A confident woman is a beautiful woman. It is common that with age, confidence may begin to wane as the physical body changes and transforms from youthful to mature. Rest assured that with age also comes the knowledge and life experience needed to understand the importance of self-care and changing one's beauty and fashion repertoire to go along with a changing appearance. Let's take a look at some proven ways to grow more confident in your skin and be the envy of those still finding their way to exuding a glow of self-realization.
Maintaining A Head Of Hair To Be Proud Of
We attribute a significant amount of youth and beauty to the appearance of our hair. So when your hair starts getting thin, gray, and dull, it's impossible not to let that affect your confidence. The best way to combat these hair changes is to find ways to fight these signs of aging and feel gorgeous in your hair once again.
Thinning hair is a natural part of aging, and one of the best ways to camouflage this is to get a great haircut by a skilled hairdresser. They can also recommend products to maintain moisture and help protect hair from breakage. Avoiding heated styling products is essential when it comes to safeguarding aging hair.
If you decide to color your hair, choose a shade close to your natural color that will be easy to keep up between salon appointments. If you feel more confident in embracing the gray, don't feel pressured to choose otherwise.
Finding the Perfect Skincare Routine
As we age, we may notice a reduction in elasticity and moisture. It can be shocking to live for decades with oily skin and all of a sudden need to find a deep moisturizing cream. It can be difficult to adjust to a new skincare routine, so use these ideas to help your skin:
Pay Attention to the Eyes
The delicate skin surrounding the eyes is often the first to get overlooked when it comes to proper skin care. Eye creams that are rich in nourishing ingredients are ideal for eliminating puffiness and bags under the eyes. A luxurious eye cream can be applied in the evening before bed if it feels too heavy for daytime wear.
Moisturize and Protect
The key to supple, glowing skin at any age is maintaining the proper levels of moisture and protecting the skin from the sun and other harsh environmental elements. A daytime moisturizer that has a built-in SPF sunscreen is the quickest and easiest way to complete both steps in one shot.
Dressing to Impress
It can be tempting to follow the fashion trends, but in most instances, sticking to tried and true classic pieces of clothing is the easiest way to look chic, confident and pulled together. It is essential to dress for your body type as it is today and not try to fit into a mold that may have fit you ten or twenty years ago. Find shapes and colors that flatter your shape exactly how it is today. Well-fitting clothes always look better than pieces that are the wrong size or fit.
When shopping for clothes, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Comfort is Important
There is no need to squeeze yourself into jeans that are too stiff or a blouse that won't let you fully raise your arms. Keep shopping until you find the articles of clothing that make you feel incredible and allow you to move freely when wearing them. This kind of shopping can take some time. Searching for the right fit can feel like a marathon, so go into it with the mindset of searching for that perfect treasure. Once you find the ideal treasure piece, wear it happily and notice how great you feel every time you put it on.
Know Your Colors
Have you ever noticed that when you wear your favorite navy blue sweater, your face seems to glow? Or when you put on the beige jacket, you wind up feeling kind of blah? It's all directly related to color! Everyone has different skin tones, eye colors, and hair colors and various shades of color are more flattering than others.
If you have dark blonde to dark brown hair with a golden or olive skin tone, you fall into the warm category. Avoid jewel tones and steer towards clothing in shades of reds, golds, turquoise and olive green.
Cool complexions can have a wide range of hair colors, but their skin tone appears to be bluish. The best colors to choose in this category are royal blue, deep purple and lilac. Avoid yellows and oranges.
Most women who fall into the neutral category have different color shades in their hair and hazel eyes. They should choose light peach, blush, and greens. Colors that are not best for neutrals are shocking bright colors in any shade.
The bottom line is that to feel confident, one must be comfortable in her skin. Finding the perfect products and self-care routines can only raise your confidence level so far. The final step to achieving total confidence is to embrace this stage of life entirely. There have been so many incredible experiences, emotions and roads traveled that have contributed to this newfound appearance. Embrace it! Celebrate your life and show it off by looking incredible.
What it all comes down to is the fact that when we look good, we feel good. It is not frivolous or selfish to take the time to present an outward appearance that is well cared for and beautiful. You have earned this body, and at this stage of life, it's time to embrace and celebrate yourself finally. So try these ideas, find which work for you and then step out into the world with your head held high, ready for whatever today (and tomorrow) may bring.