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Time Saving Beauty Tips for Busy Women over 50

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Let’s face it: as much as we all want to walk out of the house in the morning looking like Jennifer Anniston, none of us really want to spend the time and expend the effort to get ready. Being a woman is hard work, and maintaining a healthy glow, a fresh face and shiny hair is difficult  ( and becomes increasingly so over 50!) and something that a lot of us simply don’t want to do. Today though we are going to have a look at all of the simple and lazy ways you can improve your beauty routine and look after yourself so that every time you step out of the door you feel fabulous!

Use charcoal toothpaste

If you want to get a healthier smile and don’t want to spend hours looking through online testimonials to find a dentist: we’ve got just the thing for you. Charcoal toothpaste is a handy little substance which you can use as a replacement for your normal toothpaste. Charcoal will help to whiten the teeth and make sure that they are strong and healthy!

Add Vaseline Before Perfume

We all like to treat ourselves to a nice perfume now and again, and when we first spray it on ourselves it can make us feel wonderful. The only thing is that many perfumes don’t last too long and after a little while, you won’t be able to smell it at all. This is why it is a good idea for you to apply some vaseline on your neck and arms and then spray the perfume on top of it. This is a surefire way to make sure that you are able to enjoy a fresh smelling body all day long without having to carry a spray with you.

Blot with a Coffee Filter

If you have combination or oily skin it can be very hard for you to keep your skin matte all day long and stop makeup from melting off your skin. This is why many women will use oil blotting pads to make sure that they can get rid of excess oil on the skin not and again to keep it looking great all day. If you don’t have oil blotting pads to hand and you still want to keep your skin fresh: you can use coffee filters to do this job instead! Bring a few out and about with you and you can use them every time you feel like you have an overload of oil on your skin.

Exfoliate Lips with a toothbrush

If you often struggle with some chapped lips which are dry and sore, you can easily remedy this with a toothbrush instead of making a scrub or exfoliating in the shower. It is a good idea for you to use a clean toothbrush and rub your lips in a circular motion for a few minutes to get rid of any of the dead skin and dryness on our lips. Finish this off by applying a lip balm and you will be able to go about your day with stunning soft lips.

Hairspray Your Hairpins

If you want to be able to keep your hairstyle perfect all day, the best thing you can do is use a small amount of hairspray on your bobby pins and then place them into your hair. This will stop the pins from slipping around during the day and will therefore prevent you from having to worry about adjusting your hair lots of time throughout the day. It will make life a lot easier and will ensure that your hairstyle stays perfect all day!

Heat Gel Eyeliner

If you have noticed recently that your regular eyeliner is starting to dry up, there’s no need to head all the way out to the store to buy a new one! Instead, you can heat up the gel again and bring it back to life by placing it in a bowl of hot water for 5-10 minutes. This will loosen up the gel and you will have perfect eyeliner once again in no time at all.

Skip foundation

Foundation is something which you need to think about when it comes to your makeup routine because often it is the most time consuming part of your routine. Buffing foundation into the skin and allowing it to blend. But what if you could skip all of that fuss and still look great? Well, according to many makeup artists the most important parts of the face are the eyebrows, eyelashes and lids. This is why to make yourself look together and awake in the morning all you have to do is make sure your eyebrows are tidy; use some brown or black eyeliner, and apply some mascara to your lashes. This is a simple 5 minutes job and will allow you to leave the house looking great without even applying foundation!

Pin wet hair for volume

If you always want to enjoy volume in your hair but it never seems to happen, there is a simple solution. Pin your hair the opposite way to your natural parting as it dries. Leave it like this overnight or until it is dry and you will be able to release the hair and end up with a stunning voluminous style.


Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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