How to Stay Young Looking Over 50: 7 Simple Steps
Oh don’t we all wish there was a magic fountain of youth we can dip into once a year to help maintain our youthful appearance? Well there isn’t but today we’re going to talk about how to stay young looking and I’ll share 7 really simple steps for you to follow.
This might be a long one. Grab your fave beverage of choice and let’s dive into this.
Before we go on I just want to make it clear that I’m not dissing anyone who wants to get Botox or fillers or get plastic surgery to stay looking young longer. You do whatever you want to!
Hell even I tried Botox and fillers!
I’m just saying that there are some of us who just would rather not choose that route and that’s cool too! So for the women who want to learn how to have younger looking skin through more natural ways, this post is for you!
How to have younger looking skin
Let’s face it. We’re never going to be or look 25 again but you most certainly can have the appearance of younger looking skin. The secret is in your lifestyle.
Here’s where I tell you that it’s super important to
- drink water daily (I know I know you hate water)
- stay out of the sun
- use sunscreen while in the sun
- quit smoking
- limit alcohol
- eat clean
Seriously, do all those things and you will have younger looking skin. So how about the women who have done all those things but quit and now want to look younger? I got ya covered.
How to make your skin look younger with makeup
Yes you read that right. With makeup. You can most certainly use makeup to make you look younger but be careful. If you apply your makeup the wrong way it can backfire on you and make you look older.
Pooey!! We don’t want that!
If makeup is applied correctly, makeup can take years off your face. I found this super cool YouTube channel that I think you’ll love. She shows a million things and ways to stay young looking, even with clothes, makeup and hair! Fabulous 50’s
How to look younger at 50
Many women over 50 who are desperately trying to stay looking younger longer (me me me me me me) often make one fatal mistake. They still dress and do their hair and makeup like they are 25. You aren’t and it doesn’t work anymore.
A lot of women, maybe even men too, want to know how to look younger at 50 and while there is no magic wand or no secrets, I do have a few tricks and tips for you to help you stay young looking.
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How to stay young looking over 50 with no needles
The first tip I’m going to share with you is something I really just started doing in the last 6 months and I have to tell you, I love the results! At my awesome age of 58, I still get zits, oily skin and have enlarged pores besides the wrinkles I have!!
It’s so awesome to be able to make your own homemade anti aging facial mask that actually produces results!
Homemade anti aging facial mask
Here I am going to share with you a few fun tricks that I do and things I use to keep my skin looking young. The biggest thing for me was changing the way I wash my face and the things I put on my face (ie, creams, anti aging serums, etc). Because I live in Guatemala in a tiny village it’s hard for me to find anti aging creams and serums so I make my own!
A quick Google search had me back on YouTube where I found another lovely lady who literally just uploads anti aging videos every day. I feel tired for her. :p But I did watch a few of hers and came up with my own concoctions. I mix and match mine all the time.
The video below is of my coffee mask (while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe!). Coffee has mega super health benefits for the skin.
Coffee is a source of nutrients and antioxidants that may benefit the skin, scalp, and hair. A person can use it to exfoliate, treat acne, increase blood flow, and balance pH levels.
Source: Medical News Today
Aloe Vera also has tons of amazing healing properties, all very good for your skin. I use aloe vera gel straight on my skin almost daily.
It’s really easier than you think to make amazing anti aging facemasks at home. There are so many nasty ingredients in anti aging creams and serums you buy at the pharmacy that they do more harm than good in my opinion. You can make your own homemade anti aging mask and watch the fantastic results!
Younger skin diet
I don’t mean diet like I want you to lose weight (but if you need to, well…), but change the way you eat, how you eat and what you eat. It is possible to maintain a younger skin diet provided you are disciplined enough to stick to it.
It’s no secret that sugar, alcohol and unhealthy fats show up on our skin. Cut all that out and watch what happens.
Remember we are what we eat, so if you’re eating crappy unhealthy food all the time, well guess what. Your skin will be the first place to show it, and quite possibly your belly, thighs and butt!
Start eating healthier, like right now.
My colleague Nagina Abdullah, online weight-loss coach for women over 50, shares 23 great ways to lose weight in a sustainable way for women over 50.
