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Trends come and go, so if that’s all you’re buying, you’ll soon be left with an outdated closet full of clothes and shoes that make you look behind the times.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 😛

Many people describe fashion as an exciting, transformative and communicative attitude. Although they may be right to an extent, they fail to include (and understand) the most important aspect that goes with fashion. That aspect is – comfort. It is upsetting that there are some facets of fashion that cause more harm to you than anything else does. Some fashion habits could damage your body and overall well-being; read on to know what to avoid and still stay fashionably healthy.

High heels:

We all have a separate shoe-closet filled with all our ‘sole-mates’. But wearing high heels is one of the worst things you can do for your body alignment. When you walk on the balls of your feet your torso tilts forward and you lean backward which puts an incredible amount of stress on the spine and compresses its discs over time. Try not wearing high heels very often.

Crash diets:

So your best friend is getting married in a week or two and you want to look the second best after the pretty bride. Do you find yourself resorting to crash diets or heavy workout sessions? Beware ladies; you might be risking a lot here. Suddenly restricting your food intake for the sake of looking “skinny” can ultimately slow down your metabolism, which can cause weight gain in the long run. Fasting does not help either as it may lead you to overeat later.

Heavy bags:

The bigger the bag, the more things you find to put in it. But take a moment to observe this: you probably carry your bag on one side all the time. This uneven weight distribution can cause muscle imbalances and influence your posture. Moreover, heavy bags also cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain when your torso shifts in order to deal with the uneven weight. Instead, give your body a break, and carry a small, light bag that’s free of extraneous objects.

Plastic face:

Some women are so used to applying makeup on a daily basis that they cannot recognize themselves without it. Having a plastic doll face daily can cause serious harm to your facial skin. Your skin would not be able to breathe and eventually become dull, dry and lack-lustrous, not to forget blackheads and acne prone.

So ladies, make sure you stay away from these unhealthy aspects of fashion that we all are prone to.