6 Tips to Revive Your Youthful Beauty
Have you ever looked in the mirror and saw Superwoman staring back at you? That’s right, small miracles happen 24/7 because of your superhuman powers. You make school lunches during a business call. You eradicate tantrums and meltdowns while applying mascara. And dinner (eventually) gets cooked as you blog on the kitchen counter. As the heroine of your family, home and business, you’re a strong and empowered force—most of the time. Unfortunately, super powers can’t fight exhaustion, wrinkles and stray gray hairs. Yes, ladies, every 365 days we do add one more candle to the birthday cake.
Your Superwoman self knows aging is a beautiful part of womanhood, but every gal needs a pick-me-up every so often. It’s time to rejuvenate your youthful beauty and revive your playful side with these tips:
Embrace the New Hot
“Elle Macpherson might be the hottest 50-year-old woman ever,” wrote Elite Daily, a website that bills itself as “The Voice of Generation Y.” Sure, but Macpherson comes from exceptionally blessed genetics and commits to a stringent lifestyle the average woman couldn’t replicate. We’re all women, and we should all celebrate the shared experience of womanhood and growing older. Elle’s halfway to 100 and rockin’ it. You can, too, by confidently embracing the sexiness of your age. Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood starlets Diane Lane, Gwen Stefani, Sophia Vergara and Cameron Diaz, who have all passed the 40-year mark proving that a woman can get hotter with age.
Get a Fierce New Look
Sheryl Crow sang it best: “A change would do you good.” Change is good. Make a change with a jolt of color. Show off fire engine red lipstick during your next luncheon. Freshen your tresses with a lighter and brighter hue. Make bright clothing statements, or use color blocking to make daring fashion impressions. If you want to feel young, be fierce and turn heads.
Try a Little Retail Therapy
Luckily, our digital devices provide instant access to online storefronts, where we’ll find beautiful things to put into our virtual shopping carts and then our closets. Splurge for an iconic Eliza J dress or a luxury Coach designer handbag to get a hot, trendy boost to your look. Retail therapy is like dipping your toe in the fountain of youth.
Can’t remember the last time you wore heels or walked out of the house feeling like a 10? Ladies, ditch your black elastic-waist yoga pants and pull out the ponytails. Plan a special date night or GNO to glam it up—because you deserve it. Feeling feminine and beautiful will take you back to the memorable moments of your younger years like your wedding day, first date or prom night. This is your night to dazzle and sparkle; the more beads and frills, the better. It’s your night to twinkle and make you forget about dirty diapers and overdue deadlines.
Sweat It Out
Still struggling with dragging energy levels, no matter how much bronzer and under-eye concealer you apply? Lethargy wears on your appearance, and appearing tired is just a kinder way of saying you looked weathered by the years. Along with a clean diet and proper hydration, you need to exercise to break chronic fatigue and boost energy levels. Challenge yourself; maybe it’s time you tested your limits with CrossFit, hot yoga, marathon training or boxing. Not only will a new fitness regimen perk you up, it will make you glow with confidence.
If you’re living the Superwoman lifestyle, you’re probably sacrificing sleep. Adequate shut-eye preserves your beauty, healthy skin and youthful accents. Drop-dead gorgeous starlets Penelope Cruz and Heidi Klum have once claimed to get at least 10 hours of sleep a night, shares Hip & Healthy, proving that sleep is a beauty essential for replenishing the skin and enhancing mental well-being. Commit to a reasonable bed time every night and put away technology. Sleep will brighten your peepers and produce a vibrant aura to look more like a natural beauty than a killer zombie the next day.
Abby Terlecki sees herself as one of those creative writer-types who always prefers to tell stories with her keyboard than through her mouth. When Abby’s not writing freelance articles, text messages, to-do lists, or CrossFit scores, she’s practicing her craft as a full-time writer for a marketing agency in Phoenix, Arizona.