The con­fi­dence hand­book bril­liant ways to boost your self-es­teem

Pos­i­tive ways to feel good in ev­ery area of your life

Woman & Home - - Editor’s Letter - Josephine fair­ley is an en­tre­pre­neur, beauty ex­pert and co-au­thor of The Anti-Age­ing Beauty Bi­ble.

Buy The BesT hair CuT you Can af­ford Pri­ori­tise hair over clothes – you wear it ev­ery sin­gle day of your life. there are no “rules” any more – it could be a bob, a pixie cut, long – but you have to keep it in fan­tas­tic con­di­tion. When it comes to colour, don’t stray more than two shades from your nat­u­ral colour. it won’t suit your skin tone and the up­keep will be a night­mare. if you’re cov­er­ing grey, don’t go darker. one shade lighter will dis­guise the grey, add di­men­sion and flat­ter your skin tone.

GeT a Makeover be­fore you even think about fillers or botox or any cos­metic pro­ce­dures, bear in mind that make-up ap­plied well is mirac­u­lous. a pro­fes­sional who un­der­stands ma­ture faces can tell you the lat­est clever dif­fus­ing prod­ucts and show you the tricks for dulling skin, thin­ning lips and droop­ing eyes. Go into a depart­ment store beauty sec­tion and find some­one be­hind the counter whose look you like.

lav­ish hands wiTh The saMe aT­Ten­Tion as your faCe they’re equally vis­i­ble. in midlife, our trusted “beauty regime” stops do­ing what it once did, but we’re not sure what to change.

With your hands, shield them from sun dam­age ev­ery day with a sun screen or a hand cream with sPF, and reap­ply af­ter wash­ing. al­ways have a tube in your hand­bag. scrub your hands weekly, and slather on a rich hand cream ev­ery night.

“A good hair­cut will make ALL the dif­fer­ence”

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