With women (and now even men) being constantly bombarded with beauty products and procedures that claim to reverse the ageing process, what many people don’t realise is that simple (daily) beauty mistakes can actually make you look older that you really are.
Here’s what you should avoid doing…
Not moisturising enough
Moisturised skin doesn’t just feel healthy, it also looks great. What many women don’t realise is that skin needs to be moisturised at least twice daily because otherwise you will suffer.
Overdoing the blusher
While natural blush on our cheeks makes us look fresh, avoid applying it to the apples of your cheeks. Instead, highlight your cheekbones by sweeping your blusher upwards so that it seems like you have a thinner face and defined cheekbones.
Using talcum powder on the face
Avoid overusing talcum powder on your face regularly. Loose powder will dry out your skin and highlight fine lines, both which make your skin look older than it actually is. Experts say to use pressed powder instead because that will blot away any excess oil and look better.
Wearing dark lipsticks
While dark lipsticks look good on younger women, older women should avoid wearing dark colours on their lips. As we grow older, lips tend to become thinner and a dark lpstick will accentuate thinner lips and make you look older.
Overplucking your eyebrows
If you’re among those who obsessively plucks or threads their eyebrows every other day, you’re not only damaging the delicate skin around your brows but also risking having really sparse brows. Use a brow pencil to make them thicker while they grow back.
Not oiling your hair regularly
Your hair also needs some regular TLC to stay soft, healthy and shiny. A warm oil head massage will do wonders for your hair and scalp.
source: times of india