Some of us tend to accelerate our face aging by making mistakes with makeup.
If you aren’t following a daily skin care regimen for your skin type, you’re helping your skin age faster than it should.
There’s not much we can do about natural aging but what about those common makeup mistakes that don’t actually age your face but create the appearance of aging?
It’s those things that you can control. So, let’s get started with just 3.
Applying Mascara to Your Lower Lashes
Adding mascara to your lashes helps them to look long and luxurious. Your eyes even look brighter. However, you can achieve the length and brightness by applying mascara to your top lashes only.
There’s no need to add mascara to your bottom lashes. When you apply mascara to your bottom lashes, it eventually smudges (yes, even waterproof). The smudged raccoon eye then brings attention to any wrinkles, dark circles or signs of fatigue you may have. The result is you look older than you actually are. Plus, it’s just played out.
Therefore, don’t make it a habit of adding mascara to your lower lashes. A little eyeliner is sufficient.
Wearing Deeply Pigmented Matte Lipsticks
Matte lipsticks make your lips appear dull and can also dry them out. That’s because they don’t contain emollients that help to hydrate your lips.
When the color of a matte lipstick is dark (ex: black, burgundy), your look becomes a lot more “mature.”
Unless that’s what you’re going for, as you get older dark colored matte lipsticks should not be a part of your beauty routine.
I used to love applying a bronzer to my face when I was younger. However, as I get older, it’s clear. Bronzers make you look older than you are.
Bronzers can also be very drying to your skin. They contain mica which leaves your skin looking caked up and dry.
It’s best to go for a more subtle change in your skin’s tone than to slather on bronzers which can make you look much older than you are.
There are many things in life that we can’t control. Makeup mistakes that make you appear older is not one of them. If you are committing any of these 3 makeup mistakes, stop doing them and try something different.
Try taking a picture of your face with bronzer on and then take a picture of your face without it. See the difference?
What have you found makes your face look older than it is?