How Can We Age Happily?

Getting older is something we all worry about eventually. It comes around so quickly, we don’t even realise it’s happening until we see that cluster of grey appearing on our head. But although ageing is something that happens to us all, and is not something we can avoid, it doesn’t mean we have to accept it, or that we can’t give nature a little helping hand.

As women, we tend to worry about our looks at the best of times, but how can we age a little more happily when we start to see the signs on the outside?

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Keep up a healthy hair and skin routine

Keeping up a healthy and consistent beauty regime can make you feel better inside and out. Little things like drinking lots of water and staying away from harsh chemicals can all help slow down external ageing and keep hair, nails and skin all looking young and refreshed.

The stresses of everyday life can start to show as we get older, so it’s important to keep in mind that the inside is just as important as taking care of your outside.

Give Nature Some Help

We now live in times when botox, skin peels and fillers are no longer frowned upon, but are a natural part of a beauty regime for many women, helping with fine lines and the general appearance and quality of our skin. The same is true of some forms of cosmetic surgery like breast augmentation offered by absolute cosmetic

Breast augmentation is not just about making the breasts bigger, but also looks at the shape, whether the breasts are uneven, and also can correct sagging, a notable effect of ageing on the body.

Let Go Of The Little Things

One of the biggest things that gets us down is holding on to the small stresses in life. Learning to let go of the little things in life is something we learn as we get older, but the sooner we can embrace it, the quicker we can enjoy more of life.

Make a list of some of the smaller things you find yourself stressing about day to day, including laundry or the food shop. Once you’ve got your list down, take a look through and you will probably be surprised at how trivial some things seem out of the moment.

Get Rid Of The Comparison Bug

Comparing ourselves to others can bring us down, looking at others and thinking we should be the same as them can be a damaging habit to get into. Let go of those comparisons and start focusing on accepting yourself as you age gracefully.

In the survey conducted by Crown Clinic, it was found that 72% of women dread finding those first grey hairs. But is going grey something to worry about? 62% of women stated that grey hair made them look older and it was this that bothered them the most.

Having grey hair doesn’t have to be the killer of your confidence, remember that all of us go grey eventually and if you do start to go grey, embrace it. Don’t forget you can always dye your hair if it really gets you down, but au naturale is so much better.

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Simple hair tips for styling long hair

Long hair is a blessing and a curse, and while everyone else is impressed and complementing you on your healthy mane, you may be losing arm strength every morning trying to comb out the knots and kinks. Long hair takes a lot of care and maintenance in order to keep it in a good condition that looks healthy and lustrous.

In addition, having long hair is no guarantee that you won’t suffer from some sort of hair loss. Pregnancy, hormone issues and alopecia can all lead women with even the most beautiful of manes to suffer the despair of hair loss. This can be temporary in cases, but can also be a more permanent, or recurring problem. In these cases you can resort to a long term solution like those offered by the Harley Street Hair Clinic, who carry out a range of hair loss treatments including transplants.

If you are looking to change your long hair style this Autumn, here are a few suggestions for you to try.

  • Spicing up the classic ponytail

This is often the hairstyle of choice for girls with long hair. Throwing it up in a ponytail and leaving it that way makes you look too plain and simple. The curled half-up half-down ponytail is a great way to look fancy while making your ponytail more voluminous. The side braid or low weave ponytail can shake things up and give you a whole new way of styling your plain old ponytail.

  • Curly and wavy

Naturally, straight hair can also look great in curls. With curls or waves, you can let your hair hang down to your shoulders comfortably for both formal and informal occasions. Curls are great for thin hair since they give it volume. You hair stylist can curl the hair using a curling iron, brush it out and use hair spray for extra hold. You can also use hair mousse for a less curly, wavier messy-mane look. This time you will only use a blow dry to fluff up the hair so that it does not look too flat.

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  • Braided styles

Braided styles look great with long hair. The fishtail to the back or side can double up as a casual and formal dinner look, depending on how much more hairspray you use of course. Boho chic braids also look great with long hair.

 

  • Scarves and hair accessories

It is almost like most hair accessories were designed with long hair in mind and there is so much you can do with this. The messy look is in so you do not have to worry too much about the flyaways. A headband, scarf, classic pin, ribbon or bows are just some of the things you can use to create a cute up-do for any occasion. Talk to your hairstylist and see how you can work in a few hair accessories, regardless of whether your hair is curly or straight, accessories worn the right way always look amazing.

