Choosing Better Makeup

How To Protect Your Skin And Look Great At The Same Time

The sun may be a welcome sight in the sky, but it emits some very unwelcome radiation in the form of ultraviolet rays. If you’re ready to enjoy some summer fun and you want to protect yourself against this danger without making yourself look silly in the process, here are some aesthetically-appealing ways to keep UV rays at bay. Use UV-Blocking Cosmetics To shield your skin against the damaging effects of UV-A and UV-B rays (the two kinds of ultraviolet rays that endanger people’s health), you need to wear a sunscreen that blocks both and has an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating of at least 15. But if you think this means caking yourself with zinc oxide until you look like the stereotypical white-nosed pool lifeguard, think again. These days you can buy face makeup online or in stores that contains chemical sunscreen ingredients. UV-blocking moisturizers are also available. These products allow you to perfect your look even as you’re protecting your skin. The only downside to UV-blocking cosmetics is that they may not provide enough protection by themselves, partly because the coverage may be uneven and partly because only the face gets protected. To hedge your bets in the battle against sun damage, you need to layer your protection by first applying a clear sunscreen and then applying your UV-blocking makeup on top of it. This strategy helps to secure your long-term dermatological well being without spoiling your appearance in the here and now. Wear UV-Blocking Sunglasses No matter how thoroughly you apply your makeup, the thin, delicate skin around your eyes and on your eyelids can be especially vulnerable to UV rays. Eyelid cancer accounts for up to 10 percent of all cases of skin cancer, including squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer and the deadly melanoma. But the solution to this frightening threat also happens to be one of the coolest fashion choices anyone can make. It’s as easy as choosing (and then regularly wearing) the right pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses don’t just protect your eyes from the UV radiation that can lead to cataracts and other eye problems (although that would surely be reason enough to wear them), but they also protect the skin on the eyelids and around the eyes from that same radiation — especially if they’re wraparound sunglasses that block even more incoming light. Even so, you shouldn’t just grab the first fashionable sunglasses you […]

Take Years Off Your Face: 3 Makeup Tips To Remove Fine Lines And Wrinkles

With Americans living significantly longer nowadays, wrinkles have become a common concern to the aging population. Most Americans are obsessed with the idea of staying, or rather appearing, young forever. There are many anti-aging products available on the market that will do just that; however, the ingredients within these products can take some time before having an effect on your appearance. If you’re looking for a quick fix, turn to makeup. This article will take a look at 3 effective tips in removing fine lines and wrinkles temporarily using makeup. Use a Primer Containing Silicone Before applying any type of makeup on your face, you want to first prepare your skin by applying a primer. A primer will create a smooth surface and canvas for the makeup and will help ensure that your makeup lasts throughout the day. The type of primer that you choose to use will have a huge say on how pronounced those fine lines and wrinkles will be during the entire day. To remove fine lines and wrinkles, choose a primer that contains silicone. Silicone is a skin tone miracle worker. It sits on top of the skin and will fill in imperfections, like large pores and fine lines. The silicone ensures that your makeup can be applied smoothly and flawlessly. It also lasts throughout the entire day, so that one application during the morning will be sufficient. Although primers containing silicone are extremely effective, it’s important that you wash your face thoroughly at the end of the day, as the silicone can be difficult to remove. Choose the Right Type of Foundation to Apply Foundation is primarily used to hide skin discolorations and imperfections; however, it can also do wonders in concealing fine lines and wrinkles. The right foundation will help you create a flawless canvas for applying other types of makeup, like eye shadows and blushes. If you’re concerned about wrinkles, avoid cream foundations, as they tend to crease easily. These creases will either accentuate fine lines or will create the illusion of wrinkles even when there are none. Other than making sure that the right foundation is chosen, it’s also important to learn how to properly apply the foundation. You want to use a brush or a sponge to dab or stipple on the foundation. Do not make any long brushstrokes or try to spread the foundation on your face, as long brushstrokes […]