While some beauty tips and tricks seem difficult to relate to depending on your age, there are some rules that everyone should live by! Keep reading for five beauty rules to live by at every age!
1. Moisturizing Every Day
Too few people feel the need to moisturize, but it doesn’t matter if your skin is young or old, dry or oily: this is a step you should never skip! Moisturizing the face replenishes your skin with good oils. While this may seem like a step irrelevant to those of a young age or those with oily skin, moisturizing causes your skin to stop producing bad oils, and will in turn result in clearer, acne free complexion!
2. Wearing Sunscreen
This step is a vital rule to live by for everyone. Wearing sunscreen is something most people of all ages don’t think about regularly. However, the sun truly damages your skin – even if you’re only outside for a few minutes a day! You may not see the results immediately, but sun damage will lead to dark spots, wrinkles, bad texture, and in some cases skin cancer. It is never too late to add this preventative step into your beauty routine!
3. Washing Off Makeup Before Bed
This is a step that often those of an older age may not think about applying to them. This reason is because often those who are older do not wear nearly as much makeup as you younger ladies do! While it may seem that a little eyeliner here or a tad of mascara there isn’t going to hurt your skin, long term you will be regretting having gone to bed without tending to your face. Base makeup such as primer, foundation, concealer, blush, contour, bronzer, highlight, etc., clog pores and lead to acne, excess oil, and general irritation. Eye makeup such as liner and mascara can lead to eyelash loss, and products such as eyelid primer or eyeshadow can build up an excess of oil on your lids. Lip products like liquid lipstick can pull the moisture out of your lips and cause them to become dry and crack, or even transfer onto the skin around your mouth causing acne.
4. Sharing Your Makeup With Others
This applies to absolutely everyone who owns makeup. Never, in any case, should you share your makeup with another person. Doing so spreads germs and puts you at risk for a huge variety of infections as well as breakouts. Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule! Foundation in a pump bottle can be shared as it stays completely sanitary. Products such as lipstick can also be shared – but only if they have never been applied directly on the lips and instead applied with a cleaned makeup lip brush.
5. Blend, Blend, Blend
This last tip is a general tip in regards to how your makeup will look. Blending is something many people don’t see the importance of regardless of their age. However, blending your makeup will bring you beauty looks to the next level. Always make sure to blend your foundation down your neck to make sure there isn’t a harsh line where the differing colors are obvious. Never forget to blend out the harsh edges in your eyeshadow to make any look effortless. And, of course, never apply blush, contour, bronzer, or highlight unless you’re ready to spend at least a couple seconds blending them effortlessly into your skin!
No matter your age, beauty rules such as these will keep your skin healthy and your makeup looks ageless!