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8 Ways to Hide Wrinkles

 

1. Plump Up With Moisturizer

With age, skin becomes drier, making wrinkles stand out more. Bring that moisture back to fight the fine lines.

Look for a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, which pulls in water and plumps the skin.

2. Use Retinoid

Retinoid spur your skin to make more collagen, which combats wrinkles. You can buy products made with retinol over the counter, or get prescription-strength retinoid through your doctor. Both have been well-studied for wrinkles, and work.

Use them as directed, and be patient. Most products take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months to work.

Wear sunscreen, too. Retinoid can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Wearing sunscreen every day can also help you prevent future wrinkles.

3. Don't Overdo Anti-Aging Creams

Take it easy. Try only one or two anti-ageing products at a time.

Using too many tends to irritate the skin, which can make signs of ageing more visible. It's best to start with one product and adds another product after a month or so.

Look for ingredients like vitamin C or descriptions including "peptide technology" or "growth factor technology."

4. Makeup: Start With a Silicone Primer

After you moisturize, smooth on a primer before you put on your foundation.

Applying primer as a makeup base is the key to softening wrinkles. Choose one with a silicone base, which fills in uneven skin texture and fine lines.

5. Use a Light, Moisture-Rich Foundation

Heavy matte formulas make your skin look older. A hydrating, sheer foundation is best.

Need more coverage to hide dark spots or blemishes? Lightly tap a concealer on dark spots before applying foundation.

Heavy coverage on fine lines and wrinkles draws attention to them.

6. Lighten Up on Powder

A light dusting of loose, mineral powder sets your makeup without settling into fine lines and pores.

Look for one that contains mica micro-particles, which reflect light to give the skin extraordinary radiance.

Also, swap your powder blush for a cream blush to get a natural, radiant look that won't draw attention to any fine lines on your cheeks.

7. Play Up Your Eyes

Highlighting eyes is one of the tricks of the trade that makeup artists use to draw focus away from wrinkles.

Choose matte eye shadow rather than shimmer. The metallic used in shimmery eyeshadows enhances fine lines and draws attention to creepy skin.

Neutral colours work best. Use lighter shades on your lids and soft neutrals in the creases of your eyelids.

8. Smudge-Proof Your Lips

Keep the colour on your lips, and don't let it bleed into fine lines. Lip pencil, a non-drying lip stain, and sheer gloss should do the trick.

Line your lips with a creamy, colour-stay lip liner that matches your lip colour.

Next, apply a lip stain very lightly using your fingertip. Don't use too much.

Finally, put a little bit of sheer gloss on the centre of your lips. This will help your colour stay put and keep the spotlight where it belongs: on your beauty.