These are my top tips, this is what I do to look fabulous at 50, feel fabulous at 50 and maintain my youthful looks! Share your tips in comments!
1. Wear what you love!
Don't save anything for best but also embrace comfort (not frumpy), don't be afraid of some of the younger trends though, I absolutely wear white trainers with a dress or skirt. I mostly wear flat shoes but if I need a heel then I wear a wedge or a pair of heeled boots. Dress up every day! I'd rather be over dressed than under dressed.
2. Always wear a good foundation and add in some extra SPF protection,
Look at Trinny London, the BFF Skin Perfector is fab or this year I have been wearing a tinted moisturiser / CC cream with SPF 50 from Germaine de Capuccini.
3. Ditch the 'matchy matchy' trend of our youth!
No your handbag does not need to match your shoes and you can colour clash and pattern mix! How about florals with a leopard print bag? Search Instagram or Pinterest for inspiration and don't be afraid to experiment.
4. Use fake tan!
They are so much easier to apply these days and I won't be seen without mine from spring to late autumn. I love a mousse and still think that the best value one is St Moriz. I have written a blog post about self-tan with lots of tips here - How to get a fabulous self-tan this summer!
5. Stop dieting!
All you need is a calorie deficit (small one) and to move a bit more, it really is that simple. And I am sorry but as midlife women we really do need to cut right down on our wine consumption. It is a bigger risk for breast cancer than HRT. It messes with our sleep and we don't need the extra calories. I never say give up completely though but find a balance, a few glasses a week is plenty. Not a few bottles! My post here is really helpful in explaining getting a calorie deficit.
6. Get plenty of sleep!
Sleep is one of the most under valued health priorities along with controlling our stress levels. Having suffered on and off with insomnia myself I know how difficult it can be, it's not as simple as that I hear you say, I know but try to prioritise time to wind down and relax in the evenings, switch off the phones and read a book. A magnesium supplement can really help (read more on my post here).
7. Don't be afraid of HRT
The health scare of 15 or so years ago has now been disproven and we are more at risk from breast cancer by being obese or drinking too much. The gold standard in HRT is body-identical oestrogen in gel form plus progesterone (if you still have a uterus or are still having periods) either from the mirena coil or body-identical tablets. Taking HRT brings far more health benefits than it allegedly causes. Do your research, there is lots of info on my blog - start here.
8. Wear matching underwear!
It makes you feel better and it looks better. even if it is only you that is going to see it. And you get to treat yourself too. Have a look at my post here and read why matching lingerie is one of my style essentials!
So there you have it! I look young for my age and I am petite but I still work hard at making sure I look after myself and maintain my youthful outlook. I dress up every day, I'd rather be over-dressed than under-dressed! It is so important to me to take care of myself.
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