As undesirable as it may be, age brings about changes in our physical appearances that can be slowed down by healthy lifestyle choices but not completely avoided. Crow’s feet, wrinkles, pigmentation, dark circles and general lackluster skin are most often the cause of much grief for women of thirty five and above. It is no secret that with advancing age makeup becomes a handy tool for concealing the signs of aging, however if not done right, makeup can make bad matters worse. Simple changes in your makeup regimen could sufficiently hide the pesky signs of aging and it’s only fair that we explain how and why.
Less is more
Makeup does have immense potential to make you look considerably younger, however apply too much makeup and you could slide right in to the ugly zone. Slap on too many layers of facepaint to conceal the effects of aging and you could end up looking like a Japanese geisha or Cruella Deville from the movie “A 101 Dalmatians”. Use the ideal amount of makeup and you could easily conceal age related flaws and yet retain your natural beauty.
Moisturizer is Your New Best Friend
Although you don’t really need an excuse for the regular use of moisturizing cream on your skin, aging skin can benefit from a good moisturizer as a pre and post makeup essential. Aging skin does tend to look thinner and applying moisturizer before using a foundation or concealer base for your makeup can give the illusion of plumper and more youthful looking skin. Using moisturizer after removing makeup is a must as it acts as a remedy against the drying effects of makeup and cosmetic products.
Lipstick is a Necessity Not a Luxury
For aging women lipstick is hardly a luxury and more of a necessity. Collagen keeps our lips looking fuller and youthful; unfortunately aging causes a loss of collagen resulting in thin lifeless looking lips. For those unwilling to go undergo surgical procedures to maintain their pretty pouts, lipstick is the best and last resort. Smooth and plump lips can go a long way in concealing your true age and lipsticks and lip balms that promise the goodness of jojoba oil or shea butter will sufficiently hydrate your lips, keeping them plump and luscious.
No More Dark Circles
The skin around the eyes is exceptionally thin and fragile and more often than not the first signs of aging show up in the form of crow’s feet and dark circles under and around the eyes. A thick eye cream and a fine under eye concealer are a must have in your makeup kit for aging skin. Firstly apply under eye moisturizer to hydrate the area under your eyes and then apply a under eye concealer bearing in mind that that it should be one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. This simple makeup trick could effectively hide the dark circles brought on by aging.
Keep it Bright
As mentioned earlier, the loss of collagen and elasticity brought on by aging causes the skin to become thinner and lose it natural glow. Using mineral or light reflecting makeup can go a long way in creating the illusion of bright and glowing skin.