Simple ways to look 10 years younger instantly!
Every woman knows that aging gracefully is the primary goal for us as time goes by. What many women don’t realize that with just some simple changes to your style and beauty regimen you can avoid the hassle and expense of going under the knife to obtain the fountain of youth. Here is how to look younger just by following these tips and products to help you obtain a more youthful and realistic appearance.
Many young people are addicted to tanning, a study in the American Journal of Health Behavior reports. “And studies show that women, particularly those who tan indoors, develop skin cancers earlier,” says lead study author Carolyn Heckman, Ph.D., of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Instead, use self-tanners to brown.
2. Use Cream Based Makeup Instead Of Powders:
Instead of heavy foundations and powders, which settle into fine lines and wrinkles, opt for a sheer tinted moisturizer , dewy pink blushes on the apples of cheeks and a swipe of bronzer across forehead, cheeks and nose (wherever the sun naturally hits). Creamy formulas work better than powders, because the creams works to “plump up” the skin.
3. Avoid Heavy Eye makeup & Shimmers:
Heavy eye makeup is particularly aging. Heavy shadow all the way to the brows is too much, unless you are performing onstage, in which case, have at it. Careful with the shimmer. As former model Lauren Hutton says in the November, 2007, issue of Marie Clare magazine, shimmer can act like “airport runway lights — illuminating every line, wrinkle and pore.” Hutton should know, since she created her own makeup line when she couldn’t find makeup that flattered her aging skin.
4. Find The Right Length For Hair
Hair that falls just below the shoulders is universally flattering on women of all face shapes and hair types. Highlights and a lighter hair color can take off years from your look. Bangs are also youthful and hide a large forehead or forehead wrinkles.
5. Avoid The Updo Hair Style:
Updos are incredibly flattering but can also age you. Be careful with the tendrils, which went out of style more than a decade ago and remember: while unfussy is always good, messy is never flattering.
6. Stay Away From Dark Lipsticks:
Unless you have dark skin and plump lips, I recommend staying away from super dark lipstick, which ages everyone. Rosy reds and pinks are better bets. Not sure what color works for you? Go to a department store or Sephora and try on many colors with the help of a counter person and you’ll figure out quickly what shades flatter your skin tone.
7. Try Eye Pencils Instead of Liquid Liners:
Eye pencils are softer than liquid liners, which can be harsh on aging eyes. To soften the line even more, smudge it with your fingers or use an angled makeup brush dipped in dark shadow as a smudge-y eyeliner (this is how I line my eyes these days). Don’t line the inside of the eye if you have small eyes, it makes the eye appear smaller.
8. Shape Thinning or Bushy Eyebrows:
I’m a stickler for good brows and am known for making my friends let me tweeze theirs. Keeping your brows done nicely is like having a facelift without surgery, according to author Charla Krupp’s brow guy. Here are some tips for perfect brows:
- Get your brows professionally done. Nothing opens eyes up like curled lashes and neat brows. If you can’t afford waxing or threading every few weeks, use the professional’s job as a map for your own tweezing. Simply pluck the stray hairs that grow in between professional tweezing or waxing. See How to pluck your own brows for guidance.
- Drawn-in brows are a no-no. You know the pencil-thin line you see some of your friends or women in your town wear? Well, they only age you and they’re somewhat tacky. Learn how to properly fill in sparse brows.
- Avoid tweezing gray brow hairs. Instead, conceal them with a brow powder or pencil.
9. Use A Tinter Instead Of Foundation:
Instead of heavy foundation, try a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizers provide lighter coverage and won’t settle into your wrinkles and won’t cling to the hairs that appear on some women’s faces after menopause. Use foundation or tinted moisturizer only on the parts of your face that need covering up. Also, no matter how pale you are, go a shade or two darker with foundation. Lighter shades only highlight wrinkles.
10. Use the Right Concealer:
We all need concealers from time to time, either to hide redness in the skin, dark circles under the eyes, a blemish or sun spots. But according to Harper’s Bazaar, concealer has a bad habit of sinking into the skin’s crevices, emphasizing our fine lines and wrinkles. “camouflage” concealer, a heavier form of concealer that cover more using less product.