Age-old old-age beauty tips

Connie aged 95 and a girlfriend about the same age driving in a convertible with the sunset behind them. Their bare shoulders and arms suggest they are nude.

Age-old old-age beauty tips

Sydney Fashion Week may have just finished, but if you’re still feeling inspired to glam up, then look no further than these beauty tips from the gorgeous ladies at Uniting Starrett Lodge.

These women featured in a 2017 calendar, and their pictures show that real beauty lasts longer than any of those flimsy dresses on the catwalk.

They share tips that have stood the test of time on the importance of healthy living, plenty of sleep and a few beauty basics.

‘Good clean living, with no smoking or drinking,’ advises Faith Say, 82. ‘I’m a gardener and I use lanolin on my hands, and maybe have a brandy when I’m rattled.’

Faith out doing the harvestingFaith aged 82 out in the field with her sickle. Viewed from the chest up she appears to be nude.

‘I go to bed early and wake up early, and I wear Age Perfect day and night,’ says May McWilliams, 90.

May getting showered upMay aged 90 peers demurely from behind a shower curtain. Apparently wearing nothing but a shower cap and a smile.

‘I wash my face with a good soap and always use a good moisturiser by day and petroleum jelly on my face at night,’ says Sheila Brine, 82. She adds, ‘I like to wear a lipstick that matches my outfit.’

‘I use ponds cold cream morning and night,’ says Christine Robert, 78.

Tea time for Sheila (left) and  Christine (right)Sheila aged 82 and Christine aged 78 sit in a garden having tea. Sheila holds a newspaper and Christne sits behind flowers and we can see their bare shoulders.

‘I always make sure I have enough sleep, and I always wear a moisturiser,’ says Patricia Parker, 90.

Patricia out and about in the gardenPatricia aged 90 stands behind a hedge holding her shears. We can see her bare shoulder and she appears to be nude.

‘I don’t drink or smoke, and I try to live stress-free,’ says Connie Alderson, 95.

Connie (driving) and friend doing a Thelma and LouiseTwo older ladies, apparently naked, driving in a convertable with the sun setting behind them

The calendar they featured in was an idea by the Uniting Starrett Lodge activities officer Vicki Sanchez. Funds from the calendar sales go towards the ‘bucket list’ project, which gives residents an opportunity to tick off something from their list.

You can find out how to order your calendar on our original calendar girls blog.

(Photo credit: Trudi Sanchez)

6 Comments
  • Kailas Chaudhari
    Posted at 19:14h, 06 July Reply

    Wow, awesome tips for older women. I love the way you represent contents. Love you Paul.

  • Jessica Carter
    Posted at 22:29h, 15 June Reply

    Excellent post on old age beauty tips,

    • Paul Hemsworth
      Posted at 09:48h, 18 June Reply

      Thanks for you comment Jessica.
      The Uniting team.

  • Ann Copelin
    Posted at 16:55h, 26 May Reply

    Absolutely wonderful!
    Well done! Calendar Gals!
    I would love a Calendar!!

    • Paul Hemsworth
      Posted at 08:46h, 29 May Reply

      Thanks Ann,
      We think our Calendar Girls are pretty special too.
      For details on ordering go to the original blog post Uniting calendar girls.
      All the best
      The Uniting team

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