We have to admit that knowing how to apply a primer does take some skills. More precisely, we need to develop the most suitable technique for our specific skin type.
As we age, the skin starts to require more care and an advanced approach to the way we put on makeup. Because how we put on our cosmetics determines whether we take off ten years from the face or add to enhancing the looks of wrinkles and fine lines.
So we are going to reveal some of our self-tested time-favorite tips and tricks on how to use a primer for your aging skin to make the best out of it.
1. Restrain from foam washes before putting on a primer
When it comes to cleansing, foam washes serve to prevent friction between the product and the skin. That helps to lessen the chances of irritation or inflammation, which can be fantastic for acne-prone skin.
However, the foaming agents cause drying out during the day. The adverse effect usually reveals gradually, or you may even fail to feel it if you use enough moisturizers. But in case of applying a primer, it is a must to prevent that reaction.
2. Make the most of your beauty sleep
It is best to start preparing the day before you intend on using a primer to minimize the chances of creasing. That’s because aging skin needs some extra diligence to attain a smooth base for the foundation.
You can try a simple homemade recipe, which includes a steam bath, followed by a night facial mask. First, boil a liter of water and add five drops of Lavender essential oil.
Then let the vapor open up the pores by performing the procedure for up to five minutes. It is okay to take some breaks, as the hot waves in the face might not be bearable for more than a minute.
Next, you can mix up a self-made concoction, or take advantage of a sleep mask. The purpose of this routine is to feed the skin with essential nutrients by letting these seep deep through the outer layers.
While we are asleep, we are away from any irritants, such as free radicals, UVA/UVB rays, and dirt. That helps the ingredients perform their full action. Moreover, you can afford to apply a thick film, which would be impossible to do during the day.
One of our favorite DIY recipes for sagging skin includes Aloe Vera Gel, Coconut, Rosehip, Avocado, and Frankincense Oil. Melt one tablespoon of Coconut Oil on low heat until it becomes liquid.
Take it away from the heat, as this can cause damage the delicate compounds of the essential oils. Then add one spoon of Aloe Vera, ten drops of Rosehip and Avocado Oil, and 5 to 7 drops of Frankincense Oil.
Don’t be afraid to apply a heavy coat of the mixture. The goal is that it gets sucked by the thirsty skin while you are sleeping. When you wake up, don’t hurry up to wash the face but soak a clean cotton pad in some Geranium or Sweet Almond Oil.
Massage the skin with gentle circular motions. That will help to take away any traces of oil, which would be impossible if you use only a face wash. Then repeat the same thing with a clean piece of cotton, dipped in some hot water to aid unclog and open up the pores.
3. Make sure to seal the pores
That’s a crucial step because if we fail to close the pores well, that will disrupt the even distribution of the primer.
You can use a special pore-minimizing product, such as a good Korean toner, and also try our simple trick to enhance its absorption and make the most out of the cosmetics.
Take a tablespoon of baking soda, a spoon of yogurt, and a spoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir these well and apply the mixture. Leave it for about ten minutes and rinse with cold water.
Afterward, proceed with the application of the toner with gentle circular motions until you can feel it is fully dry.
4. Stay away from heavy moisturizers
Moisturizing is more than advisable, especially since aging skin is much more prone to dryness.
But using products, designed to help retain moisture can make the primer less efficient by not letting the gluing particles stick well.
Go for lightweight formulations, which absorb fast, so that you can form an even coat of primer.
5. Use a sponge for better control during application
Imagine the process of applying a primer much like putting on nail polish. Just one single and precise layer is enough.
A very common mistake is that even if you use some of the best primers for aging skin, inappropriate distribution can ruin the whole effect. Sponges allow that you can feel better where you disperse the product so that you don’t build on too much.
The Bottom Line
We believe that everybody, regardless of the age, can feel confident and comfortable in their skin. All we need to do is to find the right approach towards the way we want to enhance the complexion.
So we keep following our mission to help people make the most out of a beauty routine by sharing our experience and all the latest trends for achieving a flawless complexion.
After all, youthfulness is something we carry in our hearts, and suitable cosmetics is only a means to shed this light on the world that surrounds us.
This is a guest post by Hannah, the dedicated blogger behind Support Your Beauty. She found her passion in inspiring people to feel free and confident with their looks after years of practice in the beauty niche and many trials and errors. Hannah believes in the inner radiance that every human carries within, and she shares an in-depth knowledge of the ingredients.