Makeup Primers – Over 60 & Fab

Today’s installment of Over 60 & Fabulous, we are talking Makeup Primers. As we age our skin takes on a texture of its own and if we can make it look smooth and softer, why shouldn’t we. If you haven’t been using makeup primer, then you’re really missing out. If you wear a full face of make or just use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer, makeup primers are great when trying to combat shine, create a smooth surface to apply foundation. There is a lot of debate when it come to makeup primers, if they are really needed or not. Well I love them!

One of the  benefits of using a makeup primer is it seals your pores and will help even out skin tone and texture.
Makeup Primers make your skin appear much more youthful, they smooth out fine lines. This creates a more youthful appearance and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkle

One of the main reasons for using a makeup  primer is because it helps your makeup stay on longer. Primers help decrease sweating through the pores, which makes your makeup stay in place longer. They also act as a natural shield for dust, water and debris that might make your makeup wear off. This is my favorite reason for using one.

Makeup primers come in all kinds of formulas and textures for all skin types. You need to find one that works for your skin, and as with all makeup products always test it to make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients. I am always saying not everything work for everyone.

Makeup Primers

 

 

Fusion of Color Cosmetics offered 2 different makeup primers one is Perfect Canvas Primer, which is more of a silicone based one. It is thicker and glides on smoothly over the skin.

 

 

 

Sheer Perfection Makeup Primers

 

Our newest member to the makeup primer family is Sheer Perfection Matte Primer, this one is loaded with good things for your skin and is a thinner formula than Perfect Canvas Primer.  Sheer Perfection like Perfect Canvas Primer can be worn under makeup or alone. Sheer Perfection can also be added to your foundation if you want to sheer it out, especially if you use a cream and it is too heavy for you.
As we age if a product helps us smooth our skin and helps soften those fine lines and wrinkles and possibly have ingredients that are good for our skin, I am all for it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exfoliation – Over 60 & Fabulous

We are going to talk about my favorite thing exfoliation! To maximize the benefits of your moisturizing products, it is important to exfoliate two to three times per week to remove dried out and dead skin cells from your face. Exfoliation may seem quite harsh and many mature women wonder if they shoud be doing this. When you exfoliate, you are assisting the natural process of shedding dead skin cells.

The process of removing dead skin cells rejuvenates the face and allows new, healthy skin cells to grow. The process of renewing skin cells slows down as you age, so in your 60s it becomes crucial to exfoliate in order to speed this process along.

Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly.

When skin is suffocated due to build up of dead skin cells, sebum and bacteria in the new skin cells below are starved of nutrients and vitamins. Exfoliating regularly will expose them to minerals they need to become healthy.
If we don’t exfoliate, anti aging skin care products are not able to penetrate the upper skin layers and so are not as efficient as they could be.

There are a lot of exfoliation products in the market. If you are new to this, start off with something gentle like a cream exfoliator with soluble beads in it.  You can also see your Esthetician and get a deeper exfoliation  of your skin.  But what ever you do, you must do some kind of exfoliation of the skin.

Facial Cleanser

We are going to talk about Fusion of Color’s Facial Cleanser. This is our next installment of Over 60 and Fabulous!   We have 3 different facial cleanser products to clean your face. You need to take off you make up daily.  Please, Please, Please do not sleep in your make up.  You must use some sort of a facial cleanser. My routine is use either the Micellar Water or Cleansing Oil first. Then use a warm wash cloth afterward. After pre cleaning I use either the Clarisonic or the Perfect Canvas Classic Cleanser.

