Makeup and Skin Care Tips For Aging Skin
As you age, your skin needs change and the appearance changes. Here are a few skin care and makeup tips for seniors to help your skin look great.
Drink Plenty of Water
One of the best tips to maintain healthy skin at any age is to drink plenty of water. However, many seniors avoid drinking too much water for various reasons. At this stage in your life, it is essential to your skin to drink plenty of water. You can also eat high water content foods, like fresh fruit and vegetables to keep hydrated. It helps your skin stay moisturized, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Drinking plenty of water is also good for your health in general, so drink up.
Moisturizing your skin is important at all ages but becomes even more important as you age. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you are a senior and wear makeup, it is even more important. A great moisturizer will help keep your foundation from settling into fine lines, making your skin look even more aged. Unfortunately, when it comes to moisturizers, there is no one size fits all types. You may have to try different types or speak to a beauty consultant until you find the one that hydrates your skin without being overly oily.
Less Makeup is More
When you are a senior, you may be inclined to wear more makeup than you used to in order to hide flaws in your face. However, less can be more with makeup. Applying makeup too heavily can make your skin can cause settling to occur. You can still wear your favorite products but stick to a moisturizer, a light liquid foundation, a blush and a small amount of eye makeup. Keep in mind that powders tend to look more caked on than liquids, so select your makeup accordingly. If you haven't done so in over five years, now may be the time to throw away all your makeup, have a makeup consultation and start your makeup collection fresh with makeup that is geared towards your skin.
Avoid Harsh Cleansers and Soaps
The last tip for caring for senior skin is to avoid harsh cleansers and soaps. Many products market themselves as being able to hide fine lines or reduce wrinkles. However, many of these products contain exfoliants that might be too harsh on your skin. This can irritate delicate skin. Stick to a gentle cleanser to avoid irritation and keep your skin looking and feeling great.
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