Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares makeup tricks to look more youthful with DailyMakeover.com
When combined with a great skin care routine, makeup has the power to take years off of your appearance. In a recent post on DailyMakeover.com, “Makeup Tricks to Help You Look Younger,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger shared some of his best tips for using makeup to achieve a healthy, young-looking appearance.
It’s important to moisturize, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
The basis for smooth makeup application is having healthy skin underneath. Cleanse twice a day, exfoliate at least once a week and moisturize properly. By moisturizing twice daily, you’ll keep skin plump and hydrated. This is especially important as we age, since our skin tends to lose its natural moisture over time. Applying a good moisturizer before facial makeup will also, “…help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, which become more pronounced on dry skin,” states Dr. Schlessinger.
For superior moisture, choose products that contain healthy, hydrating ingredients and use two different formulas for morning and evening. EltaMD AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer creates a smooth, supple complexion when applied before makeup. The oil-free, non-greasy lotion contains nourishing glycerin, plus niacinamide for its anti-aging benefits. For a moisturizer that keeps skin hydrated as you sleep, pick up EltaMD PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer. The lotion strengthens skin and restores lost elasticity with a powerful blend of peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger also recommends contouring to give makeup youthful dimension.
Contouring involves using foundation, bronzer, blush and highlighter to enhance facial structure and give shape to different areas of the face. Using the concept of shadow and illumination, says Dr. Schlessinger, “It can create the illusion of a face lift without surgery by drawing attention to your best features.” It can also help detract from features you’d rather play down.
Use a bronzer under the cheekbones and a highlighter on the cheekbones to sculpt them. Then add a fresh, dewy touch with some blush. The jane iredale Quad Bronzer in Moonglow or Sunbeam has everything you need to contour like a pro. Four different hues allow you to customize bronzer, blush and highlighter shades to find a great look for day or night. To see contouring in action at our LovelySkin retail store, watch our video on how to contour here.
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