Spring has Sprung, is your midlife body ready for bare legs, shorts, sandals, and the sun on your face and hair? Remember your skin has changed and it's also more sensitive and dry. So, getting ready for the change of weather takes a little... well a lot more planning. People of color like me are one step ahead... sorry! Dark skin brings out more muscle definition. Start catching up by purchasing that spray tanning card to give your abs and legs some aid if you are looking for good definition. Color helps you look toned. Lets work from top to bottom on body prep for summer.
Hair- If you don't want it to look fried, start working in that lighter color slowly. Keep that sun roof open to help lighten the tones and start testing shades of colors. Also switch to summer hair products like a deep conditioner so that you can keep your locks shiny and moisturized during swim season. At 40+ it's not cool to go from winter dark shades straight to blonde... Gradual highlights will guarantee the look you want by summer. Shades of brown are HOT for 2015 hair color!
Facial & Body Treatments: Get them done NOW before the sun gets too intense. Peels, scrubs, bleaches and waxes... now is the time to start getting ready for the summer glow! No one wants to be peeling and behind closed doors in June so book those appointments. You've been under sweaters, coats and jeans so it's time not only to take off layers of clothes, but layers of skin! Here are some tips to get your skin ready for summer! You will also need to switch your products here to lighter moisturizers and lots of sunscreen.
Fingers and Toes: Whether you like polish or not, go get those 20 nail beds cut, groomed, and shaped. I believe these are a huge extension of your outfits in the summer. Feet need to be cared for and ready for sandals. Hands need to be free of hangnails and chips. Clear polish or no polish is fine with cared for hands. Feet need to be crack free if not, DON'T WEAR SANDALS! That's just painful on the eyes! Trust me if you are over 40 you can't help but have dry feet and hands! Something happens to the moisture at midlife. It's like a fairy just sucks it out of you... If you are into color on those nails here are some great pairing shades from InStyle!
If you're feeling trendy for summer and you can rock these styles regardless of your age, here is what's in. Eyeliner wings on the lids, not Cleopatra just a hint of a turn up. Lips are nude shades and make up is minimal except for eyeliner it's popping. Center parts for hair styles (I will not be participating) and crimping is also making a slight come back. As far as clothes, it looks like stripes, stripes and more stripes! No matter what style you go for this summer just remember to be True to Yourself and you will always look FABULOUS!
Keep looking forward so you don't miss what God puts in front of ya!
Matuschka's Midlife... Telling it like it is...
*above picture from Elle Canada