Applying makeup is a wonderful way for women of all ages to feel beautiful, but symptoms like shaking hands, wrinkles, and failing eyesight can make it a little more challenging for older women. Sacramento, CA, senior care professionals share a few tips and tricks older women can use to make putting on makeup a smoother process.
1. Keep Skin Clean and Moisturized
Senior women should avoid applying makeup without cleaning, exfoliating, and moisturizing their skin first. Otherwise, they might spend more time filling in lines and end up with uneven, caked on foundation. Skin can dry with age, so investing in a good moisturizer and applying it daily is a must. Supple, moisturized skin looks healthier and younger, and your loved one may not need to apply as much makeup, saving time and effort.
2. Use a Cream Foundation
If your loved one wants to cover age spots or blemishes on her face, the best product is a cream foundation. It is more opaque than a simple liquid foundation, which means your loved one gets more coverage without using concealers and other products that can be difficult to blend. If your loved one’s eyesight has weakened, the cream foundation may also take care of the issues she doesn’t notice.
3. Don’t Use Liquid Eyeliner
Senior women should use a kohl pencil instead of a liquid or gel product. Liquid eyeliner can appear harsh, is challenging to apply, and can seep into lines and wrinkles. A kohl pencil is softer, easier to apply, and does not spread as much. Your loved one may also consider using brown or gray instead of black for a softer look.
4. Use a Good Set of Brushes
There is much debate about whether senior women should wear face powder, as it can add too much texture to the face. However, applying a loose powder with a high-quality makeup brush can make all the difference. The same is true for a good blush brush.
Applying makeup can help boost your loved one’s mood and overall wellbeing. For more tips on boosting your loved one’s wellbeing, turn to Home Care Assistance. Our dedicated caregivers can assist your loved one with grooming, exercising, preparing wholesome meals, providing transportation, social stimulation, and a wide array of everyday tasks. We provide live-in and respite home care. Sacramento, CA, families can call 916.706.0169 and speak with a Care Manager for more information on our elder care services.