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 issue’s. 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 issue’s. 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.
- Fruit Acids
- Glycolic Acid
- Green Tea
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Shea Butter
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
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 issue’s. 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 a while, 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.
If you wear makeup almost daily, here are some tips, just for us baby boomers!
- Add color to your face.
- Apply concealer on your lips before you apply your lipstick.
- Apply mascara only wear you want it. Accentuate your eyes!
- Brighten and even out skin tone.
- Bronzers give you a natural look.
- Contour areas on your face.
- Cover up your dark circles.
- Define your lashline.
- Don’t forget your skincare routine!!!
- Don’t use too much concealer.
- Eyeliner, apply the winged look.
- Exfoliating helps to smooth your skin.
- Fill your eyebrows in.
- Gel liners, instead of pencils.
- Get rid of heavy foundations.
- Highlighter for face-flattering.
- Less foundation
- Less is more, keep your eyeshadow simple.
- Lip balm.
- Make your eyeshadow pop!
- Moisturizing lipstick, it helps.
- Natural shades are more flattering.
- No face powder.
- Outline your lips.
- Prime your eyelids and your face!
- Shadow palettes work best!
- Stay away from tinted moisturizers.
- Test foundation colors on your neck, not your arm or hand.
- Use an eyelash curler.
- Use cream blusher.
- 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 any 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.
Whether you wear makeup, a little bit, or none at all – if you feel comfortable, that’s all that really 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 own fad. And always remember you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are. Both inside and out!!!