You know the feeling – you put your face on in the morning before work and you think to yourself, “Dang, I don’t look anywhere near 40 (or 50, or 60)!” Then you catch a mirror later in the afternoon and notice that the day has taken its ugly toll on your fresh look!
Your beauty routine shouldn’t end with your daily makeup session. In order to stay young and feel confident you need to take care of yourself all day long, and that means keeping certain items with you at all times.
Items Every Mature Woman Needs in Her Purse
When it comes to your desire to prevent aging, you should focus your efforts on protecting your skin from sun damage and other environmental stresses while you’re out and about.
Of course, you also want to look gorgeous the whole day through – not just for the first couple of hours after you leave the house. With these portable essentials you can easily accomplish both of these goals.
• SPF hand cream: Your hands are vulnerable to wrinkles, age spots, and crepey skin caused by sun exposure. Keep a travel tube of protective moisturizer in your purse and reapply throughout the day to minimize sun damage.
• SPF lip balm (are you sensing a theme here??): Lip skin is thinner than that of the rest of your face, leaving it susceptible to sunburn and other problems like actinic keratosis (a scaly skin disorder that you do not want!). Keep your mouth young, beautiful, and kissable by stocking your purse with a good quality lip balm.
• A powder/foundation compact: This ingenious little invention gives you the coverage of cream foundation with the convenience of a powder compact. Products like Lancome Dual Finish Multitasking Powder & Foundation can be applied wet or dry, giving you maximum versatility on the go.
• Oil-absorbing sheets: If you’ve got naturally oily skin, you know how unattractive that “afternoon shine” makes you feel! These handy little blotters – such as those made by Clean & Clear – can be used to soak up pore-clogging oils that build up on your face throughout the day, without even disturbing your makeup job.
Anti-aging tips like using a charcoal mask definitely help you look younger and improve your skin. Still, the majority of damage happens when you’re out and about, in and out of the sun and putting your skin through its paces during your daily tasks.
Keeping these simple, ultra-portable beauty products in your purse makes it easy to fight aging and look fresh no matter how long and tiring your day is!