Look For Products That Are Hydrating And Sheer
It’s inevitable that your skin will change as you age. Aging compromises collagen and elastin and as a result, your youthful appearance is affected. However, there are some things you can do to conceal fine lines and wrinkles.
How to Hide Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Go Easy On the Anti-Aging Products
Hopping on every latest trend in the world of anti-aging skincare won’t serve you well. Instead, focus on a line of products with consistent ingredients. That way your skincare products will work with each other for the best results. If you’re mixing and matching too many different products and ingredients, your skin may become irritated and make your wrinkles more visible.
Avoid the Smudge
Does it seem like you’re always trying to keep the color on your lips and off of your skin? Bleeding lipstick is the worst attention grabber for fine lines around the mouth. Choose a good lip pencil to line your lips. Look for pencils that are creamy in texture and have a color-stay or color-lasting quality. Make sure your liner matches your lip color for the most natural and elegant look. Once you’ve lined your lips, apply a bit of lip color. Use your finger or a lip brush so you can gently pat the color onto your lips and control the application. This should keep the color and the attention on your lips and off your lines.
Prevention is the key when it comes to your skin. But for many of us, that ship may have sailed. So, it’s time to correct some of the signs of skin damage the best we can. And that starts with a good skincare regimen.
It’s even more important than makeup when it comes to camouflaging your wrinkles and other imperfections. If your skin is at its best, you’ll notice that you need less makeup. Cleansing, moisturizing, eye creams and wearing SPF are all steps to take in order to ensure the best-looking skin. In addition, exfoliate your skin to keep it looking smooth and polished, and look for antioxidant-enriched skincare products that include vitamins A and C to help get your skin in shape.
Put the Powder Away
It’s true that a light dusting of loose powder can set your makeup fabulously. But Powder can act as a magnifying glass to your lines if you aren’t careful. Look for opportunities to swap them for creams that will give you a more natural look. If using powder is a must for you, then use it sparingly. Powder your nose and your chin and leave it at that.
As you age, your hormones can cause our skin to become dry, causing fine lines and wrinkles to stand out. By keeping your skin moisturized, day and night, you can improve your skin’s appearance. The added hydration helps to plump your skin. So, drink up to keep hydrated on the inside and keep your skin moisturized on the outside. And don’t limit hydration to just your face. Remember, your hands and neck can be a dead giveaway of your real age.
Shift the Focus
I’m a firm believer in using a bit of “smoke and mirror” tactics when it comes to camouflaging my fine lines and wrinkles. It’s all about distracting the eye and shifting the focus onto something else besides the imperfections. Get people to notice something other than your wrinkles, such as your eyes. Try applying a lighter, neutral shade to your eyelids and look for those softer neutral shades for your crease to make your true eye color pop. Anything too shimmery can draw attention to fine lines.
Purchase a Primer
I’ll admit it, I was late to the game when it came to using makeup primer. But I can now say that it makes a huge difference when used as a base before applying makeup. Follow your normal skincare regimen and then add a primer to your skin just after your moisturizer. Silicone-based primers fill in skin imperfections, such as fine lines and uneven texture.
Then, when it’s time to start applying your makeup, you’ll notice that your foundation goes on much smoother and easier as a result. The simple cushion that primer creates in your fine lines and wrinkles can help prevent your makeup from settling into the lines and drawing more attention to them.