Tips on how to stay FAB over Fifty from friends and colleagues!
We are often told that 50 is the new 40 and many celebrities are living proof….Madonna, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore….the list is endless. Then I got thinking that most of my friends look REALLY good and they are all 50 and over. So off I went on a mission to find out what their secret was to looking good in their 50’s and boy they do look FAB!
Sarah E says – “It’s about NOT thinking how old you are …age is just a number. You should have fun and live life to the full. I find Guerlain’s Midnight secret an absolute must. I also keep my make up simple….can’t get too dolled up when your older! I use YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat which give a fantastic light coverage. Also love the new Moxie lipsticks from Bare Minerals and Lancome Hypnose mascara.”
Sarah P says – “My tips are 2 – always pay for a good hair cut and always take your make up off before bed. Also, I exercise regularly and practise The Bagot Stack System.”
Julie T says – “I have quite a few tips – most important – lots of water and sleep, plus I haven’t put my face in the sun since my twenties and use the best face cream I can afford.”
Julia T says – I don’t sunbathe. I eat well, lots of fruit, I prefer eating homemade food. I always moisturise, I don’t drink or smoke.
Deborah Parrott says – “My tip for being fab and fifty is to revel in the knowledge you own a smile and really smile with your mouth but even more with your eyes. I work in the beauty industry and I don’t do surgery, I don’t even do facials. The only thing I have ever had “done” that made the biggest difference to the way I looked is that I got my top 6 teeth fixed when I was 45, made an enormous difference. That and drink lots of water with and after your wine to keep your skin in condition!
Carys A R – “Be happy, live for the moment and moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!”
Louise R – “Seek out experiences and people that make you feel happy and fully alive. Be practical about problems. Don’t ignore them but keep them in perspective and take logical steps to resolve the ones you can. Take plenty of long walks in natural surroundings, sometimes alone, and sometimes with a friend. Find a way that suits you to maintain flexibility and strength, but love and respect your ageing face and body. Live with purpose and passion. Find work and leisure activities that fit with your values and which interest and excite you. Eat moderate amounts of good quality food that you really enjoy. Ditto with wine. Less is more, but enjoy it. If your circle of friends and support people gets smaller than you like for whatever reason, take action to rebuild it. That’s my recipe, and I feel better about myself than I ever have.
Trudi C says – “I deep cleanse, using Clarisonic, I use Slendertone to tone my facial muscles and I love ‘serum combining’. Mixing serums allows me to create a unique blend of ingredients for more than one skin concern and is easily absorbed in the light serum formulation.”
Teresa H says – “Looking good at 50 plus needs plenty of good skin care every day, think positive, think young, enjoy every minute, (plenty of vino)!”
My conclusions are that if you are happy within yourself, have a great circle of friends to socialise with or do something that makes you happy, whatever that might be, then this translates itself to how we look, our smile, how we feel and our general outlook on life.
All of us drink wine on a regular basis, offset by lots of water to hydrate (very important) and a good moisturiser, keeping out of the sun and good healthy food, also features on most of their agendas.
It seems that skincare is important too…’the best I can afford’….’moisturise, moisturise, moisturise’……’serum combining’…..skincare should be part of a daily regime. Oh yes, and don’t forget to take all your make-up off at night!
Sounds like great advice….so let’s continue on to our 60’s (some are already there) and continue to live life to the full, keep smiling and looking FAB!!!
Many thanks to my friends for sharing and I look forward to more tips in the future….when we reach our 60’s!