Another thing you may want to try is intermittent fasting. This is good not only to lose weight but the time window in which you aren’t eating is where all the healing and repairing takes place from inside. It truly is amazing.
I also just recently learned that when you do full day fasts your body goes into autophagy, a process that actually reverses damage to your skin and so much more. Hello what?? Yup.
If you want to learn more about intermittent fasting go here! Thomas DeLauer is a wealth of knowledge.
Instantly Ageless Cream
I know I know I just said creams and serums are bad but this one is different. I bought this a few years ago and fell in love. It really is only spot treatment so you put it exactly where you want it and that’s it. You don’t even notice you have cream on.
So instantly ageless cream is pretty amazing. When I first tried I was blown away immediately by the results. I use it for the crease I have between my eyebrows which I affectionately have renamed my forehead clitoris, but you definitely can use this under your eyes, crows feet, laugh lines, you name it, put it there, and it works!
Easy to use too. I apply over my foundation, let it dry and then dust a light foundation powder over my skin. It’s pretty incredible.
This stuff is super affordable (you only need a tiny bit) and is a million times better than botox or fillers. Well at least it isn’t as painful or expensive!
I love how this stuff literally takes years off my face and gives me a lot of self confidence when I’m doing a video.
Collagen for aging skin
Hands down and without a doubt, collagen is the best thing you could take for aging skin or just to maintain your skin’s health. It’s also really good for hair and nails too!
I started taking collagen powder about a year ago and I’ve noticed an amazing difference in my skin, hair and nails. I notice my skin is more supple and has more elasticity. My hair grows like a weed and my nails have never been stronger. But collagen isn’t just for those three things.
It’s also really good for bone and muscle strength that we tend to lose as we get older. If you haven’t tried collagen I would recommend to give it a shot for at least 3 months and then decide for yourself if it’s working.
Side note: I also use collagen powder in my face masks too!
Drink more water for healthier skin
Sorry not sorry but I have to mention this. Remember our body is mostly water and when we don’t replenish the lost water, well, things start shriveling up, like our skin.
It’s so important to stay hydrated and it’s also one of the top ways to stay young looking. Remember we are what we eat and drink but also keep in mind that if you aren’t supplying your body with what it needs, it’s gonna start falling apart and aging.
And besides, water makes your skin glow!
Get a trendy youthful hairstyle
It’s no secret that long hair can make women look so much older. There are a few women who can seriously rock long hair and make it look awesome and cool but the fact of the matter is, it really does age us.
So if you really want to stay young looking longer, get to the salon and ask your stylist for recommendations on a suitable style for you. If cutting it all off doesn’t excite you, find ways to style it so that it will make you look younger.
Hats and scarves, if worn properly are also an awesome way to take a few years off your face! Play around with accessories and styles and see what works best for you.
Stay out of the sun/get moving and stay active
The final tip is a combination 3. Ok I cheated a little but listen up…these 3 things are super important.
I know you love the sun. How many of you gals remember baking in the sun with baby oil (some even holding tin foil close to your face to make that sunner even hotter and brighter)?
Well all those years of us doing that was bad bad bad!!!
Stay out of the sun for long periods of time and if you can’t, use sunscreen or a big floppy hat to keep the direct sun off your face. Thank me later.
Exercise is vital! Get moving, walking, swimming, golfing, whatever it is you love to do, do it and more of it.
And no one said you had to go to a gym to work out. It’s so easy to do that at home now. It’s not too late to start fighting off aging. Trust me on that!
Summary of how to stay young looking over 50
I should have warned you about something at the start. I can’t guarantee results. I’m not a doctor or health care peep or a magician. I only shared with you what works for me. We are all very different. Maybe none of this works for you, though I highly doubt that.
So in a nutshell:
- homemade anti aging face mask – try new fun things at home
- younger skin diet – eat healthier
- instantly ageless cream – it really really works!!
- collagen for aging skin
- drink more water
- get a cool haircut
Just give a few of things a try and see what happens.
Also keep in mind, you’re only as old as you feel. If you smile a lot, have a youthful spirit and energy and simply embrace every day of your life, youth and beauty will shoot out your face like sunbeams.
And for the love of God, don’t compare your age and your skin to another woman’s. We all age very differently and we are all magnificent and beautiful creatures.
ox iva xo