Beauty Over 50 & Beyond

Beauty over 50 and beyond with products that I use and wanted to share with you. While I normally write about decor and design, I do like to look and feel my best for who I am. That doesn’t mean that I am trying to look 20 or 30, those days have long since passed! I think that part of aging gracefully is accepting this change. Accepting, yet trying be the best version of ourselves that we can be for the present season of our lives.

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I’ve always had an interest in skin care, makeup and hair care and would like to think that it has helped. Some of the things that I think make a difference as well are eating a fairly clean diet (yes I do cheat!) and lifelong exercise (but I do slack at times!).  Here are a handful of favorite beauty products that I do use regularly, some daily and I recommend. Keep in mind that in all aspects of life what works for one does not necessarily work for all. Here we go…

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Starting with skincare, I think that exfoliation is so important to our skin. As a teen I had extremely oily skin and learned the benefits of exfoliating to avoid breakouts. These days it helps to get rid of dead skin cells and provides a smooth base for makeup application. After exfoliating I use an astringent for sensitive skin that I’ve used for years. Then I follow with a moisturizer cream for the face that contains retinol , hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and green tea. So I alternate between a couple of different eye creams, and have a moisturizer for the neck area that I LOVE!

I think that I speak for many of us that the neck is the first area to show our age. Are you ready for a procedure or just want to improve the appearance? I’m the later, and although this cream won’t get rid of fat deposits under the chin it is fabulous! I used a skin roller first every night and then apply this cream. Big difference in the texture and when I don’t use if for awhile then I notice.

On to some of my favorites in makeup for beauty over 50. First comes concealer and I have those undereye circles that are genetic so I need it. This has always been an issue with me and not necessarily a sign of aging. I find that a peachy tone hides those circles best and the one that I use (all linked below) is buildable. After that, a foundation or powder foundation for everyday wear. Both of these have an SPF which is crucial to protect my skin from the Florida sun. My latest blush crush is from a hip young company and it truly does give a blush!

As we age our eyebrows tend to be sparse and I’ve always had sparse brows and never even plucked them! Find a good pencil or something like I use which is more durable and less likely to smudge. For the lashes I recently found a fun tool that heats up and curls your lashes, instead of grabbing and curling the old fashioned way. I think that you’ll like it as much as I do.

At the end of the day makeup comes off and my preferred makeup remover is drugstore variety and works well. It comes in a large plastic bottle and when traveling I pour some into a travel sized portable. The strange looking mask goes into the freezer and is so refreshing at the end of the day or morning to reduce puffiness.

And finally a few of the beauty over 50 hair essentials in my life, which were recommended by my hair stylist of many years now. I color my hair and am not one to go grey gracefully any time soon. My hair would be a very mousy grey and my own mom colored her hair right up until she passed away. The right shampoo and conditioner are not easy to find! As someone who has gone through MANY brands I’m sharing what I use below. In between colorings every month I use a shadow powder that does a good job at concealing the grey.

If you have any questions or other products that you love, please feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below! You might also enjoy this post on the supplements that I take and feel make a huge difference in my life – Supplements For Better Health – What I Take.

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  1. When it comes to coloring hair I’m just not ready to go gray.. my husband would hate it and while I make my own decisions I know this would make him feel older. At 80 my mother told me not to color my hair because once you start you won’t be able to stop. She said this in a most serious tone while sitting there with not one gray hair on her head! When she passed away her hairdresser of many years did her hair. I have since had my hair highlighted with a very light color which helps to lengthen the time between colorings. It also brightens my face a great deal. I’ve worn makeup since 8th grade and only since I’ve retired do I ever let a day go by without my face on. Just call me Eleanor Rigby?

    1. I don’t think that I’ll ever want to go gray Margo. My husband started going gray before 40, and it looks good on him. Me…I wouldn’t like it and neither would he! I love makeup as well and it helps my aging ego I suppose.

  2. Love all your tips Janet!
    I turned 50 last year and although I hate saying I’m 50, it’s not that bad!

    1. I have some years on you Sue and just keep focusing on going forward, one step at a time! Really appreciate you coming over to the blog! xo

  3. Hi there…First thing I do every morning,after showering,I put my makeup I do not colour my hair. I was abright red head, but now with the grey in it, it looks more strawberry blond. drawing my eye brows is now a big job, no colour in them at all. . I have a magnifying mirror and every morning I wonder whose picture sows up on it, then realize it’s me.. oh well at 83 I will never stop Regards Betty

  4. Nita Roush says:

    My mother has always taken care of her skin and taught us to. She’s 92 and looks in her 70s. I’m 69 and look 50. I use all Mary Kay products since I’m a consultant. Skin care is necessary if you never wear a speck of make up.

  5. I’ve colored my hair since high school. I have never seen a gray hair on my head, nor do I ever wish to! Some people it might look good on, but for me I would look like Witchy-poo!
    I also rarely go without makeup. I don’t like the way I look without it. I have oily skin as well. My problem is mostly that my makeup slicks off by hour four no matter if I prime, powder, or setting spray!

  6. I am not sure if this might work for some, but it works for me. I have a few grey strands over my ears. After washing my hair apply a little bit of Aragon Oil to my face and rub it in on the sides and it is greatly diminished.

    Maybe worth a try?

    Have a delightful weekend!

    1. Thank you for the tip!