“As we get older, our skin has harder time retaining moisture. This is the reason why most mature women have skin that looks dried and cracked,” explains Sandy Taylor, editor at Foundation Fairy. Though aging is inevitable, having a radiant and fresh looking skin is still possible. With some minor adjustments on your daily routine, aging gracefully will be more of an excitement than a challenge. Choosing the right foundation is the key. Let me then show you how to choose foundation for mature skin easily and confidently.
Every foundation will only be effective if you keep your skin properly moisturized
Your foundation will be free from caking if you keep your skin well moisturized before any application of foundation. It also reduces friction and allows a much smoother foundation application. Dermatologist Nancy Satur suggests using an antimicrobial and latex-free blending sponge in applying your foundation evenly. She further explains that “they may provide a softer and less irritating application for mature or sensitive skin as compared with synthetic brushes.”
Choose products that conceals your flaws while providing skin-nourishing ingredients
When asked on how to choose foundation for mature skin, Lancome make-up artist Shehla Shaikh explains, “The key things you need to consider with choosing an anti-aging foundation for mature skin are texture and light - anything too matte and full coverage will age the skin as it gives a flattening effect. So it's important to use light-reflecting products with a dewy, fresh finish.”
Look for natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, natural vitamin C, and coenzyme Q10. These natural components will keep your skin moisturized and protected from premature aging all while providing the effects and coverage of a foundation. Moreover, foundation with peptides has benefits also proven by science to help reduce wrinkles.
Opt for liquid, cream or baked mineral foundations
Baked mineral foundations are uniquely created by artisans and experts by carefully mixing natural mineral powders with natural ingredients like Jojoba Oils, Vitamin E, plant extracts from lavender, green tea and rosemary, to name a few. It passes through a slow baking process which results in a light and smooth formulation. Baked mineral foundation may look like powder but with its creamy and finely sifted formula, it gently dissolves into your skin smoothly and evenly.