Anti-aging makeup tricks can help us gals look years younger.

As a seasoned makeup artist I focus special attention on the eye and lip area since these age faster than other areas of the face.  Larger lips and an open eye look give you a youthful appearance and are achieved with artistry tricks.                          Makeup techniques take years off your appearance and these tips can be easily taught so you can duplicate the look whenever you desire.  

A primary step for good skin care each week is exfoliation, this will help your skin look younger immediately and absolutely radiant after makeup application.

Like the famous Italian actress Sophia Loren, I use olive oil for skin care.  Sophia Loren at 76  is still considered one of the most beautiful woman in the world.  Olive oil is an ancient  Roman beauty secret and one I’ve suggested to my clients for many years.   Also, Jeanne Calment, who holds the record for the longest confirmed lifespan, reportedly attributed her longevity and relatively youthful appearance to olive oil of  which it’s said she poured on her food and rubbed into her skin. Try a dab of organic extra virgin olive oil ( first cold pressed ) several times a week on your  face and as a total body moisturizer. 

Olive oil, or ‘Liquid Gold’ has been used throughout the Mediterranean for thousands of years as both a health and beauty aid.  This precious oil has been treasured as a beauty aid because it protects, tones and moisturizes the skin. Olive oil is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are easily absorbed and water soluble so it won’t clog pores. Premium olive oil actually ‘feeds’ your skin to make it firmer, truly  *anti-aging.  Scientifically it’s proven olive oil is a natural anti-inflammatory agent for total body health.  As we age the inflammatory response is higher making olive oil benefits of greater value.                                                                   

If you or a loved one suffer from an autoimmune disease like ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis,’ read the benefits of olive oil and the Mediterranean diet @     

Directions as a moisturizer for the face:  Warm a tiny amount in your hands, pat in gently and not too close to eyes,(makes them cloudy) allow to absorb for about 8 -10  minutes,  then pat off  excess with a soft cloth and proceed with your usual beauty routine. It’s natural, healthy, and gives you a youthful glow!  

 “You will love the skin your in!” 

*UPDATE – I switch back and forth now with organic COCONUT oil. I find it seems to be lighter and just as good or better for skin health and anti-aging.  You cannot go wrong with either one of these oils.  [Google search to discover why these oils are the best skin care products.]


  1. Your tips are on target, what you wrote about olive oil is true……my mother swears by it and her skin looks awesome, she’s almost 80. Keep up the good work of educating consumers!

  2. I read the article on Sophia Loren, also Prevention’s had an article on Olive Oil for health, inside and out! Organic is the BEST! It has to be First Cold Pressed too.
    Your web blog is wonderful Sandy……..I enjoy coming back…..

  3. December 21, 2007

    The “Today Show” featured a segment focusing attention on benefits of “Olive Oil” for BEAUTY and HEALTH. The information is true science and available for anyone to research. One excellant unbiased Website:

  4. EVOO is the best! I love it. My face has never felt smoother, softer, just wonderful!

  5. Thank you Layla;

    It was such a pleasure to read your comment and realize I’ve helped another person support a natural option and approach to healthy youthful skin from the inside out and outside in.

    Keep in touch Layla.


  6. My latest LOVE in Olive Oils: Flora – Bija Organic Extra Virgin ..First Cold Press, “Unfiltered & Unrefined”…

    “Good Health to YOU!!!”

    Warm regards,

  7. Sandy,

    I’m 37 and have started to get wrinkles on the ouside corners of my eyes. All of my life I have battled with problem skin..not horrible, but enough to make me very self-concious. I’ve tried every product known to man I think and have been using Pro-active for years which has helped with the acne. However, it has caused my skin to be very dry looking over the years. I’m now starting to show more age spots and wrinkles and have been researching things that I can use for these new signs of aging. I’m really into finding more natural products. I’m so skeptical about what is truly good for your skin. There is sooo much information on the web about the use of olive oil from everyday people. However, I’ve been trying to find a more “scientific” answer about the use of olive oil as a moisturizer. Any guidance would be appreciated. Also, can I use olive oil as a daily moisturizer and nightly moisturizer on a daily basis?

    • Shelley;
      Yes you can use olive oil as a moisturizer daily. I do. I recommend organic, first cold press.
      Dab a small amount on your face, smooth in upward motions then pat. Include the neck area.
      (not too close to eye area) The oil will travel on it’s own.
      Use olive oil after your shower for a total body moisturizer. Rub into skin. Health and beautiful benefits abound…. and Shelley, you will …

      “Love the Skin Your In”….


  8. Ok, if you say so….I’ll smear some on my face, but isn’t it a little thick?

    Great to meet your blog, I’d be glad to do an interview for my developing podcast geared to the wedding market. It’d be great to have such an informed voice.

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