When you are suffering from hay fever, applying your makeup can be an itchy, annoying process. The makeup tips for older women in this video will help you to fight back. Here’s how you can take control of your red eyes and itchy nose this hay fever season.
If you have been following Sixty and Me for a while, you are probably very aware that I consider the idea that women over 60 should “age gracefully” as being somewhat outdated. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with taking it easy – if that’s what you want – but, the idea that older women should be seen and not heard really annoys me.
Baby boomers have always challenged the status quo. It’s not that we are subversive by nature. Instead, we seem to have an allergy to people telling us what we should and shouldn’t do. In the past, we have challenged injustices and fought for what we believe in. Now, as we reach retirement, we are helping to redefine “acceptable behavior” for older adults.
Let’s take one tangible example – tattoos.
Beauty after 50 is a complicated and somewhat touchy subject. On the one hand, the older we get, the less we tend to care about what other people think. On the other hand, as women in our 50s and 60s, we still want to feel desirable. We still want to look and feel our best, even if we don’t feel the same sense of competition with other women that we did in your youth.
When it comes to fashion for older women, the members of our community have strong opinions. In fact, every time I ask a question about style, beauty or fashion for older women, I hold my breath, hoping that the conversation will stay civil and polite.
One of the best things about being 60 is that you don’t need to worry about what people think any more. The same goes for hairstyles for women over 60. You can wear clothes that make you feel great, change your hair as much as you want and pursue your passions, no matter how unique or impractical.
Style and personality are unique to every woman and, over the years, we unconsciously establish preferences that reflect the essence of who we are.
Of all of the questions that I have asked the wonderful women in the Sixty and Me community, none has spurred more discussion than the topic of going grey.
I don’t know about you, but, I think clothing for women over 60 is so much fun. It doesn’t matter that most of the major fashion brands ignore us. I’m SO over high heels anyway! What matters is that, as women in our 60s, we can finally feel free to choose clothing styles that fit our personalities.
Is it possible that there will be a pill to reverse aging within our lifetimes? According to new research by the Mayo Clinic, the answer to this question is leaning in the positive direction. Let’s take a look at the study and start a discussion.