If you think that making a statement in the beauty world is reserved for 30-somethings, it’s time to reconsider! Some of the biggest names in beauty and grooming are more-experienced women. After all, they speak to a generation who is less bound by convention than previous ones and has the time, resources and confidence to express themselves any way they want.
Make-up artist Suzanne Arnold says, “I’m fitter and healthier than I was at 25. Being 58 is great. I have long chestnut-brown hair, and when I wear my hair up you can see silver strands around the temples. It looks sophisticated and right for my age. I wouldn’t have it any other way, and I’ve finally found the confidence to be me.”
For nutritionist Suzi Grant, who is in her late 60s, getting older means she no longer feels invisible, as she did before turning 50. “After decades of dyeing my hair bright red, I have now gone fashionably grey,” she says. “I couldn’t be happier, and I no longer feel overlooked by society. I look after myself – my mom died of a heart attack at the age of 63 – because without good health it’s harder to live life to the fullest. But rather than anti-aging, I refer to my philosophy as positive aging. So far, it’s been a brilliant guiding principle to live by.”
Want to embrace Suzanne’s and Suzi’s empowering attitudes? Try these three habits to feel beautiful inside and out:
1. Develop Your Signature Style
Fashions come and go, but your body size and shape is yours for life! Wearing styles that suit you is so much more flattering than adopting the latest trends. After years of wearing different styles, cuts and outfits, you know what looks good on you – now’s the time to really embrace it. (And if you worry about bladder leaks, fear not: With its curve-hugging design and super-absorbent core, Always Discreet Boutique Underwear fits smoothly under clothing while providing protection and peace of mind.)
2. Take Care of Your Skin and Hair
Positive aging is about embracing change with maturity and grace. Investing in a nurturing skincare regimen will help you look your best, no matter your age. A lightweight, non-greasy product like Olay Regenerist Whip face moisturizer reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without heaviness, so your skin feels soft and smooth with a matte finish.
As you begin to spot gray strands, consider embracing your new color and learning how to best take care of it. Pantene 3-Minute Miracle has a powerful conditioning formula that can hydrate gray hair, which tends to be coarser and drier.
3. Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude
This simple exercise will help you feel good about your day and give you a positive mindset for tomorrow. Just before you go to bed, write down three good things that happened to you today – it might be as simple as a friend sending you an unexpected text or a colleague treating you to a delicious coffee. You’ll go to sleep with positive associations of the day, and radiate optimism as a result.
How do you break beauty stereotypes? Share with us in the comments section – we’d love to hear your thoughts!