We always try our best to main our youthful beauty, this is the main essence of using beauty products. But sadly, aging happens and the skin inadvertently looses its elasticity. Our goal at this point would be to avoid applying makeup in such a way as to draw attention to those problem areas. Here are some tips to help keep those aging signs from being too obvious.
Start With Primer
If you’re old enough for laugh lines, a skin care makeover can give you a fresher, younger look. Our skin dries and thins with age, so products used five years ago may look quite matronly today. A better routine calls for skin primer to prime your skin so that your makeup can sit better.
AVOID CLOWN EYES
Applying flattering eye makeup requires precision. Unfortunately, eyesight tends to decline with age. If you don’t see as well, you may not get the makeup on correctly. The results can include clownish amounts of eye shadow or crooked eyeliner. To resolve this, Get yourself a good magnifying mirror.
ENHANCE THE SHAPE OF THE EYE
As we age, the eyelids tend to droop, so the goal is to draw attention away from the lid and toward the actual eye. Eyeliner is the key. Apply it in a thin streak along the line where the lashes begin, top and bottom. This will enhance the shape of your eye and create the illusion of thicker.
PUT EYEBROWS BACK ON
Eyebrows are extremely important because they frame the face. But the brows tend to grow thinner and grayer with age. To put eyebrows back on, use an eyebrow pencil that complements your hair color. Placing powder over the pencil will help it stay put. Some people choose to have eyebrows permanently tattooed, but the FDA and Consumer Reports has raised safety concerns about this practice.
DON’T LET THE LIPS ‘BLEED’
Few things draw attention to wrinkles like bleeding lip color. This happens because lipstick is a cream, and it tends to slip into any low spaces — including the lines around your lips. To keep color from traveling, use moisturizer, then coat the lips with foundation before applying lipstick.
PLUMP UP THE LIPS
Begin by coating the lips with foundation. Next, line the lips and fill them in completely with pencil. Finally, use a lipstick brush to apply a lip-plumping lipstick. Choose a color with enough pigment to enhance the lips without being over-the-top bright.
KEEP LIPS MOIST
Even the best quality makeup will have a tough time concealing dry, flaky lips. For this reason, it’s essential to moisturize often. Lip balms with shea butter, petroleum jelly, or vitamin E work well. Look for a product with sunscreen to protect against the sun’s drying effects. If you use extended-wear lipstick, be sure to let the stain dry completely before applying lip balm.
REJUVENATE TIRED EYES
If your eyes look tired, the most obvious solution may be to get more rest. Sleep triggers the release of hormones that help the skin remain thicker and more elastic. To reduce eye puffiness, cut back on salt and stay well hydrated. You can also try soothing swollen eyes with cool cucumber or moist tea bags.
FIGHT DAMAGE WITH ANTIOXIDANTS
Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals that can counter the damage caused in your body and skin by free radicals. You can eat foods rich in antioxidants or apply antioxidant creams directly to the skin. Studies suggest that topical vitamin C maybe especially helpful to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Check with a dermatologist for products that contain enough vitamin C to be effective.