Anti-aging skin tips: Does wearing makeup make your skin look older?

Not all makeup makes your skin look older, but research has found that dyes and metal salts within certain chemicals in makeup can break down the collagen and elastin in the skin. The importance of collagen and elastin lie in the fact that these two substances work together to keep the skin tight and supple. As the skin looses these vital components, it begins to sag and wrinkles will form. As a result, it is important to use a primer and to gently exfoliate your skin daily in order to keep it protected from the chemicals found in makeup. In addition to the above mentioned precautions, you should also practice proper makeup habits such as ensuring your foundation isn't too heavy by not using an excessive amount (caking it on) as this can lead to clogged pores, which will bring on a variety of other skin problems such as acne. Another important bit of information to remember is to ensure that the makeup is removed every night, and that you replenish your skin with anti aging