These 6 Beauty Tips Are A Game-Changer For Older Women

Jun 08, 2018 by apost team

We all get older. It's a part of life that we can't control. However, it's time to let go of the notion that a woman has to "give up" style and beauty as she gets older. While the tips and techniques might change as you age, doing things to make yourself feel and look more beautiful never goes out of style. Here are the best beauty tips for older women. 

1. Sunscreen Is The Closest Thing We Have To The Fountain Of Youth

You'll be hard-pressed to find a dermatologist who doesn't list "sunscreen" as his or her most important beauty product. While there are thousands of skincare products that can help to diminish signs of aging, there's only one that prevents them from forming in the first place. Regardless of any sun damage your skin has already endured, it's never too late to become a regular sunscreen user.

2. A Skincare Routine Is Essential 

Sunscreen isn't the only skincare product that you should have in your routine. Ideally, you should be cleansing, utilizing an anti-aging serum and then sealing it in with an eye cream and a moisturizer. The most important thing to remember about a skincare routine is that the specific products you use don't matter as much as how often and how regularly you use them. If you want your skincare routine to work for you, you need to do it twice a day, everyday. 

3. A Color-Correcting Primer Can Completely Change Your Makeup Game 

As we age, we tend to experience more redness in our skin, caused by rosacea, irritation or sun damage. We can also experience dark hues under our eyes. Covering up discoloration can be difficult to do with foundation alone. This is where a color-correcting primer comes into play. Use a green-tinted primer before applying foundation to kiss redness goodbye. For dark under-eye circles, a yellow-tinted primer can be your best friend. 

4. Subtle Contouring and Highlighting Can Radically Change Your Face

When people hear the words "contouring" or "highlighting," they often picture a twenty-something Instagram makeup artist applying tons of product to her face. However, contouring and highlighting doesn't have to be dramatic or obvious. Using a bit of a dark matte powder to deepen your cheekbones and a powder two shades lighter than your skin color to accent your cheekbones can dramatically improve the appearance of your face.

5. Go For Matte Products 

Shimmery products tend to settle in fine lines and wrinkles, which in turn draws more attention to the parts of our face that we'd rather conceal. This is why older women are best off using matte products, which do a better job of concealing fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. However, a tiny touch of a shimmery highlighter on the cheekbones and brow bones can give you a touch of sparkle without making you look older. 

6. Use Lip Color To Express Yourself 

A shimmery smokey eye might not look as good on an older woman as it does on a younger woman. However, when it comes to lip color, age truly has no bearing on how the product appears. If you're an older woman who wants to express herself and show off her personality with makeup, play with a bold pink or red lip. This is a timeless and elegant way to add a touch of flare and pizzazz to your makeup look. 

These beauty tips are essential for any older woman who still wants to put her best face forward. Do you have a beauty tip that's helped you to age with grace and style? We'd love to hear it! Let us know in the comments and pass this on to your friends and loved ones!