Archive for May, 2010
I hear a lot of TG ladies over 40 complain that it was easier for them to look feminine when they were younger. You can’t help getting older, but you CAN look feminine and beautiful at any age.
Here are my top 7 ways to look 10 years younger:
1. Choose the right hairstyle
The wrong hair can age you faster than anything else. Long hair is feminine, but it can drag your face down if you have saggy skin. Styles above shoulder length are most flattering. Bangs are another great option – they look girly and are perfect for hiding forehead wrinkles.
2. Add color to your wardrobe
If you wear a lot of black or neutral tones, try adding bright colors to your wardrobe. Bright colors look youthful and brighten up your face. Just be sure to select colors that harmonize with your natural coloring. (Learn how to analyze your hair and skin tone and determine your best colors in The Ultimate En Femme Fashion Guide.)
3. Try a beauty gadget
Anti-aging devices are hot right now and are a great alternative to surgery or injections. Some of the most effective gadgets that I’ve tried include: Tua Viso, Safetox and LightStim. They use electrical currents and LED lights to tone facial muscles and rejuvenate the skin.
4. Get enough sleep
We all need our beauty sleep, but the older you get, the more a lack of sleep shows up on your face. Eye bags, dark circles, and sallow skin distract from a feminine look, so be sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
5. Whiten your teeth
Teeth are a subtle cue of age – old teeth tend to look yellow or grey. Whitening your teeth brightens your face and takes years off of your appearance. Try Crest White Strips for cheap and easy tooth whitening.
6. Get a tan
We tend to lose color from our faces as we get older. A self-tanner or bronzer can give you back that youthful glow. Adding color to your face also diminishes the look of wrinkles and shadows, making you look younger and more refreshed.
Yes, it’s trite advice, but smiling really is the fastest way to improve your appearance. A smile lifts the cheeks and acts like an instant facelift. Smiling also gives you a pleasant look and puts people at ease – making it easier to blend in as a woman.
Another tip? Look at classy, attractive women over 40 for inspiration …
Who is YOUR favorite ageless beauty? Take my poll and leave me your comments below!