Those days we all spent laying out in the sun for hours, doing unrepairable damage to our skin just to achieve some semblance of a tan, are over. While we’re not suggesting you avoid the sun completely, tanning is simply not as popular as it used to be.
Nowadays, it’s all about looking after your skin, which means using SPF sunscreen when outdoors and following a skincare routine. Not to mention, overexposure of the skin to unfiltered UV rays can dehydrate your skin and make it wrinkle and age a lot sooner than you intended. You don’t want that to happen, now do you?
Wait, what? What's the problem with wearing flowers? Well, we aren't saying you need to dispose of anything floral in your closet. Just take a look at your florals and think: do they look like a fun spring getup or do they remind you more of your grandmother's curtains?
Wearing floral everything can make you blend in with the furniture, not to mention it also ages you. If you enjoy your floral clothes, then rather wear tailored pieces that you can pair well with casual items, like denim or a plain white t-shirt. If you’re wondering what other patterns you can wear in place of florals, try a summer dress with a bold tropical print, or try incorporating a geometric pattern that will modernize your look.
Heavy Eye Makeup
You might only dabble in the occasional cat-eye look, but back in the 90s, heavy eye makeup was all the rage. You might think your look is nice, but all that heavy eyeliner-shadow combination only makes you look more mature and can make your eyes appear smaller.
Sure, makeup artists on Instagram might have a different take on that view, but that's their job. Also, most of them are in their early twenties so they couldn't care less about appearing young. Those who are interested in achieving a younger look should stick to one of the two: eyeliner or eyeshadow. Never both. And a bare and bright-eyed look might be even better.
Wearing Outdated Trends
Fashion trends come and go, and then they come back again. Think boxy blazers with shoulder pads and high-waisted jeans, which means there is nothing wrong with borrowing from the past. But you begin to date yourself when you wear your old clothes simply because you haven't updated your closet in a few decades, then that ends up looking dowdy rather than vintage.
If you love wearing trends from decades past but feel like they look dated on you, then recycle them and look for more updated versions. Do you still have those bell-bottom trousers? Pair them with a tucked-in, button-down shirt. Maybe you have a knitted cardigan that's back in style; wear it with some sleek jeans.
Much like wearing ill-fitting clothing, having a bad posture can instantly make you look older. Obviously, as we grow older, our muscles become a little weaker and don't support us as well as they used to. When your back is straight, and your shoulders are back, you appear healthy, energetic, and elegant.
Luckily, we live in an era where you can buy clothes that help correct your posture, for those who struggle to keep their shoulders back and their spine straight. Exercise and physical therapy to strengthen your back muscles are obviously helpful as well. Get your Pilates membership now!