There is a lot of money and research put into skin care each year. Everyone wants the fountain of youth product that improves appearance to look years younger. Some of these products are quite effective, but they may cost a fortune. Our grandmothers may have the most effective and wallet friendly skin care secrets around. The way we apply our moisturizer and make-up, the temperature of the water we use when washing, and even what we ingest can have a positive or negative effect on our skin.
The key to many of these skin care secrets is starting early and being consistent. Starting early is a major player when it comes to make-up application. When applying make-up or moisturizer, start from the bottom and work your way up. The neck needs to be moisturized, as wrinkles in the neck area can be very visible.
Use upward and inward motions when applying moisturizer and make-up. This reduces stretching and helps prevent new wrinkles from forming. When applying under eye make-up, the same principles apply, but it can also be useful to use your ring finger. This is the weakest finger, and is therefore less likely to damage the delicate skin under the eye.