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Mature women are sexy as well as wise due to their years and confidence. But sometimes the changes that we see on our faces and skin make us lose sight of how awesome we are. Physical changes in hair color, skin texture and tone make us feel like we’re getting old ungracefully. It doesn’t have to be that way! Your skincare regimen and style does need to change, though, to accommodate your beautiful, changing form. To that end here are a few top beauty tips for women over forty.

Change Your Wardrobe Color Palette

Your skin and hair are probably changing. As such, clothing colors that suited you before may not look as good now. Try adding a little warmth to the color scheme of your wardrobe. Women over forty often play it safe, selecting beige and cream garments. Unfortunately, pale colors detract from mature beauty, leaving you looking washed out. Bring back that healthy glow with rich, warm shades. If you have silver hair, then warm reds like mulberry, burgundy, or auburn often accent well with your “new” hair color.

You can wear a wide array of colors, but go for high pigments and richly colored fabrics. Don’t feel like you’re stuck with autumn colors either. There are plenty of bright colors that look fantastic on women of your age. Turquoise, sunflower yellow, and lavender are examples of energizing colors that enhance your appearance.

Beauty Tips For Older Skin

As you know, your skin becomes drier as you get older and requires extra moisture to stay supple. However, don’t forget to exfoliate dry skin to aid absorption and get rid of flaky dry patches. A dab of bicarbonate of soda mixed with water will do the trick. Or, you can opt for a luxury scrub from a beauty shop.

Once flaky areas are gone, your skin will be ready to soak up moisturizer. There are many commercial varieties, but you’ve probably been exposed to their chemical content over the years. Perhaps you’ll enjoy natural ways of adding moisture.

Remember to hydrate by drinking water, and consider using natural oils to keep your skin smooth and supple. Add essential oils to argan oil or sweet almond oil for a great natural moisturizer. Rose geranium or lavender are good choices. Otherwise use them alone, and they will still be effective.

Hair Care Tips for Aging or Damaged Hair

Your hair is dry, and perhaps brittle if you’ve not added moisture or had trims. As a rule of thumb cut off split ends every four to six weeks. Otherwise, they spoil your appearance. Regular shampoo and conditioner might not repair your hair’s condition. Use a deep oil treatment monthly. Alternatively, add a tablespoonful of coconut oil to your regular conditioner or, before drying, rub it into the ends of your hair. Next, smooth the surplus of the oil, left on your hands, from the top of your hair downward.

You’re over forty, and it’s your turn to shine. You can look better than ever by following some of these beauty tips, and restoring the lost moisture of your hair and skin. Also select rich, or highly pigmented bright colors when deciding what to wear for an attractive appearance.

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5 Strategies for Keeping the Curl in Your Hair

Sporting a mane of long, flowing curls makes you feel glamorous, and beachy waves are fun to wear, but sometimes it’s hard to keep your curl from falling. If you can curl your hair with a wand or curling iron but then find you have trouble keeping the style all day, try these 5 tips. If you follow this advice, your curl is sure to last.

Protect your hair.

Hair that has been over-processed or damaged by heat can be hard to style and will often not want to conform to the curls you want. If you regularly use a hair dryer, a curling iron or other heated appliances for styling, you could be doing some serious damage to your hair. That’s also a possible reason that your curl isn’t staying in place.

If your hair is already damaged, the best thing to do is cut it and start again. If it’s not too far gone, try using a repairing shampoo and conditioner. Once your locks are healthy and strong, keep them that way by consistently applying heat protection before you dry or style your hair.

Choose a small barrel.

The barrel you choose has a lot to do with the quality of your curl. While you may choose a larger barrel to get a bigger curl, know that smaller curls will last longer. If you have trouble keeping your curl, switch to a wand or iron with a smaller barrel.

Also, avoid curling large amounts of hair at the same time. Carefully divide your hair into small sections and curl each one.

Use enough heat.

Infusing heat into your hair is what will give your curl its shape. If you don’t have enough heat, your curl won’t last. High heat can damage your hair, so don’t set the temperature too high, either. You should be able to get a good curl at a temperature between 300 and 350 degrees.

Let it set.

Your curl will last longer if it stays in a curl until it has cooled completely. You can make this happen by using bobby pins. Each time you curl a strand of hair, immediately hold onto the curl and secure it to your head with a bobby pin. Let your curls set this way as you continue curling your hair. When you’ve finished the last curl, let it set for about 30 seconds before taking out the bobby pins. If you have a cool setting on your hair dryer, blow cool air on your curls for several seconds before letting them down.

Spritz it with hairspray.

Create a better texture for a long-lasting curl by spraying hairspray on your hair before and after you curl. Hold the hairspray far enough away from your head to let the spray fall down like a mist. After spraying, wrap each strand around the wand or curling iron. Then spray the curl lightly again after you remove the heat or after you pin the curl to your head to set.

These 5 strategies will help you keep your curls or waves looking full and fabulous throughout the day.

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