Black Beauty: Baby Boomers are Slaying the Aging Process

Certainly, turning 50 or even 70 is not what it used to be. Baby boomers are slaying the aging process, ain't no doubt about it. 

the aging process - Beautiful lady with young looking features and natural hair
We live in an era where people are living longer and looking younger. image pixabay
11ahleven Advertising 11

The aging process, no matter how well we take care of ourselves, is going to happen. When I turned 50, I had to pinch myself and take it in for a bit. It was definitely a ‘wow moment’ for me.

I know some of you went directly to the mirror and pulled and stretched your face, looking for wrinkles or any signs of aging.

But at that moment, you realize two things: 1) You had a great time last night and 2) “Black don’t crack.” Then you smile and say to yourself, “Yes, you look fly, girl, don’t sweat it!”

At the same time, you know that some form of the aging process is inevitable. It’s going to happen although you may appear years younger than your actual age.

Say you do find a line or two, a gray hair, or even notice your sagging skin just a tad bit… you go from 0 to 100 real quick and want to reverse the very thing you were just celebrating. (hahaha!)

Well, don’t have an anxiety attack over this tiny little irritation. You have come to the right place to learn about all sorts of makeup tricks and tips. The right makeup applications will have you looking like a supermodel in no time.

With this said, there will be a larger number of young men approaching you, so get ready for the chase! Before we get to that, however, let’s talk about the signs of aging skin.

Signs of Aging Black Skin

Do you know what common mistakes older women make when applying makeup are? I will mention them later in this blog so keep reading to find out what they are and if you are guilty of making these makeup crimes, but most importantly, what steps to take to correct them.

For now, however, let’s go over a few transparent signs of the aging process and its the skin problems it brings along with it. 

  1. Dry, dulling looking skin is one clue that your skin has reached a turning point. Women over 50 tend to lose estrogen as we phase through menopause and the skin is noticeably sensitive, especially during the colder months.
  2. Drooping neck skin makes aging apparent in addition to sagging cheeks and eyelids. These are all signs of the aging process.
  3. Discolorations or dark marks on the face or hands is a common irritation among Black women.

Best Makeup Tips for Older Women

  • As you grow wiser, you’ll need a new foundation. The best natural foundation makeup for black women and darker skin is a shade that matches the skin complexion. Since we are a colored people, we need a makeup brand able to compensate our 50 hues of Black.
  • When applying foundation, be careful not to overdo it. When we put on too much makeup or when we apply lipstick wrong, the wrinkles stand out like a spider web in a haunted house.
  • Purchase anti-wrinkle cream or liquid foundation instead of reaching for the powder form. We need the best moisturizer for the black aging skin as well so don’t forget to apply it before the foundation.
  • The other thing we should remember is we can’t use the same products as we did 10 years ago and we need to choose the best skin care products to combat the aging process. Pick them according to the changes we want to make. If it’s fine lines on the lips or around the eyes, pick a cream or a serum that will reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • In addition, expert makeup artists suggest that you go lightly with the bottom eyeliner as it makes the eyes seem smaller, but emphasizes the wrinkles around the eyes. The trick is to make your eyes appear more alert and brighter by applying a lighter color of the lash liner to your bottom lid. Also, try using a brush with an angle instead of the traditional pencil. Don’t worry about looking weird wearing two shades on your eyes, after all, the ombré look is in style.
  • Concealers work wonders in correcting flaws and covering acne scars, but how about covering the aging process? I can suggest using Iman Corrective Concealer and cosmetics. Queen’s CoverGirl Collection was categorically intended for use by darker skin tones. While these makeup brands are certainly well worth their applications, SheaMoisture is the go-to product for numerous hair care professionals and for skin and makeup brands.
  • Ladies, let’s work this brush and put that blush on the face right. The Multicultural Beauty has tips for applying blush to the Black skin. The video is straightforward and easy to follow. Plus the website describes what the makeup stylist is doing so you have the best of both visual and audio worlds. Items such as makeup brushes hold bacteria. It’s best to change them out every so often along with old foundation and other makeup. Sigma brushes carry a two-year warranty.

Bonus Tips on The Aging Process

Now is a good time to throw away any outdated cosmetics and purchase the latest makeup brushes, makeup, moisturizers, foundations, and concealers.

Watch YouTube videos to get blow-by-blow beauty tips and learn how to remove age spots on the skin, stop wrinkles and fine lines in their tracks using organic products or home remedies.

One last thing, Y’all… worrying causes wrinkles to form… remember you are too blessed to be stressed. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

The Aging Process: Conclusion

Well, it’s time to bring this blog to a close. I so appreciate you all for reading and for sharing the site with your friends and family. You are the best! Until next time, keep working out, sistas.

Yes, Black girls workout! 🙂 Exercise and drink lots of water. It will help to keep your skin tight and youthful. We are growing stronger every day. The person in the mirror is totally worth all the attention you are giving her.


You can get more information on the subject by reading this –

Black Women Believe They Age The Best According To Allure Survey

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/black-women-aging-allure-survey_n_2908846.html

Image source: Pixabay.com

You May Also Like