You are taking care of your skin and feel proud of your fine lines and wrinkles, but do you feel that you look older than your actual age? It could be that there are other factors, aside from your skin, that is making you look older!
1) You’re wearing the wrong bra
Believe it or not, the bra you wear can instantly make you look taller, thinner, and younger or not. Wearing the wrong bra isn’t just uncomfortable (as basically anyone who’s ever sat through a workday with her bra straps digging into her shoulder can attest)—it can also affect the way your clothes fit and inadvertently cause you to slouch, both of which instantly age you more than ten years. Look for a seamless style with molded cups that will hug your curves and lie flat under clothes.
2) Trend slave
Trends come and go, so if that’s all you’re buying, you’ll soon be left with an outdated closet full of clothes and shoes that make you look behind the times. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t ever buy something trendy, if you really love something, buy it!
3) Your heels aren’t high enough
The more casual your shoes, the older you’re going to look, no matter what else you’re wearing. If you’re still wearing flats or low heels, swap them out for a pointy-toed pump, like these, instead, which will both up the sexiness factor on your favorite date-night outfit and help you look sophisticated. Not a heels person? Go for a pair of pointy-toed or ballet flats instead.
4) Your love for florals
Florals and paisley can be hit or miss, especially if the patterns are pale, dull, or neutral. Instead, try geometric patterns and stripes in a bright hue for a more playful look.
5) Oversize clothing
Instead of wearing oversize clothing to hide the parts of your body that make you feel self-conscious, choose pieces that accentuate what you like about your figure. A high-waisted pencil skirt, for example, cinches you at the smallest part of your waist, creating a flattering, youthful shape.
6) You’ve lost the shine in your hair
There’s a reason your hair isn’t as lustrous as it was when you were a kid: We produce less natural hair oil as we age, leaving hair dull and dry. To restore youthful-looking moisture, use hair oil after blow-drying and styling. Similar to the way body oil revives dry skin, hair oil can help restore shine and soften brittle texture.
7) Your eyeshadow sparkles
While it may sound counterintuitive, wearing matte shadow will actually make you look younger than wearing eyeshadow that shimmers. That’s because light-reflecting eyeshadows can settle into fine lines and wrinkles, making them more apparent. If you can’t avoid the allure of glittery eyeshadow, use it sparingly, like on the inner corner of your eye, and in combination with non-sparkly colors.
Make these small changes and see yourself sipping on eternal youth 😛