We’ve all done things to our skin when we were younger that we later came to regret when it was too late. So, here are some skin and beauty tips women in their 50s and older would undoubtedly share to their 20-year-old selves. Fortunately, it’s not too late for you to start doing these things right now.
Drink Lots Of Water
One of the best ways to keep your skin from dehydrating is by drinking lots of water. This relieves constipation, gets rid of waste and plumps up your skin so that you glow wherever you go. But you don’t have to drink gallons of water. Eight glasses a day will certainly work wonders for you.
Moisturize Your Neck, Too
Most women will moisturize their face, but they completely forget about their necks. So unless you want to start wearing turtleneck sweaters when you’re over 50, you should give your neck some moisturizing TLC starting from the top of your bust all the way up to your chin. Trust us! You’ll be glad you did.
Smoking Is Not Your Friend
Besides lung cancer, there are plenty of other reasons why you shouldn’t smoke. For starters, the ingredients in cigarettes will dry out your skin and age you so fast, you won’t know what hit you. Plus, it makes teeth turn yellow, which won’t help you look fresh and healthy either. So, if you’re a smoker, quit, even if it’s for superficial reasons. If you haven’t started, don’t!
Protect Your Skin With SPF (Every Single Day)
One of the best ways you can continue to look young is by staying out of the sun. But if you love going to the beach or hanging out at the pool, slather on the SPF. Otherwise, you’ll wind up with sunspots and extra wrinkles courtesy of UV rays before you’re 50.
Just Don’t Forget To SPF Your Hands, Too
Most people think about applying sunscreen to their face, neck, and shoulders, but they don’t always SPF their hands. But you know what they say, you can tell a person’s age from the condition of their hands. So, unless you want to walk around with gloves all day, apply as much sunscreen as possible on your hands.
If You’re Happy, Don’t Be Afraid To Show It
Some people believe that a placid, non-expressive face will help you to avoid wrinkles by the time you’re 50. Heck! Even Kim Kardashian swears this helps her look like she’s frozen in time! But laughing and smiling can make you look so much younger no matter how old you are. So, if you develop wrinkles and crow’s feet from smiling, think of them as permanent reminders that you’re a happy person. And if anything fails, there’s always Botox, right?
Apply A Vitamin C Serum
A few drops of vitamin C Serum can minimize sun damage every time you go out. Plus, Vitamin C has antioxidant properties and has been shown to hydrate and brighten the skin. So, by the time you’re 50 or older, people won’t believe you’re that age.
Facial acupuncture can reportedly stimulate collagen, reduce jaw tension, and brighten up your complexion. So, if you have a couple of lines here and there, acupuncture can soften them so they won’t be as noticeable.
Don’t Wash Your Face With Generic Soap
Use a delicate facial foaming cleanser before you shower. Generic soaps weren’t designed for your face, and it can really mess up your pH balance and dry your skin. Also, there are other ways to wash your face by using things like sonic brushes and even oil cleansers.
Take Your Makeup Off Before You Sleep
You knew it was coming! Never go to bed with your makeup on or your pores will get clogged, making your face look puffy and dirty when you wake up. So, make a habit of cleansing off your makeup at the end of the day. You’ll be getting rid of bacteria and all the junk that accumulated during the day. This will reduce irritation that can age or your skin.
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