The big 5-0 is certainly something to celebrate. While you may think that being another year older isn’t all it's cut out to be, we’re here to tell you that being in your 50s is amazing—seriously! Beyond using new skin care routines and makeup products that benefit your aging skin, your 50s are a time full of change in the best way. While your young and reckless days may be behind you and the curiosity of what’s to come in the future may be less prominent, there are so many reasons to be in love with your 50s. We’re sure you’ve heard the saying “50 is the new 30,” and we couldn’t agree more! Don’t believe us? Below, we’re sharing three reasons why being in your 50s is amazing.
REASON #1: YOU HAVE TIME FOR YOURSELF
“Me time” is one of the best ways to indulge in some much-needed self-care, though most of us don’t get nearly enough of it. But being in your 50s means you finally have time to give yourself the TLC you deserve. You’re out of the raising babies phase and your kids are old enough to fend for themselves, which means more free time for you! Say goodbye to carpools and soccer games and hello to yoga, art classes, and delving into the latest best-selling book. Whether you take up gardening or volunteering, decide to travel the world or launch a new business venture, or finally learn how to cook a gourmet meal, now is the time to start on all of the things on your bucket list that you’ve been waiting to get around to.
Of course, having time to yourself doesn’t mean you have to constantly be out and about trying new things. Be sure to take some time to unwind with a face mask (we love the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Mask) and glass of wine every now and then.
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REASON #2: YOU’RE YOUR MOST CONFIDENT YOU
Once you hit a certain age, there’s no more guessing who you are and who you want to be—you know who you are and you’re confident in yourself! As you get older, you learn to trust your instincts and stop listening to what others think you should do with your life. You no longer need to follow the fashion trends if you don’t want to—you know what style works for you and you can build a wardrobe around that. With age comes experience and wisdom that allows you to remain true to yourself—you couldn’t pay us to return to those middle school days that were full of unsureness and insecurity.
With all that said, being confident in your true self doesn’t mean abandoning your beauty routine. Caring for your complexion is just one of many ways to show yourself love. And trust us, you deserve it! Give yourself a little TLC every day by using skin care products that are formulated to nourish mature skin. Need some recommendations? Give the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser, L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel, L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Day Cream, and L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm a try.
REASON #3: YOU KNOW THE BEST IS YET TO COME
We’ve come a long way since our parents were in their 50s—we know so much more about health and wellness now than we did a generation ago! We know what beauty foods will benefit us in the long run, as well as all about the benefits of exercise. And now that you finally have more time, you can explore new forms of exercise. Take that hot yoga class you’ve always wondered about or try kickboxing. Spend time at your local farmer’s market and try incorporating some seasonal greens into your diet. Rather than dreading or fearing your future, your 50s are about looking forward and knowing that the best is yet to come. Not only are you able to continue to live a healthy life, but your 50s are a new chapter in your life’s story—you’re wise enough to know who you are and you have the time to explore new avenues of joy. It boils down to the fact that being 50 and over means being fully present and excited about your life. This is the time to savor life and enjoy every moment.
See, there’s a lot to love about entering this new decade of your life. And don’t forget, if you start to get nostalgic about your younger years, you can always have a little fun with The Biggest Makeup Trend from the Year You Were Born.