Beauty routine tweaks that will keep you looking youthful

Beauty routine tweaks that will keep you looking youthful

As we age, our skin and hair can change, so here’s how to keep up and stay looking your best.

As we age, our skin and hair can change, so here’s how to keep up and stay looking your best.

Does the faithful beauty routine you’ve stuck with for years suddenly not work like it used to?

As we age, fluctuating hormones, gradual deterioration and the effects of our lifestyles can start to have an effect on our hair and skin. You might notice your once-glossy hair is starting to dry out, for example, or your skin may become flaky and more sensitive than before.

This means it’s important to adapt your beauty routine to take care of your changing skin and hair needs – and this will help to keep you looking youthful and at your best. Here’s what to consider…

Your skincare

Probably the most obvious effect ageing has on our bodies is in skin changes, so you need to crank up your skincare to help keep it healthy and youthful-looking. (And the good news is, scientists have discovered you don’t need good genes to have great skin – it’s more important how you take care of it).

Your skin gets drier as you age, so look for a thicker, richer moisturiser and body lotion. And if you’ve got sensitive skin too, opt for fragrance-free.

To combat fine lines and wrinkles, look for products containing Niacinamide as it helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and aids your skin’s natural glow, and of course always wear an SPF.

For more information on how your skin changes when you’re over 50, click here.

Your hair care

Like your skin, your hair can dry out as you get older, so you may notice it looking more “straw-like”. You may also be suffering with dandruff, as your scalp can dry out, causing flaking skin, itchiness and redness.

Try switching to Head & Shoulders Supreme Moisture Shampoo as it takes care of your scalp, visibly reducing any signs of dandruff. Then follow it with the Head & Shoulders Supreme Moisture Conditioner, which contains moisturising agents and argan oil to nourish your hair from root to tip, giving you softer hair from the first wash. This way you can have dandruff-free, gorgeously moisturised hair no matter your age.

If you also have trouble with thinning hair, check out our chic styles that help give the illusion of va-va voom.

Your make-up

It seems logical that the more imperfections appear, the more make-up you should use to cover them up. But this isn’t the case – in fact, too much make-up can age you. Instead, it’s about using the right make-up in the right way.

For your skin, avoid heavy foundations, which can highlight fine lines and wrinkles. Instead try a tinted moisturiser or CC cream. To help the coverage last, use a primer first ¬– one that doubles up as a pore minimiser is a good idea.

Use the coverage on your whole face, right up to your eyes, and down the neck. Then use a light-reflecting concealer on top of your cheekbones to help disguise dark circles. Apply some cream blusher to the apples of your cheeks and sweep up towards your temples.

Eyebrows tend to thin out with age, so pencil them in with a shade slightly lighter than your natural colour.

Dark eye shadows can make eyes look smaller, so use a light shimmery shade right up to the brow bone to achieve a bright, lifted look. Then use a pencil eyeliner along your top lashes to give definition, but stop just short of the end of your lashes so your eyes don’t look “dragged down”. Finish off with a slick of thickening mascara – with lengthening formulas you risk making your lashes look “spidery”.

Finish off by lining the outside of your lips with a neutral colour that matches the colour of your lips as closely as possible to make your pout look fuller. For lipstick, while it’s best to avoid dark shades, bright lipstick, like a vibrant coral or orange, will give your whole look a lift, so go for it!

How to you keep yourself looking youthful? Let us know in the comments section below.

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mickser 29/01/2018

I have always used Head and Shoulders shampoo and have found it absolutely brilliant at controlling dandruff at first I used twice weekly now I only have to use it once a week.But I am recovering from heart surgery and on many medications due to recovery I find that my hair is getting flaky again and I will want to upgrade my shampoo to something better Head & Shoulders Supreme Moisture Shampoo seams like it will do a better job I would try the Head & Shoulders Supreme Moisture Conditioner

Hydration

29/01/2018

Lots and lots of water. Healthy diet and getting lots of fresh air walking in the country. At least eight hours sleep a night if possible. And remember to treat yourself, reward yourself for goals reached. My personal favourite is a facial or a massage.

Double Action

25/01/2018

Head & Shoulders cater for more than anti dandruff shampoo and offer a gentle moisturiser for the all hair types.

Over 6o

Berni 25/01/2018

I keep my hair well maintained and groomed, always clean and shiney.

Teeth

Invictus1 25/01/2018

I look after my teeth by going for regular checkups I don't wear loads of makeup as it is aging

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