Putting makeup on as you grow older isn’t always easy. Of course, over time, you’ll notice that fine lines will start to appear, eye bags will begin to form, and your skin in general will eventually sag. It’s all a part of the aging process–inevitable, and absolutely normal.
With that in mind, you always want to go for looks that are flattering for your age. You definitely don’t want to commit any foundation or eye makeup mistakes that will add years to your face. The same goes for your lips. In fact, professional makeup artist Margina Dennis has a few anti-aging lipstick tricks that will help you achieve a more youthful look—especially this spring. Keep reading to know more.
Use A Lip Exfoliator And Lip Mask
Your body isn’t the only thing that needs to stay hydrated. Your lips need some TLC too! According to Dennis, “Using a lip exfoliator and lip mask [helps] hydrate the skin.” These products are great because they “make the lips look more youthful by getting rid of dead skin and increasing blood flow.” She personally recommends using the Stacked Skincare Hydrating Lip Peel Exfoliant daily with a silicone lip scrubber and the Corsx Lip Sleep Ceramide Lip Butter Sleeping Mask.
Wear Tinted Lip Balm And Stain Glosses
Similar to the purpose of lip exfoliators and lip masks, Dennis shares that wearing tinted lip balm and stain glosses “are more youthful looking because they are hydrating.” As far as product recos go, she says that the “Chubby Sticks from Clinique are still a favorite along with the YSL Glossy Stain Lip Color.”
Wear Sunscreen On Your Lips
In case you didn’t know, applying sunscreen is a crucial step when it comes to your skincare routine. Sunscreen can reduce signs of aging and more importantly, it protects your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Not only does your entire face need it, but also your lips.
Dennis mentions, “Wearing sunscreen on your lips is really important to protect [yourself] from the sun and environmental aging.” With up to SPF30, she recommends wearing Burt Bees Sun Care Tinted Lip Balm with a hint of color. The best part? It offers up to eight hours of hydration!