Looking your best is about confidence as much as it is anything else, and confidence in your body comes from knowing what you look best in. Here are a few ways to preserve and protect your youth, and feel your best too.
1. Try Lighter Shades of Lipsticks
Darker shades are fine on occasion, but for more mature skin it is better to go lighter. That doesn’t mean go unnaturally light in a way that doesn’t suit you, just a shade or two lighter than what you are used to can make you look younger.
I am actually a fan of darker shades myself, but I have to admit I look older with dark reds or plum shades. Pink lip colours are often a very pretty and natural way to look young and look good. Lipsticks that match the colour of your lips and other nudes are great for a younger look too! One of our regular favourites is Maybelline SuperStay 24hr 2-Step Lipcolor, So Pearly Pink for a look that boasts youth and lasts the day!
Why We Love It: It’s perfect for all-day wear for those who don’t have time for constant re-application, and it’s silky smooth liquid allows it to feel fresh into the late hours!
2. Aim for Thicker Brows
You may have noticed how nowadays the “thick eye-brows” are definitely “in” and a common fashion move. You’d have also noticed it looks beautiful, and women look more youthful with thick, defined, brows. To achieve this look, aim for a powder product with pencil application; it allows for the natural look around the brow area while providing the precision pointed pencils can.
The contrast of thick brows against skin is what makes you look younger. Naturally, as we age our hair begins to thin on our heads and the rest of our bodies. Thick brows are a sign of youth, and there are a few things you should do to keep them healthy and young.
For one thing, do not pluck and tweeze them so often. Of course, when your brows grow eventually they start to look unruly so you definitely will need to take care of that, but do not over-do it. As in, don’t tweeze every few days. Give your eyebrows some time to grow out before you do pluck them, because they will get a chance to renew and come out healthier.
If you want to know how to look younger than your age, brows are a good thing to pay attention to. For a sure-fire way to take care of your brows try Elizabeth Arden Pevage Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum.
Why We Love It: Elizabeth Arden’s Enhancing serum boasts a triple peptide complex enriched with vitamins and natural lash conditioners. You can use it for brows and lashes together, so it saves us time and makes lashes and brows healthier!
3. Try Long Bangs and Ponytails
Bangs actually can help you look younger! Longer bangs automatically add a youthful look, as do ponytails. Personally, I like having my hair up in a bun because I’m always about that practical look and my hair is long. There isn’t anything wrong with that, however, when in a ponytail, your hair helps shave a few years off you! Longer bangs help provide shape to your face and immediately make a person look younger as well; these are only a couple of hairstyles that make you look younger.
4. Colour-Correcting Products
If you’re anything like I was, you’ll have seen those green, yellow and purple creamy-looking products in stores and wondered what use they have, they certainly don’t look like a skin product. Eventually I came to know, these colour-correcting palletes are meant for the face and actually blend into the skin upon application. Green is meant for redness on the face; it corrects the look of redness and blemish-type spots. Our top pick is Lancome Pro Concealer Palette for a natural look.
Why We Love It: This palette is lightweight and made from a hydrating formula that includes two shades of concealer and one translucent pressed powder. It completely disguises dark circles to the point of non-existence, and leaves your skin looking brighter and fresher!
5. Try a Moisturizing Foundation
Rather than using powdered foundations, which only work to further accentuate the look of wrinkles and fine lines, try a moisturizing foundation, which hydrates and softens your face rather than drying it out. Any powdered makeup, including highlighters and bronzers, can make a person look older. We recommend liquid versions of good makeup products instead as they work to even out the skin and do not require a heavy amount of layers. Our choice is the Dior Backstage Airflash Spray Foundation!
Why We Love It: With its moisturizing and silky application, we mask any fine lines and are able to cover-up wrinkles leaving an over-all airbrushed effect on the skin! Dior’s Spray Foundation is infused with natural oils that evaporate as soon as they land, and allow the foundation to really settle without any visible texture; we also found it at a great cost for a luxury brand.
6. Take Care of Your Feet
Like most women, I love my shoes and it’s the one thing I’ll buy too much of and never be upset with myself for. I absolutely believe in women’s natural indulgence in shoes and I’d testify to it. One thing I was a little less focused on, was my feet going in them. No matter how nice your shoes, it is important to take care of your feet. For, what’s a cracked heel within a Louboutin, that would hurt half as much.
The feet are another part of the body we often neglect and they’re actually not difficult to take care, just easy to overlook! Even just applying some vaseline to the feet before bed each night will cause them to stay hydrated and prevent dryness and cracking down the line. There are some very effective moisturizing creams for feet as well, that can be applied before bed in less than a minute each night!
7. Dress in Colours that Suit You
Dressing in beige, light brown cream-coloured tops actually helps a person look younger, not to mention, fashionable. Neutral colours look great on men and women, and provide a sort of timeless look. Different neutral look better on different people; some pull off greys and navy blues the same way that others look amazing in beige and nudes.
Now this doesn’t mean avoid colours altogether; there are lots of colours that can make you look great, and younger as well. Red, is a classic one that happens to look great on anyone that wears it. Try mixing the neutrals that look good on you with colours that like; you will see that the more you are paying attention, the better you will look and feel. There is no colour you need to avoid altogether because there are different shades of everything! Some people may not look good in baby blue, but there are tons of shades of blue to try and eventually you will certainly find something that suits you!
8. Make Sure You Remove Makeup Before You Sleep
Sounds obvious enough, but it’s easy to forget, especially if you are someone who wears small amounts or very light makeup. You might think that having worn it all day, your makeup has shed itself while you went about your day.
The fact is there will always be some leftover if you don’t go wash it off before bed. This will lead to clogged pores and will ultimately lead to aged, or damaged skin. Washing up before bed also helps keep from collagen breakdown and it washes away free radicals. To preserve your skin, to make it look young, and to prevent damage to it, it is very important to wash off all of your makeup before going to sleep.
Aside from what we mention above, there’s one big belief we have here at Anti-Aging Solutions, for ensuring natural and graceful aging: Let Yourself Be. It sounds simple enough; if you are someone who generally likes using makeup, there are great ways to enhance your use and make that benefit you. That being said, if you are someone who uses minimal makeup and want to look your best, keep that up! Eating well, getting enough exercise, and being smart about the products you already use are greatly sufficient ways of keeping yourself healthy and young. Here at Anti-Aging Solutions we are big believers in enhancing your natural look by means, and by means that YOU feel comfortable!