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BEAUTY AIDS FOR BABY BOOMERS

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Baby boomers are now around the age of 50, meaning that there are likely to be a few changes needed to your beauty regime. To ensure that you never lose that natural, radiant glow, here are a few beauty aids to keep in mind.

 

Put Your Skin First 

As handy as anti-aging makeup tricks may be, your main concern should be the health of your skin, as keeping your complexion in its best possible state will mean that you will not need to use quite as much makeup. The best way to provide your skin with a consistent level of care is by establishing a regular skin care routine that you can follow each and every day. For mature skin, this should involve a cleanser and exfoliant, followed by a toner, serums, eye cream and moisturizer. The serums that you choose should target any specific skin concerns that you may have, whether this may be dryness and dehydration or wrinkles and blemishes.

 

Bright Eyes  

As the body ages, the eyes change shape, meaning that the eye makeup tricks that you used in your 20s would not really be applicable now. If you are now dealing with added wrinkles and hooded eyelids, you need to try to stay away from bright or heavy colors, as these can make hooded eyes appear even smaller and darker. For bright, sparkling eyes, opt for a natural and light eye shadow across your lids, before using an eyeliner to enhance your eyes and really make them pop. Try to apply more liner to your top lash line than your bottom lash line, otherwise your eyes may appear dragged down.

 

Enhance Your Brows 

The eyebrows thin with age, meaning that a great way to add some instant youthfulness back into your look is by defining and enhancing your brows. While an eyebrow pencil may seem like the easiest way to do this, they can often create a look that seems over-the-top, making a shadow the better option, as this will give your brows a softer, more natural look.

 

Lush Lips 

The lips are another part of the face that change with age, usually losing a fair amount of volume. The best way to counter this is with a lip gloss, as this will add a sheen to your lips that will make them appear plumper and less lined. Whether you opt for a nude lip gloss or one that provides a bit of color, make sure that you always choose a gloss finish over a matte one for your lips.

 

There are so many changes that occur within the body as it ages, and in order to keep looking as youthful and healthy as possible, you need to be aware of each of these changes. From your lips to your brows to your skin, these tips are all easy to follow, and will bring about great improvements to your look.

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LOOK YOUNGER WITHOUT TRYING

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While the instant results that plastic surgery can provide may often seem tempting, there are many ways to look younger that do not require nearly as much effort. Although the transformation may not be as drastic, these methods can really help you to bring back your youthful glow.

 

Wear Sunscreen Every Day 

The sun is responsible for up to 90% of all facial wrinkles, meaning that sunscreen is your best tool when it comes to wrinkle prevention. If you already have wrinkles, sunscreen will go a long way in preventing these from deepening, and, when combined with the other methods mentioned below, can help to eradicate any lines.

 

Use Concealer in the Right Places  

If you have any shadows or blemishes that you have been trying to hide, then it is likely that concealer is already your best friend. However, placing it in certain areas can really help to make you look years younger, such as dabbing some on that small bit of skin between the nose and the inner corner of the eyes, as this really brightens the face up. You could also try applying some around the edges of your nostrils, as this is a great way to minimize redness.

 

A Tinted Moisturizer 

Research has shown that an even complexion makes a person appear younger, and a tinted moisturizer is a great way to achieve this. Look for a product that contains plenty of nourishing ingredients, as the moisturizing properties of this product are just as important as the tint of color that it provides.

 

Cut Out the Sugar 

Sugar has so many different negative effects on the body, with one of these being to accelerate aging, by exacerbating a process called glycation. While it may be hard to do at first, cutting sugar out of your diet will bring you brighter and clearer skin in just a few weeks, and, once you see the improvements, this will be a dietary change that you will find easy to continue.

 

Regular Exercise 

In addition to sunscreen and a sugar-free diet, regular exercise is one of your best defenses against aging. No matter what age you may currently be, exercise gets your heart pumping and your blood moving, boosting circulation and bringing your face a permanent healthy glow. Even if the idea of spending evenings at the gym does not appeal to you, there are many other ways in which you can stay active, from walking your dog to doing some gardening to taking a dance class.

 

There are so many easy ways to look younger without trying, and, when you combine all of them, the results will definitely be visible. From the clever use of concealer to overhauling your diet, give these tips a go if you have been looking for a way to shave those years away.