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Just wondering if make-up actually contribute to women aging faster as compared to men of the same age?

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I think it does. Just look at the celeb without makeup. Regular use of makeup doesn't let the skin breathe, no matter if you wear minerals or the vitamins one etc etc.
But that is my humble opinion.
 

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I think it really depends on what you are using for makeup! Hollywood uses heavy makeup I'm sure for filming.

Many of the foundations out there now have SPF, but not enough to protect from being out in the sun for any length of time, so ppl get a false sense of safety I think with a foundation with an SPF of 15 that is a chemical sunscreen and is not longlasting or stable. Mineral makeup has titanium dioxide usually and is more stable and longlasting if applied evenly.

Keep in mind that some of those pictures you see in the magazines and tabloids are doctored to MAKE them look worse - it sells more copies! And actually, they are ppl just like us, so they have bad days too!



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I guess you are both right, girls. The wrong make-up definitely ages us faster and the main key is to always wear a high spf when outdoor.

I still strongly believe though women who use less make-up actually do look younger than those who wear a lot of heavy make-up-- but this is just my opinion.
 

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The best makeup is the kind that you don't notice! Sometimes it takes a lot of artfully applied makeup to make the skin look like you're wearing nothing at all! So don't be afraid to wear it...just make sure you take it all off and wear the right sunscreen under it!



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I've heard that mens thicker skin helps them often age better than woman. That and shaving. Sorry ladies. We do die younger though.
Not me, I'm a health freakoid.
 

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Hi,

Just wondering if make-up actually contribute to women aging faster as compared to men of the same age?

Please share your opinions.
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It depends what you consider to be part of your make-up regime. If you consider sunscreen to be a cosmetic, then definitely that "cosmetic" reduces in both men and women aging.

Cosmetic use by women has contributed to many women looking younger -- women are more artful and accepted in the use of cosmetics than men. For instance, fine lines and wrinkles can be controlled by cosmetics and women are more likely to use them than men.

So although men have thicker skin, therefore more collagen and don't age as quickly as women, because of the use of cosmetics by women there comes a point age-wise where they can look better, i.e., younger than men of the same age.

Aging is not preventable but you can look better than your cronological age by using sunscreen, sensible diet, exercise, drink lots of water.
 

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I've heard that mens thicker skin helps them often age better than woman. That and shaving. Sorry ladies. We do die younger though.
Not me, I'm a health freakoid.
So true....but now that we are all exfoliating, using retinoids and massaging our skin (to thicken it and stimulate collagen production), we grrrrls can look lovely long into our senior years too....


Yeah Peri! Live Long! We hope you will share your strategies!



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Rightly said ,Mari. I agree with you.

Don't forget about the vitamin c , Fawnie! This also helps collagen production
 

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Just wondering if make-up actually contribute to women aging faster as compared to men of the same age?

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I think that make-up should be used only if you have a perfect-skin. If you don't have the perfect skin, wearing make-up shuould be something that you are doing only on weekends/special occasions.

So, the answer is yes-because not having a perfect skin and wearing make-up it certainly won't help you look younger.
 

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Yes, I agree Make- Up ages us faster indeed! What would I not give to have perfect ,flawless skin so I don't need to wear make-up to cover up!!
 

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Yes, I agree Make- Up ages us faster indeed! What would I not give to have perfect ,flawless skin so I don't need to wear make-up to cover up!!
There's a psychological benefit in the use of cosmetics -- very few women have flawless skin, some have serious skin imperfections such as scars. Cosmetics can contribute to a well-being of a woman (or man) because proper use of makeup covers these flaws. At the age of 25 there is evidence fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. By the age of 45 the skin becomes sallow, pores and age spots enlarge and noticeable sagging appears near the eyes and the cheeks. I think the benefits outweight the negatives.
 

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I agree with Fawnie best makeup is those people who you dont even realise are wearing makeup, however yeah makeup can age you depending on type you use how often you use it and how good shape your skin is anyway! However iv gone 30 years without having to get up that bit earlier in the morning without bothering with makeup hopefully i can another 30! Fingers crossed anyway!
 

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I agree with Fawnie best makeup is those people who you dont even realise are wearing makeup, however yeah makeup can age you depending on type you use how often you use it and how good shape your skin is anyway! However iv gone 30 years without having to get up that bit earlier in the morning without bothering with makeup hopefully i can another 30! Fingers crossed anyway!
Not too many women know when less is enough. As you age your skin shows its imperfections more with makeup -- especially when it gets into creases of the skin. Sparkly eyeshadow is really a no no for older women -- it really shows up crinkly eyelids.

The best way I have found to get the "no makeup" look is to put on a matte base and apply mineral makeup. anyone else got tips?
 

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I have been told by a make-up lady that shimmery and sparkly make-ups should be avoided at all cost when one has oily skin. These just make the skin look even more shiny!


For people with large pores like me, splashing the face with cold water will tighten and shrink the pores temporarily!!
 

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Too many cosmetics contains so many ingredients and chemicals that may cause damage to our skin making us look older! But proper cosmetics esp natural and organic ones should be okay. I believe we should look for good natural cosmetics with a good spf and antioxidants that will not only help us to look good but also keep us younger looking for longer!
 

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My gramma always said to never buy cheap earrings or cheap makeup.

I think if you use a light foundation when you want to and make sure you wash your face before going to bed and get that make up off is good.

healthy skin is the best. I wear makeup sometimes. sometimes it's just mascara and a little blush and lipstick.
There are definitely days when I wear it and it makes me feel better
 

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Im the only one in my family who does not wear makeup but when i do i think tinted moisturizer are nice and light and bit of this and that and the other but however I think people with good skin or not good skin use makeup as a tool to either make them selves feel better about themselves or confindence booster, or they just like it! How long does makeup last for before it starts going stale?

Mari I do agree with you, but however Im poo at putting on makeup anyway and on occassions I do wear it my younger sis does it for me but hey I can live with that!
 

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I agree with Kyra. I personally, find that I take better care of my face when I wear make-up. Why? It's simple really. You have all this gook on your face and you KNOW you need to wash it off before you go to bed otherwise you leave gunk on your pillow and your face feels like crap in the morning....etc.

I'm not saying people who don't wear makeup don't wash. But for me, my husband's a pilot and is gone 4-6 days a week. I tend to get a bit slack about 'fixing' myself up when he's gone. Hence, no makeup, no need to wash the face? WRONG.

And just in case anyone is interested. I actually JUST posted on this topic in the Make-up forum. Beware of foundations and moisturizers too that contain Dimethicone or Propolyene. They are basically silicone. They feel great. Very silky. When slathered over the face they link together causing a film (kind of like cling wrap) which covers the poors where they are unable to breathe. Sweat and oils become trapped under the film actually causing the breakouts that most people are trying to cover! Just food-for-thought.
 

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I think it's not make up per se that ages skin, it's the application. There are a lot of women who treat their skin really rough when it comes to make up application, especially around eyes. It's kinda sad to watch a young girl applying eyeliner, they pull the delicate skin around eyes and they brutally draw a line. And the removal process is the same, you can't just take a cotton pad and rub until your eyes are all red. This kind of treatment gives lines in no time.
And caking layers of thick make up isn't doing any good either. Again, especially around eyes.
Skin need a lot of love, not a lot of make up and brutal treatment.
 
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