Skin ages with time and you can’t avoid it. But what you can do is help your skin slow down these aging signs. When you cross your 40’s there are considerable changes in your skin.

You’ll feel the lymphatic system slowing down which affects the way your body releases toxins. The fibers supporting your lymphatic glands break down causing the skin to form wrinkles and eyes and cheeks to become puffy.

During this time even your hormones are going through a change. Oestrogen, that keeps your skin luscious and bouncy is decreasing. Sebum, a useful oil that keeps your skin protected against external environment is secreted in lesser quantities.

Combine all these things together and you’ll get a skin losing its luster every day. While you can’t reverse these signs permanently, you can improve them visibly. How will you achieve this? With some tricks and makeup tips for aging skin.

Best makeup tips for an aging skin that has crossed 40


Moisturize, Moisturize & Moisturize

Moisturize, Moisturize MoisturizeThe makeup tricks won’t look nice on a dry and shriveled skin. So before you even think of indulging in any makeup, get your skin hydrated. This will get your skin looking plumper and smoother. Invest in Lifecell skincare cream, a moisturizer cum anti aging cream to take care of dryness and the premature signs of aging. Korean women are known for applying multiple layers of creams and serums, perhaps for the same reason.

Using concealer can be tricky

Using concealer can be trickyMost powder based concealers can make you look all caked up. They fill wrinkles and crow’s feet up, making them more visible. Try using a liquid concealer with light reflectors to hide those imperfections. It’s the best thing for under eye skin. As for the rest, you may need to put in some thought especially if your skin is oily in texture. It can turn into a real mess.

Make the base right

Make the base rightThe foundation can have an overall impact on your face. It’s important that the shade of your foundation matches the color of your neck and face. Try using the tones of youth in yellow and gold shaded foundation. Pick wisely as per the requirement of the skin. Skin at this age develops problems like enlarged pores, pigmentation and discoloration. A base should be able to hide them. A firmly lifted skin is what you should vie for post application. Only the one fulfilling your requirements should be your bet.

Use lipstick a shade lighter

Use lipstick a shade lighterYour lips loses its sturdy definition with age and starts looking thinner. Dark shaded lipsticks accentuates the thinness of your lips making them look older. Whereas a lighter hue will do the opposite. More so dark shades make wrinkles around the lips more noticeable. Sometimes they tend to move from lips to the wrinkles zones. Embarrassing, isn’t it? For the same reason, avoid using lip pencils.

Don’t forget to define your eyebrows

define your eyebrowsYears of plucking and age make your eyebrows less dense. A fuller eyebrows brings an instant young look on your face. So as one of the most important makeup tips for aging skin, women are recommended to add some color to their eyebrows to make them look fuller and complete.  Jennifer Lopez, Julianna Margulies, Brooke Shields, Salma Hayek and many more celebrities are examples of how your eyebrow grooming should change after 40s.

Focus on your eyes

Focus on your eyesYour eyes speak and you can’t leave them looking droopy, dull and tired. Curl up your eyelashes to add volume and to add an instant lift to the eyelid. It takes away the attention from your dark circles instantly. Use a good eyeliner and line it up thickly, close to the eyelashes. For the eye shadows, try more bold shades with slight shimmer.

Pauline Simons is a health skincare expert by profession. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with people. She regularly contributes her write ups to health or skin care related websites and blogs. In her free time she loves to travel, fashion shows and music.
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