Natural Tips for Makeup for Aging Skin

We all inevitably get older and the signs of aging are often first seen in the face (i.e., fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet). The good news is there a few easy things you can do to banish the effects of aging with makeup. Perhaps the most important, is take care of your skin from the inside, out. This will provide a good foundation for healthy cell rejuvenation.

Here are a few easy and inexpensive makeup tips for looking good at any age:

1. Eat well
Eating vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and fresh fruit every day is the first defense against wrinkles and crow’s feet. The antioxidants in these fresh foods help to banish the signs of oxidative stress (i.e., from UV rays). Reach for foods, such as fish, which is rich in omega-3’s, which aid skin and hair growth. Vitamin C is necessary for cell rejuvenation and can be found in citrus fruits, as well as cantaloupe and watermelon, mango, papaya, pineapple, and dark berries. Steer clear of too much processed food, sugar, salt, and junk food, which can clog your pores and lead to hormonal imbalance.

2. Stay hydrated
One of the best anti-aging tips you can follow is to stay hydrated. You can hydrate very easily by eating foods like lettuce and cucumbers, with lots of water. Also, be sure to drink water and herbal teas throughout the day while limiting alcohol, caffeine, and salt.

3. Follow a regular skin care regimen
Maintaining a daily skincare routine should always be part of your anti-aging regimen. Start with a gentle cleanser to wash away dirt, germs, bacteria, and dead skin. You will also use a cleanser with exfoliating properties once or twice per week to really remove dead skin cells. Follow up with a toner made with no alcohol and applied with a clean cotton pad. The most important way to banish fine lines and wrinkles is to apply the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, make sure that nothing you put on your face has oil in it to prevent breakouts and clogged pores.

4. A little goes a long way
As we age, less makeup is always better. Not only do you have to make sure you are choosing the right makeup for your skin type and skin tone, also stick with cream vs. powder foundations. Powder makeup tends to set in creases and accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. With aging skin, less is more. Focus on enhancing your natural beauty with a swipe of eyeliner, mascara, and blusher. And buy moisturizer and makeup with healthy, natural ingredients that work with aging skin (i.e., alpha-lipoic acid, biotin, coenzyme Q10, glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid).