As women age they begin to lose that youthful attractive that once made them the talk of town and made some men’s heads turn. While ageing is a natural process, there are however some things that could be done to make the ageing process graceful and make you that all time glamorous such that there is argument when you are 55 that you must be in your early 30s.

Eat good food

The food you take not only affects your metabolism; it also brightens your overall look. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, these would boost your immune system and improve your skin outlook. Eating proper healthy foods will make sure that you will look and feel great every time!

Hydrate

Drink plenty of water daily. This is very important because water rejuvenates dry skin and flushes out all the toxins that hinder your skin from recharging. A dehydrated skin can make you look older by many years.

Exercise

This will help you sweat, stretch your skin and expel toxins from your body. Exercise would help you shed off excessive fat and also tone your body,without need for cosmetic surgery. Exercising regularly would help to make you fit and strong, and give you a youthful look.

Use SheaButter

One of the best moisturizers is Shea butter. It has long been used by the cosmetics industry as a good ingredient in body creams and other products. Shea butter keeps the skin smooth and clear and moisturizes the skin, keeping it from dryness. Shea butter is best in its natural unrefined form and is generally found in Africa. Unrefined SheaButter is full of vitamins, including vitamins D and E and is great for preventing wrinkles, blemishes, skin discolorations. Since it’s a superb moisturizer, it is a perfect replacement for expensive night creams.

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Use the best anti-ageing cleanser

Use one that nourishes and replenishes lost skin cells and will help tone your skin at the same time. However avoid using cleansers with petroleum jelly or mineral oils because they keep your skin from absorbing all the nutrients that you need to stay and look younger.

Learn the art of contouring

Learn how to properly contour your face through using the right shade of foundation and blush. A well contoured face will make you look younger without the need for any cosmetic surgery.Using a powder that is one to two shades darker than your actual skin tone also helps to make you look younger. Dust your jawline, temples and hairline lightly with the powder to create a more sculptured look.

Follow a good skin care regimen

One great health and beauty tip for women over 40 is to follow a good skin care regimen. Although being dark-skinned has many benefits, dark skin is often very sensitive and can react negatively to many products causing skin discolorations and hyper pigmentation.

It’s best to follow a simple, regular beauty routine that starts with cleansing the skin with a mild facial cleanser intended for your skin type.

Exfoliation is important

Black skin starts to look dull and ashy if you do not exfoliate regularly. Exfoliation will make your skin glow.

After exfoliation, it is important to target any skin problems with a quality eye cream, fade cream or oil minimizer.

In addition to exfoliation, find a daily facial moisturizer with good sunscreen protection formula SPF. Many black women feel this is unnecessary because they think they are not at risk of burning. Even though you do not burn, you need a good SPF to prevent skin discoloration and texture changes that are caused by exposure to sunlight.

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Moisturise your Hair Regularly

African hair has been shown to be 3 times dryer than other hair types; this makes it break easily. In addition, African women customarily use harsh chemical relaxers, weaves and wear excessively tight braids on a regularly. This weakens the hair and makes it thin. It also damages the hair particularly after 40 and receding hairline is a common sight.

Maintain a proper hair care regimen. Use a professional shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair at least once in a month. Moisturise your hair regularly deeply starting from the scalp, the roots to the tips of your hair with naturaloil like jojoba, olive or coconut.  Applying oil from root to tip on a regular basis will make your hair strong and shiny.

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