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  • Slick bun

The slick bun is a great way to wear long hair to a formal occasion. Depending on your hair texture, it may take a whole tub of wax or gel but the results will be totally worth it. If you want to show off your jewelry and high cheekbones, you can pull all your hair back into the neatest bun.  You have the choice of leaving the ponytail to hang lose or wrapping it up into a neat high bun. It is a pleasant change from having your hair around your neck and chest all the time.

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Beauty Advice For The Busy Moms Of The World

When you become a mother, the beauty regime often goes out the window. You become so busy, stressed, and exhausted by the demands of your life as a parent that you simply don’t have the time to focus on the way you look. However, if your appearance is important to you then you should definitely find the time to focus on your looks. It’s not about vanity – it’s about self-esteem. Allowing yourself to retain your own identity is actually crucial to being a good mom because your child is happy when you’re happy. Of course, if you’re not sure how you’d squeeze a beauty regime into your day then here’s some advice for the busy moms of the world.

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Teeth.

If you dread being told to smile for photos because you hate your teeth then you should definitely do something about that. As with many aspects of your appearance, it’s strange that such a seemingly small and insignificant part of your face should have such a big impact on your confidence regarding your appearance on the whole. Yet, it’s always the little details that matter what it comes to getting the look you really. And the best beauty advice you could take on board when it comes to attaining perfect teeth is to look after them. As will be discussed throughout this article, healthiness is the key to beauty.

 

It’s not about looking like a model or a superstar – it’s about taking care of your body and letting the results speak for themselves. Whitening might make your teeth look pearly white and beautiful, but it won’t keep them healthy, and it won’t stop them falling out if you get gum disease. You need to floss and brush your teeth twice a day so as to prevent plaque and tartar build-up. That way, you’ll keep your gums healthy as well as your teeth. If you naturally strengthen your enamel then your teeth will attain a bright white gleam as a result. A lovely smile could make a big difference to your appearance and your confidence.

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Hair.

Hair is so important to a woman’s look. Of course, as a mom, you probably don’t find the time to style your hair in pretty ways as you did when you were a young girl. Whether you work full-time in an office or spend your day taking care of the kids, your schedule is always fully-booked. Who has time to spend styling their hair anyway? Well, you should. Whether you go for a simple braid or an extravagant perm, the point is that you should prioritize your hair routine. It might seem like a small aspect of your appearance, but it has more of an impact on your overall look than you think. You don’t have to spend hours in front of the mirror, but devoting 5 minutes of your morning to styling your hair should be a new priority for you.

 

You might want to check out some of the suggestions over at therighthairstyles page for hairstyles that suit thin or fine air. It’s so important that you choose a hairstyle that suits your hair in particular. You could always try to grow out your hair if you want it to be thicker and better suited to different kinds of hairstyle, but the crucial thing is that you work with what you’ve got. Don’t try to force a style that won’t work. Do your research, or find a good hairdresser who can give you some advice as to styles that will work for you. You also need to consider the build of your shoulders and your facial shape; these aspects of your appearance will impact the type of hairstyles that work for you. And don’t underestimate the power of a good hairdo; the right style could really lift your overall look.

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Skin.

As a busy mom with a lot on her plate, your skin is bound to suffer from time to time. Stress leads to acne and other blemishes, so you’ve most likely dealt with skin problems to some extent in your life. Still, it doesn’t have to be this way. Improving the quality of your time doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. You don’t have to spend hours in front of a mirror applying hundreds of beauty products that adverts told you were important. Obviously, some products can help to improve the quality of your skin, as we’ll discuss, but there are many simple things you can do to attain beautiful skin. For starters, you could drink more water. Hydrated skin has a much nicer glow because it’s healthier. A healthier diet could also help to improve the quality of your skin. Remember, your outward appearance is a reflection of the way you treat your body on the inside.

Of course, the key thing to remember with your beauty regime is that you simply need to look after your skin. That’s it. Don’t give your skin a hard time, in other words. You lead a hectic life, but the health of your body is important (on the inside and the outside). You need to avoid lathering too many products on there; your skin is sensitive, and you might end up damaging it if you overload it with too many chemicals. And that doesn’t mean cosmetic products are something you have to avoid like the plague, but you simply need to think about the ingredients of any product that you buy. Opt for natural products that aim to make your skin healthier rather than simply making it “look good”. That way, you’ll be healing your skin and making sure that it naturally looks better. You could get an eye cream to help drain excess fluid and naturally make your puffy eyes look better, for example. Of course, if you want to make your own DIY cosmetic product then you could rub a few grapes onto your skin for a more radiant complexion. Fruit acids are natural exfoliators – that’s a good piece of knowledge to remember.