on Monday, August 20, 2012
Patients over the age 40 have the ability to look best they have ever looked. The key is to refine the look that you have been cultivating for years. Think of it as a great opportunity to look your best because you know what looks great on you and what trends to steer clear of. Here are some tips that can help you look your best in your 40s:
Ditch the Bifocals: If you are over 40, then you may need vision correction for presbyopia. As we have written about before, presbyopia is a condition that makes it difficult to read small print because the lens inside the eye becomes less flexible as a patient ages. A great option for vision correction is multifocal contact lenses. CooperVision has a variety of options such as Proclear 1 day multifocal contact lenses, Biofinity multifocal contact lenses, or even Proclear EP for early presbyopes. Make sure to talk to an eye doctor about which multifocal contact lens option is right for you.
Refine Your Look: The 40s are a time for patients to assess what is flattering and what is not. In terms of wardrobe, any style can work with any age as long as you pay attention to the details. For example, a patient over 40 can pull off a trendy pair of skinny jeans, but may want to pair the jeans with a tailored top. For men, it may be time to look for t-shirts that are fitted to be flattering versus a shapeless t-shirt. It is all about taking what you have worn for years but improving it with little details such as tailoring and length.
Soften Your Makeup: That bright glitter eyeshadow you used when you were in your 20s may not look so great in your 40s. The key to looking great in your 40s is to smudge and diffuse lines. Stick to neutrals and make sure to blend well in order to avoid looking too harsh. A smoky eye is timeless, but make sure to use softer colors like gray and taupe instead of black. If you wear contact lenses, make sure to check out our makeup tips for contact lens wearers here.