Nobody likes the idea of getting older but it’s something that you’ll have to face at some point. In your later years you can either give up on yourself and moan about it, or you can make an effort to stay looking and feeling young. You’re only as old as you think you are after all. Taking the time to care for your appearance can stop you from feeling down on yourself as you get older but your beauty routine is likely to change quite a bit. As you get older, your body changes a lot and that brings a whole load of new beauty challenges along with it. People don’t often like to talk about these things but if you don’t understand the challenges of ageing, you can’t deal with them properly. These are some of the taboo beauty issues that you should be aware of and a few tips on how to deal with them.
We’re constantly hearing about hair loss in men as they get older but nobody ever talks about problems with thinning hair in women. Men have the benefit of just going bald as they get older and nobody bats an eye, but there are certain expectations about women so female hair loss is still a taboo subject. Maybe one day it’ll be an issue that is widely discussed and accepted but for now, it’s hard to find any good advice on how to deal with it. Fortunately, there are people out there that are dealing with the problem of thinning hair in women. Thinning hair is caused by a couple of things, some of them avoidable so a few lifestyle changes could help. It might be the shampoo or other hair products that you’re using that are causing hair loss so the first thing to do is try different products and see if it makes a difference. It could also be caused by stress or medications that you’re on so that’s something to consider as well.
If you don’t get any results from those lifestyle changes, it could be something that you can’t combat so easily. We already know from men that hair loss is hereditary and the same is true for women. If your mother experienced hair loss, you’re likely to as well. Even if your parents didn’t suffer from hair loss, age is still a factor so you might not be able to avoid it at all.
You’ve probably heard about hair loss medications for men but you might not realise that there are versions for women as well. If you search online you’ll be able to find them even if they aren’t publicised that much.
One of the biggest taboos about ageing in women is facial hair. It’s a problem that a lot of people struggle with but hardly anybody ever talks about it. The reason that it starts to happen is that your estrogen levels start to decline around your mid-30’s and your levels of male hormones start to increase a little bit. You aren’t going to start growing a full beard but you might see dark hairs popping up around your chin area. If you’ve only got a couple of hairs popping up from time to time, deal with them like you would any other unwanted hairs by plucking or waxing them or even having laser surgery. Whatever you do, avoid using a razor because it increases your chances of getting ingrown hairs. If it becomes a persistent problem and you’re seeing a lot of facial hair growth, you might need a more medical solution. The hair is caused by a hormone imbalance so you’ll need to address it somehow. If you speak to your doctor, they can help you with birth control medication that can help to rebalance your hormones and hopefully stop the hair growth.
Do you ever look in the mirror and think that you look exhausted, even if you’ve slept well? You’re not the only one, it’s a common problem for older women. A lot of people just put it down to being older and think that they can’t do much about it but that’s not true. As the muscles around your eyes get weaker over time, the skin starts to go a bit slack and you’ll get bags under your eyes. If the bags are only there some of the time it might just be down to fluid build up underneath your eye. Luckily, there’s an easy fix for that; if you sleep with your head elevated on lots of pillows, gravity is working against you. Just sleep with fewer pillows and you might see an improvement. If you have bags all of the time, you might need to do something a little more drastic. There are plenty of creams designed to reduce puffiness around the eyes and putting a cold flannel over your eyes when you wake up can help as well. If you’re still not getting anywhere with it, you could always consider having a surgery to tighten things up around the eyes.
When you get a little older you might find that the makeup you used to use just doesn’t work anymore. You might think that you’re just too old for makeup but that’s not true, you just need to start using different stuff. A lot of powders contain silicon which settles into your wrinkles and makes them look more prominent rather than covering them up. You’ll get on a lot better if you start using liquid based concealers instead. Once you’ve applied it, you should also take a cotton bud and wipe out the excess from any creases to get a far more natural look. You also need to accept that some of the bolder colors and styles are a bit young for you. You don’t need to stop wearing makeup, you just need to start changing your routine a little bit.
It’s often difficult to deal with the beauty challenges that you face as you get older because people just don’t like to talk about them but they’re nothing to be ashamed of.