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Over 60s' beauty: the complete guide

over 60s beauty guide

From embracing grey hair to wondering how to deal with a sudden abundance of hair on your face, with age 60 (and beyond) comes a whole new set of beauty aspirations and dilemmas. Beauty is not the sole preserve of the young, yet older women are constantly bombarded with a million different lotions and potions for anti-ageing, while genuine makeup tips and beauty products for the same age group are few and far between. So here's our comprehensive guide to over 60s' beauty - the tips, the tricks, the dos and the don'ts.   

 

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1. How to transition to grey hair

senior woman grey hair 

There's long been a taboo around women going grey. Grey doesn't fit with the impossible beauty standards of mainstream media, and women have been dyeing and highlighting their hair for decades to hide what should really be considered a badge of honour. But, with a multitude of fashionable women turning their backs on those unfair expectations, there's no better time to take the plunge and embrace your natural colour. Here's our advice on everything from grey-specific hair products, to how to deal with the awkward in-between stage...

arrow How to go grey with ease

 

2. Hairstyles for women over 50

kristin scott thomas pixie hair cut 

It happens to us all. You find a cut that works for you and then 15 years later you're looking in the mirror realising it probably went out of fashion at least a decade ago. But if you've had the epiphany and decided your hairstyle needs refreshing - or if you're daring enough to chop off the length - here's a little inspiration. Find out what will suit you, what to watch out for - and a few ideas if you feel like being particularly daring...

arrow Discover the perfect haircut for you 

 

3. Seven secret makeup tips

mature woman flawless makeup 

Whether it's choosing a new foundation or learning the art of flattering eye makeup to work with skin that might have lost a little of its elasticity, Jane Cunningham, a.k.a British Beauty Blogger, has the makeup tips and tricks that every older woman should know.

arrow Insider makeup tips for the mature woman

 

4. BB cream, CC cream or foundation?

made up senior woman looking in handheld mirror

What is the difference between a BB and a CC cream? What are the advantages of each? And which one is right for your needs and skin type? It just so happens that we have the answers to these burning questions... 

arrow Find the right makeup base for your skin

 

5. How to get glowing skin

attractive senior woman mid length curly grey hair

Every woman wants healthy-looking, bright skin, no matter what age they are, and while maintaining a healthy diet will go a long way to improving your skin's appearance, there are a few makeup tricks that will do the rest of the work for you. 

arrow Improve your skin health and look radiant

 

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6. How to remove facial hair

facial hair removal tools

Few women will escape the inevitable onslaught of chin hairs, fluff or whiskers as they get older (sorry to be the bearers of bad news). There is, however, most definitely a right way and a wrong way to remove it. Here are the most common hair removal techniques, rated from best to worst.

arrow There are less painful or time-consuming methods

 

7. How to fix thin eyebrows

how to fix thin eyebrows

Women often suffer from sparse or patchy eyebrows as they get older (or end up paying for a bit of over-plucking in earlier years!), but there's no need to put up with it. These solutions could be just what you're looking for, from accelerating hair growth, to permanent solutions to thin eyebrows.

arrow Get the va va voom back into your brows

 

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