Do you still make an effort to look good?

@mhethess (380)
Philippines
May 25, 2009 6:10pm CST
Hi my lotters, I am very much fascinated to look at older people and still even though they reach that certain age still they manage to look good and presentable. But I as I observe some women or men as they married some looks huggard and don't mind about their appearance but not all just a few, maybe their are some reasons, But what amaze me is to see this couple they are with their 25th years of married still they look good. I my self wanted to look good for everybody especially for my love ones. I will really make an effort to prepare, make a good choice of clothes simple but ellegant and presentable. How about you do you still make an effort to look good? What are you preparations? Can you give simple tips for I have friends that they don't bother o look good anymore?
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@marguicha (106092)
• Chile
26 May 09
Hi, I´m going to be 64 years YOUNG in a few days and I still take care of my looks. Not that I spend a lot of time: I use cream in winter for frostbite and that´s about all. I don´t wear make up except for some lipgloss. My tip is that you are as old as you feel. If you are happy, you are full of energy so you do more exercise than if you are sad and you have less anxiety so you eat less. But sometimes things (life) get out of hand and we must pull ourselves together. Right now, I´m trying to slim down to 20 pounds less (I put them on when I quit smoking a year ago). I have 2 pounds less than when I began a normal diet ( less drinks, less fried things, less mayo, nothing else). As for clothes, I wear the clothes I´m comfortable in. And I don´t care about them being "in" (many of my nicest clothes are 20 years old). I like bright colours so I wear them. I don´t care what people say. They usually say nothing, by the way. My avatar is me this summer in a sailing trip I was invited. Not bad, I say. Could be worse! Happy posting
@lampar (7597)
• United States
25 May 09
Sure i take effort to make myself look good even though i already have the look , there is never too old to look good, life only begin at 50 . .. my tips is for guy only , it is impractical for woman. ..sorry my friend....
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 May 09
Hi mhethess, I always try to look good and think it's important at any age. I have never dyed my hair and see no need for it, but I'm always well dressed when we go out. I think that it is the least that I can do for my loved ones. Blessings.
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@jalucia (1435)
• United States
25 May 09
fam and I were talking about this at our cookout last night. As u grow older it takes more effort to take care of urself and look good. When ur young u can just step out of the house and people can see your glow. As u get older the clothes get more expensive, the jewelry, the make up, exercise is more of an effort, so isn't diet, hair becomes more sophisticated, etc... and, all of this while taking care of ur family. Sometimes we let go of ourselves because other things just take priority. Advice that I would give is to regularly take some time to do a personal inventory about how satisfied u are with urself. And, if need be, do something about it, no matter how small. A trip to the hairdresser, a manicure, a facial can do wonders for one's spirit.
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• Philippines
26 May 09
I believe that when we look good in the outside there confidence with yourself. Looking good allows yourself to be presentable to any people at all time, irregardless of age. I don't think 'looking good' does constitute to buy expensive clothes but that which is something that you know would fit you right it also accompanies proper grooming and cleanliness, so I think it is very essential for every person at any age.
@azlin_04 (112)
• Malaysia
26 May 09
hi, I agree with you! To look good means you are comfortable with yourself!! Proper grooming and confident is what women needs and we women need to belive that we are special regarless age or races...
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
27 May 09
Nah, I don't try to loook good. In fact I have never tried to be a good looking guy. I have never belived in love or bf/gf. I am a little lazy. I think once I will be married, I will start doing that because then I will be having atleast one person who can give positive or negative comments on my looks!
@pickoy (734)
• Philippines
26 May 09
yes and I believe this is really important coz how we look is a reflection upon our partner. If a wife does not know how to take care of her own body or appearance, it could inflict an unpleasant feedback upon the husband. But if both of them look good its an indication that take care of each other's welfare. With this aura they seem to become a model to younger couples coz they seem so happy having a strong bond. There are also men who start looking for another when they see that their wife is no longer attractive. It may not hold true in my condition but my mom still believes that I have to be cautious and stay to be the most attractive woman to my husband's eyes.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
26 May 09
Do you still make an effort to look good? Hello Mhethess, You are speaking right up my alley because I can fully relate with what you're saying here. After a person get married and have children, most of the money that used to be spent on their selves and on looking good, wind up going to the children for school supplies, backpacks, school clothes etc. It becomes very hard for parents to spend that money on themselves. I think that these parents are to be commended. A lot of us start thinking, well as long as the children are looking good then all is well. These parents that are making some serious sacrifices for the children's sake. We live in a very look's oriented society not to mention material world. So parents must begin to make special time and effort for themselves. Believe me, this is something that I"m just now learning myself. Even though I'm very familiar with make up, beauty and all of the look good arena stuff. Anyhow for a man, all he need to do is be sure to get regular haircuts, keep the facial hair nice and trimmed. Take a bath daily and put on nice clean clothes and try to keep their clothes more of a classical look and they will always be good to go. They only need to use a small dab of their favorite cologne, don't overdo it fellas or you will scare her away:). For a woman, well let's just say, that we always have to do a little bit more. (But think about it, back in the days of Cleopatra women would spend months preparing for their weddings). Anyway we can start with getting a good exercise regime going on. Then from there, she can go to hair and make up. She should visit her local hairstylist if she isn't familiar with doing her own hair. They could offer her some really good tips. From there she could go out and find some nice clothes even if she can only afford to pick up a few good quality pieces every month. Maybe start with a nice jacket, a pair of slacks a couple of blouses and a skirt. Also a nice pair of pumps and some flat shoes would be good for starters. Then she could mix and match the pieces. Well this is just a little of what I would like to share. Both Mom and dad could benefit greatly from taking daily walks, all should not be lost just because you decide to have children. We should be getting better not worst and we don't have to allow Father time to creep up on us. We can all look good late in life if we are careful to take a few daily practices and turn them into lifelong habits. Hope this is helpful for all that read. Good luck everyone!
