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4 Makeup Tips for Mature Skin

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and starts to show signs of wrinkles. And while wrinkle reducing treatments for aging skin are incredibly popular, there are a few other things you can do to reduce signs of aging. Here are a few makeup tips for aging skin.

How to Use Makeup to Treat Aged Skin

Prep Your Skin Properly

One of the most important steps in makeup application for any skin type comes before you even start applying makeup. How you prep your skin for makeup application makes a huge difference in how your makeup sits on your skin. Make sure you’re starting with clean, moisturized skin. You should also make sure you wait until your moisturizer has completely absorbed into your skin before you begin your makeup application process. Once that’s all set, it’s time to prime. A primer, primes your skin for foundation and all of the other makeup you plan on wearing. Primer fills fine lines and wrinkles, creates a smooth barrier between your skin and your makeup, and can help even out your skin tone. Keep in mind this isn’t a substitute for dermatologist-approved wrinkle reducing treatments, but it will help your makeup look more flawless.

Stick to Lightweight Foundation

One of the biggest makeup mistakes someone with mature skin can make is using a foundation that’s too heavy. Full-coverage foundations might cover everything, but they also settle into wrinkles and fine lines. To ensure that you maintain a radiant finish and a more youthful complexion, a lighter foundation or a BB cream is going to be a much more flattering option. Combined with the primer you’re using on your skin beforehand, you’ll be left with a glowing complexion and diminished fine lines and wrinkles.

Use Concealer Sparingly After Foundation

Your concealer is your best tool for a youthful, even-toned skin appearance. But beware of using too much concealer! Too much concealer can become difficult to blend and result in uneven coverage across the areas you actually want to conceal. Make sure you’re using your concealer after you put on your foundation. Not only does this save you from using too much concealer, but it also makes blending easier. For best under-eye coverage, choose a shade that’s just a shade lighter than your foundation. This will help you create some brightness around the eyes. For spot coverage across your face, a shade that matches your foundation is best.

Consider a Cream Blush Instead of Powder

A subtle hint of color on the cheeks can work wonders for the way your makeup looks. But if you’re applying makeup to mature skin, powders can easily settle into fine lines and wrinkles, making them look even more pronounced. Instead, consider switching to a cream blush that you can easily blend out with your fingertips or a damp beauty sponge. The cream blush will glide across your skin without disturbing your foundation and concealer or settling into any fine lines or wrinkles.

Just because your skin is aging doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing makeup. It’s a matter of taking good care of your skin and using a few handy tricks. If you want to take more extensive measures for wrinkle treatment, set up your consultation with SE Dermatology Specialists today.

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