When women grow up, they often do one of two things – either putting on more makeup to "cover up" the signs of aging, or they wear less, thinking that they are going to look like they are getting older. to plunge into their wrinkles and make them age.
The good news is that as you get older, there is no need to wear more or less makeup. If you follow some basic tips, you can wear the same amount of makeup that you felt before. The trick is in planning and application.
First, keep your skin in good condition. This may not seem like a makeup trick, but it certainly is. When you keep your skin supple and smooth, the makeup is easier to apply and it will look better on your skin. Foundation will not sit in wrinkles, and overall, you will look younger.
To keep your skin in good condition, be sure to:
Use a good quality cleanser and wash your face twice a day, perhaps less as you get older. Make sure to change your skin care regimen as your skin ages and it becomes drier or changes texture.
Use a good quality wrinkle cream and be consistent in its application. Your skin will benefit from this steady increase in moisture.
Drink a lot of water. We all know how good water is for our body and our skin. Your skin will drink in moisture and its overall condition and texture will improve.
Second, change your makeup regime as you age. The same foundations and eye makeup do not necessarily flatter you in your forties or fifties or twenties.
Do not be afraid of color, but be aware that if your skin becomes paler or flaccid as you get older, you should be careful when applying color. Instead of standing still, head over to your favorite department store's makeup counter and ask for some advice. Get a makeover, even. If you want to make a purchase, you can, but you do not feel obliged to do it. You are trying to educate yourself.
Third, consider using products that you may have avoided in your youth. For example, consider adding a concealer under the eyes, or filling on the lips. You might even consider a primer for your foundation. Primers are amazing products that can fill lines and deep wrinkles first so your foundation unfolds on a blank (and smooth) canvas. Your makeup is better as you go.
Finally, do not forget to change things a little. While you can wear the same amount of makeup (or even less, or more, it does not matter), you should consider changing your color or makeup choices as you get older.
You might find, for example, that you need a lot more moisture in your skin as you get older. In this case, a stick base with a lot of added moisture could be an excellent choice. Or sometimes you have always lined your lips before applying lipstick, but find that now it only accentuates the wrinkles just above your lips. You can decide, then, to skip the lining and just wear lipstick.
Learning to wear makeup properly for your aging skin is vital. It can help you look younger and feel better about yourself, if it is done properly.