(Closed) I look old for my age

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@anon00:  SORRY but you will have to post a picture…very hard to say what you maybe should do or shouldnt do without one…I would say though that heavy makeup can be aging…too little makeup can not be too flattering either ….maybe your fashion style of clothes might have something to do with it…a new wardrobe could help maybe…or your hairstyle…I bet its not your actual face….come on give us a pic and we can suggest a new style:) Also if you are mature by your personality that can make people think you are a little older..and being mature is not a bad thing either:)

Post # 4
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@anon00:  it’s tough to understand what you mean by you look older than your age.. is it the way you dress? the way you wear your hair? i don’t think make-up is the issue, or lack of make-up. it would be more of the type of or the way you wear make-up.


Either way, tough to understand but you can look younger by changing your style maybe? either way, who cares. as long as you are happy and loved.


Post # 5
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

You can do a lot with hairstyle and makeup, but the only thing I can recommend without a pic is lots and lots of Hello Kitty.

Post # 7
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I will say that I came into the thread expecting a pic and then posters saying you dont look old, etc.



@EffieTrinket:  your suggestion made me LOL!

Post # 9
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have dark under eye circles and bags. i’m 26 and i think i am too young for that! so i sympathize. certain things you just can’t change. we are all different and beautiful in our own way.

Post # 10
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

New haircut? Maybe ask some chic looking friends where they get their hair cut and try something totally different from a new stylist.

Other than that, I don’t have a lot of ideas, but make sure you wear suncreen every day! Nothing makes you look older than sun damage!

Post # 11
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I can name a thousand women with strong jawlines that are gorgeous, just look at Angelina Jolie or J.LO.. I wish I had a more angular face!  🙂  Is your hair short/long?  What color is it?  Sometimes the wrong color hair can make you look washed out.. Maybe you are wearing the wrong colors of makeup?  Pic please!  No one will think you are fishing for compliments I promise!

Post # 12
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Well if it’s not wrinkles, it’s probably something that will get better in time.  I usually find that women who look older than their age when they are younger end up looking younger than their age when they are older.  Maybe try dressing younger and wearing makeup that is considered to be more youthful like colored eyeliners?  Even trying a different hairstyle may make a big difference.

Post # 13
301 posts
Helper bee

Having bangs can take years off of you, I have found. Some people also have a lot of forehead wrinkles and bangs will hide that. You could go into a stylist and say you’re looking for a new, youthful hair cut. If wearing foundation and bronzer adds 15-20 years to your appearance, I might want to invest in some new makeup. If you’re wearing something from the drugstore, especially without a primer, it can settle into creases in your skin and accentuate any flaws you have, making you look older. A tined moisturizer or BB cream can give your skin the moisture it needs without being oily, and give you a little coverage. I think if you had damaged skin you’d know it, so I can’t be sure what the problem is without a picture. All the young women around here either dress like they are a celebrity going for a run, or super skinny jeans, cute shoes and hair in a top knot.

Post # 14
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Use day and night moisterizer. Stop wearing makeup all together.

Post # 15
8577 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

So hard to tell without a picture. I understand that you don’t want to post pictures, but maybe you can show us your problem areas? Like your mouth or eyes, something that you thinks makes you look older.

What kind of makeup/clothes do you wear? Clothing can really set the tone for your age.. I mean.. more often than not the younger generations are wearing what’s trendy, while the older generation stays with items that are somewhat trendy, but more “old fashioned”.

As pp’s said, makeup can seriously change how you look.


That being said, I can somewhat understand how you feel, although I feel the exact opposite. I just turned 25, and I still get mistaked for a highschool student. People assume I’m 16, 17 at the most. I’ve looked the same since I was that age! I don’t dress overly trendy, just jeans & blouses kind of girl.

I recently got carded at a sex shop where you had to be 18 to enter. eight freaking teen! The lady was like, “Wow! Babyface!”.

Everyone tells me, oh, be glad, blah blah. But for now, it seriously blows. Many people don’t take me seriously right off the bat [espcially wedding related vendors!], same thing with my job and other things.

Once they get to KNOW me, it’s a differant story.

Post # 16
43 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Have you had your doctor check your thyroid? What about your hormones? Those two can can create havoc on your looks.

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