If you’re looking for make up tips for women over 50, you may be surprised to learn that, more importantly than how you apply your make up, proper skin care is actually the most important factor for maintaining healthy skin and a youthful appearance. There are many reasons our skin begins to show the signs as we grow older, including elemental and environmental damage.
While there are some factors to aging that we can’t necessarily control, there are others which we can absolutely and effectively combat…and even reverse in some cases. Here are some ways you can gain control of the effects of aging and begin to reverse some of the damage which may have already been done. It’s never too late to begin a skin care regimen to help you stay younger looking at any age!
Even if you spent a good portion of your youth in the sun without protection, resulting in signs of sun damage now, it’s not too late to start protecting your skin from further sun damage. And remember, just because you’re not exposing your face to full sun, doesn’t mean you are not still experiencing the effects of damaging UV rays. Selecting a good moisturizer or foundation with an SPF of at least 15 will ensure you are protected against the negative effects of the sun on a daily basis without even thinking about it.
Moisturize and Hydrate
When we think of being dehydrated, we usually think of nothing more than being thirsty. But your skin gets “thirsty” too, from both the inside and the outside. Drinking plenty of water is an effortless way to improve both the appearance of your skin and your overall health. Supplement this action with a good moisturizer-one that penetrates deeply and works continuously throughout the day. Thoroughly hydrating your body and moisturizing your skin can do wonders for the appearance of fine lines and flaky patches around your face.
The foundation you choose can make all the difference in the appearance of the rest of your make up. The wrong foundation will settle into fine creases and wrinkles throughout the day, actually accenting these undesirable facial characteristics instead of minimizing or concealing them. Firstly, choose a foundation with sunscreen to further protect your skin. Next, look for a foundation that is chemically designed to fill creases and basically “float” atop them, effectively camouflaging these unavoidable signs of aging.
It is imperative also that you are choosing the proper color of foundation for your particular skin. Sometimes women have a tendency to select a foundation that is just a little too dark in an effort to achieve more tan or bronzed look. This doesn’t work, as it accentuates your actual make up instead of highlighting your natural beauty. If this is a look you would like to achieve, stick with the proper color of foundation and accent your features with an appropriately hued bronzer.
By following these tips to first improve and maintain the over all health and condition of your skin and then taking care to make a proper foundation selection, you can stay young looking at 50-or at any age!