Young women can look stunning without makeup, if they've got clear skin. Older women often have lost fat volume under their skin, and the skin itself thins out, as does the skin on their hands. A lifetime of sun exposure causes discoloration and fine lines. The lips thin, and small wrinkles form around them. Drinking and smoking makes things even worse. These changes are inevitable, ask any dermatologist. Yes, the bloom does eventually fall off the rose, so we do what we can to pretty ourselves up.