Aging sucks. Whoever says, “we will grow old gracefully” or “we should celebrate our wrinkles” is lying. The question is: What do you plan to do about aging?
This website is dedicated to Divas, and I always say “Divas never age.” We, you and I together, are going to fight aging and we are going to look great doing it! I am not suggesting that everybody should go under the knife and get cosmetic work done. No, I am talking about daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tips to help you stay in the game longer. Let us face it: the world prefers younger looking men and women–be it at a job or in any other field. Your chances of remaining employed actually go up higher, the slimmer and more attractive you look. So, I am going to help you level the field and ensure that you look 30 if you are actually 40, 40 if you are 50 and so on…
10 Beauty And Styling Tips To Look Younger Starting Today
1. Banish Factors That Make Your Look Old
There are many factors that make a woman look a lot older than she actually is:
- Dark lipstick
- Granny pants and mom jeans
- Face caked with makeup
- The wrong bra
- Yellow teeth
- Grey or white eyebrow hair
- Too long hair parted in the middle
Promise me one thing: you will always be on the lookout for the above things and stay away from them.
2. Change Your Hairstyle
Changing your hairstyle to something more modern is the easiest way to look 5 to 10 years younger. All you need is a really smart stylist who knows the right length to add to your hair that suits your face’s facial shape. You hair being too short or too long will again make you look older. Also try and avoid certain hairstyles, which really age you considerably: up-dos, helmet hairstyles, as well as visibly thinning hair. Here are some things you can do for your hair:
- Change your length seasonally
- Select a new stylist if you are not happy with the old one.
- Change your side part from right to left and vice a versa from time to time.
- Cut the hair in angles and layers and add bangs to really open up the face and add a new look.
- For thinning hair, apply 2% Minoxidil (Rogaine®) twice a day to prevent further loss.
3. Consider New Hair Color
This is another easy tip to easily look a decade younger. Go to an experienced hair colorist who can suggest the right color to make you look stylish and younger. For example, if you have mousy brown hair, instead of adding platinum highlights, lighten up the base shade and then add a handful of golden highlights. Likewise, if you have dark hair, go brunette and add some highlights to wake up the complexion.
4. Tame Those Eyebrows
Thinning, fading and graying eyebrows are a strict no-no. Use eyebrow powder to fill in thinning eyebrows. You can also use a brow pencil to draw thinning tails of the brows. Tinted brow gel can also achieve the trick.
5. Take A Look At Your Makeup
The wrong makeup can also age you considerably. Non-mineral based foundation powders enter your wrinkles and fine lines, making them more prominent. Never use too much foundation in one go; always add it in layers. Likewise, never use fingers to spread the foundation; use a clean brush to do so. Avoid foundations having grey and yellow undertones. Always select a foundation shade that is as close to your skin’s shade as possible.
6. Whiten Your Teeth
Try and give up coffee and wine completely to keep your pearly whites, white. Also seek help of a good dentist to fix dark spots and yellow teeth. You can also use over-the-counter whitening trays, which are very effective.
7. Use The Right Shade Of Lipstick
As we age, lips become thinner and acquire wrinkles so it is even more important now to select the right shade of lipstick. Fair-skinned women must go for nudes, apricot and pink shades and stay away from dark brown, wine and dark reds. On the other hand, women with dark skin tones could go for darker lipsticks-read, mauve, red, chocolate etc.
8. Update Your Wardrobe
You can get many style ideas in the latest styles from fashion magazines. If needed, seek advice from professionals who can help you buy the right clothes. Here are some fashion tips that can make you look younger.
- Love belts? Invest in slim, shiny, metallic, leather or animal print belts.
- Jeans are must-have for any wardrobe. Select a pair that fits you well. Skinny jeans are a great choice and they suit many body shapes and sizes.
- Wear dresses and skirts above the knees.
- Wear printed shirts and tees with plain skirts and pants.
- Wear colorful accessories.
- Invest in shape-wear to hide bulges and make your thighs and stomach look thinner than it is. And whatever you do, wear a pull-up bra to make your breasts look perkier.
- An important point to consider: Avoid chasing trends. Stick to clothes made for your body shape and bring out your best features.
9. Wear Heels
A nice pair of ankle boots can make you look younger in any outfit. You could go for nice red heels which look more fashionable and trendier than darker colors.
10. Manage Wrinkles
Your face is the first place where signs of aging start to show. So, wear a good foundation that hides blemishes and fine lines. Also eat a healthy diet full of antioxidants (mainly fruits and vegetables) to eliminate free radicals that cause wrinkles in the first place. Drink tons of water to give you that inner glow. Wear SPF based lotions or creams during the day, both indoors and outdoors. At night, remove all of the makeup using a good cleansing-toning-moisturizing routine. Use serums which are easily absorbed by the skin and fight signs of sun damage. Look for skin brightening and polishing ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, retinol and Vitamin C.
As always, I would like to recommend Divas Never Age® – Vitamin C Serum With Antioxidants for daytime use. Wear it under your SPF moisturizer to fight wrinkles and fine lines. At night, massage in Divas Never Age® Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Antioxidants, which will undo the sun damage done during the day. It has gentle ingredients that ‘add moisture, seal in moisture, and also enable your skin to produce more moisture’. Put it on while the skin is still damp and wake up looking younger, fresher and more radiant!
Looking younger does not have to be complicated or expensive. The above basic beauty and styling tips can help you look and feel great without spending a lot of time or money. For more beauty secrets, I recommend downloading my book, Divas Never Age®-“Divas Are Beautiful”-Book I.
Be happy, be beautiful, be a Diva!
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