@rich_yu (163)
• Israel
26 May 09
im still young but ialways put and effort to look good all the time even do im not ugly hahha..well my secret is to be clean in my body and i have a control to the food i eat,,always check my weigth not to be fat..and one more thing for me to look good is the drees i wear i always have concern about it its make more add in apperance...even you look good if you dont dress good its not that nice rigth...
@vijayanths (7878)
• India
26 May 09
The secret of youthful looking is: You should think that you are young. You should feel you are young. I always think I am young, in mind at least. You can move with young people and get the energy from them too. Then ofcourse your food habits and exercises. Above all you must have that killer attitude to look young and attractive.
• India
26 May 09
I trust the god..He is there..He is everytime infront of us and he will be watching our activities..So if we trust him we will be good with no worries..Every at the morning i will definitely pray the god and then i will start the work..And also there is number of stories telling that god is there..Yeah i will make effort to look the good..happy mylotting..have a ncie day..
@Hedwig (285)
• China
26 May 09
Well, I made a decision recently, that's to make myself look good before I enter my fourth academic year in university. I bought many new clothes last weekand and plan to purchase some shoes tomorrow since I had heard some brands will be on sale in a supermarket. Besides, I want to change my hair style after the final examinations this term. I used to care little about my appearance, however, I will graduate in a year and a good appearance will,to some extent, benefits my job-hunting, that's why I start to dress myself up.
• United States
26 May 09
As a 38 years old woman, is important for me to have a daily beauty routine which includes facial creams, hair removal, lotions, teeth care, ect...I think exercise is the most essential effort against the aging process and definetly a well balanced diet; low fat, high protein if you want to maintain an ideal weight. Stress is a big enemy. Sleeping well and have a good rest is important. So I believe on trying to not take things too seriously, avoid stress as much possible and focus on having a happy life because the present is all we have.
• United States
26 May 09
i'm married with 4 kids, and i try my best to look good for first my husband and then my kids. it doesn't matter to me what other people think of me, now i don't go to walmart or another store looking like i just got out of bed or look like i haven't showered in a couple of days. i don't hardley wear make up any more, when we go out by ourselves ( which is rare ) i might wear a little make up.
• Philippines
26 May 09
You are still looking good at your 40s. I am 30 already but I am always being mistaken as a college student. I want to look good not only for myself but also for my special someone. If we take good care of ourselves, our partner will not be going to look at other women and cheat on us. My beauty tips are not hard to do and here they are: 1) Sleep 6-8 hours everyday. 2) Laugh, don't worry be happy. 3) Clean your face before you sleep if you like putting on make-up. 4) Put light make-up only and always wear a smile.
@shibham (17022)
• India
26 May 09
good question friend. it's a matter of self-complacement. that how person consider their outlook by which they want to fascinate someone. yes, most of us are very conscious to maintain their external look, but i give importance to internal beauty. keeping some bad thoughts and habbits, noone can be beautiful from mind. i always admire to them who try to be beautiful from mind not from appearence. i have no effort to look good from external side. be beautiful from mind. thanks.
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
26 May 09
Of course yes. i am 31 now and i always make an effort to look good. I actually bring a bag and what inside of it? A make up kit, perfume, hand sanitizer and anything that will makes me look good and comfortable...
@larish (2195)
• Philippines
26 May 09
Yes, I just make sure that I smell good and dress neatly. It doesn't matter to have branded clothes. What is important is that my clothes are clean and newly laundry. I also take a bath everyday. I also make sure that I wear make-up so that I will always look fresh.
• Philippines
26 May 09
Of course. I always make sure that I look presentable. The thing is when they get married they are focused on work and providing for their family. They forget about their selves. The way you look should not suffer from that. They should make a point to groom themselves.
@azlin_04 (112)
• Malaysia
26 May 09
Hello mhethess, What I observed in my country, a lot of men after married doesn't take care of their appearance but still want their wife to look beautiful...isn't that unfair?? Beauty needs a lots of maintanance you know!!! Don't angry guys... To me ...to look good we women need to be comfortable with our own body and believe that we are special in our own way since some of us are not model...just a normal mother..Like me with 4 terror at home, looking good sometimes is reaally an effort when going out with 4 terror attaching at my feet hahahahahahaha. A well grooming,a good cleanliness and presentable clothes ( not need expensive one!!)and a happy feeling is already make any women look good!!