Women have a tendency to be creatures of habit and we typically aren’t that great at making changes when it comes to fashion and makeup. But we should; otherwise, the same products and pieces that once worked so well could suddenly give away their real age. Or worse, make us look even older than we really are.
Here are 6 Makeup Mistakes That Can Age You:
1. Heavy Black Eyeliner
Dark, dramatic eyes can be tricky to pull off as they tend to be less flattering as we age. When our eyelashes start to thin out we sometimes try to overcompensate for that with lots of black makeup. All that really does is draw attention to the wrinkles around your eyes. Instead of a black liner, choose a dark brown or gray —and remember that less is more. Skip liquid liners, too, which can be too heavy, opting instead for a soft, easy-to-apply pencil.
2. Dark Lipstick
A well-defined pout can help define your features, but one that's too dark may make lips appear thinner than they are which is aging. Instead, start with lip liner, and using a neutral shade that's slightly bolder than your natural lip color. Line the lips and fill in the rest with a tinted gloss. A gloss gives a softer, more youthful appearance. Theraderm Anti-Aging Lip Complex is the perfect way to go!
3. Skipping Foundation
One makeup item you should never skip in your routine is foundation. The right one will be your best friend. While it is true that no foundation is better than bad foundation, a good foundation is best. Without foundation, the skin tone is dull in places, shiny in others, and noticeably ruddy. But the sheer, translucent finish (note: not a mask of makeup) that a good foundation provides not only corrects those issues but livens the skin. Theraderm Tinted Hydrating Complex is perfect for those who want light coverage with both sun protection and anti-aging properties.
4. Skipping Lipstick
As we age, the color in our lips tends to fade so they seemingly “disappear.” Applying a light lip liner along with a natural color will make those lips pop and keep your age a secret!
5. Going Heavy on the Concealer
We get it. The older we are -- the more there is to conceal. Unfortunately, piled on concealer actually highlights lines and wrinkles, especially when it settles. Try to keep concealer on the inside corner where eyes are naturally dark and on the outside corner to help diffuse light away from dark circles. Theraderm Peptide Repair Eye Creme used daily can help with the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles so you trash the concealer!
6. Forgetting Your Eyebrows
Another unpleasant side effect of aging is that our brows start disappearing from the outside and work their way in. Keeping brows well-shaped and well-defined helps to keep a youthful appearance. You can achieve this by penciling them in but keep it natural! Go too dark or too thin - you end up looking older than you are.
While aging is a natural part of life, we can help maintain a youthful appearance by using the right skincare. Theraderm has something for every need - check us out through the photo below: