If you do suffer severe symptoms, try alternatives like acupuncture or herbal supplements before taking HRT. As with any drug, HRT comes with a range of side effects but also an increased breast cancer risk.
- It’s been said before, and it’s worth saying again – exercise is a wonder drug. As well as having many health benefits, a training regime will help lessen the effects of the menopause and help you sleep better.
11. Do a lot of exercises for everlasting beauty
The benefits of doing exercises are:
- Exercise helps circulate more nutrients & oxygen to your skin to make you look more radiant.
- Exercise basically kick-starts the collagen production process of building younger skin which slows down as youget older.
- Exercise improves your posture making you look & feel younger along with making you more confident.
- Exercise prevents free radical damage which is 1 of the main things that causes you to look older.
- Exercise means less gray hairs as it helps to reduce stress
- Exercise helps you sleep better which means less dark circles& puffy eyes
- Exercise naturally boost your HGH (or Human Growth Hormones) for free without you spending thousands on injections to look younger.
- Exercise maintains your muscle mass & gets rid of ugly body fat preventing your skin from sagging
- Exercise literally turns back the clock by maintaining the length of your telomeres which gets shorter as you age.According to this study older people who exercised had telomeres that were about the same length as 20 year olds!
12. Exfoliating 1-3 times per week helps in wrinkle reduction
You are basically removing all the old ugly dead skin cells (along with all the nasty oil, dirt & germs) to instantly reveal your younger looking face plus…
- Exfoliation boost collagen production and since you’ve removed all the dead skin cells exfoliating…
- Exfoliation makes it easier for your skin to absorb any moisturizer or any other skin treatments you use.
- You can start to look much younger if you use exfoliation products that contain antioxidants & retinoids but when exfoliating…
- Make sure the particles in your exfoliating scrub are smooth & tiny like St. Ives Elements Micro dermabrasion and not so big & rough they may damage your skin.
- If exfoliating scrubs end up being too rough for your skin then chemically exfoliate your skin using products containing glycolic or salicylic acid that also get rid of acne.
These are some of the very important and vital usage of certain available elements and lifestyle changes which can help both men and women to preserve their beauty even after crossing the middle age.