Post # 1
Over the years, I’ve found out some things that definitely make me look younger than I am. I turned 30 in Jan but most people still think I look like a college student (yay!).
After having horrible over-plucked brows in my late teens and early twenties, I finally decided to grow them out and simply “neaten” them up. This has been great for me. Fuller brows are definitely a sign of youth and I’m blessed with good brows that only need a little help around the edges once in a while. Secondly, bangs make me look younger. I have a wide forehead and bangs help cover it up. Also, I have dark brownish-black hair. I steer away from any coppery tones and I’ve been avoiding red also for a while since it always turns coppery and is so tough to maintain. I recently added highlights with different shades of brown and it has given my hair a nice “sunkissed beachy look”. Next, changing from rimless glasses to thicker plastic frames. So comfy and hip! I avoid using full coverage heavy foundation. Also, when going out, I try to avoid doing dark eyes and dark lips at the same time. I keep my lips moisturised always and really avoid pearly or shimmer lipsticks. I prefer matt or gloss.
Thats it from me.
Ladies, what are your tricks??
Post # 2
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
Well I’m older than you gals but I use sunscreen everyday, a great makeup primer, and a little Botox.
Post # 4
Oh I also switched to pure aloe gel for my moisturizing needs and it has cleared my skin a lot. I used to have a lot of acne in my younger days and I do believe aloe has solved most of my skin problems.
Post # 5
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
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
Laughing and smiling, being outgoing and friendly. Keeping a happy attitude. That works for me.
Post # 9
soontobemrsm11: Yes, the same thing used for sunburns. Yes, tea tree oil works for many people too. Maybe you can add a few drops of the oil while applying the aloe gel.
Post # 10
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
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
ace_craze: Sunscreen (must be UVA/UVB) and eye cream!
I also exercise regularly and drink my green shakes almost daily!
Post # 13
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
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
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.