Sexy Over 50: How To Naturally Look And Feel Your Best
This being Valentine’s Day, I really wanted to talk about being sexy over 50 and loving yourself. First thing’s first, if you want to feel and be sexy over 50 (or any age), you should do it for YOU and nobody else. Whether you’re married or single, looking your best should be something you work to achieve for your own gratification and well being. Nothing makes you feel better than seeing a healthy and attractive reflection in the mirror. But the truth is actually the opposite, because when you feel good you look good. Nutrition and exercise are the key. So, the first things we’re going to take a look at is healthy eating and proper amount of exercise so you can naturally look and feel your best.
In order to feel and look your best, you must maintain a healthy diet. You should eat 3 meals per day, watching portion size not calories. Cut back on the refined carbs, eat plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables, no sugar or alcohol (or very limited), at least 64 oz. of filtered water daily (I drink 128 oz.), and eat protein at each meal. For more on nutrition and a more detailed food plan, see my page on Nutrition: Benefits for Women Over 50.
At the minimum, you should exercise 3-4 hours per week. This doesn’t mean you need to join a gym or buy a treadmill; it just means some form of regular exercise, enough to elevate your heart rate. Some good examples are walking, cycling, hiking or yoga. Yoga is my favorite. Yoga, in itself, helps me to feel more sexy; you become more graceful, toned, mentally alert and spiritually connected. Any one of these things, or any form of exercise, will help you to feel good…and when you feel good you look good. And, when you look and feel good you might just feel sexy.
What Does It Mean To Be Sexy?
Wikipedia says Sexy is an adjective to describe a sexually appealing person or thing. However, I’m not talking about THAT kind of sexy. I’m talking about a state of being a strong, confident and healthy woman who can love herself. To me, that is the epitome of sexy. You may have your own definition in mind, or a more traditional view and that’s ok.
Some of my girlfriends say they enjoy wearing sexy bras and panties, even if it’s just for themselves, because it makes them feel sexy. Feeling sexy is a very individual thing, and may vary dramatically from one person to the next.
Whatever your thoughts are on what sexy means to you, keep that in mind as we progress, here.
Looking sexy over 50 also means you need to take a look at your style. Is your hairstyle the same as it was 15-20 years ago? If so, you may want to consider setting up a consultation with a hair stylist for a new and updated look. Try a new color and keep your hair shiny with a little coconut oil.
What about your clothes? Are they up to date with current fashion? Invest in 2-3 new outfits that border on trendy. Just go easy with your style choices; you don’t want to look like you’re trying to fit in with the 25 year olds. That always backfires and makes you look even older and ridiculous. Try some black leggings and a tunic. My mom, at 76, just bought her first pair of leggings. She was giddy with excitement with how SEXY she looked. It didn’t hurt that she won the approval of my dad, either. They are too cute!
Makeup is tricky. Too much, and you look 10 years older. I recommend using a mineral makeup, like Bare Minerals. Mineral makeup is lightweight on the skin, so won’t cake up or hide in the tiny face lines and wrinkles. Mineral makeup has lots of nutrients to keep your skin healthy and clear. They come in a wide variety of colors and tones to match your skin perfectly. Choosing the right color is essential for a more natural look, so take your time in choosing. For more on mineral makeup and samples, click: A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA Get a FREE foundation sample with full-size foundation purchase.
Your over all attitude definitely effects how sexy or unsexy you look and feel. Keeping your stress under control can help with that. Try mediating a few times a week or even daily to find inner peace and keep stress at bay. A calm demeanor is definitely sexy. Don’t forget to smile. Smile as much as you can, even if you don’t feel like it. After a few hours, you’ll feel so much better and will have no problem getting your smile on with no effort at all.
In conversation, try not to complain too much or even convey negative thoughts. This will help you to become a more joyful soul and a sexier 50+ woman! Besides, nobody wants to be around a Debbie Downer! Be positive and light hearted. Most of all, be your most genuine self because that is the sexiest of all.
I want to suggest to you, even if you live alone, light some candles and play some soothing music each evening. This is a great time to meditate, too, and just let go of all the things you thought defined you. You are not your job, your status, your car, or even your choices. You are the unchanging spirit waiting to be set free. Try it, you might be surprised at how sexy you feel.
So, to look SEXY OVER 50, you must first feel sexy (feel good) by eating healthy and with regular exercise. Then, you can worry about style, makeup and attitude once you’re feeling your best. I don’t believe there is a woman on the planet exempt from the deep desire to feel sexy and beautiful. Why should you feel that it is unattainable just because you are over 50? Throw that notion out the window, please! You’re on a journey of self discovery. And what I want you to discover is how unique, special and sexy you are …even at 50 (or older)!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Have some natural “get sexy” tips? Let’s hear them! Please feel free to comment below.