Skin Care and Makeup Tips for Baby Boomers

As I am sure you know, our skin isn’t what it was like in our youth. Applying makeup as we did in our youth now, can tend to make us look even older. And some think, why should I moisturize my face now? I’m 58, what’s the point? It’s never too late. I hope you learn something from my skincare and makeup tips for baby boomers post. It is time we take care of ourselves. And the sooner, the better.

Our Facial Skin

We all have different issues. Some more than others. And we deal with the separate issue’s in many different ways. Be sure to share any secrets or tips below. Mature skin needs extra care, different care. Below or some of the most common issues. We face now that we’re baby boomers.

  • Dry Skin
  • Fine Lines or Wrinkles
  • Rough Skin
  • Sagging Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Skin Dis colorization (& age spots)
  • Transparent Skin

Try to find products that have the below ingredients.

  • Aloe
  • Antioxidants
  • Ceramides
  • Collagen
  • Cucumber
  • Fruit Acids
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Green Tea
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Peptides
  • Retinal
  • Shea Butter
  • Squalane
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc

And as always, avoid the sun. But if you’re like me and love the outdoors, don’t forget the sunblock!


My mother was religious with her skincare. I can’t remember a time when she didn’t use cold cream on her face. Today moisturizes can be so misleading, not to mention some are very expensive. I have scoured the internet for the most suggested moisturizer for mature skin. I tried my best to include those for all different skin issues. Most brands have many moisturizers for all different skin types and skin issues. The prices range from reasonable to very expensive.

Are you not finding what you’re looking for with a specific brand? Then search just on the brand. More times then not, you will discover what it is your looking to find.

You and I both know that I could add hundreds of different moisturizers. But I tried my best to stick with the above lists that I found to be recommended multiple times, that help with the common issues we face. And I also tried to find a day moisturizer as well as a nighttime moisturizer.

SPECIAL NOTE: Moisturizers are for both women and men. I have a friend that uses a moisturizer nightly. He also just recently went and got Botox injections.


I was going to make this a two-part article. But to me, skincare and makeup kind of go hand and hand. Now I’ll be honest with you, when all 3 of my girls were little, I didn’t apply makeup everyday. You ladies know where I’m coming from, right?  But when we went out to school functions, dinners, movies, etc., mom would apply makeup.

Now that I’m older, I pretty much don’t wear makeup. Every once in awhile, I’ll use my stick makeup and some clear mascara. I don’t want my face to feel cakey or oily. Stick makeup is great. You can use it as blush, eye shadow, lipstick. It gives you that sunkissed, bright, and healthy look.

When I was younger, I preferred using a powder foundation. But, now, not so much. I found that powder settled in my lines and kind of announced: “hey, look how old looking I am.” LOL Same with eyeliner. I no longer wear it, for I felt it brought attention to my flaws, lol. We want to look and feel beautiful, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Skincare and makeup tips for baby boomers, enjoying the second half of life

If you wear makeup almost daily, here are some tips, just for us baby boomers!

  1. Add color to your face.
  2. Apply concealer on your lips before you apply your lipstick.
  3. Apply mascara only wear you want it. Accentuate your eyes!
  4. Brighten and even out skin tone.
  5. Bronzers give you a natural look.
  6. Contour areas on your face.
  7. Cover up your dark circles.
  8. Define your lashline.
  9. Don’t forget your skincare routine!!!
  10. Don’t use too much concealer.
  11. Eyeliner, apply the winged look.
  12. Exfoliating helps to smooth your skin.
  13. Fill your eyebrows in.
  14. Gel liners, instead of pencils.
  15. Get rid of heavy foundations.
  16. Highlighter for face-flattering.
  17. Less foundation
  18. Less is more, keep your eyeshadow simple.
  19. Lip balm.
  20. Make your eyeshadow pop!
  21. Moisturizing lipstick, it helps.
  22. Natural shades are more flattering.
  23. No face powder.
  24. Outline your lips.
  25. Prime your eyelids and your face!
  26. Shadow palettes work best!
  27. Stay away from tinted moisturizers.
  28. Test foundation colors on your neck, not your arm or hand.
  29. Use an eyelash curler.
  30. Use cream blusher.
  31. When applying makeup or moisturizer, remember upward and outward.

These are only a good start to the many makeup tips for us baby boomers. Again, I scoured the net and listed a handful to start with. Do a search to find tons of more.

And as always, if you have suggestions on skincare or makeup, please share it with all of us, in the comments section below. We are always looking for that one item that does the trick.

Final Words

Whether you wear makeup, a little bit, or none at all – if you feel comfortable, that’s all that matters. Your feelings about yourself are more important than what others may think. For years we’ve followed the trends and the latest fads. We more than likely have even used products we usually wouldn’t try, because it was the ‘in’ thing. I feel that with age, we no longer have to follow any fads. Hell, start your fad. And always remember you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are. Both inside and out!!!

Old age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because there are fewer articles to read. George Burns

8 thoughts on “Skin Care and Makeup Tips for Baby Boomers”

  1. Hi! Yeah, I agree with you specially concerning moisture: How important it is! I also have family memories from mom and how she also took time for skincare. I was surprised nowadays how misleading can many moisturizes be. And how expensive too. Thanks for these affordable options you have presented on this post.

    • Hi Henry,

      Glad you stopped by enjoyed my post.  And you’re so right….so many misleading and so many darned expensive.  I’m not sure if skincare is at the top of the list with the later generations.  But like was mentioned, one can start at any time!

      Have a good one,

  2. Thanks for the comprehensive list of things to implement into your daily routine of skin care and makups for the generation of older ones. This info is very well referenced and is to be used for reference for persons of the like probably in their 40’s as well, even though not considered baby boomers, it can’t hurt to start soon. 

    • Hi Andrew,

      And you are so right, you can never start too soon.  In a sense, it can give one confidence for years to come.  My mother never looked her age.  

      I’m glad you like4d my post and I hope you stop by again, soon,

  3. Great article Laura!

    I have dry skin and I’m currently using normal moisturizers for it which I got from hotels (I travel a lot for work), do you think those brands are good too? Some of my friends say that those hotel amenities are provided by actual spa companies so I’m planning to finish them all up before buying an aloe moisturizer 😀

    • Hello Riaz,

      I’m so glad you liked my article, and thank you.

      You sound like my husband, who travels a lot as well.  He takes all the amenities, claiming he paid for them in the cost of the room, so might as well take them home.

      As for if they’re working or not, is hard to say.  What works for you won’t necessarily work for me.  If you are getting the results you need, then bingo!  If not, once you run out, seek skincare products for dry skin,  or extremely dry skin.

      I hope this helps you Riaz, and thanks for stopping by,

  4. Hi,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with creams and make up –

    i didn’t realise there were so many options and that you should be using day and night creams, as I am just using one for both!!

    But after reading this i will be sure to check out some night creams and possibly
    switch, and see the differences from using just the day one for both.I dont wear make up, as i haven’t been able to find a brand that is good on sensitive skin.Do you have any recommendations in sensitive skin area?

    Hear from you soon and thank you for sharing your tips n tricks.

    • Hi Jan,

      I bet if you search for it on Amazon or Google, you’d find something.  Put in something like ‘skin sensitive makeup.’
      And please, if you tried makeup for sensitive skin, let us know how it worked or didn’t for that matter.

      Depending on what results you are looking for, using the same cream for both would be ok.  That’s what my mom did and I think it was because the choice os moisturizers were nowhere near as many, as there is today.

      I love sharing to my readers, and you are very welcome,


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