There’s nothing we can do to reverse time; the hands of time continuously progress. Do you want to know what else keeps moving with time? Us. Whether we like it or not, we get older. With age comes inevitable declines that we just can’t help. However, your sense of style and beauty can definitely age you faster than life itself. Your wardrobe, hairstyle or makeup could be making you look older than you actually are! Check out these 10 mistakes that a lot of people make.
1. USING BLACK EYELINER
As you age, the darker the eyeliner, the less appealing it may appear. Dark eyes can make a younger girl trying to get into a club appear 18-21, but as the future years reveal itself, this is probably not what you want to go for. Brown or gray are usually the colors you would want to stick with if you’re going to use eyeliner. Black gives off a heavier feel and can change how old you look. Softer colors are better. A rule of thumb to keep handy is the darker the harder, the lighter, the softer.
There’s nothing wrong with getting a little summer color on your skin, but too much of something can be a bad thing. Dark spots can begin to appear and people with darker skin tones can have tans turn into hyperpigmentation, causing blemishes to appear. Fortunately, with the help of advanced formulas, we have many natural tanning lotions on the market that can be a much better alternative than exposing yourself to sunbeds and some of them can even give you a nicer shade. Ultraviolet rays from the sun don’t have any remorse for damaging your skin, which can be more obvious in later years.
3. WEARING DARK LIPSTICK
Just as dark eyeliner can make you appear older than you are, so can dark lipstick. A glossier and lighter tone of lip product can bring about a younger glow, as opposed to darker lipstick which adds years to your age. Going with natural colors can be your best bet and you’ll truly notice a difference when switching products. Of course, there are different shades that work for different people. Finding how light to go is the key.
4. WRONG MOISTURIZER
You want to keep your skin moisturized because it feels good and because it helps keep your skin hydrated. However, using the wrong product can have negative effects on how old you look. When you’re moisturizing your face, go with a more non-comedogenic formula that won’t clog up your pores. It’s best to apply moisturizer to your body when you’re fresh out of the shower, for best results.
5. ABUSE TO THE EYE AREA
Taking care of the skin around your eyes is important. The area of the skin under the eye is thinner than the rest of your face, so be careful what you rub into that area. You can do damage in many ways such as scratching, rubbing and applying too many cosmetic products. You shouldn’t overuse the products you are using on your eye area. Many eye products aren’t supposed to be used every day; this is abuse to your skin.
6. EXFOLIATING YOUR SKIN TOO MUCH
Too much of anything can be bad for us, even the things and activities we don’t think about. The benefits that exfoliation brings, can do the reverse if you overdo it. Things such as broken blood vessels, redness and skin irritation can be the result of exfoliating too much. It’s best to lower the number of times you exfoliate by only doing it once a week. This is plenty often enough to stop too many dead skin cells accumulating on your face.