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4 Makeup Tips for Elderly Women

By Debbie Waddell, 10:30 am on

Waiting for the fountain of youth to be discovered is no longer a concern for older women today. Your elderly loved one can benefit from new makeup formulas designed to enhance aging skin. However, knowing how to apply makeup can help her bring out her best features. Placer County, Granite Bay, and Folsom senior home care experts want to share a few makeup tips to help your loved one maintain her beauty in the golden years.

1. Choose Cream-Based Products

Now that your loved one’s skin has more texture, she no longer needs to worry about powdering her nose. Powder-based makeup tends to settle into fine lines, while cream-based products can give your loved one a dewy, youthful glow. Creamy foundations can also be found with sunscreen inside to protect your loved one’s skin from sun damage.

2. Go Subtle for the Lips

The bold, dramatic lipsticks your loved one wore in her 20s will look garish on paler skin. Instead, encourage your loved one to choose subtle colors that match her lips or inner gums. Because these colors occur naturally on the body, your loved one can be certain her lipstick is a perfect match. When applying lipstick, she should add a touch of gloss in the middle of her lips to combat the reduced collagen and make them appear plumper.

3. Use Moisturizer

Hydrated skin simply looks better than skin that is dry, flaking, and showing every fine line. Your loved one should begin her makeup routine with a moisturizer designed for older skin and make sure to use a gentle exfoliator once a week. This combination can help give your loved one a subtle glow while allowing her makeup to glide on smoothly.

4. Soften the Eyes

To prevent eyeliner running into fine lines in the face, your loved one should use a pencil instead of a liquid formula. She should make sure to line only the top lids and use a makeup sponge to smudge the line. This approach gives off a softer appearance than a thick, solid line that enhances your loved one’s eyes without making it obvious she is wearing makeup.

If grooming has become more challenging for your loved one in her senior years, Home Care Assistance can help. Our caregivers are available around the clock to help your loved one manage grooming and bathing tasks, as well as many other tasks of daily living. For more information on the live-in and respite home care Folsom, CA, seniors count on, call one of our friendly Care Managers at 916.226.3737 today.

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