It’s a known fact that as the years go on, the more frequently you’ll notice facial imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with showing your age, you might be looking for ways to subtly combat and conceal these signs without the need to go under the knife. This guide contains tips and tricks on 7 useful beauty products you should consider as part of your beauty regime to keep you aging gracefully.
A good night cream
We all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep, but introducing a night cream to your bedtime routine is a great way to step your beauty sleep up a notch! Night creams work by adding hydration and enriching the skin with vitamins, and since skin rejuvenation and cell renewal happens mainly at night, a good cream should ensure you wake up with a refreshed, glowing complexion.
Hair loss concealers
One of the pitfalls of aging is that it can take a toll on your hair. Thinning hair is common in older women due to issues such as hormonal changes, and can range from minor thinning to significant hair loss. If you’re feeling insecure about hair loss, an effective solution is to use a hair concealing product with 3D hair fibres that attach themselves to natural hair strands, and mimic the look of a thicker, fuller head of hair that lasts all day.
A firming serum
Another item you’ll want in your wash bag is an anti-aging serum – a product that can work magic on your skin by filling wrinkles and plumping your skin for a more youthful look. The right serum can also help to fade dark spots and minimise blemishes, making it a perfect primer to apply before makeup.
Moisturising hand creams
Aside from the face, another visible part of the body that shows signs of aging are the hands. The skin on your hands is thin and over exposed to sun and all the detergents and chemicals we’re faced with everyday. Keeping your hands hydrated and moisturised with an anti aging hand cream should be a key part of your beauty routine, and many products contain collagen boosting ingredients which is an added bonus for younger looking skin.
An anti-aging sun-screen
You might not have been fussed about sun protection when you were younger, spending hours laying out on beaches covered in baby oil (definitely not recommended!) but as you age, you’ll realise that the effects of sun can really take a toll on the appearance of your skin. There’s evidence to suggest that applying sun cream regularly can be the secret to younger looking skin, and with the added benefit of staying safe from harmful UV rays, there’s really no reason not to slather on the SPF.
An eyelash curler
Making the eyes look bigger is a sure fire way to subtly give a youthful look, and curling the eyelashes is a quick and easy way to do this. Finish the look off with a coat of black mascara to open your eyes even further and brighten the whites of your eyes.
A trusty concealer
Skin imperfections such as dark circles and age spots can be minimised easily with the help of a high quality concealer, and should be a staple item for even the most makeup-phobic. The key to this is to find a concealer that hides blemishes without drawing attention to wrinkles, in which case liquid concealer is your best bet as it covers skin without seeping into lines.