No one really enjoys getting older. Well, that’s not exactly true, because there are some wonderful benefits that come with age. Wisdom. Experience. Wrinkles. Wait, that last one is precisely why people don’t like getting older. Young skin is beautiful, elastic, and firm with total smoothness. Those lucky little ladies. Older skin can develop a few irritating problems like age spots, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and dryness. It’s true that youth is wasted on the young. So if you find that your skin is getting a little older, Vine Vera offers a few tips to counteract the aging by using specific makeup and tips to make skin appear more youthful and glowing.
Moisturizer Is Your Friend
Repeat after us. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, and then moisturize some more. When skin gets older the best thing you can do for it before you even think about applying your makeup is hydrate your skin correctly. First that means washing it twice a day with a creamy gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin. You want it to feel smooth and soft after cleansing, not tight and dry. If it feels that way, then you are using the wrong cleanser. Then your next step is to invest in a serum or skin oil. Slather your skin daily with this liquid gold before even applying your moisturizer. After your serum or skin oil, apply a daily moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 15. Ideally SPF 30, because your biggest defense in preventing future damage to your skin is to shield it from the sun with a daily SPF. Don’t go outside without it. Or you could add a protecting antioxidant-rich day moisturizer and slather on some sunscreen separately. Choose among our vast selection of moisturizers and pick out one that suits your skin type just right.
Foundation Is Not Spackle
Don’t expect foundation to be like spackle, layering on so much in the hopes that you’ll fill in all the wrinkles. In fact you want the exact opposite. You need a foundation that doesn’t fall into lines, but rather has enough hydration in it to plump them up. Look for a foundation that has some illumination to it to give you a soft candlelight finish. You don’t want a matte foundation because that will make your skin look older and lifeless. A few good anti-aging foundations to try are Clinique’s Even Better Foundation which has ingredients to diminish and fade age spots, Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation that has micro-fill technology to achieve silky radiant coverage, and Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer Foundation that also hydrates with jojoba and honey.
Cream Formulas Give A Glow
Cream based eyeshadows and blushes provide a natural radiant finish for dry skin. Plus, many of these cream based formulas are very long wearing utilizing the latest in technology to extend the wear of your makeup. Giorgio Armani’s new Eye Tints are gorgeous, last all day (16 hours!), and come in a variety of sensational colors.
So the next time that you are choosing makeup for your delicately aging skin take some of these tips into consideration. Using the proper moisturizer, and makeup can truly take years off of your face without having to go under the knife.