Some people decide to wear a lot of foundation in an effort to cover up or even distract from their fine lines and wrinkles. However, if the product is not of good quality it will usually have the opposite effect and what those people are really doing is making their skin appear more textured and grainy.
As a rule of thumb, if you need to pack on the product in order to see any result, don’t buy it. Bad-quality foundation can irritate the skin, clog your pores, and contribute to the skin’s aging process — all things we are all trying to avoid.
Wearing Too Much Black
The downside of today's beauty standards is the obvious way many people choose to dress. Black may be a slimming color, but wearing an all-black outfit can make you look dull and wash out your complexion. We're not saying black is all bad; but as you age, black won't do you any favors.
If you like to wear black, then try pairing your outfit with colorful accessories or scarves. If you wear a black skirt, couple it with a brightly colored blouse and some colorful jewelry. Or vice-versa, if you wear a black top, pair it with blue jeans or bold-patterned pants and beige shoes.
Not Embracing Your Natural Hair Color
The fashion industry and aging are famously not aligned. While many people believe you should steer clear of going gray and dye your natural hair, going gray can be liberating. Nowadays, gray is a fashion statement, and yes, gray hair can look attractive!
As a general rule of thumb, lighter hair can make you look younger, so why not embrace it? Also, dyeing over grey hair will sooner or later result in a faint tint of whatever color you chose over a grey halo. Once you give the grey the respect it deserves, you've got class and empowerment in your pocket.
Big, Poofy Hair
You see the big 80s haircut before you see the woman. She’s styled it so big you can't see anything behind her. Her hairstyle would have been considered fabulous back in the 70s and 80s, but now she looks like she's just stepped out of a time machine.
Teasing, hairspray, and over-styling, really damage your hair, leaving it dull and lifeless. What you really want to be doing is keeping your hair healthy and hydrated. Sure, Dolly Parton has built a sizeable portion of her style on that choice, but A – she uses wigs and extensions, and B – we can't all be Dolly.
With this fashion tip, we're not advocating skintight clothing so you can appear more "youthful." Instead, we are suggesting that you wear pieces that are tailored to your natural body shape. Sometimes wearing baggy clothing is fun. A loose summer tunic feels romantic, and a baggy dress or a flowing pair of pants can make you feel artistic.
The real issue comes when you regularly wear pieces that are a few sizes too big. There is quite a disparity between wearing something that is designed to be loose, and wearing something that is quite obviously a few sizes too big!