The Confidence Hand­book Pos­i­tive ways to feel good in ev­ery area of your life

Pos­i­tive ways to feel good in ev­ery area of your life

Woman & Home (South Africa) - - Editor’s Letter -


Beauty ex­pert Josephine Fair­ley is the co-au­thor of The Anti-age­ing Beauty Bi­ble (Kyle Books).

BUY THE BEST HAIR­CUT YOU CAN AF­FORD Pri­ori­tise hair over clothes

– you wear it ev­ery sin­gle day! There are no ‘rules’ any more – it could be a bob, a pixie cut, long – but 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 is 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 other cos­metic pro­ce­dures, bear in mind that make-up ap­plied well is mirac­u­lous. A pro­fes­sional who un­der­stands ma­ture faces can tell you about the lat­est clever dif­fus­ing prod­ucts and show you the tricks for dulling skin, thin­ning lips and droop­ing eyes. Go into a de­part­mentstore 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 tweak. With hands, shield them from sun dam­age ev­ery day with a sun­screen or hand cream with SPF; reap­ply af­ter wash­ing. Keep a tube in your hand­bag. Scrub your hands weekly, and use a rich cream nightly.

‘A good hair­cut will make ALL the dif­fer­ence’

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