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13 mistakes which are making you older

This is in general context for all age groups. No one wants to look older than their age but a few mistakes that make you look dowdy instantly are listed below to help you stay in check.

1. Thin eyebrows, really?

That was a long time back when women would over shape & thin their eyebrows to achieve the raised eyebrow look. Honestly, it looks funny & a bit creepy at the same time. Just get the extra hair out of the brows plucked & leave the eyebrows looking natural.

Thin eyebrows

2. Dehydrated skin, more like an aged skin

One of the biggest mistakes that makes you age faster is constant dehydration. It makes your skin age at double speed & dark circles also start to show visibly. When the body is dehydrated from the inside, it obviously looks wrinkly & thin from the outside & starts showing harsh lines more evidently which makes you look older than you are. So, how hard is it any way to drink 2-3 liters of water a day? No cream will give you any glow if your body is not happy from the inside.

On the outside- always keep your skin moisturized. You can also choose tinted moisturizers; it hydrates & conceals all your dark spots at the same time without making your skin look cakey-like foundations.

Dehydrated skin

3. Mid-calf pants or capris. WHY?

Uh! It’s my personal least favorite thing about fashion. I’ll be direct, it’s hideous! I get it that some people are conscious of showing off their legs, especially older generations but there are some amazing alternatives that will cover your legs creatively.

Capris also makes you look shorter & heavier. Switch to options like mom jeans, linen culottes pants, full-length linen pants, joggers, and skirts that cut off at a mid-calf. Always remember either go complete shorts or full-length bottom wear.


4. Flat falling mid-parted straight hair

I can’t say if it looks bad or weird, it’s just that this kind of hairdo always adds maturity to every woman’s face. It might look good but also mature.

Mid-parted straight hair

5. Big floral granny prints

Again, a very outdated style. It doesn’t look good on any generation.

Big floral printed dress

6.No overly matching jewelry pls

You’ll probably look like an old doll if that makes sense. The matching necklace with matching earrings! Please wear them at least separately & not together.

Matching Jewelry

7. Large statement necklaces are a No-No

They are statement pieces which means they aim to make a statement. Now, it’s important what kind of message you want to transfer? These loud discreet pieces can be tricky to pull off & most of the time end up looking gaudy. 

Dainty jewelry pieces always look chic & feminine without trying hard.

Large statement necklace

8. Long Grandma skirts

Long skirt

They do make you look older than you are. It’s tricky to choose below-knee skirts or long skirts that don’t make you look like an old soul. You must pick a particular kind & fit to works well for you. To pull that off needs a good fashion sense. If you don’t know what fit & kind of long skirt works on your body, it’s better to ditch long skirts or choose skirt length above the knees.

What I think are comparatively hotter choices in long skirts are – fitted wrapped-around skirts, pencil skirts with thigh slits & sarong styles. They all are alluring, just style them nicely with perfect-length tops.

9. Covering up too much

To be completely drowned in clothes from all sides, especially in summer times can make people look frumpy, unbreathable & conservative. You can layer clothes stylishly though in winter times but let the skin show & breathe in all the other weathers. I understand if you are body conscious but there must be one body part you are strongly proud of. Draw attention to that & dress accordingly.

Conservative dresses

10. Glitzzy brooches

Yeah, gone is the trend now, they look dated nowadays, especially the glittery ones. They just interrupt with the chicness of the outfits.

Shiny brooch

11. Dark lipstick

That does look hot with the proper outfit & at night times but again it will make your face look older than you are. Hot but mature. You can do it on some special occasions may be when you’re going for the “hottie look”.

Dark colored lipstick

12. Pale cheeks

A pale face makes you look colorless & gray & can add a few years to your personality. Use a very natural-looking red tint on the cheeks & your face will look alive instantly. Be careful, don’t apply too much blush, it should look natural & not cartoonish. Also, for pale cheeks, do a 5 min face massage every day to get the blood flowing.

Pale skin woman

13. Not wearing a Sunscreen

That will age you much faster than you can imagine. UV rays not only age your skin faster but also have all the capabilities for developing Melanoma- The deadliest skin cancer. Please apply sunscreen every day & reapply every 2 hours. 

Love~ Beauty Stroll

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By Aayushi S
By Aayushi S
Aayushi is a New York based freelance writer and a content strategist. She is a computer science graduate, a health and skincare fanatic and is also the founder of “Beauty Stroll “. She aims to make science-backed skincare easy to understand for her readers.

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