To use the Perfect Canvas Classic Cleanser add a pump to your hand and Classic Cleanser 1massage into damp skin. It is a very creamy non foaming facial cleanser. It is not harsh and will not strip your face of it’s precious moisture. Rinse off with warm, not hot water either by splashing your face or using a warm washcloth to remover. All you former Jeune D’age Organic Skin Care lovers this is the same cleanser!! The facial cleanser contains wonderful ingredients beneficial to your skin like Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Olea Europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Ananas Comosus (Organic Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, just to name a few! It also has an Organic content of 87%.
http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-Canvas-Cleanser/

Facial Cleanser Micellar WaterOur newest member to the facial cleanser products is our Micellar water.  Use as a pre cleanser or for a quick makeup change or just a pick up during the day. Take a cotton pad and add some Micellar water and wipe it over your face to remover make up or just the dirt and grime from the day.  When I use this, I use it at night to take off my make up and yes mascara also. Then I follow with my usual cleansing routine. For you gals that have eyelash extension is a great product to use, does not contain oil and would be very gentle on your lashes.
Micellar Water can be used in place of your cleanser and toner, although we think a spritz of a light or a cotton pad with our Classic Toner or Prestige Toner can be a great addition, especially on hot, humid days when you’re feeling sticky. We like it for touching up mascara misses. It is a great cleanser for you face after being out and about on your bike, after a run, after any outdoor activity or exercise, anywhere you want to get your face clean when there’s no water around.
Keep it at work in your desk drawer in case you are going out after work and need to freshen up your make up and of course after that long night of fun!
http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-canvas-Micellar-Water/

Another idea for facial cleanser  is our Perfect Canvas Cleansing Oil. Believe it or not “Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables and fruit that heal, protect and nourish your skin. Classic Cleanser
When done properly and consistently, the Cleansing Oil can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne–while leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.”
This products was made out of neccessity in my quest for an eye makeup remover. I could never find an eye makeup remover that worked. When I did find one hey would discontinue it. So we made our own. I use this almost daily as a facial cleanser before my Clarisonic or Classic Cleanser. It takes over mascara with no effort or tugging on the eyes and it feels so good when you massage it into your skin to clean it. The ingredients in the Cleansing Oil are good for your skin. Rice Bran,Apricot Oil, and Grapeseed Oil.
http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-Canvas-Cleansing-Oil/

As I said before PLEASE clean you skin daily, your face will love you for it.

Our next installment of Over 60 and Fabulous will be about under makeup primers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 60 and Fabulous!!

Since I am older than mummy dust, we are going to be doing posts about being Over 60 and fabulous.  We are going to start with skin care.  Most mature women do not look like their mothers or grandmothers did at their age. We take better care of ourselves and it shows!
Mature Women

Most women in general, but particularly over 60 are concerned about the onset of an ‘aging’ and want to have “younger-looking” skin to match. Since we are bombarded with having to be this young thing  and all the photoshopped pictures that are not real.  Us Over 60 ladies are never going to have that taut, flawless, pore less, even toned skin back. So we need to concentrate on having the best looking skin we can achieve.  Any routine you choose you HAVE to continue  doing it. It is not just  1 day I will do it then not do it again for a week, it has to be a daily routine.

Don’t Try to Look “Younger” it generally makes you older. Let’s try to look the best we can
we lived life and should be proud of that!

Stay out of the Sun
Sun damage is one of the leading causes of wrinkled, spotted skin. Try to limit your sun exposure, wear hats and use sunblock. A lot of sun damage doesn’t become fully apparent until later in life.  Using sunblock and avoiding excessive sun can also reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Wash Your Face Before Sleep
Dry skin is one of the most common challenges for women over 60, because people’s skin tends to become drier as we lose oil glands when we get older. Do not use soap, as soap will pull away the natural oils from your skin.  Use a cream cleanser, oil cleanser, nothing to harsh. Toner after washing and then use a serum and moisturizer to but back moisture in the skin. Exfoliation helps our skin also, skin we do not shed dead skin as fast as out younger counterparts. Again with exfoliation, nothing harsh. Getting facials from a professional helps also.

Mature Women

When you are over 60, you must, must moisturize daily, always use  moisturizer, serum whatever works for you and above all sunblock.

Stop Smoking, aside from all the other health benefits of giving up smoking, if you are a smoker, you probably have more wrinkles than other people your same age who do not smoke.

There are so many products in the market, you need to find what works for you be it high end, natural oils, drug store brands, indie brands. Yes we carry skin care that we love and use!!

Fusion of Color Skin Care!

Mature Women