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#1 hiccamups

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

So what are your secrets to looking younger?  Obviously I think things like sleep, a good moisturiser, lots of water, a good diet, a bounce in your step, wearing young clothes (not too young) and smiling a lot.

Outside of the basics, do you have things you do that make you appear younger, other than plastic surgery?  

I'm desperate for some ideas.  I've been getting the aged comment/innuendo far too often lately so I think I have to really think about how to combat it.  I feel I've gone suddenly from young to old, without much time in between and I'm not happy about it.



#2 vanessa71

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

I think I have fairly good genes, but apart from that no smoking and staying healthy.



#3 hiccamups

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

I was wondering if shorter hair maybe makes a person appear older?

Maybe more colourful clothing?

#4 adl

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

On a day time morning show, I saw this stylist (?) comment on how we don't change our make up , styles , lipsticks and colors over the years we stick to what we know and this can actually age us, making us appear  older??

Maybe go and get one of those make up things in a dept store to look at new colors?  

Also check your hair style and color? That can be dating as well...

#5 Fr0g

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

I don't 'try' to look younger (I'm 36 and quite happy to be 'outed' as a 36 year old original.gif ), but in the spirit of your question:

All of the above you've mentioned; I think there is a lot to be said for a good diet, clean living and staying out of the sun.  None of which I ascribe to particularly well, oops...

Anyway, I receive most "wow, you look younger" comments when I have my blond hair lightened.  It just picks my face up and I do look a little younger.  


Oh... and I refuse to wear 3/4 pants, I think that takes me into 40-something territory  tongue.gif

#6 little lion

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

Could you post a pic of yourself?

Have you been doing anything differently since you've started getting the 'old' comments? e.g. Changed haircut or colour, clothes, increase or decrease in weight, wearing less/more/different make up etc.

#7 red_squirrel

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

My number one tip would be to never have children.

#8 =R2=

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

Sunscreen and avoiding the sun as much as possible.



#9 cinderellainsydney

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:48 PM

White t-shirt or shirt brightens the face and makes one look younger;
also good muscle tone for the body;
wearing clothes that fit (and more importantly bras that fit and lift!);
a great posture: shoulders back, chin up and confident walk;
professionally blow-dried hair;
smiling!

#10 Comrade Borgia

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

I read once that the only skin cream product that true dermatologists recommend is....sun screen  wink.gif ?..not sure if that is true or not. Agree with PP, sleep, don't smoke, go easy on the booze....another  tip I read (from trinny and suzannnah, so, you know, feel free to ignore!) is eyebrows...if you don't have em, pencil them in (that does take skill though), something about framing your face ...

#11 hiccamups

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

Little lion, pregnancy is what's happened, and about 20kg which is probably causing me to dress far more conservatively.

I actually got my hair cut recently, in a similar style to what I've had for a couple of years now.  But I was holding off on colour until after the baby is born.  

Frogis, yes, in the past if I've had blonde in my hair it always makes me look younger.  I have dark brown hair naturally.

Very good points Adl, maybe the way I've been doing my make up is making look older too.

I am quite conservative in how I dress.

#12 hiccamups

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE
My number one tip would be to never have children.


Ha ha.  I truly think this is the killer for me.  8 years ago DH and I looked a pigeon pair.  Now, he's a young spunk and I'm an old maid!

And it's nothing to do with genes.  His parents have aged whereas both of mine are quite young in their appearance.  Oh the disgusting irony of it all.  original.gif

#13 Helena Handbasket

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

I read about rosehip oil on EB and have been using it now for several months. It has made a huge difference to my skin, it seems to have evened out the tone, has given it a fresher glow and made it look much healthier.

Other than that- lots of water, sunscreen every day and not using a heavy foundation that settles into fine lines making them look more prominent.

#14 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:55 PM

Use sunscreen every single day. Sleep a lot. Drink a lot of water.

#15 The Old Feral

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

Here's some of the things I try to do which I think help:

Fringe to cover wrinkly forehead.
Professional eyebrow shape, and keep other visible face/body hair well under control.
Dye the grey hairs!  Warm colours add shine.
Regular scrubs and daily moisturising of hand and body skin, plus a light self tanner all year round hides a multitude of sins.
BB cream most days.
Lip gloss (a touch rubbed into the cheekbones too!) and other light reflecting/illuminating beauty products.  You want dewy, not matte.

*Disclaimer - that is not me in the sig wink.gif

Edited by The Old Bag, 09 October 2012 - 08:57 PM.


#16 Feral Snow

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

Quick fixes:  Shiny hair and concealer/BB cream under the eyes.  Plus some tinted lip gloss if you're not a lipstick wearer.

More long term: as everyone else says - no smoking, limit sun exposure, lots of sleep, plenty of water, and eat well.

I also find that taking lots of fish oil, evening primrose oil and silica makes my skin look much younger (I'm taking it for arthritis/inflammation - nice skin is a bonus).

#17 la di dah

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

Strength exercises. Even if the muscles are under some fat, good muscle tone holds you in/up differently.

Even on very thin women the jiggly "loose" look is aging, especially around the arms.

Good bras and cute jeans are more important than tops, IMO. Bargain shop tops, just get colours you like. But good fitting, in style jeans and supportive, well-fit bras make much more difference.

#18 hiccamups

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

Oh la di dah, my body is a whole world of no right now.  I just work on covering every square inch of it up at the moment.  It's hideousness.

I'm liking the fish oil suggestion, which I should be taking regardless as I'm pregnant.  The rosehip oil, I'm getting some pronto.

Sleep, nothing I can do about that one.  My sleep is horrendous.

TheOldBag, you've got some great tips.  I can't do a fringe sadly, but you've brought up a few things I'm going to try, like the scrub and lip gloss on the cheeks.



QUOTE
Choose parents with good genes  everything else is really up to luck.


But like I said, they do have youthful genes.  I'm the old hag.  My Mother at my age was so fresh and young looking.

#19 la di dah

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

Gonna be the clever bunny to ask: is the rosehip oil drank or rubbed on?

#20 Helena Handbasket

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

It's rubbed on LDD original.gif

#21 la di dah

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

Woot! Thanks for not laughing audibly. I was just wondering if it was like vegetarian fish oil tablets. original.gif

#22 ubermum

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:37 PM

Hang out with old people.

#23 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

Sheer foundation/tinted moisturiser/BB cream instead of full coverage foundation. The heavier stuff just gets stuck in your lines.

Go easy on the powder. A dewy finish is more youthful.

Highlighter/illuminators help to brighten.

Concealer to look rested.

A bit of blush and or bronzer gives a healthy look.

Sheer or glossy lips. Steer clear of dark matte lipsticks.

For skincare, use an AHA and retinol/retin A.
Also a lightening product if you have any pigmentation.
Sunscreen.

I've been happy using Paula's Choice products for years.

#24 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:52 PM

Retin-A

#25 beakie

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:57 PM

Dim lighting. Oh, and booze. It at least helps you FEEL younger, anyway cool.gif




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