It’s no secret that the passage of time can have undesirable effects on our skin. So while maintaining a proper skincare routine is important at any age, it’s especially important as you get older. However, no matter how well you care for your skin, certain signs of aging will still show through. Fortunately, cosmetic methods like makeup can help you conceal wrinkles, lines, and other unwanted features that come with age. Let’s go over five surprising makeup tips for aging skin.
If you’ve ever painted a surface before, you know what a difference prep work can make -- the same applies to your skin. If you want your makeup to act as a visual wrinkle reducer, your skin must be healthy and primed for incoming makeup. For starters, hydrate your skin with a quality moisturizer and make sure it’s completely absorbed into your skin before moving on. After that, use a reliable primer, which will work to even out your skin tone, fill minor lines and wrinkles, and create a barrier between your skin and makeup.
Once your skin is properly prepared and primed, the next layer to apply is your foundation. No matter your age, it’s important to avoid a foundation that’s too heavy, as these can be difficult to blend and may even clog your pores, contributing to acne in those with acne-prone skin; even as adults. For these reasons, use a lightweight foundation or BB cream. Going this route will allow you to more easily blend your makeup and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and age spots.
Concealer can be a godsend for those with aging skin, especially for those specifically struggling with discoloration (dark spots, redness, etc.). That said, it’s important to not slap on too much concealer, as this can lead to uneven coverage and further blending issues. Fortunately, if you properly applied a lightweight foundation, you shouldn’t need to apply too much concealer.
When using concealer, the right product and application technique can help you reduce eye wrinkles and lighten dark circles. Use a concealer with a slightly lighter shade than your foundation to brighten the areas underneath and around your eyes. This is a simple and subtle trick, but it can go a long way towards making your skin look more youthful overall.
Wrinkles and lines tend to form in key areas of one’s face, such as the forehead, around the eyes, and around the lips. One way to reduce the appearance of fine lines around your lips is to define your lip line using a lip liner pencil. Doing so will also prevent lip color from bleeding beyond your lip line. And while you might be tempted to go with a darker lipstick color to create contrast, keep in mind that these darker shades will draw further attention to your mouth and the lines around it. Lighter lip colors can add fullness to your lips without being too conspicuous.
There is no age limit regarding makeup, especially when you know how to properly approach makeup application as you age. Ultimately, the best way to keep your skin youthful is to combine dermatologist-approved wrinkle reducing treatments with proper makeup application. In both of these regards, the experts at Premier Dermatology Partners can help you cultivate the best routine for your skin.
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