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Beauty Care for Middle-Aged Women

We need to take good care of our skin at every stage of our lives. However, when you’re young, you feel like your skin is just fine and even without giving it any care and attention, it looks perfectly fine. But then your 40s start creeping up on you, and suddenly you have all of these fine lines and wrinkles on your face and body and panic sets in. First, take a deep breath. This is just what normal skin looks like as it ages. But there are ways you can slow it down and create a healthier variation.

Sun protection

This is the number one thing when it comes to skin protection, and yet it’s the one thing that people are most likely to ignore. The sun might feel great on your face, but the damage it’s doing is preventable if you just apply a high SPF sunscreen. Prolonged exposure to the sun will create lines on your face, sunspots and generally decrease the quality of your skin. It’s most prominent in people who work outdoors and flight attendants, because they suffer a lot of exposure to the sun. So, every morning, apply your sunscreen and you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor.

Change your skincare

A lot of us find a good product that suits us in our 20’s, and just stick with it, not taking into consideration that our skin is changing as we age. It gets drier and needs more specific minerals and components that will boost your collagen production. Consult with your dermatologist about what the best option on the market would be for you. You might feel an aversion to the creams labeled “40+”, but that’s your age and you should wear it with pride, not feel ashamed of it.

Cosmetic procedures

Middle-aged women have to deal with a lot. They are constantly told that they aren’t beautiful when they get old and that their worth is decreasing, in spite of the amazing knowledge and wisdom that’s growing inside them. But it can be discouraging and can make you feel less motivated to do things. This is where small procedures, like the popular facelift surgery in Sydney, can make you feel amazing and refreshed so you can focus on the more important things in life. You can also consider minimally invasive procedures like microneedling.

Pamper yourself

Stress and lack of time aren’t exactly good for your skin. If you really want your skin to come to life, you have to take some time and pamper it. Whether you’ll go to a beautician to get a full treatment will depend on your needs and finances, but you can also pamper yourself at home. Learn how to make a few DIY face masks, kick out any kids and other housemates out for the afternoon and give yourself a pampering session you deserve. Light some candles, take a nice, hot bath, play your favorite music and put a mask on. When you’re done, apply a hydrating body milk all over your body.

Embrace more subtle makeup

Your facial lines are changing and redefining themselves and with these changes in mind, you have to redefine the way you do your makeup. You don’t want it to be nearly as harsh and sharp as you might have been doing it in your 20s, because the looks will just clash with the now softer lines of your face. This doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to use color or have fun with makeup, it just means you need to adapt to the new look of your face to accentuate the newly formed forms. You might have been focusing on putting a shadow in the crease of your eye before to give it depth, but they are now naturally deeper set, so you don’t need to do that anymore.

You have to be careful that you don’t go for one of the extremes: panicking that your skin isn’t what it used to be and going to drastic measures to make it look young, or on the other hand thinking that you’re done and there’s nothing you can do and subsequently giving up on skincare. Just take good care of your skin, and it will look great, no matter your age.