By the time we reach our 60th birthday, most of us are perfectly comfortable in our aging skin. We have even learned to embrace, or at the very least accept, our wrinkles. At the same time, while we may be comfortable with our bodies, we still want to look and feel our best.
In a recent interview with celebrity makeup artist, Ariane Poole, I sat down to discuss how to embrace positive aging, while keeping our aging skin as healthy and vibrant as possible. I hope you enjoy the show!
Over the years, we have done all kinds of things to our eyebrows. We’ve shaved, plucked, waxed and threaded them. We survived the various “brow trends,” from super-thin to wild to full.
Now, in our 60s, we have a more balanced approach to makeup, but, we still want to look out best. This leaves many of us asking, “What’s next for our brows?” and “How can we create the look that we want, using the latest makeup techniques designed just for older women?”
What are the most visible changes that happen to your body as you get a little older? If you are like most people, you probably said, “wrinkles.” Or, you may have thought about the difficulty of keeping the extra pounds off after 60.
We affectionately call our wrinkles “laugh lines” or even “roadmaps of our lives.” Recently, it’s become popular to say that we should just accept our wrinkles as a natural part of aging.
For most of us, dryer, thinner lips are an unavoidable part of the aging process – not to mention a telltale sign of our advancing years! In spite of this, they’re also often the most neglected part of even the strictest beauty regimes – through dehydration, sun exposure, and wind damage, our lips’ protective barrier thins out with age, and a chapped texture leaves lines and wrinkles looking yet more noticeable.
The good news is that it’s possible to relieve the dryness, flakiness, and soreness of chapped lips. Read on for our useful guide.
As the founder of Sixty and Me, I am often asked to review or endorse anti-aging products of all kinds. So far, I haven’t found a single anti-aging product that I really believe in. Part of the reason is practical. I just don’t think that these products work “as advertised.”
When I met with professional makeup artist, Ariane Poole, to discuss fall colors for 2015, we both agreed that we love autumn. Even though we both appreciate the warmth of the summer sun, autumn has a special power. As the leaves turn from green to gorgeous orange and brown, we have the opportunity to experiment with new makeup styles.
Most women I know love to spend time outside, doing sports, sunbathing or just hanging out. Unfortunately, our aging skin is the first thing to suffer from our fun in the sun.
If you believe what you see on TV and in the movies, fashion for older women is all about dull colors, covering up and “dressing your age.” What nonsense! It’s absolutely true that some shapes go better with certain body types, but, for the most part, fashion after 60 is all about choosing clothes that express your personality and make you feel great.