1. Boost Hair’s Volume
Dry hair upside down. To build volume when you blow-dry, work a palm full of mousse from your roots to the ends, then flip your head over and dry your hair away from the scalp. Hair should be barely damp before you flip it back up and then you style it.
Brush in fullness. Using a round brush to style hair builds in more volume. Choose a medium-size brush for longer hair or small for shorter – the full circle of bristles will give roots a lift as you blow-dry, brushing in the opposite direction the hair is going to lay. Hook the brush under a 2-inch section of hair at the root, and lift as you roll it through to the ends – all the while following the brush with the dryer. Keep the nozzle above your brush and pointed down to increase shine.
2. Soothe Skin
Get milk. Soak a clean washcloth in cold milk and place it over your face for 10 minutes. Milk contains proteins, fat, amino acids, and vitamin A – all of which reduce redness and calm irritations.
3. Plump Thin Lips
Pinkish. Dark or bright colors call attention to the size of your lips, emphasizing thinness and fine lines around your mouth. Pick a lipstick that mimics the color of your lips when you were younger.
Lips definition. After applying your lipstick, line just at the outer edge of the natural border of your mouth with a pencil in a shade that exactly matches your lipstick. Don’t try to draw on a bigger pout which make you look fake.
4. Give Eyes A Lift
Curl lashes correctly. When lashes are clean and dry (wet ones won’t hold a curl), position the curler at the root of lashes and give three firm, gentle pumps. Release and repeat.
Create a long-lasting curl. Heat your curler with your blow-dryer for a few seconds first.
5. Brighten Your Smile
Mix your own whitener. Brushing with a paste made of baking soda and water a few times a month removes superficial staining and whitens teeth by a shade or two. The graininess neutralizes stains and polishes teeth but isn’t abrasive enough to wear down your enamel.
Keep teeth whiter, longer. To sidestep stains when drinking red wine, chase your vino with a handful of crunchy raw vegetables. They have a brushing action that can rub away newly setting stains.
Choose the right lipstick shade. Colors with blue undertones make teeth appear brighter. To figure out which of your lipsticks fit the bill, she recommends lining up three or four shades—in comparison to each other, it will be more obvious which are blue-based and which have yellow or gold undertones that bring out the yellow in teeth.
6. Dress for Your Body Type
This applies to men as well, although men’s’ body shapes have less variety than women’s body shapes. You won’t look any younger if you dress like a person half your age; in fact, this may make you look even older. Instead, focus on clothing that is right for you
- Women don’t need to show additional cleavage to look younger; instead, wear flattering shirts that emphasize your best features without calling too much attention to your chest.
- If you’ve been wearing the same things for the past decade, it’s time to update your wardrobe. If you don’t know what to buy, try asking a friend or family member with good style to go to some shops with you, or if you are uncomfortable doing this, have a look in magazines and see what kinds of things you like on models in there and see how you can apply it to yourself.
- If you are still unsure, either go to a shop and ask a sales assistant for advice, or just go and pick up all the items of clothing you like the look of, even if you think they might not suit you, take them to the changing rooms and have fun trying new things. Eventually you’ll be pleasantly surprised with something and will have something new and fresh.