Most of us hate being called “middle aged” and tend to hang on tenaciously to our youth trying to forever look like we’ve just turned 18. In this obsession for eternal youth, most women in their middle age refuse to change. This results in terrible mistakes that make them look like a comical, sometimes pathetic caricature of their own self. Let’s look at the most common Mistakes Middle Aged Women Make and how you can avoid them.
1. Using the wrong kind of makeup
In an effort to hide wrinkles and circles under the eyes, middle aged women tend to use concealers and powders with a liberal hand. However, this caked-up look can make you look even older. It’s better to apply makeup with a lighter touch. And, don’t forget to “update” your collection of powders, concealers, and foundations periodically.
2. Not paying attention towards your wardrobe
Let’s face it – it’s an uphill task trying to find clothes that flatter middle-aged women. But that’s no reason to give up trying or looking around. Fork over more money and invest in clothes that are well constructed as opposed to those that are form-hugging. Pick colors that compliment your age and skip ones that look like they’ve been designed for school kids.
3. Going overboard with your anti-aging efforts
Nobody likes sagging skin, laughter lines, crow’s feet, and bags under their eyes. But, the porcelain mask-like look of a Botox-ed face or the unnaturally plumped up lips courtesy collagen don’t look too raceful either and are definitely one of those mistakes middle aged women make. The best kinds of skin products to use would be the ones that have retinol, since they help reduce wrinkles and fine lines
4. Ignoring the health of your teeth
While most women are out focusing on thinning hair or wrinkles they generally forget their million dollar smile. Yellowing teeth can give away your age, no matter how pretty you might look on the outside. So make a best friend of your dentist and invest in the overall health of your teeth and gums. Keep smiling – dazzlingly!
5. Wearing the wrong bra
As we grow older gravity takes over. So, your breasts no longer look firm and plump and sag ungainly, but do you have to let them stay that way? Give a second thought to the size and brand of your bra and look for something that lifts your body and gives it shape.
6. Not giving yourself adequate beauty sleep
There might have been days when you could burn the midnight oil and still end up looking fresh as a rose the next morning. However, as you age, less sleep will tell prominently on your face. Therefore, try not to shortchange sleep.
7. Skipping exercise
Yes, you have that tricky back to take care of; yes, your knees hurt when you try and climb stairs; and of course, your body feels sore after you’ve tried walking briskly around the park. But skipping exercise altogether is one of the biggest mistakes middle aged women make. Exercise does more than help you stay in shape; it can stave off health problems, relieve pain and give a healthy glow to your skin. So, rediscover your favorite exercise and stick to it this time.
And those are some of the most common Mistakes Middle Aged Women Make ! Which of these are you guilty of?