After 40, there’s no reason you can’t look just as fabulous as ever. The strong sense of self that comes with age exudes more beauty than any kind of makeup.

That said, there are tips and tricks for refining your look that will enhance your confidence and sophistication.

Looking good from the inside out

It’s amazing how just taking care of yourself through good diet and exercise makes an enormous difference in how you look. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day can even reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, as the hydration plumps up the skin cells. Another great trick is to drink warm water with lemon when you first wake up. It helps flush out toxins and the vitamin C in lemon clears the skin.

Too young for bifocals?

We agree. Many people are surprised when they reach 40 and have trouble reading a menu or the fine print of a newspaper. This condition is known as presbyopia, and is caused by the crystalline lens inside the eye becoming less flexible with age. Rather than wearing bifocals, or carting around reading glasses wherever you go, talk to your eye doctor about multifocal contact lenses. CooperVision offers a variety of options including Proclear, a 1 day multifocal, Biofinity, an extended wear multifocal option , and Proclear EP, the only multifocal designed for early presbyopes.

Attitude is everything

It’s easy to bemoan turning 40 and preoccupy yourself with every little physical change. But remember, some 50 year olds are physically younger than some 35 year olds. If you can let go of the number and love yourself, take good care of yourself and remember you’re the same you you’ve always been, then you will never stop looking and feeling great

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