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Old 09-20-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
 
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Default How to prevent powder from settling into lines?

So, how do you keep mineral foundations or other powders from settling into any lines you may have on your face?
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you can't.

moisturize well to start and use super-refined powders to minimize the look of them settling into lines.
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:17 PM   #3
 
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you can't.


So, how do I get rid of the fine lines then? Microdermabrasion?
I only really see the lines when I wear mineral makeup/powder.
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getting wrinkles is a fact of life.

don't squint, use sunscreen and moisturizers with AHAs.

microdermabrasion certainly helps, but it's an expensive option.
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What product are you using that settles into your fine lines?

If you use a powder foundation, there's not much you can do. That's why they're marketed and sold to young people who don't have wrinkles yet.

If you use a mineral foundation, buffing longer should help. I use bare minerals and I never have a problem with it settling into fine lines as long as I moisturize and buff. That said, I use regular cream concealer around my eyes because BM didn't look right. I buff a little BM over top.
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:18 AM   #6
 
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What product are you using that settles into your fine lines?
A mineral foundation. And it settles into a tiny line on my forehead which I only see when I wear mineral foundation.

I think the issue is that I recently stopped using moisturizer. I decided I was through with Oil of Olay, and I still haven't replaced it. I'll try to pick something up tomorrow.

Now, if only I could find a cheap moisturizer that felt as nice as whatever they put on me at the Origins counter yesterday. . . .
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Anicetta, I like the Dove moisturizing lotion with SPF 15. It isn't heavy like Nivea, but seems to do the job. Also, I noticed that when I use a loose powder it seems to settle in my lines and pores. So I only use a pressed powder now.
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a "tiny line" on your forehead???

i have major cracks across my forehead that are making me consider Botox!

why are you worry about ONE tiny line?

there are more to come....
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why are you worry about ONE tiny line?

there are more to come....
That is the reason to worry. This line is just the beginning.
I want to slow its progression as well as the emergence of new lines as much as possible.


I'm on the hunt for a new moisturizer now. Do you have any recs?


Maudie, I'll look into that Dove. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I use mineral makeup as well, and cannot use the pressed powder because my skin is oily and it needs very matte makeup. I also have rosacea and this makes my skin sensitive, and cannot tolerate anything besides mineral makeup (barely tolerates that).

That being said, how long do you wait after moisturizing before using a powder/mineral makeup? I would be using a drop of Jojoba oil mixed with water, and I know I can't put the powder on my face if it is damp. Any tips? Thanks in advance!
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i use the Dove spf 15 in the winter.

Olay Complete spf 30 in the summer.
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I'm in love with neotrogena's healthy skin enhancer. I used to use an oil free foundation and mineral makeup loose powder but it never looked quite right adn didn't seem to benefit my skin. I had heard some really good things about this product and I've been using it for 3 months now. I don't need to use powder. It is oil free but it also has a retinol agent in it that seems to keep my skin looking great adn not overly oily. It also has SPF 20 in it and so you're really getting a lot of bang for your bucks. It costs about 10 bucks a bottle.
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