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That’s just not working for you. Your friends won’t say it. They’ll just let you go on, looking not quite right, maybe feel a bit smug, maybe a little afraid of hurting your feelings. Sooner or later though, you’re going to need to know. It’s for your own good. Those pieces you’ve been buying and those beauty regimens you’ve been following are making you look old. There, it’s been said. Now, what are you going to do about it? Here are some of the things that may be putting years on your age, and how you can set back the hands of time with just a few small changes.
Overplucking the Brow
If there’s one thing for sure your friends won’t tell you about, is that you’ve been over plucking those eyebrows. Sania Vucetah, brow artist to Sarah Jessica Parker, says, ” Fuller brows are universally more youthful. They take you back to your pre waxing days and your youth before overdoing anything. If you feel you have over plucked, no need to fret, simply fill in sparse areas with a brow pencil.
Ditch the Bootcuts
Sometimes, a pair of good fitting jeans can be hard to part with, but celebrity stylist Kemal Harris thinks there’s one break that needs to be made. ” I like to think of it more in terms of being modern or current. If you’re wearing a silhouette like boot cut jeans that have a dated look, you won’t appear as modern, ” he says.
Poorly Fitting Clothes
No matter how much you like them, ill-fitting clothes never work. Harris says, “Getting your staple pieces- a classic jacket or a favorite black dress- tailored slightly to fit better makes you feel younger and look slimmer.” If you’ve bought something that pinches or hangs, Harris advises,”You just need someone who can do inexpensive hemming and alteration.”
Peach Nail Polish
Say it isn’t so! Could that peach nail polish you bought be betraying your age? Jin Soon Choi, founder of JINsoom Nail Lacquer says, “It can make your skin look aged and wash you out. Her choice? A sheer glossy white or creamy pink white combo.
Sometimes when your accessories match, it’s hard to resist the urge to wear them together, but New York City stylist Hannah Deely says: resist. “Wearing a head to toe trend can make it look like you’re trying too hard to be young, which can actually make you look older.” Instead, she suggests you focus on wearing one trendy item, like a statement purse, or a monochromatic scheme with some brighter shades in the same color family.
You may have heard that cleanliness is close to godliness, but could it also be closer to old age? Cleansing with harsh facial products can dry out skin, which can age you and even lead to the overproduction of oil. When it comes to picking a facial cleanser, look for ones with fewer ingredients to do the job while keeping skin hydrated.
What do you think? What are some other beauty and fashion practices that age people? Let us know!