Growing old is a process. And while there are many things to enjoy about getting older, (like grandkids!), we may find it hard to accept the physical changes that are inevitable as we age. It’s a fact of life, and no amount of resistance can alter that. Aging means our appearance is always transitioning. Inside, we may feel like the same person as we were many years ago. But the reflection in the mirror has something different to say.
Regardless of those changes, we all want to feel our best, and we all want to look our best. After all, looking our finest can make us feel better too. Taking care of your appearance is an important part of self care.
And, maybe makeup is part of your daily self care routine. For many women, makeup is a constant throughout their lives that makes them feel like they look their best. But what if your makeup is actually making you look older? Unlike other things, there’s something you can actually do about that. Makeup is something you can do better, and make yourself feel better about yourself at the same time.
Here are 30 makeup missteps that can age you. To look younger, stop doing them. It’s really that simple!
Powder Cake Problems
Years ago, you were told to use powder to set your makeup. While that was a good idea in your 20s and 30s, your skin changes as you age. Loss of hormones contributes to drier skin.
“The skin doesn’t produce as much natural moisturizing factor as it used to, and the top layers of skin become dry,” Dr. Carolyn Jacob, a dermatologist, told WebMD. And when you apply powder to that dry skin, it appears even more dry and either flake-y or cake-y. Both of these will add years to your appearance.
Too Much Isn’t A Good Thing
Don’t get me wrong. The woman in this photo is gorgeous. But it’s probably not your everyday look. When it comes to makeup, sometimes less is more. Remember how your grandmother always had her foundation caked on? And her lipstick was the brightest on the planet? Well, you most likely aren’t going for that look.
So use a light hand when it comes to applying your makeup. Nothing says old like looking like your grandmother! And, since your vision may not be what it once was, using a magnifying mirror can really help you see if you are overworked.