Having been in the makeup industry for over 31 years, it is safe to say I have seen it all! Unfortunately, not all beauty brands prioritise skin health, but I believe that makeup should be an extension of your skincare regimen. The last thing anyone wants is to prematurely age their skin and use products that are doing more damage than good. So, here is my guide to anti-aging makeup…
1. Choose your makeup products wisely
To ensure your makeup is working for you and not against you, I highly recommend using products that are formulated with naturally derived, skin-loving ingredients. Stay far, far away from products that use parabens, alcohols, sulfates and mineral oil. These are huge skincare red flags!
2. Opt for a face oil rather than a skin primer
Primers are widely known in the makeup industry as an essential step to ensuring a smooth and flawless base, however, some primers can clog pores resulting in severe acne breakouts due to petroleum-based ingredients which suffocate the skin. I recommend indulging your skin with a nourishing face oil that has a vitamin-rich blend to promote skin health. There are some amazing vitamins that have incredible skin benefits. For example, vitamins A and C increase collagen production to lessen fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and evening out skin tone.
Not only will a face oil give your skin the TLC it’s been craving but will also ensure your makeup products apply and blend like a dream. Not to mention the naturally radiant glow and instant hydration your skin will have!
VANI-T’s Luxe Elixir Face Oil uses all-natural ingredients and has certified organic properties to regenerate and nourish your skin. Designed to regenerate the skin, the oil blend is jam-packed full of ingredients that assist with scarring, aging and skin texture.
3. Foundation matters!
Foundation is something many women use daily, so it makes sense to find one that will love you as much as you love it. With thousands of foundations to choose from, I know the struggle of finding the perfect one for you and your skin type. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- For decades, mineral powder makeup has been a go-to option for skincare lovers. Made with finely milled natural minerals, powder foundations are especially compatible with mature skin as it minimises the appearance of fine lines and pores. A great anti-aging ingredient to look out for in mineral powder foundations is Olive Squalane.
- Aim for a foundation that has a chemical-free SPF. Sun exposure is the number one cause of premature aging, so protecting your skin from UV rays is crucial to reducing wrinkles, fine lines and pigment irregularity. An SPF foundation is an easy way to ensure your face is being protected all day long!