Makeup for Maturing Skin

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Makeup for Maturing SkinI think one of the most asked questions I get on a daily basis has to be, "How do I stop the aging process?" Well no one can but I think we all know by now the best anti-aging product is a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, such as DERMAdoctor Photodynamic Therapy 3-in-1 facial lotion with broad spectrum spf 30. Shielding the sun is certainly at the top of my list when it comes to preventing wrinkles and age spots, but since we can't stop the hands of time, upping the skin care products in your daily beauty routine, is a must. Instead of using a basic cleanser, use one that has glycolic acid in it like Litmus Test glycolic acid facial cleanser gel. This one cleans deeply using buffered glycolic acid to remove impurities like makeup and excess oil.

Now while I'm sure you've already done the above or at least thought about it, have you ever thought of adapting your makeup routine to your age? Instead of getting older, I like to think of it as growing more mature. I mean, I certainly wouldn't wear the blacker-than-black eyeliner all the way around my eyes the way I did in the 80's, would you? I think being smart about your makeup and what you use where can be a challenge for some women so I'm hoping to shed some light on the subject.

As we age, there are a few basics to keep in mind. One of the most important areas of makeup is foundation. I recommend using a liquid instead of a powder. Powder can sometimes sit in or make wrinkles looked more pronounced. And also make sure it matches your skin tone. If you're not sure, go see one of the counter girls at your local department store. Yes, they will probably try and up-sell you on some products, but the foundations put out these days have great anti-aging technology and will do wonders for your overall look. It's worth the extra money.

I think it goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, stay away from harsh lines and colors, especially around the eyes. Brown is such a universal color and is perfect for any age. Also – a little shimmer can really help bring out your eyes, but it can also highlight wrinkles and fine lines. There's no rule that says you can't play with a little shimmer – just don't go overboard with the glitter.

And lastly, to really open your eyes, use an eyelash curler before applying mascara and apply the mascara to the top lashes only.

Do you have any tips for applying makeup to mature skin? Let us know!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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