The Hidden Ways You’re Aging Yourself – Part One 

  1. Kathy says:

    Great suggestions Jennifer! There is one I would like to add. Sunscreen. I will turn 69 in less than 2 months. I was never a sunworshipper when I was young, back in the day when there really weren’t effective sunscreens and we didn’t know we should wear them every single day. But, I am lucky that I have very little sun damage. My dermatologist, who I see once a year for a skin cancer check, always praises me for having such beautiful, undamaged skin. I have no sun spots on my face or chest. I regularly get mistaken for someone 20 years younger. Sunscreen is the number one weapon against skin aging. I see others my age and younger who look far older than I because of their damaged skin. Obviously, none of us can turn back the clock and undo the sins of our past, but we can certainly use sunscreen today to ward off more damage!

    • Oh I would 100% agree. That will def be on the next installment of this series 😉 My own mother is 74, and looks 15 years younger than her younger sister who is 8 years younger than her, bc her sister was a sun worshiper! And my aunts skin sadly has aged so quickly. I love a tan, but I fake it with self tanner on my face!

  2. carole says:

    Your advice on eyeliner is spot on! i think that I have purchased every pencil eyeliner on the market and the only one that I would recommend is the Marc Jacobs thin liner pencil, which sadly, has been discontinued! I use a small angled brush from ELF and Mac powder eyeliner. Dipping the brush in water helps the liner stay on all day.

    • So glad you are already implementing this makeup tip! It makes the eyeliner look so much easier. I should have also included that dipping the eyeshadow and brush into a few squirts of makeup setting spray also works like a dream!

  3. Sally says:

    Beautiful nice.

  4. Bridget says:

    Very helpful post. One of the things I struggle with is not putting make up on – but removing it. I wonder if you would consider a post on the topic. I love to wear eyeliner and mascara, but my eyes are very sensitive. I have had several eye surgeries. While I have found some products that work, removing them at the end of the day in a way that does not irritate my eyes has been a challenge. Do you have favorite products or procedures that you follow?

    • Hello Bridget. you aren’t the first to struggle with the removal process! Even though I don’t have sensitive eyes, I have heard that makeup remover balms work well for this type of sensitivity and also bc they require little scrubbing to get off the makeup. this one by it cosmetics is also opthamologist approved so check it out >>

  5. Kathleen McDermott says:

    Yes! All true. At 69, I find that all these tips work. Now after reading this I WILL do eyeliner because just a thin line makes a huge difference. Simply been too lazy. Will use the angled brush to make sure my pencil liners really get into the lashes (the hardest part for me) and also use the old favorite of wet brush in dark shadow. Really does work. P.S. Just reread your old beauty post – all gems!

    • Jennifer Duvall says:

      fantastic to hear you are back to paying some attention to your lash line with a little bit of liner! It’s the subtle differences that truly elevate a face. thanks for taking time to leave this comment Kathleen 🙂

  6. Tracy Gray says:

    Thank you for the info and product suggestions. This morning I was applying my makeup and just jot feeling great after I finished. I’m definitely going to incorporate your ideas and see how they work. I definitely have been applying my blush incorrectly.

    • Jennifer Duvall says:

      Tracy, I would love for you to come back here and let me know how you’re feeling after trying out some of these new makeup approaches!

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