Beauty tips for looking and feeling your best at any age

Beauty tips for looking and feeling your best at any age

Complement your brand new smile with these top-to-toe health and beauty tips

Complement your brand new smile with these top-to-toe health and beauty tips

Many women worry that getting full or partial dentures is a sign of age, but the average age of denture wearers in the UK is just 43. Not only this, but getting new teeth means a brighter, straighter smile, which can take years off you. Indeed, 67% of women surveyed by Fixodent said they smiled more often with their new dentures.

Once you’ve made the adjustment, your new dentures will just be another part of your beauty regime along with skincare and make-up. Looking after yourself and your appearance can not only improve your confidence, it can also protect your health and slow down the signs of ageing.

In addition to caring for your new dentures, try applying our collection of health and beauty tips to boost self-esteem and help you to look and feel fantastic both inside and out.

Skin and eyecare

Wear sunscreen

UVA rays age skin and can actually penetrate glass. If you work in an office near a window or have a long commute in the car, wear sunscreen.

Glow don’t tan

Tanning is incredibly damaging. Opt for a natural-looking self-tanner, which will also help to prevent blue freckles, brown spots and spider veins.

Wear sunglasses

They not only look chic, they protect the eyes and the area around them from sun damage.

Rethink your skin care

Proven de-agers such as antioxidants, retinol and AHAs can improve the surface, plump your skin and minimise discolouration of your complexion.

Be serious about your skin

Keep an eye on any moles, brown spots, facial hair and pre-cancerous lesions you may have. Visit a dermatologist or doctor if necessary.

Diet and lifestyle

Eat fruit and veg

Ensure you get your five a day, every day. Colourful fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants that protect tissues and keep arteries, skin and brain cells healthy.

Cut out the bad fats

Saturated fats can clog arteries, cause heart disease, dementia and increase the risk of cancer and age your skin. Good fats, like Omega-3, can reduce ageing, keep your arteries supple and brain cells sharp.

Eat whole grains

Refined grains can be fattening and increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. 100% whole-grain breads, brown rice and oatmeal can lower the risk.

Go natural

Processed foods tend to be higher in calories, salt, fat and sugar and lower in vitamins, fibre, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients. Eat fresh and unprocessed or frozen.

Supplement your diet

Take a multivitamin and supplement it with extra magnesium and calcium. Maybe also take extra Vitamin D, fish oils or DHA, too. Check with your doctor that any supplements you take won’t interfere with your existing medications.

Exercise every day

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, exercise daily. An hour of quality exercise each day also makes you happier, lowers the risk of disease and can reduce the signs of ageing.

Hair and make-up

Keep it natural

Plenty of movement in your hair and a relaxed look can work wonders and complement long hair, layered bobs and tousled short hair.

See hair colour as make-up

Brunettes could try multi-coloured but subtle highlights. If you’re blonde, break up the colour for a natural sunny effect. Warmer colours and highlights soften facial lines and suit paler skins.

Use colour-enhancing shampoos

This prevents colour fade between touch-ups by adding a little colour. Use a glaze to add shine and vitality to dry hair.

Power up with eyeliner

Apply eyeliner along your top lid to intensify your eyes. This also firms up the look of drooping lids as mascara alone simply isn’t enough.

Thicken your brows

Fill in and correct thinning eyebrows for a more youthful look. Try a waxy balm and a powder brow-filler if you have patchy spots.

What are your top beauty tips? Let us know in the comments section below.

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