What are your "look younger than you are" tricks?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
582 posts
Busy bee

Moisturizer and sunscreen (that’s pretty boring, I know). And minimal makeup. If my skin gets dry, the fine lines around my eyes, mouth, and forehead become a lot more visible – and makeup can highlight them. Moisturizer (and spf for the day) is really my only essential for looking younger.

I do look younger when I’m not wearing suits or my glasses (my glasses aren’t hip), but I wouldn’t choose to do either of those things because then I’d look unprofessional, as well as young. 

For evenings/going out, I don’t really have any tricks, beyond doing more natural makeup. My going out clothes have gotten a lot more coservative over the last 10 years – but when I put on things from my closet that I wore when I was 21, I look silly in them now. I feel more comfortable rocking my early 30s look then trying to recreate my early 20s look (my husband might miss some of the super short dresses though, lol).

I don’t look college aged, but in my line of work, that would actually be really bad.

Post # 3
3431 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well I’m older than you gals but I use sunscreen everyday, a great makeup primer, and a little Botox. 


Post # 5
3058 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015


ace_craze:  pure aloe gel like for sunburns? I still struggle with acne BAD at 24,I’d def try that if you say it works lol

Post # 6
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

soontobemrsm11:  I find the Body Shop tea tree body/face wash really worked for me to clear up spots. Maybe worth a try – they often have sales too, so I usually get mine for $5 a bottle.

Post # 7
30 posts

Laughing and smiling, being outgoing and friendly. Keeping a happy attitude. That works for me.

Post # 10
7795 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I already get a lot of comments on how young I look, so I guess I wouldn’t really want to do anything special to make it worse lol.

Post # 11
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

On my 21st birthday someone wished me a happy sweet 16…. People think I’m a teenager and I’m 23… arg. So I guess I have to opposite issue 

Post # 12
359 posts
Helper bee

ace_craze:  Sunscreen (must be UVA/UVB) and eye cream! 

I also exercise regularly and drink my green shakes almost daily! 

Post # 13
3066 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m only 25 but I have noticed some changes Ive made from when I was 17-19 to now.

I wear little to no eyeliner — I find it makes me look harsh.

I wear moisturizer & glowing foundation/highlighters.

I dont tan at all & use a self tanner for a subtle glow, not a deep tan.

I try to focus on my skin & lips and avoid black smokey eye makeup.



Post # 14
9560 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m actually pretty content to look my age. I don’t think I’d want people to think I’m still in college, especially professionally. So I just try to look good, regardless of age.

Post # 15
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m the opposite. I don’t have any tricks since my goal is to look like my age. When I was still in college, people would ask me if I just graduated from high school. It didn’t bother me as much then, but now I’m 25 and kinda had a hard time, esp with this whole wedding planning, to be taken seriously since without or barely any make up, I can look like I’m only 18. There was a bridal consultant who admitted to me that at first, she thought I was just playing dress up with my MOH. She’s 27 but doesn’t look older than 21. 

It’s important to me that I moisturize everyday and thoroughly clean my face every night before going to bed. That’s pretty much my regimen when it comes to my face. 

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