As we get older our skin changes with age. Lifestyle, hereditary, photo-aging, and diet are a few that contribute to it. Wrinkles, sagging, loose skin and lines it can be difficult to age without the worry of how we look.
Makeup is meant to enhance our features, not have negative effects. With aging, if you aren’t applying your makeup correctly, you can look much older than you really are. Wanting to hide our complexion is natural as we age and applying it sparingly is helpful.
Sagging, loose skin, wrinkles, and lines happen when we lose our youthfulness that is why it is so important to have a healthy regimen every day. Each and every day you are out and about your skin is being polluted by toxins in the air and your pores are clogging. When this transpires you end up with a dull canvas so to speak. By cleaning your face daily you can get this build up off of it and start with a clean canvas.
- I like using my vibration facial brush for exfoliation as it gets the dead skin off and revives my face and lips.
- The next step is moisturizing. An organic antioxidant anti-aging moisturizer is ideal for aging skin and an essential in moisturizing. Don’t forget to apply in circular motions.
- Always use a face primer those crevasses and wrinkles won’t show up as much and give you a smoother face before applying makeup. Don’t forget the eyelids, if you apply eyeshadow.
- The foundation you pick is imperative. DO not apply a thick foundation. You want a light and not flaky looking foundation. SO pick a color that is as closest to your natural skin color as possible and remember less is more.
- Under eye concealer can build up and show more wrinkles, but the primer should help. If you do use under eye concealer, I suggest not putting any powder under your eyes or on top of your foundation as it will harden your look and will show more wrinkles. Keep your face looking dewy with aging skin.
- Blushes for aging skin should be in a cream to go with your dewy look.
- Lipstick colors should stay in the neutral shades. By applying dark lipstick, you are just asking for people to dissect your face even more. Smooth, soft, dewy and moisturized is the look you want.
- Frosted, sparkling eyeshadow is a definite no, no. These will definitely enhance your wrinkles. Stick with neutrals on your eyelids.
- Eyeliner too dark can make your eyes look droopy. I suggest a line on top and if you have to put it on the bottom, a sharpened eyeliner will be your friend. Remember, less is more.
- Mascara is a must, I feel. For a more natural look, you could use a brown. Otherwise, if you like black or no mascara at all. By all means though whether you are using mascara or not an eyelash curler is a must.
The other alternative, of course, is going under the knife and getting surgery to correct our aging skin. Some chose to and some don’t.