Fabulous at 50 and beyond
I don’t really understand why people feel the need to hide or lie about their age. It could be argued that at the ripe old age of 22 it’s something I couldn’t possibly understand, but I like to think that when I’m 85 and cleverly matching my lipstick to my walking frame, I’ll be proud as punch to say so. Ageing isn’t something to be ashamed of. Out of all the kind-hearted, wise, beautiful and talented women I know, majority of them are over fifty. But what I admire the most about each of them is how they embrace their age and don’t let the fear of getting older get them down. Here are just five of the qualities I hope to steal from them as I enter my forties, fifties, sixties and beyond.
AGEING QUALITY #1 Using kick-ass skincare
So many pretty lotions and potions are targeted at older age groups and I can’t wait to try them all! I love a lady who lathers her face in the latest anti-ageing discovery and isn’t ashamed to recommend it to her friends or admit what she’s been using when complimented on her skin. If you’re still yet to jump on the anti-ageing skincare bandwagon, I’m telling you now I’ll be running out to try Avon Anew Clinical Line Corrector and Dr. LeWinn’s Private Formula Advanced Night Cream as soon as my first wrinkle appears.
AGEING QUALITY #2 Staying active
The amount of times I have been overtaken on the running track by a lady twice my age is easily in the hundreds (and no, it’s not because I’m extremely slow!). Fitness is a big part of ageing gracefully and it can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia. So for the sake of my mental health as well as my physical condition, I hope to remain active as I age.
AGEING QUALITY #3 Regular salon visits
I currently let my hair go way too long without a regular cut and colour. It’s not that I don’t like going to the hairdresser, I just forget or feel like I’m too busy to make the time. I admire women who have a regular appointment every six weeks that they never miss. Keeping your hair in tip-top condition can make take years off your appearance, not to mention hide any greys that may sneakily creep up on the hairline.
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AGEING QUALITY #4 Earlier bed time
We all know how important sleep is, and as you get older it seems to be more acceptable to have an earlier bedtime (hurray!). Women I admire aren’t ashamed to say they’re heading home for a book, bath and bed instead of staying out partying all night. And getting plenty of rest will help keep those under eye bags at bay too.
AGEING QUALITY #5 Effortless elegance
While every older woman I know oozes sophistication and class I’m about as elegant as Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball. My life goal is to be able to eat and drink without smearing my lipstick – something only a woman with years of practice and tonnes of life experience can achieve.
What are some of the qualities you admire in older women?